I have managed to get quite a few bits of proper maternity wear for a real bargain, for this pregnancy, whereas with Ethan I mostly ended up getting normal clothes in big sizes. I have, though, topped up my collection with some additional normal clothing, mostly from Primark, to make sure that I have plenty to wear whilst my tummy is growing.
I bought a couple of pair of pyjamas, to begin with, because I wear pyjamas a lot; partly due to my every day health and partly because they’re just so comfy! Both of the pairs that I bought were in size 14-16 which are rather big but even once I’ve lost my baby weight I should still be able to manage them.
I love this green pair with floral pattern and polka dots, they’re so so pretty and they’re in the super soft, light, comfortable fabric that I love. They’re not as warm as the fleecy ones that you can get, but who needs fleecy ones when you can just snuggle under a blanket instead? These were £6, as were the next pair.
These grey floral ones caught my eye, as well, as the design is so simple but so pretty. I’ve not worn them as much, though, as I didn’t realise that they weren’t elasticated and, rather, are just a normal size with a tie waist (which is a bit of a pain to keep tying and untying) – They’re massively comfy, though, and I love the way they look, not to mention the added little details like the lace overlay in the pockets (I love pjs with pockets!).
I bought two items of knit wear because it’s getting so much colder so they’re ideal for in doors but also for layering underneath my maternity coat which is fantastic but not incredibly thick.
This stone coloured cardigan has been worn crazy amounts since I got it as it’s So comfortable and slouchy and it’s also much easier for me to get on and off due to it being a cardigan rather than a jumper. I believe this was £12 and it was well worth it, I’ll be keeping this as a huge oversized cardigan for even when I’m not pregnant as I absolutely love it. I got this in a size 18 so it can be done up over my bump as well as being left open.
I’ve not got a photo of the jumper that I picked up as it just wouldn’t photograph properly; it’s a lovely dusky pink shade but keeps showing up as grey for some reason, It’s a much chunkier knit and I only needed it in a size 16 as it is so oversized already. It was £8 I think.
A few basics, next, I picked up this chocolate brown long sleeved t-shirt for £4. I know it’s not very exciting but in cooler weather I need more than just t-shirt style tops and I liked the shade of this brown top. It goes nicely with everything and is nice and simple whereas a lot of my maternity wear is rather more patterned.
I picked up these two vest tops for either £1.50 or £2 each, I can’t entirely remember. I got them as night wear, or to layer underneath some more sheer maternity tops that I’ve got, or just for wearing underneath my huge jumper. I really like the top, brick colour and the nude one is perfect for layering.
I’ve wanted a top with a dream catcher on for ages so I snapped up this dark red tee the moment I saw it folded on the shelves. Because it was folded I didn’t see the arrows, and I’m not as fond of those, but for a £3 or £4 top you can’t really go wrong! I love these simple, pattern tees that Primark do, sometimes they have loads of designs that I love and sometimes just one or two. It’s always well worth checking out this section.
Lastly and, probably, my favourite item from the haul is this Roald Dahl quote tee. I loved Roald Dahl when I was growing up and this quote is one I’ll always remember – ‘If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely’. I think this one was £7 but it was well worth it. I got it in a size 18 so I’m hoping it’ll last through my pregnancy. It’s really long and has a slightly asymmetrical bottom which is a nice added feature – the length is perfect because it means I can get away with wearing this with just leggings which is a really comfy outfit for around the house.
And that’s what I got. Maybe not the most exciting haul but a couple of real gems and proof that, even in pregnancy, you can get away with getting some fantastic bargains.