I loaned my wonderful Citizens of Humanity maternity jeans after last baby, and they never returned. Well, that was eight years ago: they are long gone.
While I waited for a pair of secondhand size 27s (oh, ok, maybe 28s) to turn up online, I bought some cheap Jeanswest ones (and felt very dirty).
At two pairs for $109, I don’t think these babies have been created ethically, or sustainably. First anti-maternitywear fail.
Anyway, I bought some black maternity size 8 skinnys, and a regular pair of “boyfriend” jeans in a size 12, because sadly I know what to expect postpartum.
I practically vomitted at the sight of the regular blue denim jeans: check out that beige panel!!! OMFG that is just the worst. Why would they do that? Jeanswest, I have one word for you: navy.
A second-hand pair of green Asos jeans, also bought online, costing less than $30 including postage.
They are excellent: there’s no ugly band, just elasticised panels at the front pockets to accommodate the swell. I put them on the day after they arrived, when I was about 16 weeks along or so and barely bulging. There is a slight tendency for the back to drop when you’re not too big (and don’t have a bootilicious behind to hold them up) — kind of like how you used to have to hook up the old Sass & Bides in the late 90s every now and then.
My beloved Nudies. Still squeezing into the regular Nudies at 22 weeks. Gotta love ‘em.