Does pregnancy make it EASIER for Tall women to buy dresses?

I was supposed to do sooo many posts this week. But for some (satanic?) reason my broadband has decided to become excruciatingly slow, and this (rather miniature) post has taken me THREE WHOLE DAYS. Rubbish internet + hottest week of the year + pregnancy hormones = seriously crazed leggy lovely. Excuse me while I go and sit in a bathtub of ice now that this is finally done.

Since becoming pregnant I’ve realised that I’m not a fan of tent-like clothes. I thought it would be my pre-pregnancy baggy shirts and dresses that I’d be glad of when I got a lot bigger, but I actually feel more confident in body-con styles. Six months ago, I would have had to be having a seriously “thin” day to even think about squeezing myself into anything containing a hint of elastene, but pregnancy, with its ‘I’m actually supposed to be this fat and I quite like it’ mentality, means that I’d rather be seen in fitted things.

I’ve also discovered that the whole waistline-being-too-high issue ordinarily encountered by tall women is pretty much non-existent with maternity styles, because so many have an under-bust line instead (and normally quite a generous area for growing pregnancy boobs). So I’ve surprisingly fallen in love with the empire-line shape too, and found that pregnancy has has made it- dare I say it– easier to buy dresses, and me more confident in the ones I have got.

I’ve been doing a lot of shopping on the ASOS  maternity website (it just seems to have the widest and most affordable selection of trendy bits) and searching out ‘midi’ and ‘maternity’ so that the lengths are a bit longer. While a lot of the midis in the regular section are waisted, and irritatingly so, the maternity ones obviously aren’t, so they’re pretty much all wearable for a leggy lovely.

I wore this hawaiian print number (£38) to my work summer party (and to a Backstreet Boys concert in Hyde Park — don’t judge me), last week, and it’s possibly even wedding-guest worthy.

You can hover over the pictures above for links to products.

Have any of you tall mummies or expectant tall mummies found that dress buying is a little bit easier during pregnancy? Or have you been hugely underwhelmed by the choice available? Let me know in the comments below.

L xx

P.S. Anyone having trouble finding well-fitting maternity lingerie or feeding camis for a tall figure? Tune in to the next post.

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9 Responses to Does pregnancy make it EASIER for Tall women to buy dresses?

  1. I found ASOS a dream whilst I was pregnant and I bought staple jeans and trousers from New Look maternity is good but the length of their maternity maxi’s could have been longer. My best buy was a wrap dress from Boden.

  2. I found it much easier to buy all kinds of clothes when I was pregnant as many tops just seemed to be longer than normal but the same shape. Right at the end I felt like even most maternity stuff was too small (but I was huge!) appart from the empire line dresses, I wore a LTS non maternity empire line maxi to a wedding 2 weeks before my second was born and it was great.

    I also agree on the close fitting stuff in pregnancy, enjoy those curves!

    • It’s been a totally unexpected bonus of being pregnant. Was totally prepared for a big whinge on the blog! Something tells me I might struggle a little more with clothing if I was pregnant over the winter though. Not sure where I’d find a decent winter coat x

  3. When I was pregnant my Mum very kindly bought me a black dress that was cut on the bias. I can’t usually stand things cut on the bias but despite it not being either tall or maternity wear, I was able to wear it right through to the end of my pregnancy. It was one size bigger than usual and it did a grand job. 😀

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