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After having bubs I’m not very happy with my clothes, mostly because they either don’t fit, or I don’t like them. So I was wondering what other mums have done with their wardrobe? Do you still have clothes from before bubs or did you donate them and start fresh?

Posted anonymously, 12th February 2016

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  • I never gained too much weight and bounced back to my pre pregnancy weight quite quick. I still wear clothes from 20yrs ago and some are even older. I go yearly through my cupboard to look what I want to keep and what I want to bring to the opp shop. I also like to buy some new items each year.

  • I ended up with 4 pairs of black pants and 4 tops – all the same style just different colours. All darker colours so the vomit didn’t show up too badly, and all machine washable…..

  • I am keeping everything as a motivation to loose the pregnancy weight. I don’t feel to buy any clothes at the moment as it doesn’t make me feel good buying such a bigger size than my usual one, not good for my ego…
    I have done the same with my previous pregnancy and most of my clothes were fitting again after few months, I really hope it will happen again this time.
    Good luck!

  • I kept the few that still fit, with one or two items that are a bit small that I loved as motivation. But I donated the ones that were too small and in good nick and chucked the rest

  • I still have my wardrobe as I fit in most of it again, but I have lots of loose t-shirts and shirts, my jeans are a little snug though… Maybe time to spoil ourselves and update! :-)

  • I still kept some of my clothes in hope I’ll fit back into them lol. Like jeans, black pants etc, stuff you will need anyway but I bought quite a few maxi dresses because they are so comfty to wear out and so easy. Definitely buy fresh underwear though. :-P

  • I actually fitted into mine thank goodness, but a year later was a bit larger, and purchased new clothes and donated mine

  • Don’t get rid of everything straight away. If you have space leave it for a while because you will find what you like to wear will be a bit of a roller coaster.

  • I actually lost a lot of weight after my second baby so nothing fit anymore. I slowly bought new clothes over time and just made do with most of what i had until i had a big enough collection of new clothes then i donated the old ones to the op shop :)

  • I gave gone through a complete wardrobe make over and have changed my style and bought new clothes!!

  • While I went back to my old size after my pregnancies, I found that I just wanted some fresh wardrobe items as it seemed I hadn’t worn nice clothes in so long. What I no longer wanted I donated to the local op shop.

  • I haven’t got to that stage yet – still pregnant – but have a feeling that some clothes just won’t fit the same / I won’t feel comfortable in them so some will go and I’ll buy some new ones but I’m sure there will be others that I’ll get back in to :-) Take it as it comes but give yourself plenty of time before donating – perhaps pack them away and get them out again in 6-12 months post baby and see how you feel

  • I was fortunate that I went back to my old size after the kids , so I donated some and bought some new ones . It is really like a spring clean and if you don’t like them , you won’t feel good anyway . Happy shopping .

  • I found it took me 6-12 months after each child (longer for kids 3 and 4) before I was able to comfortably fit my old clothes! And by then it was like having a whole new wardrobe! I’d suggest investing in a few loose, easy wash, pieces, but not decide what to do for at least six months.

  • i started a fresh wordrobe, nothing in mine fitted. Although i did keep my marernity clothes aside in case i was to get pregnant again in the hope i could use them again. I found a lot of my old clothes just didnt do up and even though i tried to loose a little weight it didnt happen. I say love the new body and spoil yourselh with what clothes you can. Go on you deerve it you made a life a enjoy it..

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