International Sizing Conversion for Maternity.
This is a guide on how to convert your maternity wear from international sizes and make sure you get the right size.
AU 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
EU 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52
UK 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
USA 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Maternity Measurements (approx)- measure the widest point irrespective of stage of pregnancy.
Small 8-10 Bust 85-90 Hip 90-95
Med 12-14 Bust 90-95 Hip 95-100
Large 16-18 Bust 100-105 Hip 105-110
XL 18-20 Bust 105-110 Hip 110-115
XXL 20-22 Bust 110-115 Hip 115-120
How can you save heaps on Maternity Wear?
Ebay is a fantastic place to start. Check the international listings for off-season specials. Sometimes sellers list summer things in winter and they sell for a lot less. BARGAIN for you! Make sure you check the post costs first. International auctions are great value but can be expensive to ship.
Tummy Wraps are a brilliant way of making your normal clothing last a bit longer! You can use them to cover up the belly belt and undone buttons or flys.
Second Hand Shops are a great source of maternity clothing. They are usually in the plus section of your local op-shop, and you can re-sell them on ebay later on.
Buy in bulk - check out the mixed items and keep what you need, sell what you don't!
Friends are a fantastic source of maternity clothing. Remember most pregnancy clothing only gets worn a little bit, so they are usually in great nick!
Ebay stores - these are a great source of hidden maternity treasures. Often people do not shop in these and there are great bargains for those who look for them.
End of Season Sellouts Often retailers have a clearance at the end of each season. They have clearance racks if you are there at the right time.
The Belly Belt and Tummy Wrap combination is a great way to save. Use the belly belt (button or slide) to do up your pants and a wide tummy wrap to cover it up.
Keep your eyes open and grab a bargain when you can!