I don't know if I have any other tall pregnant people reading, but I figured I'd write about my maternity clothes experience.
I'm 5'10", have wide hips and a small waist. I have a difficult time finding regular clothes normally, it was a little of challenge maternity wise, for sure.
Firstly, I like the full panel pants better than low-riding. The low-riding ones were great towards the end of 1st and beginning of 2nd trimesters. However, once I really got a belly, I noticed my crotch kept riding down.
JCPenney is my usual go to for tall clothes. I did not like their maternity dress pants at all - the waist band fell right at the belly button. I did get a pair of underbelly jeans there which worked for a little.
Jeans wise, I was so happy to find that Motherhood carried long jeans in the store! They're not perfect, but they work.
My favorite store for maternity clothes is definitely Gap! I wish I had a closer Gap Maternity, but ordering off line has been working.
These are my black slacks! They are $70 full price, but I think I got them on sale for about $50. It's more than the $25-30 I usually pay from JCP, but they were the only slacks I could find long enough. And let me tell you, they're long!! I also love that I can wash them and don't need to iron them afterward.
Shirt wise, I absolutely, absolutely love Gap's pure body!
I'm in Boston for a conference and was super excited to find out there was a Gap maternity pretty darn close. I ending up buying this dress and a sweater today.
I've tried Old Navy, but once I felt Gap's fabric, I couldn't go back.
So, those are my favorites! I'd love to find a jean skirt for the summer, but I don't like Motherhood's or Gap's. Of course I have more clothes I'm rotating through. I've been very fortunate to have a friend lend me some clothes and my mom does great at yard sales and thrift stores finding me clothes.
Overall, definitely check out the clearance racks, but don't be afraid to splurge for a couple of things, you'll appreciate it on "fat days."
Oh, and when they say buy your pre-pregnancy size, they mean it. I bought a couple of shirts off the clearance rack a couple of years ago and they're just way too big.