Sims 3 Maternity Clothing Customization

in Free Sims 3 Downloads, Sims 3 Guides

I have this habit of making my Sims Family Oriented and inevitably the chicks end up with some fugly maternity clothes once they start showing.

If you hate when that happens as much as I do, I’m here to teach you how to fix the fug.

First off, let’s discuss the default pregnancy outfits and then we’ll talk about how to tweak them so they don’t suck.

These are the default shirts for Everyday and for Workout wear and the dress that doubles as Formal and as Sleepwear.

These are the pants used for Everyday and Workout and then the two bathing suits that can be used during pregnancy.

I’m sure you’re familiar with these clothes – but they probably came in even uglier colors than the ones above.

Now you know the default clothes and you need to know how to stop the hideous default colors/patterns from popping up once your Sim starts popping out.

The “secret” of this whole deal is the fact you can make up to three different outfits for each category. So, to over explain, you can have three Everyday outfits, three Formal outfits, three Workout outfits, three Sleepwear outfits and three Swimwear outfits.

If you plan on getting your Sims pregnant, I suggest you just go ahead and start out with multiple outfits when you first create the Sim. It’ll save you time later and you won’t have to worry about all this when the Sim gets knocked up.

First things first, from my personal experience, your “maternity outfits” need to be Outfit 1 in each category. If you’re creating the Sim from scratch, just go ahead and do the maternity stuff first and then do the non-prego clothes.

Here’s my Sim – Denay – wearing her Everyday maternity outfit. I screwed up in this picture and as you can see, the maternity outfit is the second outfit.

Here’s the recoloured Formal dress.

You get the idea. Go through and recolour the stuff Maxis/EA made available for pregnant Sims to whatever you like.

Now, here’s the trick – this is very important – have your Sim change into the maternity outfit BEFORE they start to “show”. Once they’re showing you won’t be able to pick what they’re going to wear other than what maternity clothes the game gives you.

Alrighty. Now you know how to make your Sim’s maternity clothes not suck nearly as much.

When was creating new outfits, since I already had outfits created, all of the maternity stuff became Outfit 2. I managed to switch the Everyday maternity to Outfit 1 by “Planning Outfit” but for some obnoxious reason, all of the other outfits did not switch and so the only thing that isn’t ugly is her Everyday maternity outfit.

If you want to just download some maternity clothes for your Sims, then check out Poppy Sims’s Maternity section. There’s some really cute stuff over there and I plan on downloading some of it myself since I’m getting a bit tired of the limited clothing styles.

The Sim I’m currently playing – and her husband, for that matter – are both family oriented and both want to be “Surrounded by Family”. I’m going to be seeing maternity clothes A LOT and pretty clothes make everything more fun…even pregnancy.

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  • crystal

    hey i was checkin out poppy sims maternity clothes and i would love to download some of his outfits but i dont know how to. if u of poppy sim can please help and explain how i can download the outfits i would gladly appreciate that thanks. p.s. when and if u email me just let me know that ur from the sims3 just incase it gets sent to my junk mail. thanks crystal

    • Amy

      Click on the picture of what you want and it instantly starts downloading the Zip file for you.

  • Kate :)

    Thank you, this was so helpful. Do I do the same thing if i download the poppy sims clothing?

    • http://www.sims3gamer.com/ Amy Tucker

      Yup. You do the same thing w/Poppy Sims’ stuff.

      Glad this helped you out. 🙂

    • Cool-katie

      Do you know how to install the clothes on your game? It says on the website but its not working for me :S.

      • http://Sims3Gamer.com Amy @ Sims 3 Gamer

        What patch version are you running since that makes a big difference?

    • http://Sims3Gamer.com Amy @ Sims 3 Gamer

      Yup. You do the same thing w/Poppy Sims’ stuff. Glad this helped you out. 🙂

  • Terripeatling

    How do i put the downloads into my game from poppysims?

    • http://Sims3Gamer.com Amy @ Sims 3 Gamer

      Click on the picture to start the download and then extract the file and place it in your ModsPackages folder. 🙂

      • Tia

        I don’t get it.

        • http://www.sims3gamer.com/about/staff/ Amy

          Can you be a bit more specific on what you don’t get?

  • DaLyAcEnA

    HELP! when i donloaded the poppy matewrnity clothing it came up with a sims 2 symbol not 3 and i havent got a modfolder ! :S

  • JoelledeVries

    Ehrr, well thanks for stealing my idea. i’m the girl of the video on youtube ‘how to customize your standard maternity clothing.
    i posted that vid half a year before this..

    Thanks! >:(

    • http://Sims3Gamer.com/ Amy @ Sims 3 Gamer

      @JoelledeVries I didn’t “steal” your idea; I don’t even know who you are. This is the way you chose maternity clothes for a sim and all I did was explain it with some pictures.

      • BOB WHAT IS UP

         @Amy @ Sims 3 Gamer
         I agree with you , Amy because I saw this first. It doesn’t matter when you make it or who makes it. All that matters is who’s is better and who saw which one first. I saw them both and I HATED the video on youtube it was boring , it didn’t make since and it was not explained very well.
        Thanks! ; D

        • http://Sims3Gamer.com/ Amy @ Sims 3 Gamer

           @BOB WHAT IS UP Thanks a lot for your comment. You made my night. 🙂

    • pin*

      A-ehm I’m afraid there’s a worldwide secret society of thieves then.. http://is.gd/XI6mhT

    • glitzyangel

      @JoelledeVries that is weird because I know about for over a year now. So it wasn’t your idea in a first place. it is known solution. I am founding your comment bit rude, sorry I had to say it

    • glitzyangel

      @JoelledeVries that is weird because I know about it for over a year now. So it wasn’t your idea in a first place. it is known solution. I am founding your comment bit rude, sorry I had to say that.

  • Sydney Claire

    Hey i downloaded some of poppy sims maternity clothing and now i dont know how you set it! If anyone could help with this issue i would gladly appreciate! :-3

  • Olivia

    What is a ModFolder? I don’t understand…. So Once you get/find this ModFolder it just automatically goes into your Sims 3 Game!?!?

    • http://www.sims3gamer.com/about/staff/ Amy

      The Mods folder is where your custom content lives. Here’s a guide for you: http://www.sims3gamer.com/2011/07/07/the-sims-3-framework-made-super-easy/

      • Olivia

        So I have downloaded this folder now do I just download the Maternity Clothes I want and place them into the Packages File?

        • http://www.sims3gamer.com/about/staff/ Amy


          • Olivia

            When I went to play Sims 3 the clothes I put in the Packages File didn’t show up in the game

          • http://www.sims3gamer.com/about/staff/ Amy
          • Olivia

            It’s All good they showed up! Thank You so so sooo much 🙂

            Olivia x

          • http://www.sims3gamer.com/about/staff/ Amy

            Yay! Have fun! 🙂

          • Olivia

            Hi Amy, We have a problem!?!? Now when I got to play Sims 3 after about 10 minuets of playing my game comes up with an error saying “Exception Raised, Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x0000000000 at address 0x776aca46 Do you wish to rebug it?” When I say Yes or No both times the game just quits!

            Help! What can I do to stop this from Happening?

            Olivia x

          • http://www.sims3gamer.com/about/staff/ Amy

            Go download this: http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=416883

            Run your game, let it crash on you and then read the answer this gives you. Chances are good you have a piece of custom content that isn’t playing nice with the new patch.

  • Olivia

    I have a MacBook Pro So I can’t download this link that you sent me (http://modthesims.info/download.php?t=416883) ????

    • http://www.sims3gamer.com/ Amy Tucker

      Obviously I’m running on a PC so can’t help you with that. Move your Mods folder to your desktop, clear your game’s cache and then start the game. Chances are good custom content is messing stuff up. If your game runs fine then go back and put in stuff piece-by-piece.

      • Olivia

        Ok, Thanks I’ll tell you if it Works 🙂

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