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Then they're a totally over-priced, kinda frumpy pain in the butt. Take what I've learned in my combined 18 months of maternity experience and try these online shops if you're looking for the best deals, quality, and longevity in maternity wear. Okay, I know it's weird to start off with WalMart but seriously. True enough, you'll need to cull through the digital racks of "oh hell no, not that" but this is a great place to grab solid colored T's and tanks in the warmer months, along with your cereal and cookies.
Because I mean, I'm not the only one that obsessively peruses Walmart's online cookie aisle, right? A pretty obvious choice, Old Navy was my 1 go-to for those pricier pregnancy staples like bathing suits and paneled jeans and shorts which come in a lot of the classic Old Navy fits from sizes 00 to I just bought my usual pants size from the maternity section here and the fit was still spot on.
Another bonus to shopping Old Navy's maternity is that you can shop by trimester, including post-pregnancy and there's plenty of curated outfits and collections to help you along if baby brain has you totally uninspired on what to wear. If the prices are too steep for your budget, look around for discounts and coupons on sites like RetailMeNot.
It's simple--whatever your size normally is, that's what it should be during pregnancy. So if you were an 8 before you got those two pink lines, you're most likely an 8 in maternity too. If you're unsure, use a seamstress tape you can find them pretty cheap at the dollar store or Amazon and measure your bust, waist, and hips then compare your measurements to each store's sizing guide. While a little bit pricier than its sister-store, Old Navy, I found my absolute favorite maternity t-shirt on sale here and after two pregnancies it still fit like a gem.
And, for mommas in their third-trimester during cool, wintery months, Gap always has the cutest sweaters and tunics too if your hormones can handle the layers. This is also a good place to find pieces you can wear after your baby is born too.
Grab a couple of regular sized flannels to wear unbuttoned over maternity tanks during your pregnancy then throw them over nursing tanks post-partum for an outfit that provides comfort and coverage during those first few busy weeks of toting your brand new baby back and forth from the pediatrician. Motherhood Maternity is obviously specifically geared to maternity wear and offers a huge variety of styles.
If you're looking for a baby shower dress or something to wear to a spring wedding, Motherhood Maternity has the best selection for every body-type plus a full range of pregnancy and nursing accessories and staples made especially for growing bellies like underwear, pajamas and tights that can be tricky to find elsewhere.
My new favorite site to find awesome deals on gently used kids clothing is also a great place to find affordable maternity wear. Use the filters to sort by "like-new" and "new with tags" for the best options in floaty, flouncy, and fitted tops, dresses, and jeans to get you through the next nine months and beyond.
It's almost as fun as scanning the racks at your local consignment shop, only you can do it in front of a whirring fan while nibbling at your latest craving.
When I was having my babies Amazon wasn't quite the landmark for great, affordable fashion that it is now. Over the years though, Amazon has cultivated quite the collection of versatile and stylish maternity wear from belly flattering jackets and cardigans to tunics and maxi dresses all in one place. And the best part is that if you're a Prime member, your new outfits will be waiting on your doorstep in just two business days - perfect if overnight you've suddenly outgrown every. For someone who really, really desperately loves Target, I'm just going to say I'm not actually a huge fan of their maternity wear.
It seems to oftentimes be reviewed as ill-fitting or not quite hitting the mark and their selection is minimal. However , they do have a nice selection of nursing bras and the necessary under-garments for pregnancy and post-baby that seem to straddle the border between functional and sexy, and for that we can all be grateful.
They also have really cute accessories that will help you to rock out any simple look. Target is a budget-friendly option when it comes to filling out your maternity wardrobe.
The most financially savvy thing you can do when building your maternity wardrobe is to not actually buy clothes. Pick out bold, bright colors and metals to jazz-up black empire dresses and grey sweaters and suddenly your small wardrobe will feel a whole lot bigger. The thing I love most about Asos is the free shipping both ways. I've both ordered and returned from here and the process was always super simple. The prices can be steep but meander over to their clearance section and sort by price low-high and you'll find tons of great pieces to fill in your maternity wardrobe including graphic tees, skater dresses and roomy hoodies.
While the regular priced maternity items may be a little out of budget for a wardrobe that is only wearable for a brief time, Pink Blush's maternity sale items are fair priced and just as adorable as the rest of the items on the site. If your aesthetic is flowy florals and toe-grazing maxis then Pink Blush is a solid choice.
However, if you are anything like me, I cannot escape wearing maternity clothes: But, who wants to spend a regular wardrobe price on clothes they are only going to wear for 6ish months? Certainly not my frugal self. So if you want to know where to get maternity clothes for free, cheap, inexpensive, or at a doable price and on maternity clothes that will actually work for all of those six months, and also make your pregnant self look good, attractive, and not like a giant fashionless blimp, then this is the list for you.
Plus, receive more great tips on managing your pregnancy and preparing for birth. You can get maternity clothes for free or cheap the same way you get any clothes for free or cheap — friends and family!
You can also check on your local Facebook Community Garage Sale Groups if someone is giving away maternity clothes or perhaps would let you borrow them. To get cheap maternity clothes, secondhand is definitely the way to go still. There are lots of great stores, online retailers where you can get secondhand maternity clothes for cheap. Sometimes it still is nice to just go into a store and buy maternity clothes that are new, current, what you want and need, and readily available in your size.
So, buying new will likely happen, at least for a few of the pieces in your maternity wardrobe. But, no one wants to spend a fortune on these clothes.
So the following are stores where you can buy maternity clothes inexpensively. These stores are known as discount clothing sites or stores and offer very affordable and cheap maternity clothes. However, most regularly run sales and deep discounts and offer higher quality items. If you want some very stylish and fashion-forward maternity clothes, look into one the following personal stylist subscription services , where they pick out clothes and send them to you!
I was surprised to find out that LOFT had a maternity section on their website. I also love that their online maternity section is divided into three categories on their website — 1st trimester, 2nd trimester, and 3rd trimester.
Gap also has a good online selection of maternity wear like this striped shirt I wear all the time. I especially like their focus on comfy wear lots of cozy options to choose from and work wear Gap is a great place to look if your office requires more formal business attire.
Nordstrom offers some higher priced items, but staples you may consider investing in — like maternity winter coats, dresses for weddings, a designer pair of jeans, etc. I was able to survive by wearing the same few pairs of pants, blouses, and sweaters and I love this simplicity. I really want to focus on this more post-pregnancy as well. Instead of buying a lot of different pieces, I want to continue to pare down and invest in a few quality pieces that I love and are super versatile.
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