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I spent my pre-pregnancy life pretty with very few curves and bra cup size that probably couldn’t fit a grapefruit. Pregnancy changed all that. And then, I had to try and figure out how to dress my new new curves.
I thought the maternity store at my local shopping mall would be the answer but I was wrong.
After sifting through the racks to finally find a pair of jeans I thought would look good on my newly thick thighs, I got a heavy dose of sticker shock. What-the-what?!
I had no idea maternity clothes could be so expensive. I dropped those pants like they were hot and got out of that store. The sales associate bid me a good day but she should have told me to have a good life. I wasn’t heading back, ever!
From that moment forward I was on a mission to find reasonably priced and cute maternity clothes.
18 PLACES TO FIND MATERNITY CLOTHES
- Ingrid + Isabel
- Zara Mom
- ASOS Maternity
- Mango Maternity
- Pink Blush Maternity
- Macy’s Maternity
- Motherhood Maternity
- H&M Maternity
- A Pea in the Pod
- Old Navy
- Amazon Maternity
- Stich Fix
Bonus: 7 Tips to Save on Maternity Clothes
1. SHOP YOUR OWN CLOSET
2. SHOP SALES
3. BUY ITEMS YOU CAN WEAR POSTPARTUM
5. SHOP CONSIGNMENT
Local consignment shops are a great place to find unique pieces at good prices. Who knows?…You may even find some nice vintage items that can last past the large belly stage.
6. SHOP YOUR PARTNER’S CLOSET
If possible, take pieces from your partner’s closet. When I got to the point in my pregnancy when my own shirts couldn’t be buttons and even my t-shirts were tight, I took tops from my husband. He didn’t complain – because he’s a good husband (or he wasn’t up for a battle with his pregnant wife, who was carrying his child, who was kicking her bladder ;-)). Anyway, smart man.
7. SHOP DISCOUNT STORES
Stores like Marshall’s, TJMaxx, and Burlington may have exactly what you need at reasonable prices.
I know how difficult it can be finding pregnancy clothes and even postpartum clothes that are comfy and affordable. I hope this list can help you find some nice pieces, because you deserve to look and feel good during your pregnancy.