Ready to look fabulous during your maternity period while staying on budget? Yep, I thought so! Get ready to explore these fabulous posts on finding maternity fashion on the cheap…
12 awesome maternity shops! Some you likely know. Others you’ve probably never heard of. Tell me, where’s your favorite place to shop for maternity clothes?
One of the great things about expecting a baby is that you get to shop for a whole new wardrobe. Luckily there are many stores that specialize in maternity clothes to fit and flatter your changing shape. Whether you’re looking for bargains or need some stylish professional clothing for work, there are plenty of great places to shop for maternity wear.
Pregnancy can be an exciting, yet trying, time. Mamas-to-be must balance everyday activities with morning sicknessand growing body parts.
While looking fashionable remains a priority for many pregnant women, the cost to do so can be prohibitive. According to a BabyCenter poll of more than 15,000 women, 30% spent $200 to $500 just on maternity clothes. Another 24% spent anywhere from $100 to $200. That is a lot of money for clothes that only last a few months! However, there are a number of ways to save money on maternity clothes that can lessen both the expenses and the stress in your life.
There are pros and cons about shopping both in store and online. In store you can try on the clothes and different sizes, but there isn’t as big of a selection. Online you have a wider selection and you can easily search for exactly what you want, but you don’t have the option to try on and you have to pay for shipping. So for your convenience (and because I am excited about finding these cute clothes), here are the best (and my favorite) places to shop for maternity clothes, both in store and online!
A.I’m reluctant to spend much on maternity clothes, because I know I won’t need them for very long. How can I save money as I shop?Q. You’re not the only one with this problem… as evidenced by the stacks of barely worn maternity clothes in most secondhand stores. (A great place to find quality bargains, by the way.) The easiest place to start, though, is at home… in your husband’s closet. His clothes will be great for lounging around the house throughout your pregnancy, and his button-downs and blazers will probably work for the office well into your pregnancy. Worn unbuttoned, your own sweaters and blazers should also fit into your last trimester.
Once you’re ready to pick up the pocketbook, go for a few quality basics (black pants, twill or denim pants,skirt, dress, blazer) in neutral colors (black, brown, navy). Look for items that can be dressed up for work or down for the weekends. Spend less money on cardigans, fitted tees and camis. These cheaper tops are a great place to get bright colors and patterns in, if you want. Rather than buy lots of tops at once, pick them up along the way to keep your wardrobe fresh… and fitting! Another smart place to splurge is on accessories. You’ll still fit in a necklace or scarf after baby comes, so it’s worth the investment.
Finally, while it’s always smart to save, don’t be tooclothes that make you feel good will make those tough last months a little bit more manageable.