The 5 Best Places to Buy Maternity Clothes
Where to start your maternity search
If you are like I was when I first got pregnant you probably have realized that finding cute, affordable maternity clothing is not the easiest thing in the world. For you newly pregnant women who are having trouble figuring out where to begin here are some helpful hints.
Target has a fairly good selection in comparison to many other department stores and there is always something cute and practical on the sale rack. For example, I found an adorable comfortable one-piece bathing suit one the sale rack for $7.49 at the beginning of this summer. Macy's also recently opened up a maternity section, but unfortunately it is less than impressive. They carry a small selection of Pea in the Pod (which is a higher end maternity line) as well as a small selection of Motherhood Maternity (a more affordable but very cute line). Kohl's was even more of a let down; their maternity section consists of three small racks. So if department stores are they way you want to go, than go to Target who carries the very cute very affordable Liz Lange line.
Second hand or gently used clothing is always a good way to go. Because pregnancy is temporary state maternity clothes do not normally take much of a beating before ending up in second hand shops. There are places like Clothing Mentor that is the Plato's Closet for pregnant women. Although you have to have the time and patients to look through rack after rack of clothing in order to find that perfect item, there definitely are great items to be found at great prices in second hand shops.
Don't wait until your registering for baby shower gifts to check out this baby super store. They actually have maternity clothing too! I found that their selection was impressive for a store mainly geared towards the little one. Unfortunately the only downside I found was that there is no fitting room.
Amazon has everything any pregnant woman could ever need for prices ranging from super affordable to super expensive. All you need to do is type in "Maternity clothes" and select the category "Clothing & Accessories" and you will find all you need from jeans, to dresses, to t-shirts, and even leggings and PJs.
Why buy maternity clothes when you don't have to? Lots of women hang onto they maternity clothes because they either keep them for future pregnancies or simply don't know what to do with them. So ask around, see if your friends or family members saved their maternity clothes or buy them for discounted prices from garage sales, eBay, Craigslist, or acquaintances that you know were recent pregnant.