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The 5 Best Places to Buy Maternity Clothes

Updated on July 28, 2011
Liz Lange Dress sold by Target and Amazon for $27.99
Liz Lange Dress sold by Target and Amazon for $27.99 | Source
Motherhood Maternity top originally priced for $29.99 and sold on Amazon for $9.99
Motherhood Maternity top originally priced for $29.99 and sold on Amazon for $9.99 | Source

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.

Department Stores:

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:

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.

Babies"R"us:

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.com:

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.

Hand-me-downs:

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.


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      Hypnotherapy-Guru 5 years ago from Idaho

      I love Target for maternity clothes!

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      yatzee917 5 years ago

      Great post. Amazing that something that will see so little use can be so expensive. As for me, I'm a big believer in elastic band skirts, peasant tops, and "convertible" dress/blouses (clothes that are not maternity but would work in the first trimester)

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      MaryJoLove 5 years ago from Columbus, OH

      Thanks

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      fashion 5 years ago

      Informative hub.It made easy to get maternity cloths.

      Good work

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      Marissa 5 years ago from United States

      My sisters-in-law and I exchange maternity clothes as each of us has a new baby. Since we're all the same size and have the same style, we have saved so much money just sharing. I also love the Liz Lange maternity line at Target! I bought items there when I needed something new. Nice Hub!

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      MaryJoLove 5 years ago from Columbus, OH

      Thanks! My twin sister loved all of my maternity clothes and has made me promise to save them for her when she is pregnant.

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      Tammy 5 years ago

      Great info! Not all Babies r us stores have maternity clothes in them though. So might want to call ahead or check online line first to verify. I good sight that I found has a map with all the stores that sell maternity. Consignment stores too. Might be worth checking out. http://www.everythingmaternal.com/maternitylocator

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      Guest 4 years ago

      My babies r us doesn't sell maternity clothes.

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      shuaishuai888 4 years ago

      I also know Korean maternity clothes style on http://www.maternityloves.com

      The pregnant wear brand is Co.smile

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      sharon 4 years ago

      Morph maternity products are so fantastic. Their maternity tops can be worn during and even post pregnancy making it a great investment. I truly love Morph maternity.

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