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Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

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?

Re: 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?

The Bump Expert

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 too frugal.Well-fitting clothes that make you feel good will make those tough last months a little bit more manageable.

The Bump Editors

re: Q: Budget Maternity Clothes?

I love Old Navy for maternity clothing. It's cheap and fits well.

jlrasmus11 |

re: Q: Budget Maternity Clothes?

I am a plus size mom to be and have found some great bargains on ebay. I always ask for measurements and have found that it works best if I stick to my pre-pregnancy size. I also bought some great things at consignment sales. It is time for the fall sales to begin so keep your eyes open as most kids consignment sales also have maternity. Good Luck!!

shesaidyes8406 |

re: Q: Budget Maternity Clothes?

2nd hand shops are fantastic. In Lexington, KY their is a consignment shop called Over the Moon. I found majority of my clothes there.

lewis610 |

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I agree about ebay, but also, target clearance. I am also a larger woman, and Liz Lange has some CUTE stuff that is constantly going on clearance.

MI-bride |

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Totally agree ebay, Target clearance, also Old navy online maternity has great stuff as well.

jacksmom10 |

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Motherhood Maternity is great also - check the clearance - the only problem is they have a really strict return policy. Oldnavy.com, target - go there! :)

joni3 |

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Two words: Clearence Rack!! Target and Old Navy are awesome, and I got a $50 outfit for $15 and a $35 top for $7 at Motherhood Maternity's Outlet Store.

RebeLynn |

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Old Navy and Target. Gordman's carries Motherhood Maternity and usually has tons on clearance.

tapcat63 |

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Ross Dress For Less has been my favorite place to buy maternity clothes for ~very~ low prices. I have found cute tops for $5 and jeans for $10!

RockstarGF |

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I heard Old Navy is discontinuing their maternity line, is this true?

fashionchic |

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For lus size mamas I reccomend Olnavy.com. I've gotten several summer tops for dirt cheap!

BLKYNLadybug |

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KOHL'S clearance or when they have their buy one get one...

Roxyxx09 |

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I was really surprised when my DH and I stopped by a Burlington Coat Factory and I saw maternity clothes there. I didn't even know that they had maternity clothes, and their jeans were much more reasonable than the gap or other places. I'm not saying they were the GREATEST quality, but they were adequately stylish and can be found for under $20.

Agapetos |

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I bought a nylon/spandex band called a Tummy Sleeve at the Motherhood store in the mall to wear over my unbuttoned pp pants. Until I get much bigger, I won't need to buy new pants! When I do shop, I'm going to Goodwill.

PokePokePoke |

Hello! Reduce, reuse, and recycle!

I can't believe no one has suggested clothing swaps! My Weight Watchers friend was a size 12-14 and traded me my size 8-10s during the second trimester. Now that I put the clothing swap idea out, many friends have now donated their size 14-16 (most with tags still on!) which is getting me through the last trimester.Many garden clubs, women's clubs, and consignment shops have good quality and variety clothes if you aren't uppity about clothes. Then you have a place to bring your clothes post-baby and feel good about recycling and saving the envrionment (in a way).

nomadicnurse |

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I am a small person. I wear 0-2 prepreg. So I had the chance to see how clothes fit on me at places like Motherhood this weekend. If you don't have long legs petite small would be perfect, but small regular was gappy round the bootie. So far summer dresses seem like sure bet for me. Learning how big I might get is scary. First kid and first time seeing me bigger than 103lbs.

Miquilina |

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I am a former fashion designer and buyer for Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. I have found besides pants you just shop like you did before but go a size up. The investment in good pant from Isabell Oliver.com is worth it and some belly band other wise everyone is having sales right now and you can pick up some great items, especially dresses at half the price.

Rademacher |

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I'm in NJ and I found a few consignment shops that only sell maternity and infant/childrens clothing. THe greatest part about it is they're located in very affluent neighborhoods so the quality of clothing is absolutely fabulous and current. Think Pea in a Pod, Diane von Furstenberg, Isabella Oliver and even Old Navy, Gap, Mimi and Motherhood maternity at crazy rock bottom prices! I also found some Goodwill stores in upper-middle class neighborhoods that have a great selection as well. The only thing I'll be buying at retail stores are my undergarments (can't shop secondhand for that stuff!). Before even thinking about dropping a dime on maternity clothing (even clearance prices) I say do a Google search to find some second hand stores and pay them a visit. It might be worth your while.

rave251 |

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I have to agree with the person who mentioned Burlington Coat Factory. I stopped in on a whim after spending $30 on one pair of capri's at Kohls only to leave with two pairs of jeans and one pair of denim capris for $24 from BCF. They were so reasonably priced for what I'll use them for. The shirts, however, weren't of the best or most comfortable quality, so definitely try them on first.

jesswill01 |

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I've found that JC Penny has nice clothes. I just got bunch of great deals on the buy one get one for 88 cents. Prettly reasonably priced too. I have long legs and found some talls on the website and have let the cuffs down on regulars.

gakline |

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There's also a cool website called www.freepeats.org for those who are interested in cheap and environmentally friendly. It's basically a clothing and baby stuff exchange where people trade things for free! It's not in every city, but in 56 around the country, so there's a good chance there's one near you.

ojchoplin |

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I agree with the Old Navy Maternity it's so easy to order online and they ship quickly and VERY easy returns! You can even return them in-store to an Old Navy that doesn't have a Maternity section.. adn they don't ask questions even if the tags are off and maybe you wore it once but it just doesn't work for you.. Also I agree with Ross dress for less, LOVE it!! Designer brands for cheap! I think it's like a Burlington Coat Factory, we don't have one of those near by

amandapettet |

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I'm not sure if you've shopped Old Navy Maternity recently, but for their online orders, they do not accept in-store returns and they have to be returned within 60 days. It sucks. I've wasted a ton of money.

lehasty |

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You guys have got to check out JCPenney! I went this weekend and got 3 pairs of dress slacks, a pair of dress shorts and a pair of jeans for $60! The jeans were only $4!

curlychic |

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I got some clothes for Craiglist for a maternity lot for $30 and another for $40 and I am set for the whole nine months. At the beginning, I went to motherhood and on my first trip I spent $137 for just 2 skirts and 2 tanks and a dress. But I saved so much money for cute clothes on Craigslist!

Danielvalentine |

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One of the best inventions, I think, is the "Be Belly Band." It's an elastic band you wear around your waist so you can hide your unzipped pants that may fit everywhere else but your belly. It looks like an undershirt and comes in black and white. I purchased mine from Target for under $20. I'm 22 weeks now and have not had to buy ANY maternity clothes yet. So, this has really been a good investment for half of my pregnancy.

sljager |

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I swaped mat. clothes out with my sister, and consignment shops are great too. You can even consign your maternity clothes once you are done with them, if you think you'll never get them again. You will usually get about 40 to 60 % of what they sell for. It may not be much, but at least they aren't taking up space in your closet, and you don't feel like your wasting your money! consignment shops are really good for baby clothes too. Esp. ones that still have TAGS! I bought a pair of stride rights for my sisters baby for 2 bucks and they still had the tags clear on them! I try to go into stores by the really fancy neighborhoods, and they always have really nice stuff. Oh, try craigslist.com too, if your looking for cribs or furniture. If your trying to save a buck :-) Hope this helps!

Yessica8 |

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I'm a HUGE believer of Goodwill & the goodwill of friends! :) I got a huge bag of mat. clothes from a friend and 3 more from my neighbor who got them from her niece! I also scored big at Goodwill with jeans, and a few tops. Now I'm totally set w/o spending a ton. You never know who's happy to pass on. I hope I can bless someone else once I'm done!

kojo |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I found that JC Penny and Sears have great prices on shirts and some other staple items. I invested in a really nice pair of pants- those are hard to find if you are tall. THere are also some second-hand maternity shops online (I googled "gently-used maternity clothes" and came up with a ton!).

june4bride |

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I have found a ton of maternity clothes on Craigslist in my local area, We also have a great franchise store here called Children's Orchard that is full of high end maternity clothes and baby stuff

jlocklear1234 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

There was a question about Old Navy discontinuing their maternity clothes. Most physical stores are not continuing to carry maternity; however, online will continue. I liked being able to go into the store to try on the clothes, but overall, their clothes do fit true to size and certainly will order online.

mom2bells |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I have used the Be band that was mentioned here up until my 26th week with no problem, I just looped a hairtie around my jeans hole and over the button and covered with the Be Band. However this weekend I found that Goodwill has a small maternity section next to their plus size rack. I got several pairs of very nice jeans and slacks (all Motherhood Maternity, Liz Lange, and Oh Baby) for $3 each!

frf1537 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Consignment shops and "swaps"! I spent like $30 dollars yesterday on my first real Maternity Spree and got really cute jeans (not the ones I remember my mom wearing!), shorts, and 4 tops. Also, once people start realize you are pregnant, hand-me-downs start appearing out of nowhere! :) Some may not be your style but an excellent starting point. Also, mention to any of your friends/coworkers/family with young children that you are having a hard time finding budget priced matenity clothes. More than likely, they will let you know the hot spots in your area and also offer you the box(es) in their attic.

losmitty |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

If you are crafty, or not an average size you can transform your regular jeans or a pair of comfy thrift store jeans into maternity pants. I am a particularly small person and although the maternity pants I tried fit in the belly, they were huge in the hips and legs. So, I copied the pea in the pod style jeans by trimming off the waist of a pair of jeans and sewing on a be band. I'd definitely suggest this as an alternative to the pricier jeans that seem to be the only option for smaller or larger women.

redlittlerock |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Buy several quality, solid colored Ts and a few pairs of plain bottoms. You can layer with cardigans, blazers and other accesories you already have in your wardrobe. It depends on how you carry, but I found that many non-maternity tops fit for a long time. If they got a little short, I'd layer with one of my plain maternity Ts. Also, bottoms that have a stretchy knit band that fold down, like "yoga pants" can be worn comfortably throughout the pregnancy and postpartum as well. Avoid anything too trendy or busy. You will be SICK of it by the end of the pregnancy. I prefered shopping on line at gap.com, oldnavy.com and target.com. They let you return anything that doesn't fit in the store. You can search out coupon codes for free shipping and other discounts.

MamaKNJ |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Motherhood has good prices for professional clothes. You can also try Target, JC Penny, Old Navy, and Burlington Coat Factory.

cdb28612 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

try freecycle.org or craigslist.org too. as we all know maternity clothing's only good for a few months if at that, so most of the listing on freecycle and craigslist are in good coniditon. if you're not familiar with freecycle, it's a group where people list their unwanted items to offer for free or you can list your wants and maybe someone can help you out!

JingP78 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

My two sisters and three sisters-in-law share maternity clothes. When one of us makes the big announcement, whoever used the clothes last just boxes 'em up and mails to the next lucky lady. We're all pretty close to the same size--though we may wear an outfit at different stages of pregnancy than our sisters--no problem. There are always a few new things in the box when it gets sent to me and I love the surprises. BTW, between us we have 22 kids! Crazy!

emmaagnes |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

If you are planning more than one child, it isn't really a bad thing to buy new either. Some of the styles may change between pregnancies, but if you are careful to buy pretty classic styles, you should be able to get through your pregnancies without too many new purchases. I have spent about $500 so far in my first pregnancy , but in future pregnancies I should only have to update a few new looks. I also borrowed from friends. I would have borrowed from my sister, but she is due only a week before me, so we can't really do the share thing this time.

dhviel |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Go to Goodwill and buy shirts and sweaters a size or so bigger. Shop on Craigslist for maternity clothes. I purchased 25 pieces of clothes (mostly pants and sweater) for $50. Ask your mommy friends where to find maternity clothes...maybe they'll get the hint and give you some or let you borrow some.

mreneau14 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Target has a great selection of maternity and when they have sales on them, they are really good too. Yesterday I went to ARC and the maternity clothes there weren't too bad. I got a shirt that looked brand new for a couple of dollars!

bearycute_cnoellep |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

With many of todays fashion trends you won't need to buy "maternity". Wrap dresses, empire waists and extra long sweaters and cardigans you can invest in a wardrobe that will work for you during and after your pregnancy! I didn't buy a single piece of maternity with my son and I surely will not with this baby. Even at a size 4 before my son I only got up to a 10/12 at two weeks overdue! Best advice: Invest in simple key pieces that you can dress up or down with accessories. Don't be afraid to show off your bump! (Not to say you should go out in a bikini like Britney.) Snug/Strechy sweaters and t's will get you though a lot of the Fall/Winter months, and sundresses/wrap dresses are perfect for giving you a little wiggle room. Good luck!

BabyBadgers |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Khols! Khols! Khols! I had zero luck finding anything cute that wasn't pricey and I agree, spending a fortune on my clothes wasn't an option, I have a baby I want to spoil! When I found Khols I bought out the store and they actually look like normal clothes. I spent less than what I had on 2 tops at certain other maternity stores... love it!

Catherine |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Check out http://www.rebornmaternity.com they sell gently used brand name maternity clothes at great prices. Everything is under $15!

julie.finlay |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Actually, we're lucky, this years fashion is great for expecting mothers! i've bought a couple pairs of basic leggings and sweater dresses. they're cut right, they stretch and they're easy to dress up. plus, flat slip on boots are in style...perfect!

alicatt51 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Go to instylematernity.com. They offer great prices on new, trendy and cute clothes, brand names that you'd pay much more for in the stores! Save your money for diapers and spend your dollars at instylematernity.com. You'll love them!

fouracorns |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Check out your local craigslist there are lots of deals there.

NYCGirrrl |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Like a few other people on here have mentioned, other than a couple pair of pants, the styles of today's fashion don't really need "maternity" clothes for everyone. I'm at 22 weeks and still wearing my jeans (with a hairtie). The only "maternity" things I have bought are a pair of leggings, 3 tank tops (to wear under other shirts), and a couple tee shirts. Otherwise, I'm shopping just as I always have--just buying a size up and minding my belly area. I've gotten great steals on slouchy henley shirts at Old Navy, adorable bubble and empire dresses at Target, wonderful cozy cardigans at Anthropologie, and amazing long tees and sweaters at JCrew. AND, all of it will still fit for my post partum period--and I won't hate it because it's still "maternity." Just wear what you always wear--including what's in your own closet!

UrbanLeo |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I didn't read all of the postings, but I can't believe that in all the postings I've read didn't mention Forever 21! This store is a maternity dream! Cheap, cheap, cheap clothes and they look like maternity clothes to begin with. Stretchy tights in a lot of colors go for $4.50, and you can wear them for quite a while.

sibby03@hotmail.com |

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Kohl's is great if you use Kohl's cash and shop when pants are half off. Their Daisy Fuentes line has cute long sleeve tees that are really long and long dresses that are cute and cheap. Old Navy's and Motherhood have had the best jeans for me since I'm tall and they carry a tall line. I still have problems with most maternity pants being too big in the legs and butt, no matter how small I get them. Also, I agree with a few people about the tops. I NEVER buy maternity tops, they are usually made with gawdy patterns, fit poorly, and are way too expensive. Ross, Forever 21, and Target clearance are the best options there. Even shirts at Sears and JC Penny's in the Jr.s section, they tend to run longer. Also, the dress section at Ross can be great, just buy a size up. Accessories, layering, and scarves in the winter time keep me from getting bored with my wardrobe.

karibdavis13 |

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Check out eMommie.com ... it's a really great place for brand name slightly used maternity clothes. I used to work for this site, and everything is in great condition!

koneill31 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

My friends, sisters, and I swap out maternity clothes. We write our names on the labels and keep the clothes in good condition. We each have a limited selection of our own clothing but once you borrow from 1 or 2 people you have quite the selection and, since we all have similar tastes, most of it's super cute. It's highly unlikely that you AND all your friends will be pregnant at the same time. Hopefully you can recycle a few items between yourselves.

Lance&Becca |

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I can't believe the expert suggested wearing your husband's clothes. Unless your husband is the same size as you and has hips like a woman, you are going to look like a sloppy pregnant clown. Maybe I could just cut holes in a garbage bag! Please, we're self-conscious enough as it is.

titania9 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Most of my maternity clothes have come from Old Navy, with work slacks and a winter coat (on sale!) from Motherhood Maternity. I also found some great sales on sweaters at JC Penney a couple of weeks ago, and should be just about set for the duration of my maternity. I've tried to buy strategically, focusing on basics and separates, so that I'm buying what I need instead of too much.

KateNonymous |

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I am getting maternity for christmas from my mom. This is a great way for me to get some of the cute stuff form Motherhood Maternity that I wouldn't be able to afford. :)

ashleelafferty |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I found alot of resonably priced items at Destination Maternity, also Old Navy and the Gap usually has great sales on maternity clothes.

echaffner |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Gabriel Brothers.

adelepickle |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Try Forever21.com they have a new line of plus size clothing, Faith 21, They are really inexpensive and trendy. Not everything will work with the growing belly but the tops, sweaters and overcoats are great. I also was in H&M and they have a maternity section also, not that big but I got some really cute stuff there. And I agree, color trendy shoes and accessories are the best way to make a simple inexpensive maternity outfit look great! Looking great help you feel great. Oh, and keep up with the hair cuts they set every outfit off.

Corwin79 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I have found with my first, that maternity clothes are the same policy with my baby clothes (I hardly had to buy any clothes for my little girl) BEG! Lol!! My SIL had FOUR HUGE totes of clothes for a girl from newborn to 3T, then by the time I put everything back, I have doubled my loot. She also had a entire bag of maternity clothes. She was finished having kids, so she passed these gems on to me. I also purchased a few things, but they are items I can wear all the time, they are just stretchy or have a little more room in the belly, but you can't tell they are maternity so I wear them still.

mamafoxX2 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I always laugh when they say to steal from your husband, bc mine is a "stick figure", and I'm curvy and this same height as him...So far I think Old Navy will be my main store, since I get free shipping from them and they have a decent selection of long pants.

astroMom |

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eBay definitely! I got 6 pairs of maternity pants for $25 and other lots of clothing just as cheap. Look around and read the descriptions, you can get a lot of really cute things for cheap!

albodley |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

If you are petite like me, try buying tops sizes M-L. I know this may sound silly, but I often have a hard time finding great bargains (even at the clearance section) so if you go for a comfy fit/look and you buy it in a size or 2 larger than you normally wear, you'll be surprised to see that it can look great on you. I've been wearing lots of shirts/tops I've bought on sale, and since it is not a "maternity" top, I can still wear it post- baby.

mytula |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Motherhood Maternity offers great style, well made clothing, that is inexpensive. I shop them through amazon.com.

JenniferStaples |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I am going to be at my peak in the summer. so i am going to try just looking for regular clearance dresses with an empire waist that maybe i can wear post pregnancy. (if i dont look at them at relate it to being the size of a house! ha ha)

cynthia_waz |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

The only thing I've found that one "needs" to buy in terms of specialty maternity clothing is pants, shorts or skirts. Those are the things that it's best to buy 'maternity' because it's more comfortable on your belly. Other than that I recommend you shop like a frugal PRO! Visit thrift stores weekly! It's not just the best way to find cute stuff, but it gives you some alone time to shop! Buy shirts and blouses that are a little bigger than your size now or even 2 sizes bigger. Getting something altered at the tailor is NOT expensive & it's totally worth it if you find something nice for $3! <3

GotMyBenz |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I had to be dragged to store because I refused to spend any money on maternity clothes. However I found that Burlington Coat Factory had really nice and really cheap maternity clothes. I am talking about $7-$9 shirts and $15 jeans!!! I also am utilizing belly bands to get the most out of my pre-pegnancy clothes.

corcorkyb |

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Ross! They have name brands and they are cheap. Mine were on clearance for $6.49

Kthompson49 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Ditto on the ridiculousity of raiding the hubby's closet. Yikes! Also: leggings and baggy sweatshirts? Really? 1. The 80's are over. 2. I'm a lawyer. I have to look like I at least try. Long cardigans and blazers (goodwill, non-maternity sections) do a lot to turn tee-shirts into winter and work wear. Also a loose dress with the right jewelry and a contrasting pp suit jacket can get you through a professional situation pretty nicely without having to drop $400 or more on a suit from Pea in the Pod.

IrishMidori |

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Target has the cutest cheapest clothes hands down. I could find the best stuff on the sale racks there. check it out.

mo-la111 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I was in Target last night, and their maternity section was so tiny! They had 3 racks at the most! I was very disappointed in the selection...

JuniorC |

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I first went to Motherhood and spent 150 dollars on 2 jeans 2 shirts... Wow!! then the other day I happen to go into a Burlington's and wow!! I was able to get 4 jeans..4 shirts .. and a dress for under 100 dollars..I wear a size large and they had a variety of styles ...

CANDIE3117 |

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I heard J.C. Penney had a sale Buy one get one for $1 on all maternity clothes, so I went last weekend to check it out. The bad news is, there selection in minimal. They have a dozen different tops and lots of jeans, but not many dress pants. The good news is, they had ALOT of clearance maternity clothes. All there maternity clearance was in the plus size clearance section... kuddos to my sis-in-law for actually finding them!! Anyway, got $3 cord pants and $5 jeans. I also found cotton t's for $6. I bought 3 pair of pants, 5 shirts, and 2 tanks for $78!! Old Navy also puts their maternity clothes on sale for 40% sometimes. It is hard to find stores that carry the maternity line though. Kohl's had sweaters on clearance last week too. It was still $17 though, not cheap enough for me to buy.

rebekahhamilton |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I had the same concern during my first pregnancy. I did some shopping around tocompare prices adn found that Old Navy is a great place to find cute maternity clothes for a VERY reasonable price. Good Luck!

brandyrena1 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Target carries an awesome line called Moody Mamas. The clothes are cute and fit well. They also go up to size XX-L. As a plus size woman I found this line to be great for thrifty shopping!

emledford |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Old Navy has GREAT maternity clothes with GREAT prices! I bought two pair of pants for 24 bucks! Cant beat that!

JMHall09 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

kikisfashions.com! they run very small, but check it out.

LailaMadison |

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Go with Old Navy, Gap and Kohls. Target is also great, but the fit can be odd. STAY AWAY FROM MOTHERHOOD MATERNITY. They have a terrible return policy and the clothes do not wear well!

AbbytoWed |

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I heard Old Navy is AWESOME, but if you have an Old Navy or Gap outlet in your town, I'd defenatly look into that. Also maybe a hand me down store for expectant mothers. We have a couple in our town that cater to baby hand me downs and moms maternity clothes, that way you don't get distracted by all the other things in thrift stores. It will save alot of money. And if you just so happrn to purchace something expensive say.... from Motherhood Maternity, you can sell it to stores such as these when you don't need it anymore.

crissylovin |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I have had a lot of luck at consgniment shops i got jeans for 5 dallors a pair at one. I also found some really neat stuff on EBAY you can get whole lots of stuff for how ever much you are willing to pay i got 15 items for $4o and the stuff you dont want take to the consighnment shop!

myloveisreal |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I went to reborn maternity and found some great deals. I'm not related to their website, just very grateful for their prices & quality http://rebornmaternity.com/

lisajaramillo |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I've been checking out the clearance racks at Target, Kohl's, & Motherhood. I've found nice T-Shirts and dressy shirts all under $10. The best sale I found was when Carson Pierre Scott had an additional 80% off already marked down items. I bought 3 nice shirts for a total of $11!! They only item you might have to spend $$$ on would be pants or shorts! Just keep checking online or in stores for clearance items. With the money you save you can stock up on diapers!!!

maris113 |

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Ebay is a great way to go as well, I found alot of women who sell their maternity clothes in huge lots and most of it is in nice conditions. I bought many items from there so far and probably spent only $100 all together, keep your eyes open for good deals!

irishmab |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

One thing that sucks about this article for me: my husband is smaller than me. Especially in the pants. So, definitely no raiding his clothes. I could barely fit into them PREpregnancy.

meremom |

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go to tjmaxx, marshalls, belk, any of those types of shops, outlet stores, and always go to the stores and hope for a sale....

redkamel |

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Soon after finding out I was pregnant, I received a phone call from one of my cousins asking if I wanted some maternity clothes. Whenever any of my cousins is pregnant, the maternity clothing gets passed on to them and added to, so now there's actually quite a pile to look through... if you aren't the first one in your family to have a baby in a while, you might want to ask around. After spending so much on clothes just to see them laying in the closet after the baby is born, someone may be happy to see them put to use. Just remember to return or pass on the favor later!

dmurrie |

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I love shopping the clearance racks at Target, but it seems their selection is getting smaller and smaller! I am on my third pregnancy and am so happy that I spent some money on a few timeless pieces that have lasted me throughout all three pregnancies. I really do recommend buying a few pairs of good pants and some good shirts as well. You get what you pay for!!

amandajuhl |

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I have found so many cute pieces at Ross and love them all so far. I figure I can put them away for baby #2 , if that happens, or sell them on craigslist.

geminigrl24 |

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Check with friends, family members, and coworkers if you don't mind wearing used clothing. I live in a rural area where there are NO stores specifically for maternity/babies, and maternity depts in the few department stores are sparse. Yard sales/garage sales are good options (check local newspapers, some are advertised with lists of items being sold). However, I just found out on Mother's day that I am pregnant, and my sister-in-law and a few friends have already offered to give me or let me borrow maternity clothes. Friends/relatives who have recently had a baby and may give you their maternity clothes if they don't think they will need the clothes again in the future. Also, friends/relateives who have recently had a baby might let you borrow their maternity clothes for the duration of your pregnancy if they're waiting awhile before they try again for another baby. These options, along with some well-thought clothing purchases might be able to get you through your pregnancy. I am a size 2, 110-115 lbs for the past 7 years (I'm 23 now). I recently bought some tops beautiful bohemien-style shirts for summer that are cut to fit loosely around the tummy. I am hoping to be able to wear them next summer when my baby will be around 6 months.

melnericproper |

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Old Navy and Gap Maternity have casual clothes at great prices!

calowe05 |

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Between my two sister-in-laws and myself, we all use the same clothes. My youngest is almost 5 and they both had babies last late summer/fall. I am due in September so it works out perfect. We just pass the bin of maternity clothes around. It really helps to save $$ on maternity clothes.

teralow |

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Kohl's is great! They have great sales and if you have a card and get extra off anyway, you could save a good 60% on Oh baby by Motherhood. You just have to plan the sales and maybe get things a little early.

elizaeasker |

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ross & burlington coat factory are probably 2 of the best, most affordable places i have found for maternity!!

NikkiJaramillo |

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One of my friends who is also pregnant was always wearing such fashionable clothes that I hadn't seen in any maternity section around town. When I asked her where she was shopping, she told me that the "junior" clothes in a size bigger than her regular size from stores like JCPenney and Vanity were what she was wearing. The shirts are usually longer, stretchier and the ones with the band at the bottom are looser fitting in the belly area. Plus they're super stylish and you can find cute things on clearance all the time!

ksuliz |

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some thrift stores i have found brand new pants with tags also at target

baby78 |

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Try looking at garage sales. I have found many that are selling maternity clothes in excellent condition for as low as $1 each. Neighborhood garage sales that have many young families are a helpful because there will be many sales-and many sizes and styles close to each other. Don't be discouraged if it takes a few tries. Most garage sales either price their maternity clothes too high, or at a great price to get rid of them. There is not much middle ground.

Seafire |

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Not only have I had good luck at thrift stores and on Ebay, Burlington has a nice selection that's very cost friendly...also the "dollar" stores have good tops and summer dresses that aren't maternity but would pass and can easy be worn afterward as a great wardrobe addition.

De98D |

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Two Words: Yard Sale. With my first I found most all of my clothes at yard sales and was out maybe 40 dollars, if that.

melissadfischer |

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Jcpenny outlet. Cheap and cute!!! Or baby depot if you have one near you.

scrappinchels |

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I've bought a bunch of shirts for $10 or so from the sale racks at Target and Motherhood, but Old Navy has great deals, too ($7.99 for some things!) If you get a Belly Band, you can probably purchase fewer pants. The band helps hold up your jeans and pants if you wear your regular clothing and just don't button them or zip them the whole way. It's $17 at most stores, but if it keeps you from buying 10 pairs of pants, it's a steal!

MLS_Becker |

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i work in a second hand teen age clothing store, not the place to find maternity i know but the style lately has been flowy short sleeve dressy and flowy tank tops. clearance sales every now and then so you shouldnt be spending too much, you can walk about with 10-15 tops for $40-50 its helped a lot!

elfkelly19 |

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I found a lot of great work clothes at JCPenney and JCPenney outlet!

betty1435 |

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Forever 21 now carries maternity clothes for a decent price. http://www.forever21.com/category.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=maternity_main&Page=all&promotype=2

PuppyWuppy |

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Forever 21 now carries maternity clothes. http://www.forever21.com/category.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=maternity_main&Page=all&promotype=2

PuppyWuppy |

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With my first i went to Target and Forever 21 ( i just got larger sizes) they now have a maternity line that I get for my second.

chandra50 |

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I think forever 21 only sells maternity in certain states. very controversial but the states that have the highest rates of teen pregnancies. Anyways, i am bumming clothes off of friend who recently had kids. The Gap also has maternity clothes. They sell them at Baby Gap. I think their section is usually in the back and not in the front of the stores.

cwhitloc |

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My friends and I all trade maternity clothing. It has saved us a TON of money and as the years go by the choices for all seasons just get larger and larger as our families grow. We're doing the same with baby clothing since some have girls and some have boys and they are around the same ages so they haven't gone out of style yet. When I did buy my own garments here and there (everyone has a different style) I shopped clearence at Target, Old Navy and Motherhood Maternity (even got a bathing suit for $20 - not a tradeable item like undergarments).

dxdschiz |

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I was dreading the daunting task of maternity clothes shopping. Not anymore! I just got a completely new (to me) wardrobe which I am only slightly ashamed to say puts my current wardrobe to shame. For $200 on Craigslist I purchased 50 tops (some very fancy and some casual), 24 bottoms, 2 dresses, 4 sweaters and a sweatshirt. These were two separate boxes of clothes that two women wanted to get rid of- I now have way more than I need and since maternity clothes aren't worn for very long, everything looks brand new! I HIGHLY suggest looking on Craigslist for women looking to get rid of their whole "wardrobe in a box". ENJOY!

jmassanari |

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Believe it or not CRAIG'S LIST has people who sell their maternity clothes in lots for really cheap. I saw 29 pieces for $70 bucks in my area. It's worth a look. It's like consignment but direct no middle man. Hope that helps.

AriesBaby2011 |

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I am also a plus sized woman and appreciate the tips about finding materninty clothing on Ebay.. I will also check out Target.. Otherwise, I'll do the old standby, and wear cute sweaters and leggings, cheap and versatile..

gina0212002 |

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Go second hand! Resale, second hand stores, EBay, Craig's List! Target has an inexpensive and cute maternity line as well! :0)

forensicmama |

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Forever 21 has some maternity clothing now. You can find them online at forever21.com and then click on Love 21 and click on maternity. Everything on there right now is basic stuff, but it says new styles coming soon. I check almost daily. So far nothing is too young or overdone. Good luck!

jhudecek |

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I just went to Kohls over the weekend. The best dress pants for work I've ever owned. I love the fit, style and they are so comfortable. I bought three pairs of pants and a top for right around 90 dollars. I alread have some other dress pants and jeans and of course sweats so I figure that's enough for every day of the week. I don't spend much money on tops because you can still wear most of your tops for a while. I thought if I could what I needed for around 100 - 150 that's not that much. I agree on second hand shops too. Target seems expensive to me though.

istherehope |

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For special occasions like weddings and parties this is a great site www.rentmaternitywear.com -- cute dresses and they start at only $35

costellosf |

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definately old navy. they have good prices and some really cute things

eburrows722 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Looking for maternity clothes can be a pain. I went to H&M and found a lot of maternity clothes on sale. They always have some stuff on sale and if you take a good look you can get a pair of pants/jeans for $20.

Mottemotte |

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I am actually a big fan of Gap, Old Navy and Target, the clearance racks of course. I found some great jeans, that I love from Gap and Old Navy and I paid less than I normally paid for jeans pre-pregnancy and I got skinny jeans (my fav cut). Best of all they wash up very well. I also love Gap t-shirts they are very comfy on my belly and achy breast.

neeneeur2cute |

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I love the Goodwill in a ritzy neighborhood near ours!! Think Isabella Oliver jeans and Pea in the Pod tops for like 5-15 dollars!!! Also Old Navy has a great selection of casual clothes for way low prices!!

futuremrsstarner |

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consignment shop! at stuff etc (iowa) i got 4pairs of pants and 5 shirts for about $50! also a major 'yes' to target and old navy and a big 'no' to motherhood IF you are small or xsmall...they told me they do not carry smaller sizes bc there arent many small pregnant people. i have tried on their smalls and they make me feel like im trying on Santas pants-even at 7months! as for undies- go for low-rise, ultra low-rise bikini in your normal size or 1 size up so you can wear them after and not feel guilty about throwing out those wierdy full belly ones!

smg09 |

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I refuse to buy cardigans and coats to save money. I use the ones I already own! I still layer, however, I wear the cardigans and jackets as I would normally, UNbuttoned/UNfastened to cover my arms and shoulders. It does the job!

BabyTorresAtkins |

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I like going to the goodwill or other second hand stores. Also I look in the penny saver magazine. You would be surprised at the amount of used clothes people are willing to give away.

dreadymama28 |

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Ross has an amazing maternity section and now forever 21 sells cute trendy maternity clothes for really cheap i love it.

Movchan12 |

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I ride the sales at the major stores (Around here Kohls, Target and JC Penny). I only buy pieces I know I will be able to wear for a while and be able to wear after baby is born. I bought a lot of yoga pants, sweat pants and a belly band in the beginning and they have been my staples for months now.

Blazespirit |

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I own an infant/toddler consignment shop but also sell quality maternity at very low prices. Buy items that make you comfortable and sexy through your pregnancy and then consign them when you are done and get your money back. And buy consignment maternity.....in my shop I sell name brand and designer maternity that is pre-owned, still in mint condition, for 65% off retail prices. Good luck!

Playallseason |

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Kohls and Ross! But never underestimate thrift stores and cons. shops! Most Khols mark down ALL their maternity clothing to have space for holiday items. They are usually in with the womans section. Ross is a great place to buy items but finding something that fits a small frame with a big belly is hard. I'm lucky enough to have lost 40 lbs in my 1st trimester and only gained 7 back, so i am going to use all of my normal clothing(i was bigger and the clothing is baggy) then when my body decides what size i will be after the baby, i will go out and buy a new wardrobe.

Sparrowbird68 |

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Old Navy has the most afforadble maternity clothes that I have seen. I've scored some really great deals on the Target clearanc racks, 3 bucks for t-shirts and 5 bucks for shorts!

adkisson21 |

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So far I have been looking on moms and tots swap pages on facebook, gently used children's clothes places often have a selection of mat where, and kijiji, craigslist etc, or maybe you have a really cool thrift shop (I love Value Village in our town). I will probably break down and buy some new items too, but I really dont feel "hung up" on needing brand new stuff. This way I can spend $100 and get 4-5 super nice outfits, and Im always picking up a new piece here, or there the way I do when Im not pregnant!

Jendrix |

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Clearance Clearance Clearance!! I can not say it enough! I shop consignment shops as well, but I understand why some people would not want to do that, but clearance has never failed. Especially from Target racks and Gordmens and sometimes Kohls if you have those in your area. Just because it not in season does not mean its not cute and would great on you.

Natacreatedartist |

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I found that the non-maternity women's section of H&M has many options for clothes that work as maternity for cheap. The lines that they are carrying currently and into spring feature some great long and lean tops and dresses, as well as plenty of flowy cute tops. Not only are they much more affordable than maternity wear, but I can see myself wearing them after the baby is born as well. Personally, I'm not really into the empire waist, tented tops and dresses, so H&M is a good choice for me.

kwajmamasita |

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swapmamas.com is good place to find things, too.

krissymbr |

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Kohls also has some great clearance maternity clothes, and they've fit the best so far out of anything.

floppie3 |

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CLEARENCE SALES! burlington coat factory has cute maternity clothes at great prices.. and target is a great store for tops.

jerrilee103 |

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Try old navy..they are very cheap and they have cute things. Since I work in an office I had to buy alot of shirts(cant wear the same thing every week haha). So far I got about 16 shirts and spent about $150 with old navy. Not bad considering on how much shirts can be at maternity stores. For pants I wear my regular ones..i bought a bella band which goes over the unbottoned/unzipped part and you cant even tell so that way I dont have to buy maternity pants. If interested you should check out their website at http://www.ingridandisabel.com/. Hope that helps...Good luck!

audrey1210 |

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I second going on craigslist.org and look up your local area. I just bought a TON of maternity clothes that were all less then 2 years old. Seriously, like 30+ pieces of clothes and spent $100 for all of them. Even on clearance @ Old Navy, I can only get 5 things for $60.

pug86 |

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You are correct when you say that you will only wear maternity clothes for a short time. I personally shop at the Good Will, Salvation Army and other thrift stores in my area. So Far I have found some great jeans and other pants but seem to have a hard time finding tops. I also find that some stores have clearance on maternity clothes. another great way to get maternity clothes for cheap or possibly free is to talk to your friends that have recently had babies and see if you can borrow their clothes.

Bonjay |

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I am a plus size to begin with, so I buy a size or two bigger an shop at wal-mart and goodwill. It is easy to find shirts that flair out for my growing baby belly, and as for pants, I buy the cheap ones with stretchy band waist.

babymamareed24 |

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You can look for sales or only look for what u need in the maternity clothes like if ur pants dont fit properly then get new ones

Mscece11 |

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Old Navy & Gap! I am due in August. I went to Old Navy last weekend during a 30% off sale and got really great deals. I also shopped online at Old Navy and Gap. I got really cute clothes!

Glendaab |

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I discovered cute and cheap at forver21 they now have a maternity line. Not all stores carry it but it's on line see the link belwo http://www.forever21.com/category.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=maternity_main&Page=all&promotype=2&cookie_test=1

capitalletterc |

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oh hubby i got 4 pairs of maternity pants and one skirt on ebay brand new tags still on them for $3.75 and payed 17 n s&h but hey i went to the motherhood store n one pair was more then what i payed for all 5 of the things i got. just be patient n look everyday for a few mins and dont stress it cuz my pants got tight quick :)

kelseypolk |

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Kohl's has great sales on maternity clothes - usually every other week you can find them 40% off and if you have a credit card there you can add your 20-30% off discount to it. HUGE savings! I found shorts on clearance a few months ago for under $3 so I bought them knowing I'd need them around now. Also EBAY - if you get measurements or know the brand you can go to the store site (like motherhood or old navy) and make sure that particular size will fit you. I'm average height & weight and gained 30lbs in the first 7 months so my old pants fit but won't button and my tops are WAY too tight to be comfortable or flattering. TANK TOPS are my savior & I wear them with a short or crop cardigan and they work for biz and relaxing on the weekend. Plus, ask around...some of your friends might have old pregnancy clothes you can borrow, buy and then modify to fit you.

bherteman |

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I would go to second-hand stores and see clearancse in walmart or target.

cynthiajm |

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I started at Destination Maternity for most of my stuff. Jeans and some t-shirts(long and short) I also got some good deals at Old Navy online, but hard to tell how most of there stuff fits, remember their stuff runs bigger. I love, love love Target. I go to the clearance rack and find stuff for like 50% off all the time. But I have also realized that you don't need to buy maternity clothes. Alot of the store I shop at have long shirts or empire tops, jeans and shorts and stuff are a different story. But just try it out, you will be amazed at what still fits and what I normally wear when I am not pregnant. I also got a lot of hammy downs, but most of it was out dated or big. I am gonna have to try a consignment store.

jorthmann |

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i have a belly band- it helps when your on a budget because you can wear your pants- you just leave them unbuttoned and this thing is like a tube top that you wear at the hips. it keeps you pants up and even conceals the fact that your pants are unbuttoned.

bigeyedbirdie |

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I plan on hitting some thrift stores! I've seen cute stuff in the past.

LilLIsaLuna |

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Save spending any money and ask friends/relatives/co-workers who are about your size. I have 2 tubs so far full of maternity clothes from friends and haven't spent a cent!!

Diubba |

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For affordable pre loved maternity clothing check out www.momma2b.com :)

mllrobinson |

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I was a size 6/8 before getting pregnant and I've been purchasing many cute size large short spring dresses from the juniors section. They were more stylish than maternity shirts and often cheaper. Also they will look great with legging after I have the baby.

redfox18 |

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Burlington Coat Factory was kind of a nightmare (worse than Ross) but I did happen to get a cute maternity dress there for $5.99, and shorts ranging from $8.99 to $12.99! Before that I was shopping at Destination Maternity and spending $45 on just one dress! It definitely helps to shop around considering we're only going to wear the clothes for a short while (I only have 3 more months!)

RachyD |

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Also, Target's clearance section is great- I got the MOST comfortable yoga/lounging maternity pants for $4.99. Their maternity section always has something on clearance.

RachyD |

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Online sites usually offer great deals on sale/clearance Maternity... and I've found that a lot of it is online only. Also, seek out friends that have recently had babies.

JACsbabymomma |

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what i did was get like 2 good pair of maternity jeans or shorts (depends on the weather) the rest dont blow all your money, maternity clothes are expensive!!! old navy does have some great deals, i got most of my stuff there. but go to another store, the styles these days are so easy cause of big shirts, etc. get those flowy shirs, lots of dresses. im full term in the summer &i loaded up on sun dresses! and its soo comfortable with the heat, its easy, cheap & i think i ownlike one maternity dress. also, invest in a belly band!!!!!!!!!!! i bought one and love it!!

sarahfrbs2110 |

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I have heard that walmart.com is a great place for cheap maternity clothes.

VanessaM24 |

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Forever 21 has started a maternity line as well, and some of their stuff is VERY reasonable! I bought a tank top for $4.80 and a nice shirt for $12.00

lhy1014 |

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Second hand stores and Gabriel Brother's are both pretty cheap and you never know what you'll find..... besides, most of it will probably be lounge wear for around home towards the end so how stylish does it REALLY have to be?...... Also "scrub pants" with the drawstring are sold LOTS of places and they are both light and comfy

meque183 |

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Stealing from your husband is a hilarious idea for some of us. I am 5'1" and a size 4 pre-pregnancy, my husband is 6' and a men's large. I mentioned the idea of "borrowing" some clothing from him, and he looked at me like I had lost my mind. That said, I work in a business professional office, and have had the most luck between Old Navy online and physical GAP stores. I've ordered jeans, skirts, and pants from Old Navy-they covered the return shipping of anything that didn't fit. At the GAP, they had a huge clearance rack of tops, I bough 13 for $54, which when it's work clothing is a steal. For dresses I have been hitting up Target and their clearance racks. I stopped at our local Goodwill, but the only maternity clothing they had featured giant cats and puppies, which I can't really wear to work.

andreakirchoff |

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I am completely in your position, as I have to pick and choose where I spend my money... I am only 6 weeks, but I am planning to pick up a Bellaband or Belly Tube to get the best use out of my current jeans/pants/skrts ect. I'm thinking i will then pick up a few tunic length tank tops ( the ones at Target maternity got good reviews, as girls who aren't even preggy buy them for their nice long length) for layering with sweaters as I will be pregnant mostly in the winter months, and then pick up a few fun pieces/ necessary items as I go along. I am hoping to turn my savings into a cute designer tote that will double as a baby bag - Gift for me and practical for everyday use!

TallyHoBabies |

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Hi everyone, I'm helping a friend out liquidating some dresses from her business. I have dresses from $20-$30 and in a range of styles/sizes. I know it's so tough investing in clothes you won't wear often but this could be a nice alternative. Majority of dresses are new but all are in excellent condition. Email me at style_maternity@yahoo.com if you're interested in any! http://www.flickr.com/photos/style_maternity/sets/72157627411082413/

viet |

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check out your local church sale, garage sales in the summer, online sites like kijiji or ebay usually have maternity clothes. if no one in your family has been recently pregnant try to buy only a few items from new. All the maternity clothes i have are used. if this doesn't bother you then church sales or second-hand stores such as Value Village are a treasure!

renatasgoingtobeamom |

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I think that a good alternative would be to go and buy some clothes on eBay. It’s affordable and you can actually find really nice clothes too. Otherwise, just use your boyfriend’s or husband’s shirts, then you don’t have to buy anything. Tim - Optegra

TimVision |

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I have been finding a lot of styles that are not maternity but have fit me through most, if not all of my pregnancy. We are lucky that loose flowing clothing and long tunics are in style now. I bought a few pieces that can be worn after baby as well. Places I have had some luck are H&M and Forever 21 (trendy but affordable). Also, keeping it basic and adding a nice open non-maternity cardigan and accessorizing has helped me a lot :)

heth00 |

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During my first 2 pregnancies I wore skirts and pj pants. I live in a small town so no one cares if u don't follow the latest fashion trend. I found men's pj pants are perfect for the last trimester since the stretchiness is really good and the pull strings are long. Stretchy waist skirts are my favs when I don't feel like dressing down. As long as it's a stretchy waist it's comfy. I wouldn't worry too much about fashion, you are pregnant! Who cares what or who you're wearing? That bump is a baby and his/her comfort is more important than what other ppl think... That's my two cents.

AkiraWindflyer |

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JCPenny

Diana Barney |

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I felt the same way and as a result I found a High End Maternity Resale Shop and got a TON of stuff (several wardrobes) for cheap!!! Look around you might have one located by you

Krys2010 |

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i am also on a budget, but being prego is no excuse to look frumpy! your husband's button downs and blazers?? come on now, this is BAD advice...i work in a professional office so i still need to look good...i spent about $200 at motherhood maternity when they were having a huge sale and got everything i'll need, work pants, adorable blouses (which will definitely work post-pregnancy as well!)...i will save everything for the next time i'm pregnant...we are prego for 9 months, and i intend to look good right up until the last day! :)

bellastella420 |

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How about ebay :) Check this store out: http://stores.ebay.com/The-Stylish-Boutique/MATERNITY

jessnluke |

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The easiest way to save money is to just play up accessories while you're pregnant. You can have simplest outfit but throw on a hat, scarf and of course tons of jewelry. The best part about playing up accessories while you're rocking that baby bump is that they still fit after the baby is born! How perfect is that. Click here for an article I wrote on how to do exactly this!

heathercolmar |

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I would recommend Craigslist. A lot of times women are selling their entire pregnancy wardrobe for a super discounted price. I found a woman who had 4 garbage bags of clothes and only asked for $40!! Can't beat that. Also, ask friends and coworkers... I had another friend who knew someone who was due around the same time as me last year and she was willing to part with her wardrobe for a certain price.

jleynes |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Hit up friends and family for hand-me downs! Check second hand stores too. Even most Savers stores have a maternity department. I found maternity jeans there for only $6! I also bought lots of tunic length tank tops and tees that can be layered under my everyday clothes. As long as they'll fit over your belly it doesn't matter that they're not maternity!

libby421 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Unfortunately, you're not the only one having this problem. I know how it feels not wanting to spend money on something that you will not use a lot. It's not only about maternity clothes. I don't know why, but lately I've been trying to spend way less than I used to. I check Orlando classifieds once in a while, and every time I find something that I want I think twice before getting it. It's very weird, and like I said, it didn't happen before.

AllieValenza |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Many baby consignment shops also have a rack or two of maternity clothes. Then try other consignment if it exists in your area like Clothes Mentor. Then try Old Navy and Target. Or Ross and Marshall's. You will wear at least the jeans for a few post-postpartum months too so it's worth it.

TeamTalmage |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Have you considered renting? It's a great option to get the most value from your dollar especially if you are a professional and really need to look your best and can't get away with clothes from a discounter or your friend's hand-me-downs. Big bonus- rent only the number of items you need when you need them, which changes as you get further along, and change then out every few months- including when you're nursing/pumping. Try Fashion Forward Maternity for the largest selection and a company that is run by moms who "get it."

XMMama |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

www.rebornmaternity.com - everything under $15!

kiyac |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I love JC Penney's maternity clothes and almost everything they have online is on sale or on clearance! I got a pair of shorts, capris and two nice dresses for 28 dollars! I also liked shopping in the mens department because I got some basic dressey t shirts on sale for $3 a piece. I like them because they stretch and are in solid colors so I can wear them with jeans or add a sweater or something dressey on top and put it with black dress pants for work.

SMILLER7712 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Zulily.com!!! They have sales on brand name maternity clothes, plus shoes, baby clothes, nursery items, etc! The sales are only 3 days long so you have to act fast and new sales are added every day so you have to keep checking.

Stardust1644 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

This is always such a funny topic for me. Raid my hubby's clothes. Please!!! Pregnancy his pants would not come past my pants and I could never get both arms into the arm holes. Just go up one size is also laughable. With my son all my baby weight was in the front and I looked like I was expecting triplets. The tummy fit but the neck was so huge!!!! I was wearing tank tops and camis under them to remain decent. And I am sorry but when you wear size 18 normally Khol's, Old Navy etc can get pricey for maternity clothes. My answer hair ties on jeans and button shorts until I could not pull them up anymore. Then I found cute shorts with elastic / tie waists or went up one size in pants but used bright colorful scarves to tie my pants on and guess what if my shirt pulled up you would never know my pants were undone. Shirts were alot harder. Till I got smart. Good will and Savers carry cute lacy sexy nighties. Sew the straps so that they keep your boobs covered (don't cut them as you might have to let it out as you grow.) Wear them under your shirts. Now you have cute sexy lace showing instead of tummy. And you will feel sexy as hell.

cfiretruck |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I like to search for gently used designer maternity clothing. There is a new website called Encore Maternity that has gorgeous items at a fraction of the retail cost. I would rather have a few well made pieces that fit me perfect than a closet full of old navy maternity. Who doesn't want designer jeans when they are pregnant? These pieces are great for women who still work and who want special "date night" or holiday outfits. Encore Maternity is a great way to build a maternity wardrobe without paying full price.

candy1031 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I didn't have a lot of luck at Old Navy. H&M had a great selection. It was good quality and good prices. I had no idea they had a maternity section. Thank you to the employee at JCPenney who recommended H&M!

MalloryD21 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

try JCPenny, they have sales all the time now, I bought my first two tops yesterday. The shirts were normally $42 each, they were selling them for $2. I found two I liked and spent a total of $4, and saved $80.

LoLo1144 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Surprisingly enough, Burlington Coat Factory! I got all my maternity pants there on clearance for $3-10. Another upside: several different styles were available. I got some that just have the very wide, stretchy elastic waistband and some that have the panel. As I change, I like different styles better but they have all been great! The only downside: I'm short, and I didn't find any in short it petite so I could only get cqpris or cropped pants and some shorts.

Cody and Ash |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I've just gotten into my 2nd trimester and starting to outgrow my clothing. I've found belly bands are a great investment so I can still wear pants in my current wardrobe. I've also found larger pant sizes on clearance that will work since clothing labeled "maternity" usually has a higher sticker price. Other pieces I look for include plain fitted T-shirts at low cost with some stretch in them that I can either dress up or dress down with accessories.

headcase79 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Yes, Ebay, Old Navy, and the second hand store are where I get my clothes. I also have a handful of friends who pass them around. I never heard of target clearance and will have to check that out. Thanks!!

skauffman1 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I found a great price on Bella Bands on Ebay- I got three for what the price of one usually costs in the store... They have been a lifesaver so far! I can wear my regular pants with them. Also, shop clearance, and utilize what you can from your regular wardrobe- I have a lot of tunics and flowy tops that I'll be able to wear for several more months.

rethfam07 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I appreciate the Bella Bands and Be Belly Bands but it made me feel insecure to have my pants completely unbuttoned and unzipped, even with the band hiding the fact. When I would bend over and move around a lot my pants felt like they were shimying off of my hips :) Droopy drawers! I can't wait to use some of the great suggestions I've seen here! Thanks everyone!

FirstTimeMommy2010 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Shop www.maternityresale.com. They have awesome resale maternity clothes!

MommytoGrace |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

If you dont mind buying gently used clothing, I have found LOADS of maternity clothes on craigslist and garage sales. Many moms sell there clothes by lots and for super cheap. I am 5 mons and am set w/my clothes even if I grow larger. I have M-XL. For just about $150 total I have over 15 shorts, 15 pants/capris, 5 leggings, 20+ tops, 10 dresses, a few swim suits, & belly bands!. Brands ranging from Motherhood, Old Navy, Gap, etc, and styles from casual, dressy, and business wear. Comes to about $2 a piece?! It's well worth it for something you will only be using for a short time.

kiri4 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I've recently seen the last Victoria's Secret catalogue and there are some great maternity clothes.The prices are not very high and they provide high quality products.I am buying very often Victoria's Secret clothes and accessories and I am very satisfied of them.They have modern outfits and also some fancy dresses like the ones from the 2013 Prom Dresses collection.

AidaRoRo |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

My bestfriend is pregnant and I have been all over google doing research to help her stretch her cash. I have found some great ideas too! If you can sew (even just a little) then you can refashion regular clothes from your local thrift store. Check out these links... www.diymaternity.com , www.makematernityclothes.com and www.make-baby-stuff.com ...all great sites to check out. Another awesome find is the "belly band". I'm sure you've seen these but they can be expensive..or hard to make..her's how to make one without sewing...tanke a regular top with a good strech to it..a cami, tank, or t-shirt...cut it about 12 to 14 inches from bottom seem. Done..just make sure it fits nice and snug so it wont fall down. Another idea I've come across is using regular empire dresses as a tunic style top. Wal-mart has some super cute ones right now for less than $15. Dollar General has "slimming" shorts that if you buy them a size or 2 bigger they work well as little shorts for the wal-mart dress. Back to the sewing...the diymaternity site has a tutorial on taking a mans button down shirt and making it into a peasant blouse. When you look at it you'll understan this next idea..Take the same type of bias tape used to make the empire waiste and put it on t-shirts. You can buy a pack of mens t-shirts..usually around $10 and in lots of colors..add the bias tape and ribbon to create some cute maternity tops. And if you want, you can add a flower pin. Have fun with this..make it your own! Use funky ribbon..tie-dye the shirt before or after adding the bias tape..make it a v-neck or scoop(will need more sewing).. I hope this is helpful to whoever reads it!! XO~ J.Z.

ZimmBooks |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I loved the idea above! You must be more artistic! awesome! BTW, I am a size 6 and 5.4'' height. (to make sense to whomever is reading this). I am not good at sewing... but I am re-inventing tops I have in my closet - like tunics, maybe an UN-buttonning here and there... layering, spring loose dresses... I have a ''spanx'' that I got me over sized (to not show undies on dresses) and it still fits me comfortably. Still fitting on my relaxed styles on my size 6 - and I am almost 3mo now. I got a band this week, to ease my existing pants on my waist. I am a little freaky about thrift store clothes, specially bottom pieces. (sorry everyone..) but I will try outer layers there. / Target, to my taste, only of it's on sale./ Old navy, the same - seems more reasonably priced and offer more styles. I believe it's important to look nice, decently dressed when there's so much change going on. We are going to be moms but we are still good looking women - and still should keep our self esteem high, and attractive look (why not!!!) and spend moderately. I took note of all the links I read here. I will keep my eyes open for future posts. Thanks everyone! I would love to have friends to swap but they all had kids a while ago. (if someone is there on the same reality).

Haddidje |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I shop second hand shops for all my maternity cloths I also look for clearences at any of the stores that have Maternity cloths. Another great way to get cloths cheap is ask friends that have had children and see if they still have any still around and see if you can buy them cheap or borrow them I have done that with my first child. Good Luck!

larosecarrie |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Rummage sales!!!! I live in So.Illinois and throughout the entire spring/summer people are constantly having rummage sales. I'm only 8 weeks right now but im starting to put on the pounds (unfortunately) have never ever worn anythihg larger than a 6 in my life so the whole gaining weight thing is gonna kill me for a while! but I just wanted to throw that out there for people who aren't picky about clothing and don't have to have it brand new. Yes craigslist is awesome and does work for many people. You could create a facebook for sale page in your area. Its been super successful in so. il. and many people buy and sell anything & everything on there.Good luck shopping ladies :)

Alex17Wed94208 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

ASOS.com has maternity clothees, check ou the clearance section and wait for sales, shippîng is free! They have gorgeous stuff.

cfbaillargeon |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I can't believe the expert would suggest a woman go into her husband's wardrobe for comfortable clothes! Why would I want to lounge around the house in men's clothing?! I'd at least like to try to feel pretty, even if I'm in lounge clothes at home. Furthermore, some of us have careers and need to wear suits to work -- thrift shops and men'swear simply aren't options for my job. It's frustrating and expensive to try find maternity clothes that are work-appropriate.

Lindsey05 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I have found consignment to be the best for me. I cannot order online. Medium fit perfect, now! but not sure for how long. Large maternity are just too big everywhere. I so wish I could sew and design my own..lol!

dspeters621 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Wear your "fat pants" as long as possible, and use a rubber band to keep the button closed. When you do need to move to maternity jeans, try on different kinds before you buy. I found out that I hate the low riding ones, I have to have the full band over my stomach or my pants keep falling down. One pair of jeans and one pair of dress pants was enough to get me by for the last couple of months. Most of my tops I bought at thrift stores. That saved me a lot.

KellyJoandLincoln |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Don't wait until your clothes don't fit anymore, shop early so you have time to bargain hunt and aren't forced to pay full retail out of desperation! I'm due in February so it will be awhile until I need them, but I just got four pairs of pants and six fall/winter tops from the clearance racks at Kohl's for about $60!

laura.ruth |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Also, if you are petite to begin with (I'm a pre-pregnancy size 2 and so far, I'm all belly) you may find that standard maternity clothes do not fit. The woman in the maternity shop told me that with my frame and the way i'm carrying, only the designer maternity wear would fit me properly. she was right! but i didn't want to pay for it!! I hit up clearance racks of non-maternity stores and bought things that either had side ruching or were made of ribbed material in a size up from my normal size. sometimes you just have to get a little creative!

mrs.cjlange |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I am 17 weeks along and I am 98 lbs prepreg and only 100 now. but I have come to find my jeans fitting too tight and read in the paper about tying a rubber band through the button loop and hooking it onto the button to give a little more room....just a helpful hint..

Lil crumpet |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I have found several Motherhood pieces in really good condition at the Goodwill, of all places and they are as cheap as you can get...just wash first!

Speasgirl |

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I made the mistake of going to Motherhood. Their clothes are really cute but man do those bills add up quickly!!!! I felt I had not choice but to spend a fortune because no one I know has maternity clothes! Plus I am a teacher so I needed clothes for the school year. 90% of my no maternity clothes do not fit. I am 22 wks with twins. A little bummed that four of my coworkers are pregnant too so there are no clothes to borrow for they are in use!!! Spent over $600 for basics at Motherhood.

Aquaams |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Target, Motherhood Maternity Clearance, and Forever 21

curryj33 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Try www.madeleinematernity.com with discount code AWESOME (35% off!). It's really cute stuff, high quality, great fabrics and they usually have a nice selection of versatile pieces. I sometimes try to muscle out a better discount code from the chat box lade, once she gave me 50% off!

KangarooMom |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Don't waste money on clothes that you can only wear when you are pregnant. You're likely to have a little 'postnatal tum' after the baby is born so it's often not possible to jump straight back into your pre-pregnancy wardrobe. You'll also have bigger boobs (especially if breastfeeding), which makes a lot of your tops feel too short. Find clothes that will stretch to accommodate your expanding figure, such as custom american apparel t shirts and then shrink back as you lose the postnatal weight.

katerninaaslaw |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

shop basic tees in larger sizes matched with leggings and a scarf or jewlery to doll yourself up!!

larrysgurl |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

You're certailnly not alone. I'm about 18 weeks and my body is changing so fast my wardrobe can barely keep up. I've found some things on clearance that I'll be able to wear a couple months from now, but are too big to wear currently. I'm a thrift store shopper from way back and I'm finding beautiful name brand maternity clothing for as little as $3 to $5 a piece - some still with tags. I'm also doing well by buying some larger sizes which fit me now and I figure will fit me again after the baby is born too. My plan is to continue picking up a few pieces here and there to expand my wardrobe as needed. Cami's are my best friend right now too - layering a cardigan over a fitted cami looks great and is very comfortable. Best wishes!

ToyniaP |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Leggings and stretchy dresses or shirts work great! Leggings aren't expensive, and dresses can always be found on clearance racks. Thrift stores have good finds too.

oohsocrafty |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

The Gap, Old Navy and H&M all have maternity lines. I was lucky to have an H&M with a maternity section right by my job. I have bought maternity pants for $7 on sale as well as a couple of really cute tops for $15-20 each on sale at H&M. Old Navy clothes tend to run a lil large to begin with so I have purchased a few dresses and tops maybe one size up from what I normally wear. If you can get to one of these stores during a sale you will spend way less. I have also bought maternity jeans from the Gap, they tend to stretch out a bit with wear. I normally wear a size 4, the maternity size 4 jeans were huge so I went down to a 2 and they have seemed to stretch out and dont stay up. Im hoping that once my belly is bigger maybe they will stay up, Im 17 weeks along.

Gspay717 |

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What do you think about Green Bay Packers baby clothes, they are not very expensive and they look great.I know that sometime things may appear to be difficult especially when a child comes along but this should be a great thing right?

MarkieB |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I shop consignment and Target. Not everyone has a larger husband so searching through his stuff is very unlikely.

elinertia |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Right now my local Maurices is having a huge sale (they are not super expensive to begin with). I'm a tiny person, so some of the stylish clothes in a size large will fit me fine for most of the my pregnancy. Another thing I love about Maurices, they carry plus sizes and professional appropriate clothing. Hope this helps!

lanaif17 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I heard that budget maternity clothes are not made from very good quality materials. I don't know how can they sell something like that. First of all you must verify the products you are going to sell.

deanjohnson |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

You should be very careful before buying budget maternity clothes because they can be made from bad quality materials. That is why you should verify the retailer before you buy something.

deanjohnson |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Don't forget it is great to ask friends and family who have already have kids if you may borrow any of their maternity clothes! This has been a great solution for me, especially for tops.

liswilli |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I have been using Morph maternity clothes during my pregnancy and after my delivery too. Their dresses are so pretty and elegant, I love wearing them whenever I go out. The best part is that they are very affordable too.

sandra012 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I hope this "expert" is also a comedian... can you imagine wearing your husband's clothes to work! Unless you're around the same height it would look COMPLETELY ridiculous! I can't believe that's their advice! This is why I usually don't use this site, the advice is completely ludicrous. ANYWAY, I like Target, Old Navy, and Goodwill for great, cheap finds. Target puts a lot of out of season stuff on sale, so I was able to shop in the fall from their summer sales for the later part of my pregnancy in the spring.

dsheppard22 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

LOL! I know dsheppard22! My husband is 6'2" and I am 5'2" and he is about 100 lbs more than me! I would look like a clown if I wore his clothes! Can you imagine his blazer on me!

MorePuppies |

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Old Navy was so difficult for me because they only sell maternity clothes in certain store which were 40 miles or more away from my home. So annoying, and buying online for jeans is not something I want to do. I found Motherhood to be great for dresses. Pea in the Pod was great for designer, which in jeans is so fantastic, and you can resell on ebay. And of course ebay. I purchased some items there, and I plan to resell them after I'm done using them. Yay!

cmccandless1823 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I've found comfort in wearing tank tops from walmart with a jacket over my shoulders. I can wear a thick jacket or a thin one.

okh95 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I just did my first purchase for maternity clothes today - Old Navy and Target online. I found some great deals! I also learned a trick from a girlfriend who just gave birth: extend the length of time to wear your pre-pregnant jeans by looping a hair elastic through the button hole and wrap it around the button. Works great!

zenjenjen |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Target, Old Navy for sure but also try H&M. They have mat line, but I was able to fit into a lot of tops and dresses that weren't mat (I just had to buy a bigger size). Same thing for Forever 21

vanessagw23 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I did most of my shopping at Burlington Coat Factory. Granted mostly just casual clothes and I went to Target or on oldnavy.com for dresses and well fitting yoga pants. If you don't have any issues with consignment clothes, you can generally find someone that is looking to get rid of maternity clothes that they don't have a need for anymore. I had a friend who gave me a basket full of clothes. It actually was a life saver!

LaurenandMike13 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I love Old Navy but I have also been shopping on Zulily.com and LOVE it! I lot of the stuff is super cheap and really cute. The only draw back is that most of it isn't returnable, so if it doesn't fit you end up having to try to sell or donate. But its so cheap its almost worth it. Everything I have bought has fit well except one shirt. I'm also mostly buying dresses for comfort and if you get Maxi's you can wear them after pregnancy too!

Babetini |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

You're definitely not alone! I would have to agree with the mothers and mothers-to-be that Ross, Target, and Old Navy are all fashionable and cost-effective options for maternity clothes (in that order preferably). At all of these locations, it's best to seek out the items in the clearance sections. There are some really great deals. Best wishes to all of the mothers-to-be!

Faor2010 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

I was 20 when I found out I was pregnant, in school and unemployed this was an issue! I remember walking into the Motherhood Maternity and being freaked out by the prices!! I opted for shops like Ross, Marshalls, and TJMaxx. I also found garage sales in nice neighborhoods and looked for maternity clothes which I found very reasonably priced. Now during my second pregnancy I saved much of the clothes I found and am using them again!

Mendi2013 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Try this sale coming up...http://www.kidseverywear.com/ They carry maternity clothes and have specials for moms to be and new moms. Check it out.

Beachbaby04 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Ross and Old Navy worked for me! I bought some tops and jeans at great prices. Overall, I have spent less than $50 on maternity clothes.

Zetabunie |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

www.olivialanematernity.com has cheap and cute clothes

ldeck08 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

hey.. The better idea is that you can wear t shirts for a comfort. You can visit http://captainkyso.com for the cheapest and designer cool t shirts of your own choice. It will definitely help you in saving your money.

captainkyso |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Goodwill!! $3 a piece. It is time consuming because you really have to look at everything to find it. But they have it and usually in good conditions too.

Qyzhao |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Shop at stores like resalematernity.com

shoelover11 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

i love zulily when they have sale items. sign up and you will get alerts from brands you love.

yungbud |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

PinkBlush Maternity, H&M Mama, & Gap Maternity are great places for reasonably priced maternity clothes. They have cute clothes and are not matronly looking.

ashleym415 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

My favorite maternity shop is Mommyliciousmaternity as it has everythingaffordable! You can get all your maternity bras etc there as well, its so much easier being able to get everything in one place with so much else to do!

KellyW91 |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

Baby Depot is the best place I have found so far. I have a really big butt and I have no complaints. Im kinda poor but thats because were saving everything for our little one....No more xbox, ps hehe.

MOHLee |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

There is a maternity resale store where I live but they also sell online. www.bellygoround.com A lot of stuff at pretty good prices

anninmesa |

Q&A: Budget maternity clothes?

My pants stopped fitting around 10 weeks. Instead of going straight to maternity clothes, I just got pants that were not technically maternity, but had a flexible waistband. So I could wear them comfortably through most of my pregnancy and they were actually PERFECT post-maternity as well! I got several pairs from Felton Hill that I still wear today. HIGHLY recommend them!!

clbharmon |