If you are in the market for maternity clothing, I am sure you have already noticed that this “size grouping” is frequently overpriced just because it’s considered a special category of clothing. I am always astonished at the fact that you can find plain non-maternity t-shirts for under $10 yet the same plain t-shirt labeled as motherhood clothing will cost over $25. Unbelievable! Pregnancy causes a variety of changes in your body that can really bum you out about yourself. I truly believe that looking good through your pregnancy makes you feel good and elevates your self-esteem. With this being said, many women are focused on saving for their baby and are reluctant to splurge on stylish maternity clothing. Here is the cool thing, staying stylish thought your pregnancy while staying on a budget is totally possible and even easy as long as you know the tips and tricks to shopping.
- There are plenty of items in your current closet that will convert quite nicely to motherhood clothing. Check out: 8 Items in Your Closet that Convert to Great Maternity Clothes
- Most of your favorite clothing retailers sell maternity clothing online and in select stores. Get to know their clearance cycles and when possible sign up for their e-newsletter. This way each time they have a sale, you will get an e-mail informing you of the items that are available. Some stores such as Target feature printable coupons online. You can find Target’s latest coupon for pregnancy wear HERE. Target’s maternity clothes on clearance are listed HERE.
- Your body will change several times though your pregnancy. When purchasing any kind of tops, consider that your baby bump will not only continue growing, it will also change shapes. Invest in tops that are extra-long right away. They will grow with you and help you avoid having to purchase new tops several times thought your pregnancy. Same thing goes for bathing suits. Buy something with a little extra room for later.
- Invest in quality motherhood clothing staples that are versatile. I wrote a whole article on this not so long ago: 8 Essential Items for a Maternity Wardrobe