Congratulations! You are pregnant with your future bundle of joy! As a society we put so much significance on doing things that will benefit our future baby that we frequently forget to nurture ourselves. It’s a well-known fact that nurturing your baby and family is extremely difficult if you neglect to take care of yourself. I firmly believe that just because you are pregnant, it doesn’t mean that your only two options are to either be frumpy for nine months or break the bank. You have plenty of options when it comes to finding cute, inexpensive maternity clothes and trendy maternity clothes. Here are some tips from a fellow mama to be on finding great looking inexpensive maternity clothes online and off:
Check out your favorite clothing stores on Google. Many of them carry trendy inexpensive maternity clothes. Usually these are available online and in select stores only. Some of my favorite examples include The Gap, Old Navy, Ann Taylor Loft, Macy’s and of course Target. Shopping maternity sections of your favorite clothing stores is a great way to ensure satisfaction with your purchases since the styles and fit will be very similar to what you are accustomed to. These stores have fantastic maternity clothing clearance sections that are updated frequently. Be sure to ask the salesperson about how often the store clearances out maternity clothing. I’ve purchased inexpensive maternity clothing items at Target at 50% off within six weeks of that item hitting the sales floor.
Maternity clothing specialty stores offer a variety of cute inexpensive maternity clothing options. Motherhood is a national chain that has never ending sales and BOGO events. Sign up for their e-newsletter and you will get more enticing offers in your mailbox then you will care to read.
Used maternity clothes are a great option for anyone on a budget. You can find a list of consignment maternity shops in your area on Google. These shops can provide great value. You can rest assured that most of the items on sale at maternity clothing consignment shops were only very gently used. On top of that, many maternity clothing consignment shops offer special event dress rentals. Why would you spend a ton of time and money looking for a special event outfit that won’t make you feel like a beached whale? You will literally only wear it once. Instead, rent a freshly dry cleaned dress for your best friend’s wedding.
Consider purchasing maternity clothes staples that will last you through your entire pregnancy. You will be constantly growing and so will your credit card bill if you purchase outfits that will fit for a month, and then become useless.
I’m sure you already noticed that everyone and their dog feels the need to give you unsolicited pregnancy and child raising advice as soon as you announce that you are expecting. Use this opportunity to ask your friends, family and co-workers to gift you maternity clothes they are no longer using.