We are lucky to live in a day and age when pregnant women have a plethora of options when it comes to dressing our baby bumps with inexpesive maternity clothes. Ask your mom and she will tell you that back in her day maternity clothing resembled bags with cutouts for your limbs decorated with table cloth print. These days pregnant women have just about everything imaginable at their fingertips. Everything from maternity shapers to maternity pantyhose. Crazy! The downside is that anything labeled as “maternity wear” tends to be way more expensive. Luckily there are plenty of options for obtaining the temporary wardrobe pieces that you need, whether you need a dress to wear to a wedding or a handful of suits for work. Did you know that you can rent maternity clothes? Most women feel bad about investing a lot of money into temporary wardrobe updates. This is a new, welcome and steadily growing trend that offers pregnant women the opportunity to spend the same amount or perhaps less on a wardrobe with more options.
So without further ado, here is my Ultimate List of Where to Rent Maternity Clothes:
Borrow for Your Bump: “Offer a variety of contemporary designer clothes in maternity sizes for a monthly rate.” You can purchase clothes you like or rent them for 75% off the retail price
Rent Maternity Wear: This is the choice for anyone looking to dress up for a special occasion without purchasing an expensive dress that will only be worn once. “Rent a gorgeous, new, designer maternity dress direct from the top maternity fashion designers — such as Vanessa Knox, More of Me Maternity, Fierce Mamas, Maternal America, and Olian Maternity — for up to 70% less. One-week maternity dress rental rates start at just $35.”
Mine for Nine: “Rent maternity dresses, suits, tops, pants and skirts from us at a fraction of the cost to purchase. You can borrow the size you need now (not what your changing figure will need in a few months). We bring hard-to-find maternity designers to your fingertips such as Ripe Maternity, Seraphine, Maternite, Olian, and Maternal America to name a few. And if you love it and absolutely must own it, buy it brand new from MINE.”
Belly Bump Boutique: “Our mission is to make shopping for formal wear, while pregnant, stress-free, easy and affordable. We are constantly adding styles and sizes to our collection so please feel free to visit often. We do not require you to join a club, or pay additional dues. If you find a dress you like, you can simply rent it from us as easily as you would buy it online. If a dress does not work for any reason, returns are free from return shipping charges and all rental fees are reimbursed.”
Last but not least, check out your local maternity consignment shop. Many of them rent maternity clothes for special occasions.