BEST MATERNITY CLOTHING STORES
When people find out I write a fashion blog, the first question they ask me is, "Where can I buy maternity clothes that are cute and don't cost a fortune?!" or something along those lines. And I totally understand why - finding stylish maternity fashion that's affordable can be a daunting task, but luckily there are lots of options for today's expectant moms. Here's a quick round-up of the best places to shop for maternity clothes right now:
I practically lived in H&M Mama maternity clothes during both of my pregnancies. They used to sell it at my brick-and-mortar store but now they just carry it online at hm.com. This is where I bought on-trend maternity jeans and the best maternity t-shirts and camisoles. I even shared some of my favorite spring fashions from H&M in this video - it's from 2013 so the items are no longer available but the styling tips still ring true!
H&M Mama Maternity Nursing Dress, $34.99
My other favorite while I was pregnant was definitely Target. That's where I picked up the cutest one-piece bathing suit which I wore during my third trimester, and still wear today thanks to the stylish ruching (that gathered fabric along the sides is super slimming). I also bought two t-shirt dresses from the Liz Lange maternity line (see me wearing the striped dress in this post), long sleeve and short sleeve layering tees (for as little as $7 on clearance), a chambray maternity tunic, and the comfiest maternity leggings. Target was my go-to for stylish maternity clothes that I could try on in store, too, a definite plus.
Liz Lange for Target Maternity Beaded-Back Lattice Swimsuit, $34.99
Whether you need a maternity dress for an upcoming wedding or just some stylish basics, ASOS is another one of my favorite maternity fashion destinations. In this video, I give a detailed review of some of my ASOS maternity buys including some sizing tips (in my experience, I found it best to refer to their sizing guides and just order my pre-pregnancy size). You can also see me wearing my favorite striped maternity top (shop a similar one here).
ASOS Maternity Pull On Peg Pant, $40
4. Forever 21
Although Forever 21 no longer carries its maternity line, Love21, this fast-fashion store is still a mecca for expectant moms on a budget. I found that I could still easily fit into a lot of the stretchy silhouettes, from camis to tees to roomy dresses - even elastic waist pants. Lots of fashion bloggers swear by Forever 21 when they're pregnant, too!
Contemporary Striped Maxi Dress, $24.90
5. Old Navy
Old Navy is another great source of maternity fashions. I like how their website is organized to help moms-to-be shop by trimester, by occasion, or by category. Some of my Old Navy maternity fashions were a miss - like a nursing top I bought that was absolutely impossible to nurse in. But other pieces, like my maternity shorts from Old Navy, became everyday favorites especially during those hot summer months. I've heard from some friends that Gap maternity fit them better, so that's another great option, too, but tends to be a tiny bit pricier (although you can always wait for a sale).
Maternity Mid-Rise Side-Panel Eyelet Shorts, $29.94
Nordstrom carries a surprising selection of affordable maternity fashions, including popular labels like Ingrid & Isabel and Topshop Maternity. They also carry a great selection of quality nursing bras. I didn't realize how many options they had under $100 when I was pregnant, but now I wish I had an excuse to buy things like this gorgeous lace dress (which I spied on my Instagram friend @accordingtoblair here). Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns which is any girl's best friend, too, so you can try things on in the comfort of your own home risk-free.
Ingrid & Isabel Lace Maternity Dress, $98 (5 colors)
A super stylish friend just recently introduced me to Hatch Collection and oh, my, it is good. It's on the pricey side but you can always stalk the sale section or invest in one or two key pieces that you'll wear on repeat. You don't have to sacrifice style just because you're pregnant. If you're reading this blog, you probably acknowledge the role that fashion can play in lifting our spirits, and moms of course need to look and feel good, too, even if it's "just for a couple months"!
Longsleeve A-Line Dress, $59 (final sale)
8. Borrow maternity clothes from other moms:
No, it's not a store, just a tip! Join a mom group the moment you get pregnant, and you'll be able to borrow maternity clothes from other moms. I wish I hadn't waited until my son was born to join a mom group. You can get so much support and knowledge during your pregnancy and beyond from a group of supportive moms in your area. Do it, you won't regret it! And you'll be able to share things like clothes for you, your kids, even toys and babysitting nights down the road!
So those are my top maternity fashion stores - what are yours? Let me know in the comments!
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