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My Maternity Haul

Shopping for maternity clothes online can be hit or miss - but it can also be your best source for finding stylish yet affordable fashions to wear throughout your pregnancy. Recently, I placed an order for maternity clothes at, the UK's biggest online fashion store. In the video above, I talk about what I bought, what worked - and what didn't work. My big takeaway? Buy your pre-pregnancy size (or one size larger at most)! Learn from my mistakes and trust those size guides.

You can find all the maternity styles shown in this video (or similar ones) at

I loved Asos when I was pregnant! Definitely the most stylish maternity wear at reasonable prices. They're especially great if you need a dressy dress for a wedding when pregnant & don't want to spend a fortune.
#1 Rachel on 2013-04-17 16:54 (Reply)
LOVE Asos, for maternity and beyond. I have my eye on so many maternity items from there right now!
#2 Teal In Motion (Homepage) on 2013-04-18 12:36 (Reply)
Thanks for showing your maternity finds. I bought two pair of ASOS maternity jeans in my first trimester. I bought one in my prepregnancy size which fit perfect at first and are now starting to get a bit snug, and I bought a second pair in one size up which were way too big at first, but now fit fine. Both were great quality as you mentioned.
Lookin' good!
#3 Alicia V on 2013-04-19 11:37 (Reply)
Great review! I was considering buying a more formal dress from them for a wedding in June. Maybe you have other suggestions for formal maternity wear? I am looking for a dress with lace on top. Don't know why I suddenly have this obsession, hehe.
#4 lisacng @ (Homepage) on 2013-04-22 08:31 (Reply)
Have you browsed Rent The Runway? You can actually search by "bump-friendly" under the body type filter - it's very useful, you might find something there! Otherwise I'd say ASOS or Topshop. I'll keep my eye open and let you know if I come across anything...
#4.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-04-22 10:26 (Reply)
Thanks for the recs! And keepin your magnificent eyes peeled :-)
#4.1.1 lisacng @ (Homepage) on 2013-04-22 13:34 (Reply)
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