Are you pregnant? If so, then cheap maternity clothing is probably something that is on your mind. Unfortunately, clothing made for pregnancy can be very costly. Stores like Thyme Maternity and Motherhood Maternity have excellent quality maternity clothing that is trendy and comfortable, but the prices are often on the high end.
So, what’s a pregnant girl to do when it comes to saving money on maternity clothes?
Here are a few ideas:
Avoid Maternity Stores
Instead of venturing into stores that are all about maternity wear, try regular clothing stores, such as Walmart and Old Navy. Both have a great selection of maternity clothing at a fraction of what you’d pay at a maternity store.
When I was pregnant, I purchased maternity clothes from both stores and I loved them. They lasted my entire pregnancy and I didn’t have to spend a fortune on them!
Shop During Promotions
I won’t lie – maternity stores are nice. They have a lot of different styles in maternity clothing that you just can’t find at a store that doesn’t specialize in this market. If you do decide to do some shopping at maternity stores, at least make sure you wait for promotions. Both Thyme Maternity and Motherhood Maternity have regular sales.
Borrow from Friends & Family
If you know someone that has recently had a baby and no longer needs their maternity clothing, ask if you can borrow it for the duration of your pregnancy. If the clothing will just be sitting, unused, most people are happy to share (you may even have some family and friends offer to just give you the clothes for free!).
Shop at thrift stores, on eBay, online classifieds, yard sales – used is going to be so much cheaper than brand new. Most often, maternity clothing isn’t worn for very long, so you can almost always find used pieces at very cheap prices, and it will still be in great condition.
Don’t Wear Maternity Clothing
Don’t think that just because you’re pregnant you need to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe. Save yourself a fortune on clothing by purchasing larger sizes of regular clothing instead of items that are marked “maternity”.
You may want to invest in a few items that are actually for pregnancy (such as one nice pair of jeans and a bra), but for everyday clothing such as t-shirts, larger sized “regular” clothing is the way to go if you want to save money.
Use a Belly/Pregnancy Band
Pregnancy brands are great accessories that fit over the waist of regular jeans and helps to hold them up and together when your belly grows so large that you can no longer button your jeans. I purchased mine at Walmart for around $25 and it worked very well!
Cheap maternity clothing is not hard to find if you know where to look for it. Don’t spend a fortune if you don’t have to – and in this case, you don’t have to! Save your money for other things that you are going to need after baby is born!