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Where to Shop Maternity Clothes When You’re Expecting

The majority of young girls spend their early life learning how to appropriately dress for their particular physiques, whether they are curvy, athletic, plus size, or petite. We get an understanding of what functions well for us and what helps us feel at ease. Is it not a blessing that we live in a society where there is such a wide variety of options available in terms of clothes and accessories, so that it can cater to people who have a variety of various body types and personal styles?

My unique size sometimes make it challenging to find clothing that fits, but through the years I’ve learned what works for me and what doesn’t. Sure, I want to try new things and push the boundaries, but I also have a basic understanding of how to rock my assets and hide some of my (perceived) flaws. Now, if you were to ask me to dress myself while wearing a basketball strapped to my stomach, that would be an entirely different matter since it is not an easy task. In fact it’s quite challenging!

Expecting mother’s face this challenge daily. The desire to seem pretty, professional, or put together,  but with the additional problem of significantly gaining weight in a short period of time. You will, in a way, need to relearn how to dress yourself, and the most problematic aspect of this will be the fact that your body will continue to change even after you have mastered the skill of dressing yourself. It’s an evolving problem. Shopping for maternity clothes may be more than just a difficulty; it can also shake the confidence of practically any expectant woman who is already dealing with the hormonal changes that come with pregnancy.

What kind of clothing a pregnant woman should wear?

Pregnant women should wear comfortable, supportive clothing that allows for easy movement and breathability. Loose-fitting tops, stretchy maternity jeans or leggings, and comfortable sneakers or flats are all great options. Avoid clothing that is too tight, as this can cause discomfort. Additionally, look for items with adjustable features, such as waistbands with drawstrings or buttons, to help accommodate your growing body.

The majority of pregnant ladies in today’s society are not longer seeking to hide or cover up the fact that they are pregnant; rather, they are selecting a variety of clothing that are able to accommodate their new body form. During pregnancy, some women want to dress in a very understated manner, while others like to show off their growing bellies, and yet others prefer to conceal their growing bellies.

Where to Shop when You’re Expecting

In an effort to help you shop and save you some headaches I put together a list of great places to shop for most of your maternity needs. This list is not comprehensive – but please let me know if I’ve left anything off so that I can added it for all you moms to be. I’ve only included places that have online buying options, since the last thing I want to do pregnant and with a toddler is go to the mall and try stuff on.

ASOS

Super trendy dresses, jeans, tops, occasion wear and swimwear won’t leave you feeling like you have to rely solely on basics to get you through your 10 month pregnancy.

Sizes: 6 to 20
Price: Reasonable

Burlington Coat Factory

Designer labels but for a fraction of the cost. Burlington offers a great selection of maternity and nursing items, including intimates and activewear.

Sizes: S-XL
Price: Reasonable

Motherhood

Trendy options for the hip mama. Reasonably priced maternity options for the everyday mom. A sister store to Destination Maternity and Pea in the Pod this is their lower-priced option.

Sizes: XS-XL (pre-pregnancy size 0-18) – Designer options from size 24-34.
Price: Reasonable

Gap

Functional, practical and stylish. Gap provides wardrobe staples and plenty of extra trendy pieces to help round out an expecting mama’s closet.

Sizes: XS-XL and 00-20
Price: Reasonable

H&M

Rock the latest trends without breaking the bank. H&M gives you the latest in fashion and accessories for pregnant fashion mavens worldwide.

Sizes: XS-XL and 2-16
Price: Reasonable

Hatch

Defined by comfort, luxury and style, Hatch is a high-end maternity boutique that offers the latest in runway-inspired fashions that will leave you feeling good and looking great throughout your pregnancy.

Sizes: 2-10 and Petite
Price: Expensive

Motherhood Maternity

Reasonably priced maternity options for the everyday mom. A sister store to Destination Maternity and Pea in the Pod this is their lower-priced option.

Sizes: XS – XXXL (pre-pregnancy size 0-26).
Price: Reasonable

Old Navy

Maternity Clothing for every stage of your pregnancy and options appropriate for nursing.
Sizes: XS to XXL
Price: Reasonable

Pea in a Pod 

High-quality, designer brands give mom’s an option for comfort and luxury that can be hard to find when you’re expecting. A sister store to Destination Maternity and Motherhood Maternity this is their high-end option.

Sizes: XS-XL (pre-pregnancy size 0-18) – Designer options from size 24-34.
Price: Expensive

PinkBlush Maternity

“PinkBlush brings the latest trends in maternity clothes to the modern mother so that she can transition into pregnancy without skipping a beat, delivering bold prints in vibrant hues to make sure you stand out in style.”

Sizes: S-XL and Plus sizes 1X-3X
Price: Reasonable

Rosie Pope

Made by a mom for moms. Rosie Pope intuitively thinks about the changing contour of a woman’s body during pregnancy and offers a line of clothing suitable for almost any occasion.

Sizes: XS-XL
Price: Expensive

Target

Liz Lange Maternity dominates the maternity section of Target but isn’t the only option that they provide with their wearable, everyday fashions.

Sizes: XS – XXL.
Price: Reasonable

The Loft Maternity

Just because you’re expecting doesn’t mean you can’t shop at your favorite stores. The Loft Maternity offers stylish options for the trend-setting mama to be.

Sizes: XS- XXL
Price: High

Top Shop

Top Shop offers pieces that you can wear throughout every step of your pregnancy and even afterward. Functional, practical and always fashionable – your growing belly doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style.

Sizes: 4-16
Price: High

Walmart

Maternity clothes for all body types and at a price you can’t possibly be mad at. Walmart provides very reasonable maternity options and with thousands of locations nationwide it’s conveniently located for almost everyone.

Sizes: S-XXXL
Price: Low

There are also department store options like Macy’s, Nordstrom, Sears and JC Penny, all which carry a great variety of maternity options.

Where do you like to shop for your maternity needs?

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