Where to Find Affordable (& Fashionable) Maternity Clothing


Dressing your rapidly changing pregnancy body can be a challenge. But when it comes to maternity clothing, you definitely don’t need to sacrifice your style, or your wallet.

When I buy clothes, they need to be three things - built to last, fashionable and affordable. Key word there is affordable, especially for this mama on a budget. And when it comes to clothing that is only going to see the light of day for six to seven months at a time, maybe every two years, I definitely don’t want to be spending a whole heck of a lot.

Where to Find Affordable and Fashionable Maternity Clothing

Ladies, I’m talking maternity clothes here. 

Is it just me, or do they seem to be a heck of a lot more expensive than regular clothing? And come with a selection that’s a whole heck of a lot more limited?

Like I said, since I’m only going to be wearing the clothing for six to seven months at a time, I don’t want to a) buy a lot and b) spend a lot. I tend to stick to basics, such as solid-coloured tops, black pants, etc. and spice them up with items I already have in my wardrobe, such as jewellery, a cardigan, blazer or cute jacket.

Here is my list of go-to stores when it comes to buying maternity clothes.

Where to Find Affordable and Fashionable Maternity Clothing

Old Navy

Old Navy offers a great selection of simple maternity clothing. While the in-store selection varies by location, the online store has a wide variety of dresses, tops, pants, active wear and more to choose from. You can find solid-coloured basics (such as leggings or tees) or a floral printed maxi dress, perfect for summer.

Be sure to sign up for their newsletter that will frequently send you coupon codes (which also apply to maternity clothing). 

H&M

H&M also has some great non-maternity options that will cover the bump, such as their long camis/tank tops. 

Depending on the location, they also have a limited selection of maternity items available in-store. A larger selection can be found on their website, which includes some versatile basics, but also more bold pieces with fun patterns. They even sell maternity one-piece bathing suits online, perfect for the upcoming summer!

And once baby is born, they have a selection of inexpensive, yet stylish, nursing tops. 

Walmart

Walmart’s maternity section is a fairly new discovery for me, as it only consists of about one rack at my local store. Again, the in-store selection is small and varies by location, but a wider variety is available online at very reasonable prices. If you’re looking for basics (think solid-coloured tops, leggings, etc.), Walmart has many different options. They also have affordable, George brand nursing bras available. 

Thyme Maternity

The one thing I will spend a little extra money on is the pants. When it comes to maternity pants, comfort, but also quality, are key. I can switch up the shirt every day, but I usually wear the same pair of pants a few times a week. Therefore, they must last. So for pants, I turn to Thyme Maternity. They have a wide variety of types (i.e. jeans, casual, dressy) for all budgets. You could spend a few pennies on a brand name pair of Silver jeans, or be budget-conscious and stick to a more affordable Thyme Maternity branded pair. 

Thyme Maternity also almost always has sale codes available (sign up for their newsletter to receive exclusive discounts) and in-store and online, you can often snag some great finds on their sale racks. 

They also have the comfiest nursing bralettes for once baby is born. 

Joe Fresh

Ok, so Joe Fresh may not yet have a maternity line (fingers crossed they will one day), but they do have some great pieces that you can incorporate into your wardrobe. You can always find cute cardigans, jackets and shoes that will compliment your maternity top and pants. Their summer collection almost always contains a variety of flowy skirts and dresses that can be worn with a bump, or post-pregnancy. They also have an affordable lingerie line, to help accommodate that growing bust size. 

Sign up for their newsletter to receive notification of sales and coupon codes. 

Where to Find Affordable and Fashionable Maternity Clothing

At the end of the day, you don’t need to go crazy with buying maternity clothing. You’ll only be wearing them for a few months anyways. Stick to basics, add a splash of what you already have, and you will be one stylish (and confident) mama-to-be!



What are your thoughts on maternity clothing? What is your favourite maternity store to shop at? I’d love to hear your thoughts!






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