Where to Shop for Maternity Clothes

I had such a difficult time shopping for maternity clothes during my first pregnancy! Working 9 – 5 in a professional office environment, I wanted to continue to dress appropriately. Wherever I shopped I found leggings, jeans and yoga pants. Dresses were sleeveless or scoop necked, displaying my newly engorged bustline. I could not wear any of these things to work. On top of it all, when I did find work appropriate attire, the fit was just awful. Pants that fit over my belly would sag from my bottom. Ugh! Are you feeling my pain? Then this post is for you, mama!

The ultimate list of where to buy maternity clothes. Tips for professional dressing and saving on casual wear.

Professional Attire

Towards the end of my pregnancy I resigned to wearing maxi dresses almost exclusively. I did find some dress trousers at Motherhood Maternity, but I wasn’t thrilled with the fit because I am really thin and they just looked saggy. Gap Maternity is great for slim women, but I found the full panel pants to be a bit too tight for my preference. If you want lots of support on your belly, this may work for you. Here are some places you can get professional maternity attire:

Destination Maternity owns A Pea in the Pod and Motherhood Maternity which also have casual wear and undergarments. I got maternity pantyhose here because I feel naked at work without stockings!

LOFT

GAP Maternity

ASOS

Macy’s

Zulily

Casual Attire & Workout Clothes

Mumberry

Old Navy (Note: I didn’t like the quality so much, but the price is right. The maxi-dresses are a little short so if you’re tall, try PinkBlush or Motherhood Maternity instead. If you’re petite, Old Navy is the way to go.)

LuLaRoe – Ok, so this is not at all a maternity line. If you’re familiar, LuLaRoe is the buttery-soft legging brand that women are going nuts for despite the cooky patterns. To be fair, I own a pair. I picked a really modest, versatile pattern. They do have solids as well. I listed it because they are one size fits all. They have regular and tall/curvy so, two sizes to cover everyone. Yes, they are that stretchy. I’m sure you can get away with it for a while! If you’re not familiar, they are sold via independent consultants in-home parties/ trunk shows. If you don’t know anyone who sells LuLaRoe, do a quick search on Facebook.

Versatile Pieces

PinkBlush – This is my favorite for maxi-dresses and nursing wear.

ThredUp – This is an online consignment shop, so if you’re on a budget, try it! They have a multitude of brands and maternity clothes don’t get worn very long.

Seraphine

Isabella Oliver

Target

WalMart – I normally would not shop here for clothes but they have a lot of maternity basics for cheap.

Kohl’s

JCPenney

Burlington Coat Factory

Topshop – This stuff is pretty trendy and also available at Nordstrom.

H&M – Yes, they have a maternity line. Trendy and affordable but mostly jeans and casual wear.

Nordstrom

Bloomingdale’s

Rent Maternity

Don’t want to buy something you’ll only wear a few months? You’re in luck: you can rent maternity clothes!

Mine for Nine

Borrow For Your Bump

Le Tote

You may also want to do a quick search online for local consignment. Some cities have maternity and baby specific consignment shops. Gilt also sometimes has maternity clothes if you like high end brands.

What is your favorite way to shop for maternity clothes? Share your wins and struggles in the comments!

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  1. Lisa | The Merry Momma

    I started shopping ThredUp during my second pregnancy (opposite season from my first), and fell in love with it! I got lots of cute, quality pieces for a steal! I loved it so much, I’ve continued to shop there for my regular clothes.

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    1. Tarsha Post author

      Good to know! I heard about it after my pregnancy as a suggestion for kids clothes. I definitely plan to try it for my second pregnancy.

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