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Tips To Purchasing Maternity Clothing On A Budget

Dec 5, 2007
Purchasing an all new maternity wardrobe for the length of your pregnancy can be a lengthy undertaking. Fortunately there are some tips and tricks for getting clothes that fit without breaking the bank.

The first thing is to avoid the ultra-trendy maternity boutiques. Maternity clothing can be expensive anyway because of the extra fabric required to make the item, but many fashionable boutiques raise their prices because they know that finding trendy maternity wear can be difficult. It's important to keep in mind that maternity clothes are often only worn for a few months time and then relegated to the closet, so finding used maternity wear can be the perfect, budget-conscious option. The local consignment store should be the first stop on the list to find a maternity wardrobe. Oftentimes women who consider themselves done with their childbearing years can't wait to get the maternity clothing out of their closet and the local consignment store is often the first place they go. Garage sales are another great place to find maternity clothing at a serious discount.

Another place to find maternity clothes that fit right is your husband's closet! Many women often struggle with that in between stage of pregnancy; when normal clothes don't fit, yet maternity clothes are still too big. Borrowing your husband's button down shirt can be the perfect solution to find comfortable clothes that fit and accommodate the belly. Men's jeans can also be an option; they're often styled slightly different in that the waist doesn't go in quite like a woman's does so wearing your husband's jeans may get you through for a few weeks before you grow into maternity sizes.

Another thing to consider when buying maternity wear is the style. Finding pants with stretch can make all of the difference in accommodating the ever-growing belly. Another place to check for a maternity wardrobe is the plus size sections of stores. While pants may not always be a good fit as they may be too big in other areas, many plus size tops will be a perfect fit.

The most important thing when shopping for maternity clothing is to not get discouraged. No woman likes to shop for bigger sizes and it's easy to get down when weight gain is involved, but think of the little bundle of joy your body is growing to accommodate. Pregnancy can be a wonderful experience with the right attitude, and finding clothes that fit without breaking the bank is an important component to feeling good.
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