Pregnancy is a happy time in your life. Unfortunately, it can also be a time of discomfort especially if you experience morning sickness, swollen ankles, and constipation. The cost of maternity clothes can also cause some discomfort, although more a financial discomfort than a physical one. But with a little creative though and sharp shopping skills, you can find and buy cheap maternity clothes that are also stylish.
Since women rarely wear out their maternity clothes, unless of course they have many children, it’s safe to say that used maternity clothes will be gently worn. In some cases they’ll be close to brand new. This means that thrift stores and consignment shops can offer great deals on cheap maternity clothes that are new enough to still look fashionable.
Sometimes you’ll also be able to find cheap maternity clothes in newspaper classified ads, special newspapers for used products, and online classifieds.
Don’t forget about children’s consignment shops. If they sell lots of baby stuff, they may have a rack or two of used maternity clothes as well. These types of consignment shops can do double duty since you’ll have already found them before you’ve had the baby. It’ll save you searching for affordable baby clothes once your newborn starts to take up a significant amount of your time.
If you’re pressed for time or don’t feel like running from store to store, consider surfing online for cheap maternity clothes. It’s like going through several stores and dozens of clearance ranks in one third of the time!
Most stores that sell maternity clothes also have clearance and sales pages. Depending on the layout of the Web site, it may take a little searching to find these pages, but when you do, you can find some amazing deals.
Often the clothes on the clearance pages changes regularly. So be sure to bookmark your favorite online clearance stores and put them in a favorites folder. You’ll save yourself time later when you want to see what new cheap maternity clothes have become available.
If you really have your heart set on buying new and costly maternity clothes, buy a few basic pieces that you can mix and match to create many different outfits. This means stay away from dresses, which can only be worn one way. Slacks, skirts, and jackets are better choices because they’ll give you many more unique looks.
You can buy almost any type of cheap maternity clothes, right down to the underwear. (Don’t buy used underwear, just buy a larger size of regular underwear since special maternity underwear is so expensive.)
But on place where you don’t want to skimp and buy cheap maternity clothes is when it comes to your nursing bra if you plan to breastfeed. Spend the money on a good nursing bra and your body will thank you.