Pregnant after 35

maternity clothes.. where to buy

since this wil be our last baby I hate to dump a ton of money into clothes i will only wear for a short time.   So, do any of you girls have secret places you buy nice inexpensive maternity clothes.   I am comfortable wearing sweats around the house but I would like to have several nice outfits for church and when I have to the store or homeschool events.

We only have Target that sells maternity and that is only 4 racks of misc. stuff. ugghh
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Re: maternity clothes.. where to buy

  • I got some nice clothes inexpensive at Kohl's, Old Navy, Motherhood Maternity, and Target. If you don't have them near you, you can order online.

    Good Luck!!!

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  • I have the same question - I'm interested in the range of options - from casual/inexpensive to a bit nicer since I have to dress more formally at work.  In addition to what the PP noted - Pea in a Pod (online) looks like a good place as well as Rosie Pope - although that's on the pricier side.  Still looking for more ideas

    Also - and I'm sorry if this is a silly question - but are maternity clothes made to work no matter how far along you are?  Like jeans - do the same pair fit at 4 months as they do at 8?  How does that work?

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  • I bought some things on sale at motherhood, but they were still more than I wanted to pay for clothing I would never wear again.  My best deals came from kohls online clearance, consignment shops and goodwill type stores.  Some of the tops - the non stretchy fabric, dressier blouse type tops - I bought for the beginning stopped fitting comfortably a couple months ago, so not everything lasted the whole pregnancy. 

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  • Ohh I forgot about Kohls.. we have one opening tomorrow, doubtful they will have sales this soon though....

    I will check out Kohls online...

    I love thrift stores, we went to one this weekend but didnt find anything so I will check around our local Goodwill as well.

    I have looked on ebay but so far it seems things get bit up to more than I want to spend... I want bargains darn it LOL
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  • This may sound counter-intuitive, but Macy's actually has an amazing maternity clearance rack. I bought some really great stuff there and I was averaging about $10 an item! I did splurge on one pair of nice dressy pants for $35, but they were not even on sale, much less on clearance. They had a better selection than anywhere else I looked. My local Target is PATHETIC. Like yours, mine has 3 or 4 pathetic racks and that's it.
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  • I actually bought most of my stuff at local secondhand stores that specialized in kids & maternity clothing. I think the condition/quality was a little better than typical Goodwill, but for very reasonable prices. The few new items I bought at Kohl's on clearance, but I also have some non-maternity stuff from Kohl's (stretchy) that I bought a size larger that fits. For this pregnancy, I also bought a batch of stuff from a friend who no longer needed hers, and have borrowed some tops/pants from another friend. You may want to check your local Craigslist, too. There's certainly no point in spending big $$$ on clothing you may wear only for a couple months. And, no, not every piece of maternity clothing will last your entire pregnancy. I have several tops that are just too short and a couple pairs of pants that are too tight to wear now that I'm 8 months in. They were perfect early on though. Good luck!
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  • I have found a number of cute things at Salvation Army - some with the tags still on - and I'm plus sized, so it was a huge score. I've found some each pregnancy. Good luck.
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  • Old navy is having a killer sale right now online.  I have found most of their stuff fits my pre-preg size unless the reviews state otherwise.  I love their jeans and they are cheap!  I am with you on not wanting to spend a bunch on clothes I won't be wearing after spring!
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  • Hi!

     I bought a ton of clothing on www.madeleinematernity.com after reading about them in both A list mom and Lil Sugar. I found this coupon code ILOVEMM and it gave me a 50% discount on the whole order. I bought the striped t-shirt dress to wear on the weekends which has been great leading into fall. I also bough the peplum top since it's really cute looking at work paired with a forever 21 belt and a pair of slacks. I might go back and buy the Carolina blue t0shirt dress, since the top is so freaking comfy... Anyways gl. I hope you check them out. 

  • I like to shop on the "flash sale" sites like Gilt Group (www.gilt.com) and Zulily (zulily.com).  They often have designer maternity clothes at 40% or more off the retail price. The caveat is you have to check them often in order to grab the best deals. Also, Nordstrom's website sometimes has a decent selection of sale items. 

    With my last pregnancy I did get a few cute items from Motherhood as well, although their quality isn't as good, and the fabrics aren't the best.  For the few months you wear them, it's OK though.  I haven't been there yet for this pregnancy, but their Heidi Klum line was really cute last time I was pregnant.  Not sure if they still have her stuff or not.

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  • I can't believe nobody's mentioned Craigslist! I've bought most of my maternity clothes there for practically nothing - like $5 for a pair of Old Navy maternity jeans or $3 for a Motherhood Maternity top. With that plus what my friends have given/loaned me, I've probably paid about $30 total for 9 months worth of maternity wear.

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  • I still want to look cute w/o spending too much money so I've found a lot of bargains through these resources:  

    Craigslist, Old Navy, H&M, EBay (for cute designer jeans at cheap prices), Motherhood, Zulily, Goodwill...


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  • image Lenox1975:

    I have the same question - I'm interested in the range of options - from casual/inexpensive to a bit nicer since I have to dress more formally at work.  In addition to what the PP noted - Pea in a Pod (online) looks like a good place as well as Rosie Pope - although that's on the pricier side.  Still looking for more ideas

    Also - and I'm sorry if this is a silly question - but are maternity clothes made to work no matter how far along you are?  Like jeans - do the same pair fit at 4 months as they do at 8?  How does that work?

    Some will fit and some will not.  In stores like motherhood or pea in a pod, they have a fake bump that will show you how the clothes will fit later on.  That has been a big help for me.  Things that look good now just did not work with the fake bump.

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  • I feel like Craigslist it totally hit or miss depending on your area. Metropolitan areas? Fantastic. Not so metropolitan? Kinda sucky, imo. And I fall into the second category.

    I loved eBay for my first pregnancy. I'd bid on lots for 10-20 bucks and even if I ended up with just 2 or 3 pieces i liked out of a lot of 7-8 items, I made out.

    Kohl's was great, too. Gap.

    I'm going to check out Nordstroms & that Madeline Maternity PPs mentioned.  

     

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  • Bought all of mine at Old Navy, Gap and Motherhood. Sign up for emails and search coupon codes. You can get some great deals at Old Navy that way. I work so I needed a full wardrobe, but of you get a few basics, you can mix and match.
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