Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I am starting to need maternity clothes - my shorts still fit but jeans can't be buttoned (I tried the belly band but it keeps rolling up). I also wanted to buy some sun dresses and skirts since we are heading out on vacation and only have 3 dresses that work - though I look more fat than pregnant in them.
Other than Gap Maternity (which has really good prices when you don't want to spent a ton), the Destination Maternity family of stores, and Old Navy Maternity - where else should I look? It drives me nuts that there are so few stores that carry maternity - unless I am just not looking in the right places.
I specifically need to find swimwear - yikes! There will be a pool and lake where we are going and I would like to have the option of swimming.
Re: Maternity Clothes (answered-thanks!)
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I second Target and Kohl's. Macy's also has a small selection. Buy Buy Baby has some too.
I had multiple poor customer service experiences at a variety of Destination Maternity locations. Incorrect bra fittings, poor return policies, online orders shipped with security tags still on them (and in-person stores refused to remove them), etc, etc.
Current Age 35, DH 33
BFP 8/2012, Miscarried 9/2012
BFP 9/2012, DS 6/2013
BFP 6/2014, Miscarried 7/2014
BFP 7/2014, DD 4/2015
Some others to try- Thyme is a Canadian maternity line/store and they now ship to the US. Asos also has super cute stuff (they are located in England, but ship to the US). Just be prepared with both to pay a customs fee (I know this to be true with Asos).
H&M, Target, Kohl's, Gap, ON (I've found that you have to be super careful with their stuff as the panels on their bottoms can be crappy- too low and too stretchy). I don't own anything from Walmart, but I have had friends who had good luck with them and said that the quality was about the same as their Target stuff.
I also have a bunch of stuff that is not maternity, but the cut of the top or dress worked fine as maternity. This time around, I found this to be particularly true with H&M- I have two basic maxi dresses and a longer tunic/dress that were not from their maternity section.
I'd also watch Craigslist and check your area for resale shops that carry maternity.