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I found out over the weekend that my husband has a military ball that we have to go to 2 weeks before I am due!!! Not sure what to wear since I don't know what I will be fitting into too. I don't want to spend a lot of money on a new dress. My husband said to buy whatever I want but I can't and won't spend that much with a baby right around the corner. Anyone know where I can get a formal maternity dress for cheap?

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  • Motherhood maternity has some.(Most of them are knee-length, not sure what you are looking for.) They have a bunch of maxi dresses, too. Maybe you could take a  casual dress and dress it up with nice accessories?

     

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  • I have always had luck on ebay.
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  • i have found really flowing dresses at ross that would probably work for a pregnant belly

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  • When I was pregnant with DS, I spent less than $40 on a maternity dress off eBay.
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  • I went to ball 36 weeks pregnant with my youngest.  I found a non-maternity dress that was flowy and had an empire waist.  It was on a clearance rack at a local store for $40.  It worked perfectly.  Wait until a few weeks before the ball and go dig through racks to see what you can find.  
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  • If you are on Facebook, check out the military dress page :) I know I saw a cute navy blue formal maternity dress on there! :)
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  • I got a dress from David's Bridal that was not a maternity dress but had the fitted top with a flowy, stretchy (jersey spandex?) material on the bottom.  It ended up being about 3-4 sizes bigger than I normally wear but I had it altered to fit.  Now, I can have it altered again and wear it non-pregnant!
  • Are you friendly with other spouses nearby? I bought a dress to wear tot he Marine Corps ball when I was pregnant with DS and I'm lending it to a friend to wear Friday for a dining out. Her due date is Sunday so she didn't want to buy something and then not make it to her due date. 

     Ask around and see if you can borrow one.  

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  • I just went to a wedding and bought a non-maternity maxi style dress, they are every where right now and work for pregnant bellies.  I just went up a size.
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  • imageladybugpjb:

    Motherhood maternity has some.(Most of them are knee-length, not sure what you are looking for.) They have a bunch of maxi dresses, too. Maybe you could take a  casual dress and dress it up with nice accessories?

     

    Agree!!!

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  • Someone on my BMB just posted a link to a dress on this site. There are some really cute ones. https://us.asos.com/Women-Maternity/rsry2/?cid=5813&Rf900=1465&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=200&sort=-1

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  • Here is a site you can rent  a dress or outfits.

     

    https://www.minefornine.com/

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