Maternity Clothes You Can Rent Are a Dream Come True

Style Savvy 23

Have you seen all of the trendy and totally chic maternity clothes that are on the racks these days? I mean -- there is some really cute stuff out there, and a lot of it is even made by designers that we already wore and loved before becoming pregnant. Who says that you have to totally give up your sense of style just because you've got a baby on board?

Of course, the last time I checked, pregnancy only lasts nine months. And while it is totally tempting to rush out and buy a few designer maternity dresses and a few pairs of your favorite designer maternity jeans, it can be kind of hard to justify the cost when you will only wear them for a few months out of the year.

But a new website, www.fashionforwardmaternity.com, has come up with a solution to this little dilemma. They actually offer a service where you can rent designer maternity duds instead of buying them. Genius, right?

Ok, so I'm sure you're wondering how the whole deal works. Basically, you go to their website, and you can either choose to sign up for a monthly subscription, where you get to pick out a variety of different clothes to doll up your preggo wardrobe, or you can just rent pieces one item at a time if there is something specific you are looking for. From jeans, to office attire, to evening wear -- they've got it all!

After you wear the duds for a couple of months, you return them (shipping is free), and then you get to pick out all new stuff, which totally makes sense since your size changes as your pregnancy progresses. Sounds pretty easy-peasy, right?

I would have given anything to be able to rent a couple pairs of fancy-schmancy maternity jeans when I was pregnant with my son. I can remember rushing out to the mall to buy them, only to realize that I was going to shell out a couple hundred bucks for a pair of pants that would likely wind up collecting dust in my closet after my son arrived.

And so I reluctantly left the jeans at the store and bought a couple cheap pairs instead. But man, I really wanted those high-end jeans. I still get a little bit jealous anytime I see a pregnant gal wearing them. It's just too bad that Fashion Forward Maternity wasn't around when I was expecting -- I totally would've signed up!

Would you consider using a service that rents maternity clothes?

 

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Kwiat2 Kwiat2

Gross. Somehow I don't think it's all that cheap either. 23 per ITEM per month. I don't shop at high end department stores, so I'd just much rather spend 23 on an item from Target and have something for keeps. And with my own germs.

SueOr... SueOrder66

Wow, that is seriously expensive.  Spending that much per month throughout my pregnancy would come to more than I spent to buy the clothes I have. 

Mandago Mandago

No way. I'm not a label snob. I spent about $200 on maternity pieces and incorporated them into my existing wardrobe. I was cute and fashionable, and still have the clothes, so I won't need to buy much next time. I can't see renting clothing, other than maybe an evening gown.

nonmember avatar Patricia

I would totally try it - especially for evening wear items like formal dresses and whatnot for if I have a fancy event to go to but dont want to spend a lof of $ on a dress that id probably only wear once.

Rhodin Rhodin

For $125 per month, I could hit all the thrift and consignment stores in my area and have an amazing maternity wardrobe that rivals my real one.  I'd consider a one-time rental for a formal event, though.

Jmsosa Jmsosa

Just seems like a little much for some used clothes that I can't keep. I have bought the majority of my "maternity" clothes from Target and Old Navy. I say maternity but actually the majority of clothes that I bought have just been bigger sizes. You can find so many dresses nowadays that are cut just right so you can wear them even with your baby bump. I have a few dresses that I have been able to wear throughout my whole pregnancy. I also invested in a couple of pairs of leggings, so when the dresses started to get a little short I just paired them with leggings. Maxi dresses are also really great maternity dresses, especially now that I am in my third trimester. Plus, they are really comfy. 

ashjo85 ashjo85

That's crazy expensive! I can buy my own dress at Target for $24 and keep it forever!

nonmember avatar all

I think it's a great idea. It's for women who need to dress professionally for work. That can be expensive when you have to buy suits, skirts, pants and need a whole wardrobe. Who keeps maternity clothes forever?

sweet... sweetcherry_59

No way in hell. I spent 100$ during my entire pregnancy on maternity clothes and I wore fashionable cute outfits the entire time. If I paid 24$ a month I would have doubled that.....way too expensive.

sweet... sweetcherry_59

Oh wait....I just reread the site. This is the most ridiculous thing I have EVER seen and they will be out of business in no time. I will bet on it. I laughed out loud when I read this:


Subscribe and Rent 15 items: $312.50 per month

Rent 15 Items at 23.50/item: $352.50 per month

Subscribe and Rent 20 items: $375.00 per month

Rent 20 items at 23.50/item: $470.00 per month

Minimum rental period: 2 months. Maximum of 30 items per month per subscription

OR you can rent indicidual items for 23.50 per item per month.

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