Where to Find Inexpensive Maternity Clothes

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I didn't love shopping for maternity clothes, and I put it off as long as possible. When I did finally acknowledge that I needed at least a few items to accommodate the expanding belly and bottom, I definitely didn't want to spend much money on them.

I've seen lots of conversation on CafeMom, too, about affordable maternity clothes. Here's a round-up of ideas from moms looking to dress the bump for less.

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I never pay full price for anything. I have really good luck in the clearance section at Old Navy. -- vickwu

Depends on your standards and what you're looking for. I bought almost all of mine second-hand from Goodwill and thrift stores. -- Kellyboot

Ross has nice, inexpensive maternity clothes. I also bought some on Craigslist. -- YoungMomtoGirls

I sing the praises of Wal-mart. All of my maternity clothes were less than $15 a piece. -- Mrs.BAT

I just bought regular clothes, but in bigger sizes. That way I had clothes to wear while losing the baby weight, too. -- Pnukey

Our local thrift store is always STOCKED with awesome maternity clothes. -- littlemrsmarcel

eBay works. I spent $100 and got enough clothes to last me through several pregnancies. :)  -- Danotoyou2

Destination Maternity and Motherhood Maternity both have good deals on clearance items. I also wear a lot of leggings and stuff I already had with elastic waists. -- danielp

I'm really frugal, so I just bought two belly bands and wore my regular clothes. I'm eight week postpartum and still in them, LOL! -- ssnelson26

Check Liz Lange for Target -- and look for the clearance racks. -- chillemi78

I really liked Gap maternity. I would go to Gap or Target, try on the clothes that I liked to get the right size, and then find it on eBay. -- jcsscfam5

Stop looking for MATERNITY. Go find longer, stretchy shirts. Peasant tops make great maternity shirts, too. If you find maternity, awesome, but look at regular clothes, too, and you'd be amazed by how many will work AND don't look like old lady clothes. -- RanaAurora

How are YOU dressing the bump for less? Share your mat clothes strategies with other moms-to-be!

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