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
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
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
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!