Shopping for Maternity Clothes

Goodness. I’d forgotten how miserable shopping for maternity clothes can be. Thank goodness I have a couple of skirts that will work well for me for a while yet! My jeans, on the other hand, are tight already.

Working at home means that I can just do the unbuttoned trick, or even unzipped if that’s what it takes for comfort. It’s a definite advantage since I really don’t want to spend a lot on maternity clothing. I’m quite determined that this will be the last baby.

I hit the mall this weekend, mostly because it felt nice to get out of the house alone for once. I’m sure many of you know what I mean. Sure, my husband and I got to take a trip last weekend without kids, and it was nice, but really hurried with all the househunting and quite draining.

I have to admit, the selection looks better now, but so many department stores don’t carry any maternity clothes in their stores, just online. Out of 4 department stores in the mall, only Penneys had any in stock. Add in the fact that most maternity clothes are insanely priced, and it’s no fun at all. The Penneys clearance would have been nice if I had liked any of it. Some of the tops were just $3.97!

The lack was funny in one store where I couldn’t find a store directory. I asked an employee, and he directed me to the Junior’s department. I mean, I’ve heard that teen pregnancy can be a problem, but really!

I tried the new Secret Fit Belly jeans over at Motherhood Maternity. These aren’t badly priced, but for me they just didn’t fit right at all. Not comfortable to sit in.

I’m currently figuring on checking out what’s what at the local thrift stores… assuming I can remember to get out when they will be open. They keep short hours around here.

Target also seems to have a decent selection, at least online. I figure I can go to the store and see what fits, then checkout the online selection which is generally much larger.

I have a nice little budget for this shopping, so all I have to do now is find the clothes I want!

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2 Responses

  1. Vered says:

    Good luck… I never minded online shopping, as long as the return shipping is free.

  2. Melonie says:

    I was just about to suggest Target and then I kept reading. 🙂 I found some cute things at Target and a few at Motherhood Maternity as well. Check Old Navy if you have one nearby. I didn’t actually shop there but a friend gave me some hand-me-downs from one of her friends … we were pregnant in a row. LOL She found out she was pregnant about when I was halfway through my pregnancy, so when a friend gave her big bins of clothes she took out the work stuff (she worked in an office) and gave me everything else to go through. A lot of it ended up the wrong size so I gave it back, but it was nice to go “shopping” almost completely for free. ANYway, there were tons of Old Navy things in there that were super duper cute and I have heard they’ve got good prices.