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Are you expecting again but you don’t have your old maternity clothes from your previous pregnancy anymore? If so, you don’t have to worry. Building your maternity wardrobe all over again shouldn’t be too hard especially in this age where online shopping is quickly becoming the norm.
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The good things about this is that not only can you do shopping from your own home, you can also find thousands and thousands of cheap maternity clothing online. This takes of the stress of having to go to the mall to look for the perfect size and allows you more time to focus on your pregnancy.
Problems of pregnant working moms solved
But what if you’re working while you’re pregnant? You can’t just try to fit your current uniform with your growing belly getting in the way. If your workplace has a customised uniform for pregnant women, good. But what if they don’t? You simply just have to tell your boss or supervisor ahead of time that you’ll be donning maternity wear soon.
As mentioned above, you can look for cheap maternity clothing online. In your case, you can look for affordable office wear that’s fit for pregnant women. A good place to start looking is through companies like Bump Baby and Beyond. Their website is highly easy to navigate and if you’re looking for something even cheaper, you just have to go to their “Clearance” section where you will find a selection of season-appropriate maternity clothes at super low discounts.
Want something even cheaper?
What if you’re really on a super tight budget? Given the costs of your first trimester, you want to spend as little as you can on clothes that you’ll only be wearing for a few months. A good place to start is your closet. Look at what’s inside it. Are there waist pants? How about leggings or low rise jeans? If you have those in your closet, all you need to add in your wardrobe are loose or flowing tops that can cover your belly.
As for dresses, look for stretch knit dresses that are comfortable. These are especially nice to wear during warm days. If you have them, take them out of your closet now and add them to your maternity wardrobe.
Quick maternity fashion tip
There are certain clothes that you might have a hard time giving up. If you have a pair of jeans or slacks that you don’t want to throw away just yet, you can reuse them by pairing it with a long shirt or tunic. And since you have a pregnant belly, instead of using a waistband, you can use an elastic hair tie to wrap the button hole with. You can do a similar method for dress trousers. If it has the hook-and-eye type of lock, use safety pins and a rubber band or elastic to lock them together.
Now let’s not forget about your breasts. They too will undoubtedly grow during your pregnancy so you will also have to think about wearing a bra that will feel comfortable to you. Instead of buying new pairs, you can get bra extenders so you can still wear the same old bras that you have. You’ll be thankful you bought these as they give more allowance for your growing breasts.
Let’s move on to house wear. Since you’ll only be in your home anyway, you can opt for large men’s t-shirts. These are great for sleeping and for working out. If you’re just going to be lounging, you can pair it with elastic-waist pyjama bottoms.
Even with all the tips mentioned above, it’s still highly recommended that you go online to look for maternity clothes. You will be surprised to find there’s actually a wide selection of affordable clothes that you can order. It’s especially helpful if you have a corporate job where you are required to dress formal.
Still not persuaded to buy a new set of cheap maternity clothes? Think of it this way. These maternity clothes don’t have to be temporarily useful since you can use them on your next pregnancy. You can even pass it down to a family member or relative who’s expecting. If you can’t sell it among your friends, you can sell it on eBay. Your last resort is to donate it at a charity shop. At least you will be helping out someone who’s also expecting.
In the end, what really matters is that you feel good in your clothes. If you are able to get something new and original at a great deal, then it doesn’t get any better than that.