As we all know, at a certain point during pregnancy your body will begin to change and expand. The most notable change will be the little bump in your tummy that starts to swell as the baby grows. Most women dread this part because it means that they will have to start wearing maternity clothes. And though we might have to give up that cute little pair of jeans that we usually wear, we still want to be in fashion. However, we don’t want to spend a fortune to do this especially if you are not planning to have another one anytime soon. Most women automatically think that the word cheap means ugly and out of style. Wrong! Cheap maternity clothes can be stylish too.
Here are a few tips to help you be a trendy mom to be who just happens to be on a budget.
Determine the Fashion Style You Want
The first thing you need to figure out is how you want your style to be. Some moms like to show off their baby bump while others would prefer not to. Which one are you? This will help to determine what type of maternity clothes you buy. You also want to figure out what type of clothing you will need. Do you need business attire, casual, lounge around attire or both? When it boils down to it you will only be wearing these clothes for a few months so you want to make sure you get only what you need and nothing extra. Otherwise, you will be wasting money especially if you are not planning to have another one, therefore getting cheap maternity clothes are rather popular among the more experienced moms.
Set A Budget and Stick To It
You will also want to set a budget for how much you are willing to spend on this type of clothing. Again, remember that you will only be wearing them for a few months. 5 months max. Hence you do not need to go overboard here and get all sorts of expensive and branded clothing. Also, keep in mind that you might need to buy a new bra and panties as well. Your breast will get bigger and there is a good chance your old bra will no longer fit comfortably and getting a few new ones would be ideal.
Where To Get Them?
Now I’m going to let you in on a little secret. You probably never knew this, but one of the best places to find cheap maternity clothes is at a consignment or thrift store that is located in an upscale neighborhood or area. They house a ton of trendy, yet very cheap maternity clothes. The only thing is that you will have to check with them often as their inventory will change from day today. You can also check online at one of the biggest marketplaces in the world, eBay. You are always sure to find a great deal or two on there. And since you are pregnant this will probably be a much better option as it doesn’t require you to stand on your feet. You can browse around all day if you like without ever having to leave your seat.