Once you start to show, finding cheap maternity clothes can be a huge pain! Not to mention EXPENSIVE! Finding inexpensive maternity clothes can be a lifesaver! But wouldn't it be awesome if you could have discount maternity clothes for like… 100% off?
If you're on a tight budget, like I was, it is possible to get through your entire pregnancy without spending an arm and a leg!
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As if the financial stress of pregnancy isn't enough, and knowing how much you need to save for the future blessing coming your way.. we have to top it all off with the constant belly growth that requires different clothing.. and quick!
The secret to getting maternity clothes for free, is shopping for them in your own closet! If that doesn't work for you, buy NON maternity clothes, in a size up, for half the price (usually)!
Check out my favorite "belly bump on a budget" tips below!
1. Dresses - all the dresses.
Seriously.. dresses are going to save your life. I don't care if you're not a dress person, you are now. I happened to have a decent amount of dresses, and I wore all sorts throughout my whole pregnancy! Maxi dresses, stretchy dresses, flow-y dresses, you name it.
2. Maternity Bands
These little genius inventions help you keep your normal clothes for as long as possible, by putting a band over the button part of your jeans/shorts/whatever. This is genuinely the best investment you can make for your pregnancy.
**Psst.. you can get a FREE Belly Button Band, just for my readers, by using the promo code : "MMM100" ! Hopefully this will take some of the stress out of finding maternity clothes for you! ❤️**
3. Stretchy V-necks & Tanks
Literally.. just buy a couple of sizes up y'all. It's genius. You don't have to technically buy special maternity shirts and etc. (although if you do, buy these - they're the most comfortable & fit just right!) The stretchy maternity clothes are awesome, but if you're on a tight budget, they're not necessarily a necessity (say that 5 times fast)! Hit your local Target or Walmart, and buy some plain-jane shirts for cheap, in a couple of sizes up!
Don't listen to the terrible people who say leggings aren't pants. LEGGINGS ARE PANTS, OKAY. Especially when you're pregnant! Leggings give you the comfortable ability to stretch as you grow PLUS you can wear them under your bump, so they don't stretch out too much!
Nobody has the time to go broke right before bringing a baby into the world! Maternity clothes are cute, and sometimes an easier option. If you live frugally like I do, then these other options will get you through just fine!
Hope this helps you on your pregnancy journey!