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Old 09-05-2008, 03:55 PM
 
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Where can I get some affordable maternity clothes that are not made so darn cheaply? Everything I bought at Target has little fabric balls on them after a few washes.
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:03 PM
 
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Mimi Maternity is great when there is a sale. Also, I had some great jeans that I loved and I took a few pair to a seamstress and she put a maternity panel in them for only $10!!

How about Ebay or Craigslist??
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Two words: Thrift. Stores.

You're not going to wear them but (plus or minus) 6-9 months. So what does everyone do with those clothes after they're no longer preggerz? Donate them! It saves you money, you can still look great, and be comfy!

For pants you love now, you can get an over-the-pants panel to go over them. You just don't button them and put this panel thing over the pants and it holds them up! I had one and LOVED it.
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:36 PM
 
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There should be a maternity clothes swap type of party...you know, like a Christmas ornament swap or something.

Kuharai had a good point though. Go to thrift stores and save some money!!
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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If you pay Target prices, you'll get cheap clothes! I know you hate to spend good money on something that you won't wear forever (hopefully!!!!), but if you want it to hold up and look good, you'll have to shop elsewhere!
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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First pregnancy, I bought from Motherhood, Burlington Coat Factory and Target. Second time around, I wore what I already had that fit, borrowed from the Mommy friends and wore some regular clothes, too!

For instance, a regular broomstick skirt that I just pulled up over my belly with a maternity tanktop and then a regular linen button down blouse with a cool necklace.
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:12 PM
 
Location: South Tampa, FL.
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Anne Taylor online, they had good sales as well as Old Navy
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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There should be a maternity clothes swap type of party...you know, like a Christmas ornament swap or something.
My sister "unofficially" did that with her friends, since they've all been having babies recently - and most are around the same size. She got her new maternity clothes at Pea in the Pod and places like that, but I'm not sure if they qualify as cheap. Thrift stores are a good idea, although I don't know how much maternity stuff they carry... guess you could just buy empire-waist items!
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Pleasant Shade Tn
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I go to Maternitymall.com...it has several stores on there from higher end Pea in a Pod to affordable Motherhood. I have a very retro aesthetic and I was able to find some things I really like.

I also SWEAR by the bella band. It's a band that allows you to wear your pre-pregnancy jeans for up until 7 months sometimes. ANd when you are post-pregnancy, it will allow you to wear them earlier than you otherwise would be able to.

For maternity jeans, Old Navy has some that look just like their regular fit only with the underbelly panel. Unfortunately, they can slip so the bella band will help here too.
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