Today we’re talking all about cute maternity clothes! Here’s a list of all the best places to buy cute maternity clothes for pregnancy (online and in-store) along with the best maternity jeans in 2021.
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Whether you’re a few weeks or a few months along, it’s worth it to start thinking about your maternity wardrobe.
My first pregnancy I held out as long as I could until I got maternity clothes and that was the worst mistake. Second time around I was in maternity jeans by seven weeks.
Here is a pretty comprehensive list of maternity stores that you can order from online, as well as some new maternity renting options.
So, if you’re hunting for a cute maternity clothes or picking up a gift card for a friend who is expecting, here are the best places to shop for clothes while pregnant:
Cute Maternity Clothes:
Budget Friendly Cute Maternity Clothes:
This online thrift store offers a wide range of maternity clothes at a lower price point. Per usual with thredUP, you can’t always find exactly what you’re looking for each time you sign on, but I used thredUP to snag designer maternity jeans and plenty of cute maternity tops. I like thredUP best for higher priced maternity brands that don’t go on sale very often.
Old Navy is great for trendy pieces and my favorite non-maternity budget jeans (rockstar 24/7) come in maternity sizes, too!
Pink Blush has stylish and affordable maternity (and post-partum) options. My favorite piece from Pink Blush Maternity are their wrap dresses which work well with a bump, while nursing, and post partum. Pink Blush also has the most gorgeous dresses for maternity photoshoots. Wondering what to wear for your shoot? Here’s a whole post on how to pick your maternity photoshoot outfit.
This fast fashion industry giant has recently expanded their affordable fashion to include maternity pieces. Shein takes trendy pieces from top retailers and makes lower quality, lower priced versions. This means you might not want to rely on them for the maternity pants you want to wash and wear 50 times this pregnancy but they are great for dresses, blouses, or anything for those final weeks when nothing fits. If you haven’t shopped at Shein before, I shared a full post on tips for finding the best things on Shein here.
I have a few tops I love from H&M maternity and you can’t beat the price point! They have classics and trendy pieces and their sizing runs a bit small. Stock up on their cute striped shirts and check out their nursing friendly line as well.
Have you checked out Walmart’s maternity selection? They have more options online than in-store (like most stores) but have some darling options for dresses and tops. Their prices can’t be beat and there’s a good mix of basics and more trendy pieces.
The price point here is great but you get what you pay for when it comes to quality. Don’t expect these to last daily for a few pregnancies but if you need something cute to last you for the next few months, check them out.
Amazon carries so many of the favorite maternity lines but they also have a few of their own pieces! Daily Ritual is a line filled with comfortable basics in classic silhouettes. It has your new favorite maternity tees and dresses (along with plenty of non-maternity options).
Mid-range Maternity Clothes:
Gap has been an American favorite for a long time. When it comes to maternity, you can expect the same as their regular brand. Gap’s pure body maternity tees are my favorite (although I initially got them on thredUP), their modal joggers are fantastic, and they also have a cute assortment of other maternity pieces. The other great thing about GAP maternity is that you can almost always find a great sale going on, making them just as affordable as many of the pieces in the budget friendly cute maternity clothes section.
I love the classic New England (or old England) style of this British brand that launched in the US just a few years ago. They also carry really great quality kids clothes but for maternity I love their tops the most (a lot of them are nursing friendly). They also carry an assortment of denim, swim, and dresses for the stylish pregnant woman.
I love their denim and their selection of maternity dresses. They also have great tops and more unique pieces and lots of formal wear options if you have a special event while pregnant.
A Pea in the Pod is a great curated selection of mid and high end maternity pieces. They carry some great designer jeans as well as other budget friendlier pieces.
Destination Maternity is the world’s largest maternity designer and retailer so you can bet you’ll have lots of options when it comes to clothes for pregnancy. If you live close enough to a physical location it is great to be able to go in and try on a large selection of maternity pieces.
This is another of the Motherhood brands (Destination Maternity, A Pea in a Pod, and Motherhood Maternity are all owned by the same company) that carries an assortment of trendy maternity pieces. Whether you need a cute top for brunch with girl friends or a casual dress to live in all summer, check out their selection.
This European brand carries maternity pieces that look just like their regular line. Check if out if you want edgy, casual, european style.
High End Maternity Stores:
It might be worth it just to have your postman deliver a package from a company with their name 😛 I love their “once on never off” leggings but I also really like their tops and dresses. They’re nursing friendly, too so I like that you get more than a couple of months of use out of them.
They make classic pieces that work well during maternity and post partum (I ordered their pieces whenever I found them on thredUP).
Almost four years after my first pregnancy I STILL have Seraphine pieces I wear without a baby bump. They are cute, great quality, and don’t scream “pregnancy.”
Target doesn’t disappoint and maternity is no exception. Some of my favorite maternity leggings were just ones I snagged at Target. They also have cute tops and dresses at a great price point.
One of my two favorite maternity dresses of all time is from Nom and they are as comfortable as they are cute. If you’re looking for a great, stylish dress you can live in all of your pregnancy, this is it.
If I had no budget for a maternity wardrobe, I think I’d order everything from this catalogue. They carry so many great silhouettes in gorgeous colors and comfortable fabrics.
If you have a special event while pregnant, glance through their collection of beautiful dresses! I cannot recommend this line enough! They carry it at nordstrom but have more options on the Tiffany Rose site. I’ve worn these gowns for a few different formal events over the years and they’re the highest quality maternity pieces.
Nordstrom carries as assortment of maternity pieces. Be sure to check out their selection online because it’s much bigger than in store.
Rosie Pope gives you nursing, maternity, and baby clothes all in one place and then they add in diaper bags and parenting tips.
In addition to a full line of maternity and nursing apparel, Ingrid and Isabel also carries active maternity wear with great reviews.
Shopbop always has a very well curated selection of well made pieces from a variety of brands/ designers and their maternity selection is no exception. They carry brands such as Hatch, Seraphine, and Blanqi as well as a good mix of designer maternity denim. They offer free shipping and convenient, free returns.
Maternity Subscription Options:
Stitch Fix is a styling service that can send you a one time box (not at subscription) or you can subscribe for more regular “fixes.” Be sure to be specific in your style profile so your stylist has a great idea about what types of clothes you are looking for.
This is a subscription based maternity RENTAL service. Unlike Stitch Fix where you’re buying the pieces, with Le Tote you’re renting the pieces and rotating them out when you’d like to.
Non-Maternity Stores to Dress the Bump
I am a big believer in actually buying maternity clothes because they just work better and are more flattering when you have a full belly. But, for those early months when you’re just starting to show, for the months post partum, or when you want to buy something you’ll be able to wear again after baby, you have some options. Here are a few non maternity places that have great non-maternity flowy dresses + top options that can still work with your growing bump:
- Piper and Scoot
- Clad and Cloth
- Shein (hit or miss but I have a few favorite non-maternity maternity pieces from there and they have recently added maternity specific pieces!)
Best Maternity Jeans:
- AG Maternity: These are my favorite non-maternity jeans and they are also phenomenal maternity jeans. Everyone who has tried them (that I’ve talked to) has agreed these are the best maternity jeans they’ve tried. The price point is high so I love checking for these on thredUP or just biting the bullet at the beginning of pregnancy
- J.Brand: This was my first designer maternity denim (snagged for $30 on thredUP) and they’re great. I do find these run a bit small and I grew out of my first pair as I gained weight during pregnancy.
- Asos: I loved and wore my ASOS maternity jeans all the time during my second pregnancy.
- Best Maternity Boyfriend Jeans (full review)
- Madewell: These are SO comfortable, stretchy, and look like your regular jeans. They run a bit large so order your pre-pregnancy size and they’ll last your whole pregnancy (if you’re like me and you gain weight in more than just your belly). If you want a tighter fit early on in your pregnancy, size down.
What would you add to this list? Where is your favorite place to buy maternity clothes?