Welcome to Part 2 of the series on Building Your Maternity Capsule Wardrobe. You can read Part 1: Building a Workhorse Maternity Capsule Wardrobe, if you haven’t already.
Today, I’m going to go through some of the places I’ve found the best luck when it comes to building up your maternity capsule wardrobe.
Picture Credit: Pexles
A Lot of Online Shopping
I was a little disappointed this time around when I went into my usual stores and found that almost every single one had moved their maternity stock to online only.
Don’t get me wrong, online shopping is great. But sometimes you just want to try stuff on, see what your size is before buying….but I digress.
That wasn’t really an option this time, but it’s okay, you work with what you’ve got.
Since you’ll be buying a lot of these online, I highly recommend using EBATES. I’ve been using them for a few years now for any qualifying online purchases and I get a percentage back in the form of a check or gift card (my choice) every quarter. It’s well worth downloading the little search bar thing because it checks for any available coupons and applies them for you too.
You can get started HERE.
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ThredUp started carrying maternity clothes a while back and this was the first place I started looking. I probably got about half my wardrobe from ThredUP for my maternity capsule wardrobe (and regular one too…let’s be real).
It’s super easy to filter through and find what you’re looking for and sending anything back that doesn’t work is easy too (and free if you select store credit for your refund).
I was very happy with the prices for everything I found, especially if you consider how much maternity clothing costs.
Like any thrift store, sometimes they’ll have a ton of stuff you love and sometimes it’s a little eh. So if you don’t find anything right away, check back a little later. They’re always updating thousands of items every day.
Don’t forget to check out the section on diaper bags, shoes or the regular sizes for things like cardigans you can wear during pregnancy and afterwards.
If you haven’t tried ThredUp yet, HERE’S $10 off your first order.
I didn’t find anything this go around (I personally like ThredUp better when shopping for myself) but this is another online thrift store that’s worth checking out.
They’ve got a maternity section for you to scroll through (and maybe grab a few kids clothes too, because I’ve gotten some seriously good deals).
Ahhh Target…they’ve switched to carrying only about a rack or two worth of clothes for you to try on in store and the rest is online.
I’m not a huge fan of their pants or leggings, but when it comes to tops I got several basics.
My favorite this season were their v neck t shirts and this super cute plaid top.
I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of their maternity jeans. I got a pair of skinny jeans from them and they keep their shape so well and stay up. I will say I had to wash them in a vinegar rinse because the blue dye kept rubbing off on my hands, but that went away after a couple washes.
I got a pair of flannel pj pants from them too, I can’t seem to find the exact pattern but the elastic waist works just fine for maternity.
And I found a cute active wear top (I got the grey one) and the non-maternity t shirt dress worked up until about the end of 2nd trimester for me.
They also have a bunch of cute tops but none of the necklines this season worked for me but might for you.
Oh and don’t forget to check out Old Navy Factory too. They have a little bit different stock and sometimes better sales.
I purchased a few things to try on this time, but for this season nothing worked. I really wanted to love this sweater, but it just didn’t work on me.
The clothes I ordered were super cute and comfortable and I wished they worked on my body type.
They also have a cool feature on their website that lists maternity friendly clothes and I got this sweater dress that had a looser fit from that category.
I loved it, but I like not having more fitted shape on my smaller body frame during pregnancy. I’d totally wear that sweater dress not pregnant though.
And again, don’t forget to check out the Gap Factory.
Oh Stitch Fix…I love them so much. They really came through for me for this capsule wardrobe.
I had tried on just about everything from other places and couldn’t find some basic staples that I needed desperately. I was sick of searching for things to try on and the thought of a stylist picking out clothes for me sounded oh, so good.
I had some credit so I asked for a maternity fix with a dress, jeans, leggings, tops, and flowy cardigans I would wear after pregnancy too.
You can check out my whole fix HERE, I ended up keeping everything. I wear all the pieces all the time and they’re holding up so well.
And as far as prices, I felt like they were very reasonable. Because I kept the whole fix I got a 25% discount and combined with my credit I only paid about $200.
That’s really not bad when you consider a maternity dress, awesome jeans, a comfy cardigan, leggings and a top.
You can fill out your style profile HERE if you want to get started. I’ve heard rumors that they’re waiving the styling fee this month (January 2018) too, which means you can try it risk free.
I know a lot of people love this place, but I’ve never personally found anything. The quality seems to be lacking, especially for the price.
But I thought I’d include it since it is a place you can go in and try things on.
What are your favorite places to shop for maternity clothes? Have you found anything good at any of these stores?
Photo Credit: Pexles