(Closed) Best stores to buy maternity clothes? Your favorite Maternity store?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I got all of my clothes from Old Navy. They were cute and cheap and lasted my whole pregnancy.

Post # 3
3378 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’ve done most of my shopping at Motherhood and Old Navy – I like Motherhood’s pants better, but Old Navy has some cute tops and cheap basics (I bought a lot of long- and short-sleeved t-shirts that I wear under open sweaters and dress up with jewelry and scarves).  I can’t help you on the tall aspect (I’m a shorty) but I’ve heard the Gap has a really good range of pants available in long sizes.  What is your style?  What kinds of clothes are you trying to find?

Post # 4
7437 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I liked Target and Old Navy. I never did find great maternity jeans or shorts. I wore a lot of maxi skirts/dresses.

Post # 6
5946 posts
Bee Keeper

newbabybee:  I loved Old Navy for maternity clothes.  I eventually switched to Target for the maxi dresses and wore those towards the tail end of my pregnancy, about weeks 30-38 were just dresses because of how large I became.  But Old Navy had an excellent selection of shirts and pants.  I still wear my dresses that I got when I was pregnant (they weren’t maternity dresses) but I used them as such when I was pregnant.

Post # 7
325 posts
Helper bee

I haven’t been pregnant in 20 years, but every time I go to Target I look at the maternity (probbaly because it’s right in the front of the clothing, is the largest section of clothing at my store,  and you can’t miss it!). Target seems to have some really comfortable looking hanging around clothes, and , depnding upon your jon, you may be able to get away with some Target pieces as well.

Post # 8
414 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

 newbabybee: I only bought “maternity” panties and thongs because it’s been amazing to not have any elastics. Otherwise, I just wore cute loose-fitting/oversized dresses and shirts over tights. I bought regular tights a little bigger and wore them with the elastic folded under my belly. I really wanted to buy stuff that I could still potentially wear after pregnancy. Especially for more expensive fall/winter clothing since I’ll be pregnant for only another couple of weeks max. 

Post # 9
869 posts
Busy bee

I spent a lot of money on my maternity clothes because of my job and because I wanted to feel the best I could. The changes to my body were difficult for me, my fitness is very important to me. Even with keeping my weight on the lower end of a typical weight gain and working out my entire pregnancy, I still seemed to gain in all the wrong places – sigh. So worth it in the end but difficult while going through it so I wanted to make sure I had maternity clothes that complemented my expanding body the best possible way. Overall, I thought Isabella Oliver were hands down the best because of the fabric. So comfortable and flattering. Rosie Pope clothes were ok but for the outrageous prices, not fantastic. More of Me were stylish but the dresses were too short and I’m only 5’8″. Pea in the Pod brand stuff was mostly defective – sharp threads poking out of nursing camisoles, holes in seams in the shirts, and the pant butts stretched out and seriously looked like a diaper. I stayed with my regular denim brands from Nordstrom maternity and they were great. I thought Gap mat t-shirts were fine for casual around the house. Destination Maternity had some decent basics but I thought their quality was mediocre. Hope that helps, best wishes!

Post # 13
2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I never had a lot of maternity clothes because I wore a maternity version of my uniform to work. My favourite tank tops came from Old Navy and my least favourite items came from Thyme. I’ll never buy things from there again. The Target here (in Canada) wasn’t the greatest either for maternity clothes, and we don’t have a Motherhood Maternity where I live.

Sorry, this is turning into a rant about how terrible the selection is! I’m hoping to get some better stuff for my second pregnancy!

Post # 14
2601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010


(and Old Navy)

Post # 15
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Like others have said, I did most of my shopping at Gap and Old Navy. I did buy a few things at Motherhood, but was not impressed by the quality and some of the styles were not right for me.


2 of my favorite purchases were from Loft maternity online. Capri jeans and ponte leggings. I’m 39w and the leggings are worn at least 2-3x per week!

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