Skip to content


Your cart is empty

Best Affordable Maternity Clothes for Mom-To-Be

Best Affordable Maternity Clothes for Mom-To-Be

Isn't it exciting to think about the little miracle growing inside you? It's an incredible journey filled with joy and anticipation.

As your belly grows, though, your regular clothes tend to start feeling a little, well, tight. Now, you might be wondering, "Should I invest a fortune in a new wardrobe that I'll wear only for a few months?" The answer is a resounding "No."

You can absolutely find stylish, comfortable maternity wear without breaking the bank. This article will guide you on how to find affordable maternity clothes that fit your budget and style.

How Do Maternity Sizes and Styles Work?

First things first: Don't assume you need to jump several sizes from your usual to find maternity clothes that fit. Maternity sizes correspond to your pre-pregnancy size, meaning if you wore a size medium before you got pregnant, you'll likely still be a medium in maternity wear. Of course, everyone's body responds differently to pregnancy, so you might find that you prefer a size up for added comfort in certain pieces or brands.

There's a myriad of styles when it comes to maternity clothes, and they are all designed to accommodate and celebrate your changing figure. There's the empire-waist style, which sits just below your bust, giving your belly plenty of room to grow.

Then, there are clothes with side ruching, which expands as your bump gets bigger. Many maternity leggings and jeans come with belly panels (full or side) for support and comfort.

When choosing your maternity styles, remember to consider your comfort, lifestyle, personal style, and of course, budget.

What Are Some Top Picks for Affordable Maternity Essentials?

The key to building a budget-friendly maternity wardrobe is focusing on versatile, essential pieces that you can mix and match. Here are some of our top picks that won't empty your wallet:

Maternity Leggings

These are maternity must-haves. They're comfortable, versatile, and can be worn with almost anything. Look for ones with a supportive belly panel and stretchy, breathable fabric. Our Secret Fit Belly Maternity Leggings are a fantastic option that combines comfort, style, and affordability.

Maternity Tops

From casual tees to smart blouses, tops form the backbone of your maternity wardrobe. Look for styles that offer plenty of room for your growing belly. Side ruched tops, like our V-Neck Side Ruched Maternity T-Shirt, are ideal, as they expand with your bump and can be worn post-pregnancy too.

Maternity Dresses

Dresses are a one-and-done outfit solution. Choose styles that offer room for growth and are comfortable yet stylish. Our Side Ruched Maternity Dress is not just budget-friendly, but it's also incredibly versatile, taking you from a casual brunch to a dinner date with just a change of accessories.

Maternity Jeans

Who says you have to give up your favorite denim during pregnancy? Maternity jeans come with supportive belly panels and are designed to accommodate your growing bump. Check out our Secret Fit Belly Straight Leg Maternity Jeans for a blend of comfort and style at a friendly price.

Maternity Underwear

Don’t underestimate the importance of good maternity bras and panties. They offer the necessary support and adapt to your changing body. Our Seamless Clip Down Maternity and Nursing Bra is a fantastic, affordable choice that doubles up as a nursing bra post-pregnancy.

Effortlessly Chic and Affordable Outfits Ideas

Building a stylish maternity wardrobe on a budget is all about strategic shopping. It's also about investing in versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched to create different looks.

Here are a few outfit ideas:

  • Casual comfort: Pair a Side Ruched Maternity T-Shirt with your favorite maternity leggings for an effortless casual look. Add a comfy pair of sneakers, and you're all set for a day of errands or a casual coffee date.
  • Office chic: Yes, you can still rock the office look while pregnant. Pair a maternity blouse with our Secret Fit Belly Stretch Ankle Maternity Jeggings. Add a structured jacket (no need to button it up!) and some comfortable low heels for a polished office look.
  • Dinner date: For a stylish evening look, our Satin Maternity Tie Waist Babydoll Dress is perfect. Dress it up with a statement necklace, a pretty clutch, and some comfortable wedges.
  • Beach day: Summer pregnancies need not be a style compromise. Our Ruched Maternity Tankini Swimsuit is not just affordable but also super chic. Pair it with a wide-brimmed hat and a light sarong, and you're beach-ready!

Tips to Maximize Your Maternity Wardrobe Budget

Budgeting for your maternity wardrobe doesn't mean you have to compromise on style or comfort. Here are some tips to get the most out of your budget:

  • Invest in versatile pieces: Look for items that can be dressed up or down and worn in different situations. A good example is our Smocked Maternity Jumpsuit. It's equally at home at a brunch or a dinner date.
  • Don’t forget post-pregnancy wear: Opt for pieces that can be worn during and after your pregnancy. A great example is our Wrap Maternity and Nursing Sleep Cotton Bra, which serves as a maternity and nursing bra.
  • Layer up: Layers are a great way to change up your look without buying a ton of different pieces. A non-maternity cardigan or blazer can layer over a maternity top, creating different looks with the same pieces.
  • Look out for sales and discounts: Keep an eye on our sales and discounts. This is a great way to snap up some bargains and get more bang for your buck.

Staying Stylish and Comfortable With Motherhood Maternity

At Motherhood, we believe that pregnancy should be a time of joy and celebration, not stress about what to wear. We strive to make this journey as comfortable, stylish, and affordable as possible. We offer a wide range of maternity clothes, from essentials like leggings and tops to trendy pieces like dresses and swimwear, all designed with your comfort and style in mind.

Our clothes are designed to grow with you, providing comfort and support throughout your pregnancy and beyond. Plus, our prices are wallet-friendly, ensuring that you can stay fashionable without breaking the bank. So, why not explore our range today and see how easy it is to build a chic, affordable maternity wardrobe?

The Bottom Line

Remember, mama-to-be, pregnancy is an extraordinary journey. It's a time to celebrate your changing body, not to stress over clothes. With a little planning and smart shopping, you can easily build a stylish, comfortable, and affordable maternity wardrobe that will take you from the first trimester through post-pregnancy. So embrace this beautiful journey with confidence and style.

You've got this!


Changes During Pregnancy | ACOG

Pregnancy stages and changes | Better Health Channel

First Trimester Of Pregnancy: What To Expect | Cleveland Clinic

Tips to manage pregnancy symptoms by trimester | UChicago Medicine

Read more

Types of Nursing Bras: Find the Perfect Fit

Types of Nursing Bras: Find the Perfect Fit

Taking a moment away from baby giggles and late-night lullabies? Well, you're in the right place. Let's face it — while nursing is an intimate dance of its own, the quest for the perfect nursing br...

Read more
The Best Nursing Swimsuits for Poolside Comfort

The Best Nursing Swimsuits for Poolside Comfort

It's time to soak up some sun and enjoy a splash, but as a nursing mother, finding the perfect swimsuit can be a bit tricky. Don't worry; we at Motherhood are all about making your life easier (and...

Read more