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Maternity Clothes on a Budget: Classic Favorites

Maternity Clothes on a Budget: Classic Favorites

We know just how exciting and transformative this journey to motherhood is. Your body is changing, your heart is growing, and your wardrobe? Well, it's in for a fun, fabulous makeover, too.

But who says you need to break the bank to dress your blooming bump? We're here to help you discover chic, comfortable, and budget-friendly maternity clothes that'll make you feel like the goddess you truly are.

What’s the Deal With Maternity Sizes?

Just like you, we’ve scratched our heads over this question. Maternity sizes can feel like a bit of a puzzle, especially when you're navigating through this new, thrilling journey. But don't worry — we've got you covered.

Maternity sizes are generally based on your pre-pregnancy size, with added room for your growing bump. They're designed to adapt to your changing body while still making you feel beautiful and comfortable.

You'll find that most maternity clothing comes in small, medium, and large. If you were a size medium before your pregnancy, you will most likely be a medium in maternity sizes, too.

However, everyone is unique and changes differently, so it's always a good idea to check the store's sizing chart before making a purchase. You can also hit your local in-storematernity section to get a feel for how these new cuts and styles will look on you before you click “add to cart.”

Why Invest in Maternity Clothes?

One word — comfort! Your body is doing an amazing job creating and nurturing a new life. It deserves to be wrapped in the most comfortable and chic attire available.

While you may be able to get by with your pre-pregnancy clothes in the early stages, maternity clothes are designed specifically for your evolving shape and offer much-needed comfort and support.

And the best part? Maternity clothes no longer mean sacrificing style for comfort. From elegant maternity dresses to cozy maternity jeans, you can have the best of both worlds.

Classic Maternity Favorites

Okay, now that we've cleared up some of the basics, let's jump right into the budget-friendly styles that will become your go-to maternity classics.

Maternity Leggings

When it comes to maternity pants, leggings are like the superhero that always comes to the rescue. Dress 'em up, dress 'em down, lounge around in them — maternity leggings are all about versatility and comfort. Plus, they're designed to hug your bump just right and move with you through each stage of pregnancy.

A prime example of budget-friendly and super comfy maternity leggings is our Basic Layering Secret Fit Belly Maternity Leggings. Perfect for all 40 weeks of pregnancy and even beyond into new mom life, these leggings are a layering dream. Pair them with a hoodie or a soft tunic, and voila — you're rocking a comfortable, chic ensemble.

Maternity Tops

Next up in maternity wear, let's talk tops. A well-curated selection of maternity tops can work wonders for your wardrobe. From t-shirts to tank tops, blouses to tunics, the choices are as vast as they are stylish.

Our star in this category is the Ruched Maternity Top. It's a maternity wardrobe essential that every momma should have. With its soft, stretchy fabric and clever ruched design, it's designed to flatter your bump at every stage of pregnancy.

Maternity Jeans

Jeans are a wardrobe staple, and there's no reason you can't continue to rock them during your pregnancy. Maternity jeans are designed with stretchy waistbands that comfortably accommodate your growing belly without compromising on style. Plus, you can get them in all kinds of trending cuts and washes.

For a great budget-friendly option, consider our Secret Fit Belly Maternity Jeans. These jeans offer a timeless style that looks great paired with just about anything, from maternity t-shirts to blouses. You'll love the super stretchy waistband that fits perfectly over your bump, providing much-needed support and comfort.

Maternity Dresses

Dresses are another must-have maternity item. They're easy to wear, stylish, and incredibly comfortable. Maternity dresses are specifically designed to embrace and celebrate your changing shape, not hide it.

One of our favorite budget-friendly options is the Satin Maternity Tie Waist Babydoll Maternity Dress. It's perfect for casual outings, baby showers, and everything in between. The tie waist design flatters your bump, while the soft satin fabric ensures comfort throughout your pregnancy.

Maternity Activewear

Staying active during pregnancy can contribute to your overall well-being and comfort. Maternity activewear, with its blend of support and flexibility, is designed to move with you and your baby bump.

For fitness-oriented moms-to-be, we recommend our Performance Maternity High Waist Leggings. These leggings make prenatal power walks a breeze with their full-length fit and 27 1/2" inseam. Plus, with a handy side pocket, your phone is always within reach.

Maternity Tops and Nursing Bras

Nursing bras and tops are an investment that'll pay off well beyond your pregnancy. They provide support during pregnancy and convenience for breastfeeding after your baby arrives.

Our Seamless Clip Down Maternity Bra is a wallet-friendly option that doesn't skimp on comfort or functionality. With its clip-down design, it makes nursing a breeze when your little one arrives.

Maternity Loungewear

Every momma-to-be understands the importance of downtime, and what better way to relax than in our delightful range of maternity loungewear? Made with the softest materials, this loungewear is designed to provide the ultimate comfort while you rest and recharge.

Our key pick here is the V-Neck Side Ruched Maternity Tee, perfect for those Netflix-and-takeout evenings. Its side ruching detail accommodates your growing bump, while the soft, stretchy fabric makes you want to lounge all day. Pair this with our maternity leggings for an ensemble that spells out comfort and style.

Maternity Swimwear

Who said maternity and style can't go swimming together? Our maternity swimsuits are designed to make you feel comfortable, confident, and chic at the beach or poolside.

A top pick is our Striped Halter Maternity One Piece Swimsuit. With its adjustable halter tie and side ruching, it offers a flattering fit for your baby bump. Its soft, stretchy fabric ensures comfort whether you're taking a dip or simply lounging under the sun.

Maternity Jumpsuits and Overalls

Jumpsuits and overalls are a trendy, one-piece wonder in any maternity wardrobe. They are easy to slip on and offer a fashionable way to dress up your bump.

We love our Side Panel Letdown Hem Maternity Overalls for their comfort and classic style. They feature adjustable straps and a side-panel waistband to accommodate your growing belly. These overalls pair perfectly with our maternity tees for a comfortable, chic look.

For a more refined style, consider our Short Sleeve French Terry Super Soft Maternity Jumpsuit. It offers a sophisticated silhouette with its wrap design that beautifully embraces your bump. Pair it with your favorite maternity cardigan for a perfect evening ensemble.

Styling Tips for Maternity and Postpartum

Now that we've talked about budget-friendly maternity clothes, let's move on to some maternity fashion tips. After all, dressing your changing body can be a whole new adventure — but it should be fun and exciting, not stressful.

First Trimester

In the first trimester, your bump may not be too noticeable yet. This is a great time to make the most of the tees and sweaters you already have.

Opt for soft, stretchy fabrics that can accommodate your growing belly. Belly bands can be a lifesaver during this period, allowing you to keep wearing your pre-pregnancy pants for longer.

For an added layer of comfort, invest in affordable maternity clothes like our Essential Stretch Secret Fit Belly Maternity Leggings. Pair them with an oversized tee or long sleeve for a chic and cozy look.

Second Trimester

As your bump grows, it's time to flaunt it with our best maternity pieces. Our Plus SizeMaternity Shorts paired with a ruched maternity top are perfect for casual days. For dressier occasions, try one of our flattering maxi dresses that highlight your beautiful bump.

Throw on a cardigan for those chilly days or air-conditioned spaces, and you've got a versatile outfit that's as comfortable as it is stylish.

Third Trimester

By the third trimester, comfort is paramount. Our maternity joggers are a dream come true for the mommas-to-be who prioritize comfort without compromising on style. Pair them with a soft, stretchytee, and finish off the look with our comfy, stylish cardigans.


Don't forget about the postpartum period. This is when our nursing bras and tops truly shine, providing you with convenience and ease during your breastfeeding journey. Our nursing tops are stylish enough to wear out and about, ensuring you look and feel your best during this new stage of motherhood.

The Bottom Line

Embracing maternity styles doesn't have to mean straining your budget. At Motherhood Maternity, we believe pregnant women should enjoy their journey without compromise, offering maternity basics at affordable prices that don't skimp on style.

From everyday outfits to special occasion ensembles, our clothing is designed to enhance your glow and celebrates your ever-changing figure. We aim to make fashion an empowering part of your journey into motherhood, proving that maternity wear can be versatile, fashionable, and budget-friendly.

So go ahead, beautiful mommas-to-be — explore your style possibilities with us and make this incredible journey one of comfort, elegance, and delight.


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