When I was pregnant with my kids (you know, back in the Pleistocene Era), I remember completely agonizing over buying maternity clothing. Because spending money on something I would only be able to wear for such a short period of time kind of killed me, but on the other hand, if there’s ever a time in a woman’s life when she deserves to feel pretty against all odds (heh), it’s during pregnancy.
I will not be sharing pictures of one of my favorite outfits. It involved flowered overalls. (It was the 90s, y’all. Don’t judge me.) But this I know: You should invest in some maternity clothes you love, because looking/feeling shlumpy for nine months isn’t good for anyone.
That said, you can certainly shop smart. Right now there’s a slew of summer sales going on at various maternity venues; you can save up to 50% at Motherhood Maternity, or save up to 75% at either Pea in the Pod or Destination Maternity. The nice thing about the end-of-season maternity sales when it’s summer, too, is that you can certainly wear your short sleeves well into winter (layers are your friend!), whereas summer pregnancies and end-of-winter sales tend not to mix. Obviously.
Happy (and fashionable) gestating!