Check out these online stores for affordable clothes for pregnancy and nursing.
The maternity or nursing section of most department stores is usually a small selection of often predominantly grey, black or white oversized clothes, not very fashion inspired. Pregnancy is a time when plenty of women feel uncomfortable with how they look, and clothes can (and should) help us feel better about ourselves.
So instead of succumbing to the meagre pickings of the shops or buying regular clothes in bigger sizes, I turned online to the huge selection of incredible online stores that offer up fashion forward, affordable and most of all functional maternity clothes at the click of my finger. These are a list of my favourites:
Queen Bee Maternity is my go to place for stylish dresses that are fitted to show off and flatter my bump instead of hiding it. They offer maternity and nursing wear and their range covers clothing, lingerie, swimwear, sleepwear and postpartum recovery wear.
Active Truth is my absolute favourite Australian brand of activewear tights. Their maternity tights are by far the comfiest and best quality I have ever worn. They are thick, supportive and actually stay up over your bump which is exactly what you want. And they aren't see through! No underwear lines are shown in these babies. Plus they come in some gorgeous prints.
Cadenshae is an incredible maternity active wear line for pregnant and nursing mums. It is designed and owned by a Mum who understands what the daily life of a pregnant or nursing Mum actually entails. They have breastfeeding hoodies, sports bras, tops and bottoms, and they cater to absolutely every size and shape of women. I have been wearing one of their sports bras for my last two pregnancies and it is still going strong.
Ripe sells their products in brick and mortar stores, and online. They are excellent for business and work clothes. Their black work pants are so comfortable and stylish. They also have sleepwear, underwear and accessories.
The Iconic is reliable and they have a pretty big maternity range available online, with some really recognisable brands and they are really easy to filter by occasion, type and activity to make life easier.
Another physical store with an online presence, Jeanswest's jeans are amazingly well fitting and comfortable, as are their nursing tops and tanks are great quality and fit also. I even wear my maternity boyfriend jeans post pregnancy. They size a bit big though, so if you are between sizes, size down.
Do you know of any other great online maternity stores? Please let us know in the comments so we can add it to the list!