Here are 6 tips how to look great during your pregnancy and save money:
- Shop at a thrift store, Salvation Army, or Goodwill
These stores can have lots of great maternity clothes; you just have to have the patience to search through everything. You can use this link to find a Goodwill near you: http://www.goodwill.org/locator/?location. Or you can find a Salvation Army store near you using this link: http://satruck.org/search
- Buy larger sizes at non-maternity stores
- Get a “belly band”
You can keep wearing your pre-pregnancy jeans and pants by using a belly band. A belly band is a piece of stretchy fabric that fits over your un-zipped pre-pregnancy pants. Check out this great belly band by My Bella Mama that’s under $20.
- Borrow maternity clothes
The website “Mine for Nine” lets you borrow or buy maternity clothes. Check it out at www.minefornine.com. You could also borrow maternity clothes from friends or family members who have recently had a baby.
- Shop at maternity “outlets” online
Lots of maternity stores (such as Motherhood Maternity) also have online outlets where you can find special deals and sales. If there’s a Motherhood Maternity store near you, you could even go in to try stuff on, then order it online on sale!
- Use Craigslist, Facebook, and eBay for lots of maternity clothing
Heidi Keefer is a Content Creator for Lifetime Adoption and has 15 years of experience in the field of adoption. An author of thousands of blog posts over the years, Heidi enjoys finding new ways to educate and captivate Lifetime’s ever-growing list of subscribers.
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