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Top 8 Maternity Clothing Rental Services and Subscription Boxes

Looking to update your maternity wardrobe? Here are the top subscription and rental clothes options for stylish moms-to-be.

Shopping for maternity clothes isn’t always as fun as you’d think. Not only is entering the harsh light of a dressing room when you can’t see even your own toes a brutal task, but spending oodles of dollars on just-okay dresses and jeans you won’t even wear in a few months is hard to bear. Plus, it’s super hard to know what styles work on your shifting body shape. We need professional help! And that’s just not available at Target. (Still love you, Target!) Lucky for us, we’re living in a maternity clothes subscription box boom, complete with personalized stylists and easy-peasy returns. Whether you’re looking to buy a few curated-for-you maternity pieces or sign up for a maternity clothing rental service, there are so many alternatives to stocking up on pregnancy clothes at your local big box store. Here, we’ve rounded up the best rental services and maternity clothes subscription boxes to suit any mom-to-be’s fashion needs.

Photo: Courtesy Rent the Runway

Rent The Runway

Type of service: Maternity clothing rental and option to buy

What you get: Enter your due date and poke around the site to find styles that are perfect for your bump size. You can opt for either an unlimited monthly rental, where you start off with four items and can make endless swaps throughout the month, or a flat four items-for-30-days option with no trade-ins. For a throwback to the OG Rent the Runway service, you can still do one-off maternity clothing rentals where you borrow a single item for four to eight days.

Why it's so great: Rent The Runway (RTR) is known for its vast selection and impeccable style, and they don’t skimp one iotta in the maternity department either, offering the likes of Ingrid & Isabel, Rosie Pope, Citizens Of Humanity, Isabella Oliver, Yumi Kim and more. You can filter your fashion options by maternity-specific designs as well as “regular” clothing that’s been deemed bump-friendly (read: stretchy or empire-waisted). Not sure what will look good? Special maternity stylists are on-call to help. If you’re going the a la carte route, you can get a free backup size with every dress order to make sure you find something that fits. Bonus: If you fall in love with your rented pieces, RTR offers members-only discounts up to 80 percent off the purchase price.

What it costs: RTR Unlimited is $159 a month (start with four items and get unlimited swaps throughout the month); RTR Update is $89 a month (four items each month, no swaps); and RTR Reserve, the pay-as-you-rent option, features styles starting at $30 each. Shipping is always free.

Get started: RentTheRunway.com

Photo: Courtesy Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix

Type of service: Maternity clothes for purchase

What you get: Five brand-new maternity pieces (including non-maternity items like shoes and accessories) delivered to your door, all in keeping with your style and budget preferences. You’ve got three days to try everything on and decide what to buy and what to return. The best part? There’s no actual subscription needed—you can order on demand or set up automatic shipments for every two to three weeks, every month, every other month or every three months.

Why it's so great: A fashion pro does all of the heavy-lifting. You? You simply fill out the style questionnaire, plug in your due date and budget. A maternity stylist then curates your wardrobe from more than 50 maternity brands, including Thyme Maternity, Stork & Babe, Paige, Ingrid & Isabel and Beyond the Bump. In the questionnaire, there’s room for you to write special notes and requests, like “please no shoes!” or “I hate cold shoulder tops.” Beyond your love (or distaste) for specific prints or styles, we appreciate that Stitch Fix also asks about your belly band preference, so you don’t wind up with an over-the-belly panel when you really want elastic inserts. (Stitch Fix has nursing- and postpartum-friendly wears too.)

What it costs: There’ a one-time $20 styling fee for the personalized wardrobe consult, which gets deducted from the cost of any clothes you decide to keep. Stitch Fix offerings range from $20 to $400 a pop, with the average item hovering around $55. Love all five items? Get 25 percent off when you buy the whole lot. Shipping and returns are always free.

Get started: StitchFix.com

Photo: Courtesy Mine for Nine

Mine for Nine

Type of service: Maternity clothing rental with option to buy

What you get: Borrow new and like-new maternity evening gowns for two weeks and all other bump-friendly wears for a month or longer—there’s never a late fee. You can even borrow as much as you like at the same time.

Why it's so great: Sometimes you really (like, really, really) don’t want to plunk down lots of dollars to buy a fancy dress, a suit, or winter coat to fit your eight-months-along belly. Here, you don’t have to commit; you can rent. For instance, you can borrow a lovely black maternity trench by Seraphine for $49 in lieu of shelling out $139 to own it. If you’re not sure what size you are, you can always get a second size for a nominal amount. Doesn’t fit? Return for a store credit. Also: If you’d like, you can buy pretty much everything on the site brand-new. Mine for Nine simply deducts the rental cost from the purchase price.

What it costs: There are no membership fees, and you don’t have to register to browse their maternity clothing inventory; you simply provide your contact info at checkout. Rental prices start at about $20, with items like the dresses and coats topping out at about $90. Mine for Nine offers free delivery and returns on all orders over $75. Once you place three orders, you receive 25 percent off your fourth order.

Get started: MineforNin.com

Photo: Courtesy Le Tote

Le Tote

Type of service: Maternity clothing rental with option to buy

What you get: Le Tote offers another great rental option. Answer a bunch of style questions; browse your personalized wardrobe selections (including accessories, if you want); click on what you’d like to borrow, and—voila!—your picks ship to you. (The number of items in each delivery depends on what type of membership plan you have.) There’s no commitment: You can change, pause or nix your membership whenever you like.

Why it's so great: If you’re not totally feeling what your style consultant has placed in your tote, go ahead and swap them out for other items you’d rather have. You have complete control over what ships. There’s bound to be lots of items you heart, with the styles from the likes of Seraphine, Olian, Ingrid & Isabel and exclusive Le Tote brands like Summer & Sage. Plus, there’s no set must-return-by-date—hold onto your favorite work, weekend, special occasion and athleisure clothes as long as you like. Once you return everything from your tote, the next one ships. If you’re loathe to give a beloved item up, you can buy it for up to 50 percent off the retail price.

What it costs: Maternity memberships start at five items a month for $79 (with no accessories), and goes up to to 15 items, including accessories, for $129 a month. Returning your items is always free; just stick them in the prepaid USPS bag that’s included.

Get started: LeTote.com

Photo: Courtesy ThredUp

ThredUp

Type of service: Maternity clothes for purchase

What you get: After filling out a simple questionnaire and specifying that you’re looking for maternity clothing, get a Goody Box filled with 10 carefully selected second-hand items to buy (starting at just $20 a piece) or return. (There’s no “I’m expecting” box to tick off; you need to write it in.) Only pay for what you hold onto. Just be sure to send back any castoffs within seven days.

Why it's so great: It’s like a budget Stitch Fix for pre-owned (but good condition) maternity clothes from everyday brands like Liz Lang, Motherhood, Old Navy, Ann Taylor, Pea in a Pod and more. You can note any items (or brands) you’d prefer to avoid and even point the ThredUp stylists to your all-about-style Pinterest board for gentle direction. You can choose a narrower focus of your box too, with specialty boxes like Glam it Up or 9-to-5 Styles.

What it costs: There’s no commitment and no subscription. You put down a $10 non-refundable deposit that applies toward any items you decide to buy. Goody Boxes come in three different price categories: $20 to $40 items; $30 to $60; or $40 to $120. Shipping both ways is free and you only pay for what you want to keep.

Get started: ThredUp.com

Photo: Courtesy Borrow For Your Bump

Borrow For Your Bump

Type of service: Maternity clothing rental with option to buy

What you get: Another fill-in-your-style profile service that lets you borrow trendy and classic maternity attire for a month. For a flat fee, you can have four items out at once; return one (or all) pieces however often you want, and get new ones in their place. Borrow For Your Bump also offers one-off special event dress rentals for one to four weeks.

Why it's so great: While we don’t love that you need to purchase a box before you’re prompted to fill out your style profile, we do love what’s offered. Borrow For Your Bump is stocked with high-quality maternity and bump-friendly brands great for day-to-day, like Seraphine, LAmade, Paige Denim, Show Me Your Mumu, Imanimo and Madeleine. As soon as you send an item back, a new one ships to you, so you can wear as many clothes as you want for one set price. If you want to keep any of your items, there’s an option to purchase for about 10 percent off retail pricing.

What it costs: For special occasion dresses, pay the initial borrowing fee (from $52 for an ivory peter-pan collar number from Madeleine to $102 for a colorful silk maxi gown from Seraphine) and a mandatory $5 damage protection fee. For the subscription service, you pay $99 a month for unlimited access to four pieces. Initial shipping is $10; returns are free.

Get started: BorrowForYourBump.com

Photo: Courtesy LaBelle Bump

LaBelle Bump

Type of service: Maternity clothing rental with option to buy

What you get: These rental maternity (and nursing) Everyday Boxes come packed with either three or five items that you can keep for up to a month. But say you’re done wearing two out of three items mid-month. Send ’em back and get the same number of new items delivered right back to you. Beyond the Everyday Boxes, you can also rent fancy-pants dresses a la carte for seven days.

Why it's so great: We love that LaBelle Bump does a deep dive into each customer’s personal style with their questionnaire, asking you to share your favorite colors and prints, occupation and more. Also pretty cool: If you comment on any of their Instagram or Facebook photos with #mybumpbox, the LaBelle Bump team automatically adds that item to one of your future boxes. (So many pretty dresses!) If you’re interested in buying anything, just ask. And if you’re simply renting a dress and don’t see what you’re looking for, email LaBelle and a stylist will send more off-site options.

What it costs: A three-item box is $69 per month and a five-item box is $99 per month; shipping is free both ways. You can cancel anytime, otherwise your membership automatically renews each month. The special occasion dresses range from a $30 to $65 for a week-long rental.

Get started: LaBelleBump.com

Photo: Courtesy Motherhood Closet

Motherhood Closet

Type of service: Maternity clothing rental with option to buy

What you get: You can purchase a bundle of gently used designer maternity clothes as a seasonal grab bag, or register for Motherhood Closet’s The Clothesline Club and rent any 15 consignment items to wear for one, three, six or nine months. At any time, you can swap one or all of your maternity pieces for another.

Why it's so great: Like-new maternity consignment made easy! If you opt for the Style2Go Maternity Grab Bag, you simply pick a season, note your size and height, and Motherhood Closet’s stylists cull a 10-item surprise bag for you. (There’s a place to include your style preference where you should note things like your color and fit likes and dislikes, if you’re looking for casual or career wear, and the like.) Alternatively, you can go The Clothesline Club route, where you can borrow 15 items at a time for a set fee, depending on the level of membership you choose. You’ll always get what you want, because you are doing all of the picking. Brands include ABS by Allen Schwartz, Ann Taylor Loft Maternity, ASOS Maternity, Pea in the Pod, 7 for all Mankind and more.

What it costs: The Style2Go Maternity Grab Bag contains 10 items for $125. The Clothesline Club starts at $150 for one month to $450 for a 9-month membership (which shakes out to $50 a month). Send-backs are free.

Get started: MotherhoodCloset.com

Published September 2018

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