Plus-size fashions are finally getting more, well, fashionable—but finding stylish plus-size maternity clothes can still prove a little tricky, if you don’t know where to look. (As if pregnant women didn’t have enough to deal with.) So we did some digging on your behalf and unearthed the top places to shop for trendy plus-size maternity clothes that fit and flatter curvy moms-to-be. The only question now is how to whittle down your pregnancy wardrobe wish list.
For on-trend plus-size maternity clothes at bargain prices, head to PinkBlush.com. Jeans, tees, leggings, maxi dresses, kimonos, cold-shoulder tops—virtually all of your plus-size maternity fashion bases are covered, from size 16 to 26. There’s even a stunning selection of fancy-pants dresses and some bump-loving bathings suits too. The best part? All of the above have a boutique-y quality that in no way reflects the low price. Tops start at $19, dresses at $27 and jeggings at $52. Even the wedding-guest worthy dresses start at just $39. (The Lace Mesh Overlay Maxi Dress for $95 is a total 5-star fave.) While it’s a bit of a bummer that you can’t walk into an actual PinkBlush store to try on and buy clothes, the site offers free shipping after you rack up $150 in clothes. (Challenge accepted!)
Bonus: Dovetailing the boutique-y feel, PinkBlush offers virtual stylists who can help you curate the perfect plus-size pregnancy wardrobe.
Start shopping: PinkBlushMaternity.com
ASOS is bursting with cutting-edge, affordable wears for moms-to-be in lots of sizes. While ASOS doesn’t have a special section for plus-size maternity clothes on their website, there are lots of maternity options for moms-to-be who hover between sizes 14 and 16, and a smattering more up to size 28. The choices range from glam (we dare you not to figure out where to wear their gorgeous jacquard kimono dress), to office-ready and weekend casual—but all worthy of #OOTD status.
Bonus: Check out ASOS Women’s Curve & Plus Size section for bump-friendly plus-size wears too. You’ll find loads of cute plus-size tops and dresses that can accomodate budding baby bumps, like this sweet swing dress and sweater dress.
Start shopping: Asos.com
The lux maternity brand Ingrid & Isabel has a just-for-Target label called Isabel Maternity, which recently debuted (in September 2018) brand-new plus-size maternity styles that are on-trend and in-budget. For instance, the knit belted jumpsuit and the faux leather active leggings are $33 and $37, respectively, and are amazing. And, because we’re talking Target here, you’ll of course find your classic plus-size maternity basics too, like jeans and camis.
Bonus: While you’re shopping, head over to the lingerie department for beautiful plus-size maternity and nursing bras. We’re loving that their new plus-size Paramour Lorraine nursing bra has a front and back closure. Mind blown!
Start shopping: Target.com
“Bump It Up” is the amazing UK-based maternity clothes shop powered by the plus-size womenswear clothing brand Yours. Their plus-size maternity clothes are just as comfortable, stylish and modern as the rest of the offerings from Yours, but are designed to fit and flatter moms-to-be from size 16 to 32. Prices start as low as $8 (!), with the most expensive option being a fab $60 pair of stretchy coveralls. The only bummer: It’ll cost $20 to ship to the US and returns aren’t free.
Bonus: If you’re unsure where to start, you can simply buy a maternity bundle. Each bundle (complete with free tote) comes with four plus-size maternity basics for the set price of $83. For example, one of the bundles includes legging, a cami, a waterfall cardigan and a maxi tube skirt, whereas another bundle swaps the skirt for a hot little midi tube dress. (There are four bundles to choose from.)
Start shopping: YoursClothing.com
Motherhood Maternity is one of the few maternity clothing retailers that still pepper malls and shopping centers across the country—and a ton of them carry maternity styles up to size 24 or 3X. (Motherhood’s website shows you where exactly you can find stores with a plus-size maternity section.) If you prefer to shop online, their website offers an awesome range of plus-size maternity clothes, from gorgeous wrap dresses, trendy nursing tops and jeans to maternity bras, panties, shapers and more. Free shipping is offered on purchases of $79 or more.
Bonus: Motherhood Maternity has a perks program where you sign up for emails, complete a registration and then receive coupons, discounts, samples and exclusive offers from Motherhood and their partners like BuyBuyBaby and Shutterfly.
Start shopping: Motherhood.com
The oh-so-stylish extended-size maternity clothes (up to 3X) at Nesting & Co. are a can’t-miss for any fashion-forward mom-to-be. We’re obsessed with their zigzag maxi skirts, peasant dresses, cowl neck sweaters and so much more. And when you’re feeling like changing into something more classic, they’ve got the goods too, with lots of basics tees, jeans and wrap dresses—all with a bit of flair. The prices are wallet-friendly (dresses start at $23), and when you spend $50 or more, shipping is free.
Bonus: Nestling & Co. offers plus-size maternity lingerie that’ll knock your partner’s socks right off.
Start shopping: Nestlingco.com
7. Simply Be
Simply Be, a staple of curvy-lady fashion in the UK, has recently re-launched their US outpost, making their wears way more millennial-friendly (read: CUTE!). So it’s extra-exciting that they’ve got maternity clothes for mom-to-be who wear up to size 28. While their selection of plus-size maternity clothes isn’t bursting at the seams, they do have the basics covered—and they don’t skimp on style. Case in point: Their maternity cold shoulder crepe top and denim shirt dress are on fire.
Bonus: We are loving the addition of plus-size belly bands and over-the-bump panties.
Start shopping: SimplyBe.com
America’s favorite department store is also a go-to spot to score trendy plus-size maternity clothes. With brick-and-mortar locations across the country, moms-to-be can head to the dressing rooms to actually try items on (how novel!). Their website also boasts a dedicated online plus-size maternity section, where you’ll find everything from cute tops (this bell sleeve shirt has us swooning) and dresses to jeans, maternity bras and more.
Bonus: Keep an eye out for Macy’s legendary sales and you could snag your favorite plus-size maternity clothes for next to nothing.
Start shopping: Macys.com
At last check, good old JCPenny had over 100 choices in their online section of plus-size maternity clothes. Not bad! While it’s a great, affordable option to get basics like T-shirts and jeans, you’ll find some pretty solid fashion-forward pieces to boot. And if a brick-and-mortar shop is near you, you can shop online get free store delivery.
Bonus: Because JCPenny is clearly not just a plus-size maternity store, you can tap other departments to suit your mom-to-be needs during the same shopping session. Need a car seat? Check. Onesies? Check. A crib? You get the idea.
Savvy moms-to-be often nab gently-used maternity clothes from friends, family and co-workers—it’s a money-saver and limits waste. Of course, if your new-mom circle isn’t plus-size, you’re out of luck. The next best thing? Go to ThredUp, a trusted second-hand online shop with a fairly robust selection of plus-size maternity clothes. Simply narrow your search by size (2X to 5X and up to size 32). From there, you can filter by price, brand, type of clothing and more. We spotted lots of plus-size designer maternity jeans, cute plus-size maternity tops and a variety of other plus-size maternity-friendly picks, like cardigans and kimonos.
Bonus: While you’re shopping for yourself, click on over to the baby section to get good quality consignment finds for baby too. We spied brands like Carters, Baby Gap, Ralph Lauren, Baby Boden and more.
Start shopping: ThredUp.com
Published September 2018
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