The Top Places to Shop for Plus-Size Maternity Clothes
Sourcing cute plus-size clothing that compliments your unique sense of style can be a difficult task. Thankfully, many retailers now offer inclusive sizing options for all body types—but finding stylish plus-size maternity clothes can still prove itself a little tricky, especially if you don’t know where to look. (As if pregnant women didn’t have enough to deal with.) Although choices are a bit limited, many of our favorite maternity fashion brands have upped their game with a selection of plus-size maternity clothes curvy moms-to-be will adore.
We’ve done the research and selected the best places to shop for plus-size maternity clothing. From stunning occasion wear to everyday basics, you’ll find options for every occasion and need. The only question now is how to whittle down your pregnancy wardrobe wish list.
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Things to consider when shopping for plus-size maternity clothes
Best plus-size maternity clothes brands
Here are three shopping tips to keep in mind when sourcing plus-size pregnancy clothing.
Sizing: One thing to keep in mind is that sizing varies from store to store. Some brands offer sizes up to 6X (60 to 64" waist), while other maternity stores only go up to 3X (44 to 48" waist). To ensure a good fit, use a measuring tape and measure around the fullest part of your bust and hips. In general you can order your pre-pregnancy size in maternity wear, but it’s wise to check the brand’s size guidelines before making a purchase.
Budget: Buying new clothes can be expensive—especially if you only get to wear them for 9 months. Rather than purchasing a whole new wardrobe, invest in a few staple pieces like maternity jeans, leggings and tops with nursing access. You can also work with items that you already own. For example, an extension panel transforms a regular winter coat into a maternity-friendly style while a tummy sleeve will hold up unbuttoned pants or skirts.
Design: Style is subjective, so opt for plus-size maternity clothes that help you feel comfortable and confident. Of course, nothing is off the table (just look at Rihanna’s awesome pregnancy looks) but some design elements work particularly well for pregnancy. Stretchy fabrics that are free from itchy tags and seams, help combat chafing, while ruching allows garments to grow with your bump.
Ready to start your search? Here are our favorite places to shop for plus-size pregnancy apparel. From dedicated maternity boutiques to plus-size women’s wear brands, these online stores have options for every style and budget.
Here at The Bump, we’re big fans of Storq, a brand that specializes in high-quality, wardrobe staples for women at every stage of their pregnancy and parenting journey. Better yet, Storq is committed to inclusivity with all designs available in sizes 0 to 4X. The small collection includes plus-size maternity dresses, overalls and separates made with luxe fabrics that’ll feel fabulous against sensitive pre- and post-natal skin. We love the capsule wardrobe bundle, which offers a $38 saving on five of the brand’s best-selling essentials.
Price range: $28 to $215
If you like to keep your options open, PinkBlush Maternity should be your first stop. The online store has a whole section devoted to plus-size clothing for expectant moms in sizes 1X to 3X. There’s tons of styles to choose from, including plus-size maternity swimwear and vacation-ready day dresses. It’s also super-affordable, meaning you can pick up everyday basics or on-trend pieces without blowing your budget. While it’s a bit of a bummer that you can’t walk into an actual PinkBlush store to try on clothes, the site offers free returns and free shipping on orders over $150. (Challenge accepted!)
Price range: $29 to $98
Motherhood Maternity has a curated selection of plus-size pregnancy clothing available in sizes 1X to 3X, as well as select pieces from the best-selling line by Jessica Simpson. Be sure to check out their super-supportive signature “secret fit” maternity jeans, which are a dream to wear.
Price range: $30 to $140
Searching for sporty plus-size maternity clothes? Girlfriend Collective has a small (but mighty!) range of athletic wear for pregnant women, available in sizes XXS to 6XL. From seamless leggings to supportive sports bras, this brand has all the essential items you need for working out or chilling at home.
Price range: $48 to $88
Yours Clothing is an amazing UK-based plus-size brand. The maternity collection, aptly named “Bump It Up,” offers stylish, modern attire designed to fit and flatter moms-to-be from sizes 16 to 28. We’re obsessed with the brand’s slouchy jumpsuits and pretty square-neck blouses. The only downside: It’ll cost you $10 to ship items to the US.
Price range: $23 to $120
Searching for plus-size maternity dresses for a special occasion? Tiffany Rose designs stunning wedding attire, bridesmaids dresses and formal attire for expectant moms. Available in sizes 16 to 26, the plus-size collection includes stunning lace gowns and flirty mini dresses. Granted, this brand is a little pricey, but the quality speaks for itself.
Price range: $205 to $595
Torrid is a plus-size womenswear brand with a small selection of maternity basics. We’re big fans of the super-soft tunic tees and simple tank tops. Love the bike short trend? Torrid has a super-cute pair with subtle side ruching that stretches to accommodate your growing baby bump. The best part? This brand offers super-plus size maternity clothes up to 6X.
Price range: $30 to $55
Bump Biddy is another great place to find fierce plus-size maternity clothes. From super-cool coordinated sets to sequin jumpsuits and sweater dresses, here you’ll find awesome outfits for glamorous moms-to-be. The curve-hugging garments are available in sizes ranging from 1X to 3X.
Price range: $16 to $125
Belabumbum offers some of the best plus-size maternity loungewear and pajamas out there. Made using luxe cotton, stretchy spandex and eco-friendly bamboo materials, the pieces in this collection are super-comfortable and versatile. Pop on the Anytime jumpsuit while running errands, or wear the bamboo tank and essential leggings to the gym. The ultra-comfy styles are suitable for pregnancy and postpartum, and come in sizes up to 4X.
Price range: $31 to $79
You can make do with a maternity uniform of roomy T-shirts and super-stretchy leggings, but there’s some items of plus-size maternity clothing that you can’t compromise on. Top of the list is a maternity bra. Luckily, Cake Maternity has a great range of bras for fuller busted moms. Engineered for ultimate support and comfort, the intimatewear has wide straps, strong elastics, double-layer cups and extended hook-and-eye closures. Available in cup sizes A to HH.
Price range: $45 to $75
Another essential item for your plus-size maternity wardrobe? Super-comfortable underwear. After all, the last thing you want to worry about when you’re pregnant is irritating undies. Mama Cotton offers full-coverage bottoms that won’t bunch or dig into your tummy. The affordable underwear is available in sizes S to 4X and comes in a range of neutral colors. Better yet, the adjustable design includes a button fastener at the side, meaning you can loosen or tighten them as your body changes shape.
Price range: $13 to $30
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