I am pretty sure this grey dress no longer fits my growing belly! On the plus side I was able to get 5 months out of this affordable maternity dress, which for a small investment of $12.99, was totally worth it. For the most part I have invested in pieces that are a stretchy material so the clothing can grow with my belly. I wanted a few dressier options and really liked how this dress had a belt to define my waist and fit really well in the shoulders so decided to go for it!
Dressing for maternity does not have to be expensive. If the thrift store is not your thing, then look for online deals. A lot of stores carry a affordable maternity lines, but most of them are sold online. You could check out Old Navy, H&M, ASOS or TopShop to name a few. A lot of times there are online sales for maternity or if you sign up for the newsletter you might receive a special.
Now if you do want to check out your local thrift store but are unsure where to start, be sure to check out my recent article where I discuss how I chose pieces to complete a fall wardrobe. Now I didn’t buy a lot of items. I kept it simple as I knew with two little babies my belly would be growing a little faster than most. By making a small investment, I also had the budget to buy some winter items when I outgrew my fall wardrobe. Like this wonderful grey dress!
FRUGAL FASHION FRIDAY
AFFORDABLE MATERNITY LOOK FOR FALL
RW&Co Grey Dress: $12.99 (thrifted), Club Monaco Green Jacket: $6.99 (thrifted), Stubbs and Wootton Needlepoint Shoes: $8.99 (thrifted)
This outfit is a head to toe thrifted look, which doesn’t always happen. I wanted to break down how much this outfit would be if I bought it new. Searching on each companies website for a similar look.
RW&Co Grey Dress: $120, Club Monaco Green Jacket: $200, Stubbs and Wootton Needlepoint Shoes: $500
If you subtract my thrift store amount that leaves $891.03 difference! THIS IS WHY I LOVE THRIFTING. I own a designer wardrobe at a fraction of the price. By purchasing higher end pieces it also guarantees they will last longer, for the most part. Even though I am buying clothing secondhand it doesn’t mean it will last for one or two wears. I am getting multiple seasons out of each purchase.
If you don’t buy thrifted maternity clothing that is TOTALLY fine. I would suggest purchasing higher quality items that will last through your pregnancy and you will be able to sell afterwards. There are a lot of maternity items for sale on FB Marketplace, Clothing Swaps and on Poshmark. If you’d rather shop at home, I would start with Poshmark and look up the companies maternity sizing online! Happy shopping!