L.T. asks from Evanston, IL on March 08, 2010
Maternity Clothes - Evanston,IL
Hi - I am new to this site. I am just about 20 weeks and am starting to not fit into my clothes. I bought a few maternity items at stores but they were pricey. Does anyone know where I could get some second hand maternity clothes?
A.C. answers from Chicago on March 10, 2010
Clothes mentor carries re-sale maternity. Also, I highly suggest getting a bella band. I was able to wear my regular jeans, unbuttoned, for this whole pregnancy.
C.D. answers from Chicago on March 09, 2010
Try craigslist, or eBay. I got most of my clothes that way, but for a fraction of the price. Sometimes resale shops have a special maternity section, too!
J.F. answers from Chicago on March 09, 2010
G.S. answers from Chicago on March 09, 2010
I had luck at Target and Old Navy. There was also a maternity store in Gurnee Mills (sorry, I can't remember the name) but I purchased two pairs of shorts that I absolutely lived in all summer. Most of my maternity clothes were regular clothes that had a fabric or cut which worked for maternity wear. In fact Gillian O'Malley sleepwear at Target had yoga-style cropped pants with a big wide stretchy waist that I still wear today. What I didn't realize is that you need longer shirts to cover the growing belly. Think creatively!
R.T. answers from Chicago on March 09, 2010
This time around, I found success buying regular clothes one size up from my normal size. There are a lot of stores that are carrying tops that are cut longer, more tunic style, so it gives your belly some expanding room. Look for these styles...saves you money!
A.L. answers from Chicago on March 09, 2010
Congratulations. I found some great deals at Kohls. They have a pretty good maternity section. Everything I bought was on sale or clearance - some pants and shorts were as low as $3-7
A.B. answers from Chicago on March 09, 2010
Resale Shops or Goodwill.
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M.A. answers from Chicago on March 09, 2010
Ebay! You can even find some "lots" where they group several items together and save you even more. I got a great maternity coat for $20 there.
K.J. answers from Chicago on March 08, 2010
i got stuff from old navy in regular sizes just bigger also craigs list and the outlets stores