One of the quickest lessons I learned during wedding planning was that anything with the word “wedding” attached automatically had an inflated price tag. Now two-ish years later, I’m seeing that trend once again with all things baby-related. And perhaps the biggest over-priced market of all exists in the maternity stores.
Your stomach is growing. Your clothes don’t fit. You have NO choice but to plunk down your credit card and pay big bucks for things as simple as stretchy bands of fabric to hold your pants up.
If you’re like me, you try to get by with as little “real” maternity gear as possible. While I have still had to buy new clothes to accommodate my new size and shape, I’ve tried to shop in mainstream stores and look for flattering styles like maxi dresses or tunic tops – things that can be worn again after pregnancy, and that won’t be quite so marked up in price.
But at 25 weeks now, I’ve also learned that there are few maternity pieces well worth the investment. These items have made a huge difference for me in feeling comfortable and confident throughout my pregnancy…
What can you add to this list? What are your maternity must-haves?