Maternity wear rentals might be the smartest innovation in the maternity world since the Secret Fit Belly. I mean, what pregnant woman wants to spend $100 (or more) on an elegant dress that she’ll wear once — maybe twice — in her life, $80 on designer maternity jeans that actually look flattering, or buy a winter coat to wear a couple months of her life?
There are several rental sites that have popped up, some offering more than others.
1. Mine For Nine
At Mine for Nine, you can borrow for an entire month (except for evening gowns, which have a 14-day borrowing window), and then you can decide whether you want to keep it for longer at a pro-rated amount. You also have the option to buy these items new, in case you find something you simply can’t live without.
What’s more, thanks to their large selection of pantsuits and work-appropriate attire, Mine for Nine is a great option for professionals.
2. Belly Bump Boutique
This site exclusively rents formal dresses from designers like Fierce Mamas (by Christian Siriano), Maternial America, Olian, Hatch Maternity, Isabella Oliver, and more. Belly Bump Boutique gives you a 7-day rental for $39 – $79 with free shipping and dry cleaning included. But note that they’ll charge your credit card the full retail price of the dress plus the rental charge, and then refund the retail price back.
3. Borrow For Your Bump
Winter pregnancy? Don’t waste money on a pregnancy coat, just borrow one.