If you’re about to do some online shopping, please consider clicking on the links below to do so — we’d be honored to have your support. (Each link below is an affiliate link, and we’ll get a small commission of whatever you purchase.) They’re in alphabetical order; my favorites for maternity-friendly workwear are in bold. We’ll list independent shops at the very end (whether they have an online presence or not).
- 6pm.com – Great for discounted maternity clothes, as well as reasonably priced shoes.
- 39dollarglasses.com – Don’t spend a lot of money on new eyeglasses while pregnant — your eyes can change and take at least six months to “settle” after pregnancy. If you really need a new pair, consider ordering budget eyeglasses online, such as from this retailer.
- Amazon – Sign up for Amazon Family (formerly Amazon Mom) — it’s free, and you get free 2-day shipping and special discounts. They also have a great selection of maternity clothes, nursing bras, maternity pillows, maternity skincare, and more. (They also tend to have better prices for regular bras, and I’ve gotten some great deals on children’s clothes by stalking the “at least 70%” section.) Particularly great maternity brands to keep an eye out for on Amazon:
- ASOS – They have a fun selection of maternity clothes and nursing bras. Their general lingerie selection is pretty great, too.
- Babies R Us – They do have maternity and nursing clothes, as well as pregnancy-friendly skincare and more.
- BabySteals – This deal of the day site offers deals for babies, kids, and scrapbooking — they often feature specialty nursing clothes.
- BaubleBar – This can be a great source for budget-friendly but bold statement necklaces — perfect for when you want to distract from a larger-than-usual bust, or just to add some flare to a maternity basic like a black tee.
- Barefoot Tess – If you find you need a weird shoe size during (or after) pregnancy, check out Barefoot Tess (now part of Long Tall Sally).
- Bare Necessities – Lingerie and nursing.
- Bed Bath & Beyond – Small selection of nursing tanks and pillows.
- Bloomingdale’s – They don’t have a ton of maternity workwear, but they have a good selection of maternity jeans and nursing bras.
- Destination Maternity – This isn’t my favorite maternity store, but they occasionally have good sales, and they certainly have a wide selection. Free shipping is very rare, so if you see it, get it.
- Diapers.com – Surprisingly good selection of maternity and nursing clothes. Depending on where you’re located, they may even deliver within a day.
- Dorothy Perkins – This British shop has a ton of budget buys (for American readers, too) — pieces tend to be a bit trendy, but the discounts can be steep, and there are always basics to be had.
- eBay – This is a great place to find designer maternity duds on sale. (Another great budget option: look to see if your neighborhood has a parents listserv — I didn’t join until after my son was born, and suspect I missed out on a ton of great deals!)
- Easy Spirit – If you need comfortable and supportive footwear in pregnancy…
- Figure8 Maternity & Nursing – This specialty store has a great selection.
- Gap – Good basics for maternity and nursing. You may have to stalk the site until your size is in stock. Watch for the sales.
- Gemvara – This online jewelry shop can be good for a push present, birthstone jewelry, or even an inexpensive wedding band in a bigger size.
- Giggle – While mostly great for the curated selection of registry presents, it has a small collection of maternity skincare.
- Gilt – This can be a great source for maternity workwear — look under “Baby & Kids” if you don’t see it under Women’s. (Need an invite? Click here to get $25 off your first order.)
- Glasses.com – Another good option if you want or need affordable eyewear.
- Hadley Stilwell – Professional nursing clothes. Some might work for maternity as well.
- H&M – Surprisingly good range of maternity clothes.
- Isabella Oliver – This is more of a designer brand for maternity; lots of work-appropriate things.
- Kohls – They have a good selection for affordable maternity and nursing, and even better, a nice long return policy. (Most of their stuff is from “Oh Baby by Motherhood.” This is one of the few spots that has maternity petites and plus sizes.
- Lands’ End – They have a very few pieces of maternity-specific clothing. Some of their ponte dresses (and even the ponte pants) might be good transition pieces (before week 30 or so when you absolutely, definitely need maternity clothes.)
- Loft – They have a big selection, online only, of work-appropriate maternity wear. Watch for sales. Readers have noted they have good maternity pants, in particular.
- Macy’s – This is mostly a Destination Maternity pop-up shop — you may prefer the shipping/returns rules better with Macy’s, however.
- Mine for Nine – Mine for Nine allows you to borrow your maternity wardrobe instead of buying it. It’s nice that if you do decide to buy something you’ve borrowed, they’ll deduct the rental cost from your final purchase price.
- Nordstrom – Tons of great maternity brands and styles, and a wonderful return policy and customer service, and free shipping. Highly recommend.
- Old Navy – They have a lot of basics — but the quality is what you’d expect from Old Navy. Keep an eye out for sales (but also know that inventory turns over so quickly that if you like something, you should buy it when you see it).
- A Pea in the Pod – This is not my favorite maternity shop, but they do have a wide selection of brands, and they’re one of the few shops offering maternity clothes for petites and plus sizes.
- Rachel Pally – I’d say every pregnant mama should get at least one Rachel Pally dress during her pregnancy — although they’re not particularly work appropriate. Great maxis in particular.
- Rosie Pope – This line offers a ton of cute dresses and shirts for maternity, many of which are work appropriate. Note that a lot of her stuff is for sale at Amazon, and you may find better prices if you’re lucky enough to catch one of her flash sales at Gilt or Rue La La.
- Rue La La – One of the flash sale sites that offers maternity wear.
- Saks – They have a very limited selection, mostly maternity jeans.
- ShopBop – This is the only spot I’ve seen maternity Theory pants — they also have a few work-appropriate dresses. (They also have a ton of trendy maternity denim, and a wide selection of cute diaper bags.)
- Target – The Liz Lange Maternity collection for Target is frequently a great source of work-appropriate (but budget-friendly) dresses; they also have other great basics, e.g., Bella Bands.
- TopShop – This UK shop has a lot of trendy pieces, many of them appropriate for work. Prices are largely under $100.
- Walmart – Believe it or not, they do have a “wear to work” section — and of course it’s all affordable.