With 28 weeks behind me, and only 12 to go, I’m starting to notice that my regular wardrobe just isn’t cutting for my new maternity frame. Pregnant fashionistas love to have a maternity style that resembles what we would wear pre and post-baby, but it seems like most maternity clothing is so…fuddy-duddy. Plus, they’re expensive! Why would I pay 60 dollars for a pair of capris that I’ll never wear again and that look horrible on me? It just doesn’t seem fair. With wedding season, and (for bloggers) blog conference season coming upon us, now would be a good time to look into alternatives to buying maternity wear. Can you rent maternity clothing? Well, of course you can! Listed below are 4 of my favorite sites to rent from, whether it’s for a super special occasion, or to just find a business-related outfit that won’t make you look like you weigh even more than you do.
If you are a pregnant fashionista and have been jealous of your non-pregnant friends getting new duds from subscription services like StitchFix, don’t fret! Borrow for Your Bump offers this same luxury for us, as well as rentals of everyday wear. You’re able to rent by the month and there is no limit to the amount of items you’d like to rent. What woman doesn’t like the idea of no limit on clothing? The Bump Start Club is special service where a stylist will pick 10 items for you to try, based on a short profile that you fill out on the site. Once you receive your package, you can borrow the items you like (or buy them) and send back the rest.
Mine for Nine offers a vast selection of items for everyday wear, business wear, and semi-formal events. They also have a monthly flat rate for your rentals, which means your pregnancy brain won’t get you into trouble with late fees. I love them because they have suits for rent. Suits! For pregnant ladies! The suits they offer aren’t boxy or awkward maternity suits, but are chic and polished. They also offer well-fitting blazers and really cute tops to go underneath. Their selection of bottoms is amazing as well. I always struggle with maternity bottoms (and how expensive they are), so renting a pair or two just works for my budget and my sanity. Plus, as your belly grows, you’ll need larger sizes. By renting, you’ll get to send back the smaller pair and trade in for a larger one.
If you are looking for a no frills, all awesome site, check out Rent Maternity Wear. Not only do they offer selections by occasion, they are the most affordable of the 3 sites mentioned here. They only offer maternity dresses, which keeps their turnaround high and helps your budget stay low. When I couldn’t find a dress within my budget on the other two sites, I look into the $39 and under section on Rent Maternity Wear for a great dress. We all know that most pregnant women live in dresses, so this is a great way to try out different silhouettes without having to commit to an ensemble.