Just because your bump is growing doesn’t mean your budget should.
Having a baby certainly isn’t cheap and most parents-to-be want to spend the money they have on getting the best outfits, products and toys for their little tot.
So when it comes to shopping for maternity wear the prices can be off-putting for clothes that have a lifespan of only a few months – especially in a cost of living crisis.
But just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean you should have to sacrifice your style, right?
We’ve come up with our top picks for affordable and fashionable maternity clothes that won’t break the bank or look frumpy.
George Asda Maternity
Never underestimate the hidden gems to be found in your local supermarket.
Maternity jeans can be expensive but George has you covered for just £16.
These are the perfect staple for the winter months, and there are also darker-wash versions available if you don’t like light denim.
Roll the bottoms up for a more cropped and casual look with some comfy trainers or pair these with a gorgeous pair of boots.
Buy the Maternity Mid Wash Ebony Skinny Jeans for £16 at Asda.
When it comes to formal occasions like a work function or wedding, it’s a great opportunity to dress your bump (and get great pregnancy photos) but you don’t want to splash the cash on an outfit you’ll only be able to wear for a few months.
That’s where renting comes in.
You can rent dresses from Isabella Oliver for a fraction of the price it would cost to buy.
This is Kelsy Maternity Dress with Tencel is available to rent for just £15 and can be dressed-up with heels or down with trainers.
Rent from £15 at Isabella Oliver.
H&M never steers us wrong when it comes to in-style pieces for a great price and their maternity collection is no exception.
There are also some great sale items too which are frankly a steal.
The MAMA Sleeveless drawstring top in light beige (£10) is the perfect wardrobe essential and neutrals are all the rage.
Pair it with some statement jewellery for a nice dinner out or throw it on with some leggings and white trainers for a laid-back look.
The MAMA Track pants are also super stylish and while they are slightly more pricey at £24.99 they are perfect for work or play and would look great with trainers and a boyfriend coat.
Buy the MAMA Sleeveless drawstring top in light beige for £10 at H&M.
Buy the MAMA Track pants for £24.99 at H&M.
Boohoo’s maternity range is the perfect destination for pretty much any maternity staple you need.
They have leggings for less than £10 and basic tees, occasion dresses and casual outfits all for under £20.
In fact, they have the perfect autumn casual dress in chocolate for just £14.40 which would look great with some trainers or boots.
Buy the Maternity Rib V Neck Midaxi Dress for £14.40 at H&M.
Pretty Little Thing Maternity
PLT has over 600 maternity items for £20 or less and they are all on trend.
From the ‘that girl’ aesthetic with simple basics to floral party dresses and lounge wear as well, there is something to meet your every need.
For example this gorgeous maternity blue floral plisse mini dress is available for just £8.
Buy the Maternity Blue Floral Plisse Maternity Dress for £8 (was £25) at PrettyLittleThing.
As the winter months are creeping closer we all need some snuggly lounge wear to relax in.
This blue borg set from Asos is the perfect budget-friendly cosy co-ord to keep warm in.
Chill out and put your feet up in this set for only £16 and it’s so cute you could even wear it out to the shops if you needed to!
Buy the Asos Design Maternity Lounge Jogger Set for £16 (was £28 at Asos).
New Look Maternity
A good trawl on the New Look website drudges up some quality staples for a really good price.
The three pack of maternity strappy camis are available for just £13.99 – that’s less than £5 per top.
Then there’s the maternity bump briefs which look super comfy and come in at £9.99 a pair.
Buy the three-pack of White and Black Strappy Camis for £13.99 at New Look.
Buy the Maternity Tan Over Bump Briefs for £9.99 at New Look.
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