Mother and Baby

The best affordable maternity clothes to save you money

Section: Fashion

Having a baby is an expensive business so it’s great to try and save money where you can early on. If you’re pregnant and on a tight budget, it’s easier than you think to find cheap maternity clothes. We’ve scoured the high street and online to find these bargains, which are super stylish so you don’t even have to compromise on looking good.

The best affordable maternity clothes:

A slogan tee is a good way to get playful with your bump. This “Mama” top from ASOS can easily be thrown over some jeans or tucked into a skirt if you want to look fashionable without the fuss. Sizes range from 6-20.

A comfy pair of joggers is a must if you’re expecting and these, from H&M, have a drawstring waist and soft cotton blend. Ideal if you’re only feeling up to lounging about on the sofa. The joggers come in grey, powder pink, yellow or light green and the sizes range from XS-XXL.

Review: “True to size. Lovely thin material, stretchy and perfect for spring. I purchased as I’ve just had my little girl and I’m still coming to terms with my postpartum body but these are supportive on the tummy, comfortable but restively stylish too.”

There’s something about being pregnant that makes you gravitate towards wearing stripes. Trust us, this tee from ASOS might not be fancy but it will become a stalwart of your wardrobe. Wear on its own or underneath a cardi on chillier days. Sizes range from 6-20.

Review: “Lovely and elegant pregnancy top. Very comfy and good quality.”

Finding the perfect coat can be a particular challenge when you’re pregnant but this Mac manages to be both pretty and practical. As well as being made from a hi-tech, shower-resistant material, it’s lightly padded for a bit of extra warmth and is cut to make room for your changing body shape. Sizes range from 6 to 20.

Review: “I love this jacket. I'm only 12 weeks pregnant so I have loads of room to grow into it. I'll defo wear this when I'm not pregnant too. Definitely size down though as I'm usually a size 18-20 and I got a 16 and it's loads big with loads of room to grow into.”

As your pregnancy goes on, it’s highly likely that you will find you spend more and more time pulling on a sweatshirt, so it’s worth investing in one that’s chic too. Look no further: this All-over star print and round neck sweater makes it trendy as well as comfy. Sizes are availble and small, medium and large and comes in grey or a blue design.

Review: “This has been my favourite maternity jumper, it’s lasted throughout my whole pregnancy when many others ride up and become too short and it has stayed in shape and comfy. Wish it came in more colours & styles!”

Dressing for work when you’re pregnant can be a minefield but this tunic dress manages to be both comfortable and smart. Don’t be afraid to add some colour with a bright bag or jazzy pair of shoes. The dress is available in sizes 8 to 18.

Review: “I am very happy with this purchase. It’s a great comfortable fit with lots of stretch for bump. Washes well and holds its shape.”

Stay cool and look stylish in this pink floral t-shirt. With ruched details and a slim fit show your bump off at its best and leave you feeling confident about your growing curves. Sizes are available from 6-20.

This two-piece set will form the basis of your maternity wardrobe. The joggers are designed with a bump-accommodating waist, cuffed hem and soft fabric.  It comes in black, grey and pink so you feel ultra-comfy and look great. Sizes range from size 6 to 20.

This striking cobalt blue maternity sweatshirt can be dressed up or down. With a flattering high neck and drop shoulders, this top is designed to fit you from bump to baby. Sizes are available from XS to XL.

The key to smart maternity dressing is buying a few key pieces that will work for a number of occasions. This versatile jersey dress can be worn to work or dressed up for a night out (because you’ll not be having many of those soon!) Sizes are available from 8-20.

You can’t go wrong with a good pair of maternity leggings. Make sure you choose some with added stretch and an elasticated waistband that will grow as you do. This pair from JoJo Maman Bebe are made from super comfortable stretch cotton jersey so they are soft and gentle on skin too. You can purchase them in navy, charcoal and black and they come in XS-L.

Review: “Incredibly comfy leggings, worn them non-stop and lasted well. got them in 2 colours.”

 

Finding a stylish going-out top when you’re pregnant is no easy task. This sheer-panelled lace number from ASOS is a rare find: wear with maternity jeans and leopard print pumps for a classic look or add a bright necklace if you want to make a statement. Available in sizes 6 through to 20.

Review: “I order this for work! Fits well and true to size! The lace is pretty and overall good quality!”

Comfort suddenly becomes a top priority when you’re expecting – tight, tailored shapes are replaced by soft, loose cuts like this wrap-around jersey dress. Make sure you still have fun with a bold print or two though. Sizes available in 8-12.

Don’t think that just because you’re pregnant, you can’t be stylish. This blue and black spot print jersey dressswing dress hugs growing curves around the bust and waist before skimming your knee for an elegant finish. Sizes are available from size 6 to 22.

Where is the best place to buy maternity clothes?

If you're looking to expand your maternity wardrobe beyond underwear, Mother&Baby has got you covered. Read more about where to find clothes to dress your growing bump in our guide - top 32 stores to buy maternity clothes in the UK or online.

We haven't forgotten tall or petite mums either, check out our guide to find the best maternity clothes for tall women, and the best jeans for petite mums, as well as where to buy plus-size maternity clothes. 

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  • Author: Ellen Kinsey Ellen Kinsey
  • Job Title: Commercial Content Writer

Ellen Kinsey is a digital writer, covering all topics from women’s health to home speakers -however she lives and breathes all things food, travel and media. Currently, she writes for a range of Bauer Media brands including Heat, Closer, Yours, Mother&Baby, What's the Best and Empire.
Ellen studied French and Film at the University of Bristol where she started to take interest in journalism. Outside of work you will usually find Ellen keeping up with all the latest films and television series, cooking up a storm or writing in a coffee shop.
 

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