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 also stylish to boot so you don’t even have to compromise on looking good.

Le Bump Print T-Shirt, £12.00,

Asos tee

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

Maternity Slim-Leg Joggers, £12.99,

Maternity joggers

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.

Monochrome Striped T-Shirt, £8.00,


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

F&F Shower-Resistant Maternity Mac, £32.00,

F&F mac

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.

Panelled Spot Sweat, £18.00,

Panelled spot sweat

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: the oversized polka dots on this 100% cotton sweat make it trendy as well as comfy.

Maternity Tunic Dress, £15.99,

Maternity tunic dres

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.

Maternity Essentials Set, £39.00,


This four-piece set will form the basis of your maternity wardrobe. The maxi dress and Breton-striped skirt are perfect workwear looks, while the leggings and vest top come in handy for those days when you can’t face dressing up.

MAMA Knitted Jumper, £24.99,


Stay warm but look stylish in this fine-knit pink jumper. A detachable tie and side ruching will show your bump off at its best and leave you feeling confident about your growing curves.

Maternity Striped Jersey Dress, £12.50,


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!)

Cotton Maternity Leggings, £12.00,


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 M&S are made from sustainable cotton so they are soft and gentle on skin too.

Lace Trim Maternity Top, £18.00,


Finding a stylish going-out top when you’re pregnant is no easy task. This sheer-panelled lace number from Next 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.

MAMA Jersey Dress, £19.99,


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.

High Neck Swing Dress, £12.00,


Don’t think that just because you’re pregnant, you can’t be stylish. This baby-pink swing dress hugs growing curves around the bust and waist before skimming your knee for an elegant finish.

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Charlotte is an award-winning journalist who's interviewed six Oscar winners, a Greek princess and a Cbeebies presenter.

She's written for GLAMOUR, Vogue, Stylist and The Independent during her career, and, though she writes about beautiful children's clothes, her own two children refuse to wear them.

She likes sunshine and log burners but not at the same time.  


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