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How Much Do Maternity Clothes Cost?

 
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Maternity bottoms come with demi, full, roll and extended panels to accommodate expanding bellies. Some offer elastic waistbands and adjustable tabs for added comfort. Tops are cut with more fabric in front for a roomier fit.

Typical costs:

  • Discount stores such as Wal-Mart[1] offer maternity separates for $6-$25.
  • Department stores such as JC Penney run about $20-$40 per piece.
  • Designer maternity wear can run more than $100 per item.
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Additional costs:
  • Maternity/nursing bras run $12-$22 at Motherhood[2] , $30-$38 at Mimi Maternity[3] , and $24-$26 at A Pea in the Pod[4] .
  • Motherhood sells bikinis, briefs and thongs separately or in packages of three and four for $10-$16 and Mimi Maternity[5] sells briefs, bikinis and thongs for $6-$9.50 each.
  • Sleepwear runs $38-$88 at Mimi Maternity[6] and $55-$125 at A Pea in the Pod[7] .
  • Swimwear goes for $68-$88 at Mimi Maternity[8] and $95-$145 at A Pea in the Pod[9] .
Discounts:
  • Many online retailers offer sale items at extreme discounts. Visit sale pages at Gap[10] , Mimi Maternity[11] and A Pea in the Pod.
Shopping for maternity clothes:
  • From Demi Moore's 1991 Vanity Fair cover to the tabloids frequent celebrity "bump" watches, the pregnant figure has come into vogue. Gone are the days of shapeless muu muus; today's women are showing off the fullness of their expectant curves with pride.
  • As a general rule, maternity clothes cost the same as their nonmaternity counterparts in any given store. However, because maternity clothes are temporary additions to a woman's wardrobe, not core pieces, they can be a good opportunity to splurge on seasonal trends.
  • Target[12] features a collection by Liz Lange with casual and career separates ranging from $10-$30.
  • With jeans averaging $30, tops averaging $20 and career separates $18-$35, an outfit could be purchased at Motherhood[13] for $50-$70. Kohl's also carries items from the Motherhood line.
  • At Gap[14] jeans run about $50-$70, but can be found on sale for as low as $15. Gap sweaters[15] average $50.
  • A Pea in the Pod[16] carries designer denim such as 7 for all Mankind jeans[17] ($175-$265) and Diane Von Furstenberg tops[18] ($185-$225).
Material on this page is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. For medical decisions, always consult your physician for the right course for your infant or child.
 
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What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
3 pairs of maternity pants
Amount: $120.00
Posted by: First-time mother in Cerritos, CA.Posted: February 16th, 2007 01:02PM
Store: Motherhood Maternity
I spent about $110 on 3 pairs of maternity pants (1 pair of jeans, 1 pair of black slacks and 1 pair of brown slacks). I didn't start needing them until I was about 5 months pregnant.

The stretchy jeans are relatively comfortable. There is a cord I can use to tighten. I am still too small to fit into the stretchy-waist slacks (with no cords).
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  2.  www.motherhood.com/collection.asp?category_Name=Bras&Category_Id=1071&MasterCategory_Id...
  3.  www.apeainthepod.com/MimiMaternity.asp
  4.  www.apeainthepod.com/collection.asp?category_Name=Bras&Category_Id=4115&MasterCategory_...
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  7.  www.apeainthepod.com/collection.asp?category_Name=Sleepwear&Category_Id=4117&MasterCate...
  8.  www.apeainthepod.com/MimiMaternity.asp
  9.  www.apeainthepod.com/collectionviewall.asp?MasterCategory_Id=21&website_Id=6
  10.  www.gap.com/browse/GeneralNoResults.do?requestedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gap.com%2Fbrowse%2...
  11.  www.apeainthepod.com/MimiMaternity.asp
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  13.  www.motherhood.com
  14.  www.gap.com/browse/category.do?cid=6013&pageID=-1
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  17.  www.apeainthepod.com/collection.asp?category_Name=7+For+All+Mankind&Category_Id=4133&Ma...
  18.  www.apeainthepod.com/collection.asp?category_Name=Diane+von+Furstenberg&Category_Id=407...
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