To many women, good quality plus size maternity clothes are a waste of money. These are clothes that they know they will have no reason to wear for no longer than three or four months tops; why would they want to spend anything much on them? Which has turned out to be a good thing.
Clothing companies are tired of missing out on the maternity market; they know that affordability is of critical importance to buyers in this market who absolutely know that they cannot use those clothes for longer than a couple of months.
If you’ve ever paid attention to the design styles employed by clothing designers who design maternity clothes, you’ll find that they don’t just throw out the potatoes and give you the sack. The styles are as wonderfully different as the women who will buy them. You’ll see that for women who prefer the comfort of jeans and T-shirts, they make those in maternity sizes; others prefer a rather more conservative look –they all go with knit pants and long-sleeved cotton shirts. The thing is, designers know that there is a whole market for good choices in affordable maternity clothes in regular sizes. If you see something out there in a regular size, you can be pretty sure that they’ll make them in the plus sizes as well.
You’ll find that there are all kinds of sources for affordable plus size maternity clothes. And retailers don’t just sell regular clothes –T-shirts, pants, jeans and kurtas. They also sell maternity swimsuits, sweaters, underwear, you name it. You’ll find some pretty great choices at JCPenney, Lane Bryant and at Target. The choices available online are even better – you even get lingerie and fashionable swimwear. Try places like Woman Within, Maternity 4 Less and Plus Size Motherhood.
But there are places other than the regular retail stores where you could go for some real savings. Apart from your regular online auctions, yard sales and flea markets, you could go to used clothing sales at thrift shops and consignment stores. In general, you can count on the clothes you get in these places to be in spectacular condition –considering how they’ve been in use for only a couple of months. In fact, some people prefer to go to these places first, for the kind of high-quality expensive clothes you can find at bargain prices. If you live in a large city, you’ll find that they even have specialty stores that only do the plus sizes. You can consider yourself lucky if you find one of those.