During pregnancy, your body size is obviously going to change and you may thus need to find new clothes to fit into. But buying maternity clothes or oversized clothes just for a few months can prove to be a really expensive affair. Not only will you not need these clothes after pregnancy again but most maternity clothing items are expensive than usual clothes and can thus make a big hole in your pocket. But there are many ways you can save money on pregnancy clothes and the following are some of the effective ones.
Check your Entire Wardrobe for Clothes that could Work
Before hitting the market or checking out the shopping app for new clothes, it is a good idea to check through the wardrobe to see if you have any clothes that could work. A lot of women tend to get away with wearing what they already have since there are many clothes and styles which are slightly loose and may work even when they gain pounds.
Just go a Size or Two up
Many pregnant women make the mistake of buying maternity clothes from special brands or manufacturers and these clothes prove to be very expensive. It is a superb tip to just buy a size or two up from regular brands as they too will fit you during pregnancy and will definitely be not as expensive as special maternity clothes.
Buy Second Hand
Another way to make sure you don’t overspend on maternity clothes is to buy second hand ones. There are many online sites and shops which sell second hand maternity clothes that are tagged at almost half the price of the new ones and sometimes even lower. Try to check out such shops to save money further.
Another great way to save on maternity clothes is to borrow them from your friends, sisters or other relatives. Most people don’t throw away their maternity clothes and will be happy to lend them to you so that maximum worth can be taken out.
Shop During the Sale Season
If you are in your first trimester and your size hasn’t changed much but there is a major sale going on, then make sure you buy the maternity clothes during that sale rather than waiting for another few months to make the purchase. Make use of these opportunities to make sure you buy the clothes at the best price possible. You can also make use of voucher codes etc to bring down the price of purchase.
Try to Stitch at Home
If you are someone who knows even a little bit of stitching then it could be a great idea to stitch some clothes at home. This will not only keep you busy but will also help you save a great deal of money. Stitching at home may not result in very perfect clothes but will definitely give you something that you can wear at home.