Pregnancy can be a magical time in your life, but it can also hugely expensive. Between furniture, breast pumps, car seats, and sometimes even a bigger car, costs adds up pretty quickly. Saving a little money on your clothing really helps, and having some summer maternity staples for under $40 can make sure your closet is well-stocked without going overboard.
Learning how to clothe your ever-growing, ever-shifting body during pregnancy is not the easiest thing to do. On top of that, it's all temporary — while you might get pregnant again, you're not sure when, and heaven knows what you'll even like at that point. Trust me, as someone who has been pregnant a few years apart, there are pieces from my first pregnancy that I would never dream of wearing during my second. (Or ever again. Who thought three-quarter length jeggings looked good with a long tunic tee shirt? Apparently me. Yikes on bikes.)
These pieces are a mix of fashion-forward trend pieces, as well as things like simple cotton dresses that could be worn during your postpartum period, and easily worn for another pregnancy. There are so many great options right now, it's not that hard to be thrifty and look your best.
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