There are a number of online options for plus size maternity than there have been in recent years. One of the biggest is Destination Maternity which can be found with regular sizes at Destination Maternity. They are a blend of flirty and functional fashions that are forward friendly. The unfortunate thing is that there are no offerings above 3x. My heart really goes out to plus size mamacitas who are bigger than 3x because it is incredibly hear to find affordable maternity wear.
Destination Maternity has a plus size belly band to help extend the life of non-pregnancy pants. On the website you’ll find a great “essentials” style guide and a good selection of specialty bras. One of my favorite items is the Secret Fit Belly pants in 19 styles for work and for play. Here are the American Star Plus Size Secret Fit Belly™ Cuffed Maternity Crop Jeans ($49) available in sizes 1x to 3x. I also love the Plus Size Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Smocked Maternity Shirt in paisley for $27. It would look great with the capris.
CryBaby Maternity has a cute selection of maternity tees for summer. They range in price from $17 to $34 and go up to size 3x (not all sizes in all styles. My favorites are “fertile goddess” and “caution: highly emotional”. Although I know many women (self included) who could wear the second one any time!
Chances are the plus size pregnant woman is going to have to dress up. Babies N Bellies has a nice selection of dresses. I particularly like these two dresses both of which work pre and post pregnancy, the Evita Maternity & Nursing Dress ($99) and the Bianca Maternity/Nursing Maxi Dress ($169).
JC Penney has a affordable basic selection of summer plus size maternity in 1x to 3x to get you through the season; including cute shorts, capris, tees and more. I especially like these slender fitting duo™ Denim Bermuda shorts ($18) and Smocked Chiffon Waist Top ($18).
Canadian shoppers can find maternity basics like shorts, tees, and jeans from Ample Mama. One of my favorite pieces is the Bit Print Shrug Cardigan with Tie Front ($29.50) which looks equally good with matching ruffle skirt or a pair of jeans both of which are available at Ample Mama.
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* Plus Size Pregnancy Summer Clothes Part One