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Being pregnant is an exciting and rewarding journey. It’s time to make room in your closet for a new wardrobe to enhance your pregnancy glow and keep you comfortable. As a mom of 2, I’ve had quite the hunt for good quality maternity clothes and gone through a lot of trial and error. To help you with your shopping experience, I’ve rounded up some of the best places to shop for maternity clothes in Indianapolis.
When to Start Shopping for Pregnancy Clothes
So, when’s the best time to start shopping for maternity clothes? It can vary from person to person, but you’ll generally want to start looking around the end of your first trimester or the beginning of your second. At this point, you may notice that your regular clothes feel tight or uncomfortable, especially around the waistline. Trust me, you’ll want to get some options ahead of time before you wake up one morning, and none of your pre-pregnancy clothes fit at all (speaking from experience, this is what happened with my first pregnancy). Don’t worry, though – maternity clothes have come a long way in recent years, and plenty of stylish and comfortable options are out there to keep you looking and feeling great throughout your pregnancy.
Top 3 Places to Shop for Maternity Clothes In Indianapolis
To be honest, there isn’t a phenomenal local boutique specializing in maternity clothes (hopefully, someone local will open one)! Depending on the season, some shops may have more or less maternity clothes. Here are the best options I’ve found.
Target: Carmel West
Locally, the Target in Carmel West has a good maternity clothes section. I’ve heard from local moms they have a better selection of maternity clothes than other Target stores in the area. From comfy leggings to stylish dresses, they have a good selection to help you look and feel your best during pregnancy. And the best part? You don’t have to know ahead of time what you need. Target will tell you (ha!) So why not treat yourself to a few new pieces and embrace your pregnancy curves in style?
Kohl’s in Carmel
From comfortable basics to fashionable statement pieces, Kohl’s in Carmel has some maternity clothes. They don’t have a vast selection, but at least you can try a few pieces in person. I’ve heard they have more or less depending on the season and what they get in, so you may need to check back depending on the time of year.
Amanda’s Exchange in Carmel
Have you heard about Amanda’s Exchange consignment shop in Carmel, Indiana? It’s the perfect place for moms-to-be for affordable maternity clothes. Moreover, you can sell your gently used maternity clothes after your pregnancy for extra cash. It’s a win-win, right? So head to Amanda’s Exchange and peek at their maternity clothes collection.
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Best Places to Shop for Maternity Clothes Online
Unfortunately, finding great local options for maternity clothes in the Indianapolis area is challenging. So, I wanted to include some of my favorite online shops where I shopped during my pregnancies.
Pink Blush Maternity
Pink Blush Maternity is an online store known for trendy, fashionable, and comfortable maternity wear. They offer a vast range of styles, from casual to formal wear, and you can also find various staples for each season of your pregnancy. They usually always have a sale or coupon available to use. I’ve had maternity photoshoots where my clients have worn this dress and this floral one and they are so pretty!
Beyond Yoga has my favorite leggings if you’re a fit mom looking to work out during pregnancy. They are designed specifically for your changing body and have a range of colors and patterns that will make you feel good while you sweat it out or relax on the couch. Say goodbye to baggy sweatpants and hello to form-fitting leggings that will make you look and feel amazing. Beyond Yoga has got you covered whether you’re going to the gym or just want to be comfortable while running errands. These were my favorite pregnancy leggings.
Stitch Fix Maternity
As much as we love to hate it, shopping for maternity clothes can be tough. But what if someone could shop for us and deliver personalized items right to our doorstep? That’s where Stitch Fix comes in. With their maternity styling service, they take the stress out of figuring out what to wear. Their stylists are known for finding some real gems you might not have considered otherwise. Shop here.
Maternity Clothes in Indianapolis
In a nutshell, shopping for maternity clothes can be frustrating, especially in Indianapolis, where there just aren’t great options. However, the stores mentioned above can help if you shop locally or online. If all else fails, look for some stretchy options in regular clothes and size up. I have a ton of Free People dresses in my client closet that are stretchy and bump friendly. Happy shopping!
I’d love to chat with you if you want to document your pregnancy journey in beautiful images. I’m an Indianapolis maternity photographer specializing in creating timeless and glamorous maternity photos. Contact me today! You may also be interested in reading:
- When is the Best Time to Take Maternity Photos in Indiana
- Pregnancy Announcement Photographer: 5 Tips for Classic Photos
- Indianapolis Prenatal Massage: The Top 3 Spots for Moms
- The 3 Best Indianapolis Midwives for Pregnant Moms
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Till next time,