I want to talk about something I haven’t seen featured on too many blogs: Plus size maternity style.
Let’s be honest: The market when it comes to maternity apparel of any size is lacking, to say the least, so you can imagine that if the market is lacking in “traditional” maternity clothing, the situation is even direr when it comes to plus size maternity clothing.
When I first found out I was pregnant I started thinking about building a maternity “wardrobe” (aka a few pieces to get me through) and thanked my lucky stars that most of my pregnancy would occur over the fall and winter, which meant I’d spend a lot of time in leggings and tunics. But then I realized I didn’t even know where to start shopping for those basic items.
I spent some time googling and browsing Pinterest for things like “where to buy plus size maternity clothing” and was amazed (not in a good way) when I actually found an article suggesting that plus size women just buy regular clothing…but go up a size.
Hold the phone.
That’s not how this works.
This article really gave me pause and I have to admit that I was a bit incensed at how insensitive I found it.
Ultimately, though, what that article and the lack of information on plus size maternity clothing did was motivate me to go in search of stores not just selling maternity clothing or plus size clothing, but stores selling plus size maternity clothing. As in, clothing specifically made for plus size women expecting babies. (I say this because I was surprised at how few stores I found selling these items.)
Ultimately, the stores I found that sell actual maternity clothing for plus size women are as follows:
Plus Size Maternity Clothing
These stores have also been added to our list of plus size stores and will continue to get updated over there as we find more stores catering to this specific market. (Note: The one exception to this list is that ASOS does not sell plus size maternity but their sizes tend to run so large that I believe many women can fit into their styles.)
Being pregnant is hard work. Being pregnant and thinking that there aren’t cute clothing options in your size is downright depressing. Thanks to the stores above, there are plenty of cute options for plus size pregnant women.
My personal favorite? Pink Blush! I can’t get enough of their styles! Check out my Pink Blush review for more details.
Full Disclosure: I don’t strictly wear plus sizes. Since starting this site I’ve fit into both traditional and plus sizes, which in one sense means the shopping world is my oyster and in another means that finding correct sizing can be difficult. While I can wear XL tops and dresses, pants definitely need to be plus size. (I just want to put that in the open because I do occasionally post about wearing and purchasing non-plus size items and will likely continue to do so.)