We can all agree pregnancy comes with its fair share of unpleasantness. That doesn’t mean you have to suffer with uncomfortable and unstylish clothing. While you don’t need a whole new wardrobe, some basic pieces really help you feel at your best. From local shops to big box stores, here’s the scoop on where to go to update your mom-to-be wardrobe
Local Maternity Stores
Located on Main Street, Hazel and Jools is a local staple that has over 30 years of experience dressing moms-to-be. They have the largest selection of maternity denim in the city, with both light and dark denim and both over and under the bump styles. They also carry non-maternity clothing and accessories.
Co-owned by a husband and wife team, Steveston Village Maternity is the quintessential local shop. Their knowledge of their products is extensive. They stock fashionable maternity pieces from brands like Smash Tess, Ripe, Seraphine, and Citizens of Humanity. If you’re looking for a special piece that other moms-to-be will envy, this is the place to go! You can also pick up hip essentials for babies and young kids while you’re at it!
If you’re looking for an intimate boutique experience, head to Looby Doo in White Rock. Owner Debbie is known for her exceptional customer service. Looby Doo pairs local products with European brands to create a unique selection of items for mom and baby.
Chain Maternity Stores
Thyme Maternity, part of the Reitmans brand, is one of the go-to shops for maternity wear in Canada. With jeans and dresses as low as $20, they are a great option if you are on a budget. They also have a good selection of work wear and swimwear. They have stores in South Burnaby, Langley, and Abbotsford.
If you are looking for a few basics and have a strict budget, check your local H&M store. Their leggings and tanks are great staples, and some basics come in two-packs. Some products are even available in their CONSCIOUS line made with more sustainable materials.
Another great spot for fun basics is Old Navy. They have a wide array of casual items in sizes from XS to XXL. For the sporty mom-to-be, they also have maternity active wear! Be sure to call ahead to make sure they stock maternity styles at your local store.
Pregnancy is a time to celebrate your changing body and spoil yourself a little. Good luck scoring some new togs to add style to that pregnancy glow!
Brie Aho is the mind behind Happy Go Mama, a blog dedicated to the adventure of parenting through mental illness. Part personal diary, part wellness blog, with a dash of activism and local travel, Brie discusses her life as mom to 2 young boys and her personal tips for maintaining good mental health.