Nothing upset me more when I was pregnant than the cost of maternity clothing. At a time when I was about to go on (unpaid) maternity leave with thousands of dollars worth of medical expenses – and don’t even get me started on the cost of a child and childcare – retailers were expecting me to spend more than one hundred dollars on a dress I was only going to wear for a few months? It seemed like madness to me.
Happily the people behind Bebek Maternity were clearly thinking the same thing when they set up their online maternity store. Stocking classic pieces every pregnant woman needs to get through the nine months (and let’s face it, sometimes beyond!), every item is sub $60. And I don’t just mean the essential belly bands, but also cargo pants, tops and jackets – bargain! As for me, I spent the last months of my pregnancy living in their classic jeans with belly support for $59.95. Not only were they stylish and cut like a designer pair of jeans (without the price tag) but they were super comfortable. In fact, several months after having my baby, I’m still wearing them and am constantly being asked where I got them from.
The online store is currently limited to wardrobe staples but they are planning on expanding into occasionwear shortly.
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