5 Best Maternity Clothes Subscription Boxes and Rentals of 2021
Best Maternity Clothes Subscription Boxes & Rentals
During pregnancy, your body changes quickly. While it’s an exciting time, figuring out maternity clothing can be a challenge—especially for first-time moms. What do you need? When do you need it? What do you do when you outgrow it? (Which you most definitely will!) What about life post-baby bump?
Luckily, you can take some of the guesswork out of shopping for your pregnancy with maternity clothing subscription boxes and rentals that are meant to make scoring maternity fashion a more painless process. And the best part? You skip the mall!
Some of these maternity subscription boxes will send you a shipment of new, curated pregnancy wear to buy and keep every month or quarter, with pieces catering to the season, your style and what trimester you’re in.
Others offer short-term maternity-wear loaners so you can dress to impress without the commitment (and skip breaking your budget). This, of course, makes a lot of sense for maternity clothes, since most moms-to-be will ditch it after nine months. Renting translates to more green—both in the cash you’ll save and in creating less waste by recycling and reusing clothing. Rest assured: your rentals will be in clean, hygienic, like-new condition when you get them, as most of these box brands will include the dry-cleaning for free.
Keep in mind, though, that if you’re planning on multiple pregnancies, investing in a few solid maternity items for the long haul might be a smart idea too.
We’ve rounded up some sure baby-bump-box bets and have the scoop on what you need to know before you decide to buy or subscribe.
Curated for You
Stitch Fix is the go-to clothing subscription box for many women, so you know their maternity subscription boxes should be just awesome. The style profile for your pregnancy box is completely customized, personalized to your taste, budget and lifestyle and focusing on brands and vibes you love, as well as what to avoid during pregnancy. You can refresh with a new box of five items every few weeks, monthly, quarterly or on-demand as you want them, and you keep only what you love with free, easy returns. Pricing varies according to what you keep, but a $20 styling fee is applied to your order, and you get a 25 percent discount if you keep the whole box. Stitch Fix offers sizing from 0 to 2XL, so there’s something for almost everyone.
The A La Carte Option
Not a subscription box, Mine for Nine is an a la carte maternity clothing rental site, focusing on month-long single item rentals of all your maternity needs, from workwear to jeans and coats—saving you hundreds of dollars versus buying (which is also an option). They also offer two-week rentals on designer maternity dresses for when you need to doll up that bump. And they have all of your favorite maternity-wear designers, from Ripe and Hatch to Isabella Oliver and Olian, most available in sizes from XS to XL.
Whether or not you consider yourself a fashionista, you’ve probably heard of Rent the Runway—a site that functions as a library for couture, loaning the best dresses and other stylish must-haves for short-term rentals. And now, they’re dressing you and your bump, too, starting at $69 for the first month and then $89 per subsequent month. You get unlimited rentals of your favorite brands like Rosie Pope and Ingrid & Isabel, from workwear to casual chic to dress-to-impress couture. Swap as you please for every stage of your pregnancy (and beyond) without making a major investment.
Newer to the clothing-subscription scene, Nuuly comes from the company behind familiar favorites like Anthropologie, Free People and Urban Outfitters. They offer the ability to rent or purchase maternity jeans and pants from brands like Citizens of Humanity, Paige and DL1961, as well maternity-friendly styles like billowy dresses and tunics. Choose six items each month and keep them for the whole month without worrying about late fees or laundering.
Dress Up the Bump
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