Looking For Affordable
Maternity Clothes That Also
Look Great On-Air?
Looking For Affordable Maternity Clothes That Also Look Great On-Air?
Finding professional clothes for your on-air local news career can be challenging enough.
Especially when you consider how the low pay that comes with the job doesn’t quite compare to the styles the consultant is suggesting. Throw in a baby bump, and that search for the right TV maternity outfit becomes infinitely harder.
Thankfully, there are some stores that offer your favorite consultant-approved “jewel tone” dresses with a little extra room for your bump. For instance, an online boutique shop called Ingrid and Isabel features career dresses and tops for expectant mothers.
Browse the website and find a cap sleeved shirred dress for $50, or the flutter sleeve knit wrap dress in plum on sale now for $30. The site offers sections for “showing,” “glowing,” and “growing,” as well as career clothes for new moms who are experiencing their postpartum bodies. Also, shipping is free, and so are returns!
If you have a little extra cash in the budget, a website called A Pea in the Pod might be just what you’re looking for.
This website features beautiful dresses that are designed to hug your baby bump
in the most flattering way.
You can find cute ruffled dresses that hit just above the knee. Most of their clothes are made with a poly-rayon-spandex blend, designed to be flexible and breathable. Scroll through floral prints and solid colors ranging from XS to XL.
If you’re looking for attire that’s better suited for casual field reporting: H&M has a maternity line, with drawstring waist ties and loose fitting fabric.
Dresses range in price as low as $15, and run XS to XXL. The brand tends to run on the smaller side. So be prepared to size up if you want the garment to fit a little longer. If you sign up for their emails, you can receive an additional 10 percent off.
Dillards is also offering some beautiful dresses for mothers-to-be. Including an especially stylish line from designer Alex Marie. The dresses range in price from $45 to $130, and you can also find some gorgeous jumpsuits in stunning blue or black.
Loft has some cute and flowy maternity tops in tasteful patterns.
Expect to spend between $30 and $55 for a top. However, the website often offers promo codes for small discounts. Find lavender, olive, and sky blue colors here that will go great with any standard career pant or skirt.
Ultimately, the best maternity career clothes are the ones that allow you to do your job. If the outfit is too restricting, or makes you self conscious, it’s not the right outfit for TV.
Many of these retailers offer returns. So don’t be afraid to try on your new clothes, and wear them around the house. Make sure you’re bending and lifting in ways you normally would for work. If the dress, top, or pants pass the stretch test, you’re ready for show time!