Whether you’re figuring out your pregnancy style or looking to rent cute maternity clothes you can send back when they no longer fit, maternity subscriptions boxes and rental services are a fun and fashionable option for expecting moms. Here are a few of the rental companies and subscription boxes for women working a bump.
Le Tote Maternity
Le Tote does “fashion rental for everyday style,” and anyone can go back and forth from the classic to maternity versions of the service. Fill out a style profile, and then a stylist chooses clothes and accessories for you. You can say “yea” or “nay” to these items before they’re ever sent. Payment is for membership, not per item. Keep anything you like.
What you get: Maternity clothing items and accessories.
How it works: Fill out a style profile to have a stylist choose clothes and accessories for you. Choose which you like and replace any you don’t. You’ll then get a tote with clothes and accessories based on your current needs and fashion preferences. When you’re ready to change it up, return the items (or buy them to keep them permanently) and get a new tote.
Best for: Women who need a little office wear and a little weekend wear.
Cost: Membership plans start at start at $89/month for maternity.
Check it out: letote.com/maternity
Borrow for Your Bump
Borrow for Your Bump has two services: formal gown rental and a subscription box service for work clothes and casual wear. After your baby is born, your regular clothes may still not fit for a while. Borrow for Your Bump also offers clothes that fit postpartum and are especially great for nursing moms.
What you get: Four pieces you can wear to work or in your personal life.
How it works: Fill out a fashion profile and get a box with four items, and send them back (one, two, three or four at a time) at your convenience, and get another shipment. You can also purchase items to keep permanently.
Best for: Winter coats, professional wear, and denim.
Cost: $99 per month.
Check it out: borrowforyourbump.com
Whether you’re pregnant or not, Stitch Fix can get you out of a style rut. Fill out a profile about your style preferences, price requirements and measurements, and a stylist will hand-pick five fashion pieces to be delivered to your door. Order on demand or get a monthly box. For women in sizes 0-16 and XS-XXL, Stitch Fix provides fashions for all three trimesters and post-baby. For sizes 1X-3X and 14W-24W, they offer maternity-friendly tops through your second trimester and post-baby.
What you get: 5 hand-selected pieces per delivery.
How it works: Keep what you like, send back the rest. Shipping is free both ways.
Best for: Moms-to-be that are feeling hopelessly style-less now that they’re pregnant.
Cost: $20 styling fee per delivery, then pay only for what you keep. Pieces are around $55 each on average.
Check it out: stitchfix.com
Rent the Runway
This rental service offers maternity pieces and bump-friendly non-maternity styles. Rent the Runway also has maternity-wear stylists on call that you can contact for free. Ask them fit and style questions or general questions about the service.
What you get: Four pieces at a time.
How it works: Enter your due date to see styles that match where you are in your pregnancy or skip that and view all the offerings.
Best for: Mamas seeking stylish designer pieces.
Cost: $159/month for unlimited membership.
Check it out: renttherunway.com/maternity
La Belle Bump
Clients get higher-end clothes that they actually like (yay!) without the investment of buying. Popular items include all kinds of cute dresses, like the one pictured above. Customers also like getting stylish outfits that aren’t the “cookie-cutter” looks you see everywhere else. The service also provides nursing-friendly outfits and special-occasion rentals.
What you get: 3 or 5 maternity items at a time.
How it works: Fill out a style questionnaire, and get items delivered to you. When you send something back (because you don’t like it, or you’re just ready for something new), you’ll get the same number of new items. Clothes available in maternity 0-14.
Best for: Formal wear, working women, stylish mamas seeking unique dresses.
Cost: $69/month for 3 items, $99/month for 5 items. Free shipping.
Check it out: labellebump.com
Mine for Nine
Browse for items you like to rent or purchase. Borrow by the month or longer. If you’re not sure of your size, check out the item’s clothing measurements (bust, weight, hips, inseam and back length) or select the same item in a second size for a small fee. If a borrowed item doesn’t fit, return it for a store credit.
What you get: You choose what you borrow a la carte: dresses, tops, bottoms, suits, and coats.
How it works: It’s just like shopping online, but you’re renting (with the option to purchase).
Best for: Professionals and people with specific needs and tastes.
Cost: No membership fees, no registration to check out outfits. Free shipping and delivery for orders over $75; $12.95 for standard shipping under $75.
Check it out: minefornine.com
With a company name meaning “beautiful nine,” you know they’re passionate about dressing pregnant women through each month of maternity. The services specializes in work-appropriate pieces and provides free shipping both ways.
What you get: tops, bottoms, dresses and outerwear.
How it works: You choose the pieces you want to rent from their inventory, and then choose whether you want to receive 5, 8 or 12 pieces per month.
Best for: Women seeking professional-looking clothes.
Cost: $129/month to $199/month, depending on membership choice.
Check it out: bellanove.com
featured photo: courtesy of Bella Nové
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