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.
The folks behind URBN (the parent company of Anthropologie, Free People and Urban Outfitters) founded the rental company Nuuly earlier in 2019, but it wasn’t until recently that they began offering maternity styles. Choose from rental pieces from brands mentioned above, along with premium denim from Citizens of Humanity, Paige and DL1961. Whether you’re looking for a stylish outfit for your babymoon, you want to test out denim before splurging or simply need to revamp your wardrobe month to month with your changing body, Nuuly has you covered.
What you get: Choose six items each month
How it works: First you build a profile detailing your height, weight and account details. This part of the process isn’t necessarily geared towards maternity wear since your size and shape changes month to month. So we suggest filling it out but then going straight to the homepage to browse by the Maternity category. Filter by size, available now or type of style (denim, tops and dresses). Save to your closet, which you can peruse later, or add directly to your Nuuly bag. Return your six items in the reusable zippered bag with the pre-paid label within 30 days or opt to purchase an item if you really love it. Before your 30 days is up, choose which styles you want delivered in your next Nuuly. Nuuly must receive your returns before sending out your next shipment.
Best for: Moms who might want to try premium denim without splurging on a pair of jeans or women who just want to add a bit of style (think maternity wear that doesn’t look like traditional maternity wear—no ruched dresses here) to her wardrobe.
Check it out: nuuly.com
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
—Kelley Gardiner & Eva Ingvarson Cerise