BUYER’S GUIDE 12 online maternity stores to visit

Think maternity clothes are super-hard to shop for with a growing bump? Think again!

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That day has arrived – your current wardrobe no longer fits your growing curves! Don’t fret, we’ve found spiffy online stores that will ship stylish ready-to-wear maternity togs to your doorstep.

          When picking pieces for your blossoming body, pick breathable, soft and stretchy materials for comfort and give you the best bang for your buck. Start with basic pieces ― maternity tees, tank tops, a pair of jeans, leggings, and perhaps, a couple of dresses.

          Flattering options include empire-waist dresses, trapeze tops, as well as prints ― hello, vertical stripes! ― while (dark) colours create a slimming effect. Select pieces with details like ruching and gathers on the sides of tops and dresses, so there’s “give”.

            We suggest shopping options to suit every budget!

ASOS

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PRICE Basic tees and tanks start at around $10, while an Isabella Oliver dress can cost $70 to $200.
FROM Asos
WHAT You’ll love this website’s amazing maternity-wear options. From leggings and basic jeans, to elegant dresses, mums-to-be will be spoilt for choice. Pick from brands like Isabella Oliver, Bluebelle, and even Asos’ in-house maternity label. The best part? Spend more than $20 to enjoy free standard shipping to Singapore. Otherwise, pay $7.50.
MUMS SAY Lin Liyun, 34, turns to Asos for all her essential pieces, “Maternity trousers, shorts and cotton dresses. They’re much cheaper here.” Noting, however, that the quality can be a hit and miss, she adds, “Since you’re only pregnant for 9 months, I don’t need it to last so long!”

JUMP EAT CRY

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PRICE
 Most pieces are $30 to $40, but on-sale maternity tops go for under $20.
FROM Jump Eat Cry
WHAT Based in Singapore, this online store stocks maternity and nursing wear that refreshed on a weekly basis. Their affordable and thoughtfully designed in-house label, Mothercot, is comfortable and stylish.  Free courier delivery on orders above $65, otherwise, pay $3 per order. International shipping is available, too.
MUMS SAY We like that the site updates its items every week, so there’s usually something new to check out. We’re also fans of the lightweight maternity dresses that are perfect for Singapore’s hot weather.

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