Map of Fashion Hotspots in Bangkok As with all other kind of shopping in Bangkok, remember to always bargain and never buy things for the first price you get offered. However it is well worth checking out their sales.
If the extra stretch fabric in the seat of the pants is uncomfortable, it can be neatly trimmed up to where the seam is in the waistband. Now that your pants are finished, you should be able to wear them comfortably and still have room for your belly to grow.
Instead, buy a belly band. Belly bands are simply a piece of stretchable fabric that fits over your pants and growing stomach. It allows you to wear your pants or skirts unbuttoned and unzipped without anyone knowing. This is definitely a great solution for the first few months or if you only gain inches in your stomach area.
Belly bands are also a great solution for shirts that no longer cover your expanding midsection. Since the belly band is just a wide piece of stretch fabric sewn together to make a circle shape, one can easily make their own belly band as well.
Just measure your waist, buy a inch wide piece of stretch fabric, and sew the two ends together to make a circle slightly smaller than your waist.
You want it to stretch comfortably over your waist and pants without being too loose or too tight. And if you need to cut from a piece of fabric wider than you want the width of your belly band, make sure to hem the sides. Many clothes from the thrift store can be extremely worn and tattered; however, I have had much luck finding maternity tops and pants that are barely used.
Another great place to find pre-owned maternity clothing is through Craigslist, eBay, yard sales, and local consignment sales. Many times, you can find maternity clothes lots for sale through these venues, and may even be able to haggle the price down further. For the best pre-owned maternity clothes, look for brand names that are free from too much wear and noticeable stains.
Shop the thrift store on their discount days for an even greater savings. If you know someone who just had a baby, chances are that she is more than happy not to see her maternity clothes any more. Ask if you can borrow or buy her maternity wardrobe — she may sell it to you for a steal, or just give it to you for free. You can always swap her some of your clothing for her maternity clothing for an even trade. Each clothing option is also available for purchase as well.
The maternity clothes offered through this site are definitely a higher quality than what one would normally find in the maternity section at Target or Motherhood, and therefore the prices are higher. One benefit of shopping with Mine for Nine is that with the rental of one clothing item, you can rent the same item in a larger size for free.
Also, when their clothing becomes too worn to rent, they donate it to charities, such as Dress for Success. Buying clothes from these stores at full price can put a strain on your budget. However, signing up for store coupons will help you save on maternity clothes.
JC Penney sends customers valuable coupons several times a year. But where is the fun in that? Pregnancy is a beautiful thing and dressing sloppily in ill-fitting clothes will only make you feel more self-conscious about your growing body.
Instead, feel free to look fashionable and feel good about yourself, all on an affordable budget. How do you save on maternity clothes?
Do you believe that dressing nice during pregnancy makes you feel better? Ashley Eneriz is a writer based in California with her husband and a baby on the way. Know, too, that at most stores and stalls selling cheap clothing, you will not be able to try the pieces on before you buy them. Vendors will often have full-length mirrors on hand though, so you can sort-of check yourself out in your potential new garb.
Do keep in mind that cheap clothes are often cheap for good reason: Check your garment for surprise sequins, inspect the hems for loose threads and unroll the sleeves of shirts to look for any stains. Keep it lighthearted, stay polite, and enjoy the game. Cheap clothes at Chatuchak: Not always the most stylish. So, where exactly to head?
It will partly depend on where you are staying, as plenty of local markets or street stall areas will have at least some stalls selling bargain-basement-priced clothes. Ask at your guesthouse or hotel, and do try where they suggest. But then Bangkok offers some tried and true destinations that serious cheap clothes shoppers always make an effort to Please subscribe to Travelfish. Last updated on 7th September, Browse our independent reviews of places to stay in and around Bangkok.
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