Manhattan moms-to-be don't have to rely on sweat pants and shapeless muumuus. In New York City, you can find fashionable and comfortable clothing for all nine months of your pregnancy. Dress your baby belly for the office, yoga class, and evenings out. Here's an overview of the top spots for maternity wear in every price range.
Veronique is the maternity shop of the moment -- top marks from Best of New York and, according to Us Magazine, "Gwyneth shops here!" Veronique's got Seven and Earl jeans, along with beautiful pieces from French and Italian designers like Nicol Caramel. Veronique is perfect for the fashionista mom-to-be.
Designer and and former Vogue editor Liz Lange offers a full line of maternity wear with pieces for every trimester and every occasion. Her designs -- including "underbelly" trousers and pretty floral camisoles -- are fashionable and versatile. They're not cheap, but you can find significant mark-downs for sale items. And for those who are economizing, you can now find affordable Liz Lange Maternity pieces at Target.
A Pea in the Pod offers designer maternity wear from the likes of Juicy Couture and Diane von Furstenberg. There's nothing dowdy about this maternity wear. You'll find all the latest trends --including bikinis, sexy cocktail dresses, and low-rise jeans. You'll also pay designer prices. And A Pea in the Pod comes with celebrity endorsements -- Cate Blanchett and Debra Messing shopped here when they were expecting.
Manhattan Mall, 36 W. 34th St. near Sixth Ave., 2nd fl., 212-695-9106
1449 Third Ave. at 82nd St., 212-734-5984
Don't want to invest in designer clothes you'll only wear a few months? Motherhood Maternity has cute, affordable items including tee shirts starting at $8.98, suit jackets for $39.98, and special occasion dresses from $29.98. Motherhood also stocks plus-size maternity clothes and nursing wear.
360 Madison Ave.near 45th St., 212-697-0482
1125 Madison Ave. at 84th St., 212-737-3784
1021 Third Ave. near 61st St., 212-832-2667
225 Liberty St. near West Side Hwy., 212-566-1382
2005 Broadway near 69th St., 212-721-1999
2384 Broadway near 87th St., 917-441-8077
Mimi Maternity has six locations in Manhattan and stocks cute, fashionable maternity pieces at reasonable prices. Mimi's got everything from work basics to trendy pieces.