The Best Places to Buy Maternity Clothes in Champaign-Urbana
Maternity shopping options in the Champaign-Urbana area for moms-to-be
The recent closure of Motherhood Maternity at Champaign’s Market Place Mall may have some expectant moms wondering where they can find a good pair of stretch panel jeans. And with the news that Old Navy isn’t catering maternity in store – and other places have phased it out – it’s becoming more and more difficult to find quality maternity in Champaign-Urbana.
But have not fear, our readers share their best suggestions (and some advice) for you. We’ve updated this information as of January 2020.
Editor’s Note: These recommendations were given by our readers on our Facebook page and are not endorsed by chambanamoms.com. This post contains affiliate links.
Ross Dress for Less, Champaign: “It’s a very small section BUT I got a super cute cowlneck fitted grey top there for like $5 and wore it under a black vest and it was so cute! I also got a pair of comfy cotton Capri leggings there for $6 or something and they ended up being one of my favorite pairs! Definitely check Ross out. ”
Walmart: Small section, by the socks and undies & pajamas. Walmart has some great “go-tos” I really like their tanks and leggings. If you’re a “non plus sized gal” I’ve heard their jeans are great too.
Kohl’s, Champaign: “Kohl’s has a small section but a good selection.”
Target, Champaign: “Target has a nice little section… And a lot of XL or 1x worked well too…. Buy as you grow…… Hard to guess what you need.”
Karen’s Kloset, Champaign
Briella’s Boutique, Savoy: “Briella’s Boutique doesn’t have a huge selection, but nice stuff at a low price!”
Salt and Light, Urbana
Online/ Hybrid Stores
Amazon: I got AMAZING tops from amazon! They were so cute and fit great! I’ll find the links and post them. Both tanks and tees.
Zulilly.com: I also checked out zulily.com. They had some really cute pieces, just beware, their shipping is not free and their shipping dates are unpredictable.
Other Advice from our Readers
“I recommend asking around parenting groups first to see if anyone is happy to give theirs away or let you borrow them. I had about three friends that swapped clothes with me as we all had babies at different times and were able to keep passing them around.”
“One thing I did was purchase maternity pants/dresses, then bought larger sized tops at Gap. So, keep an eye on regular clothing; if there is a blouse or loose-fitting designed top, you should be able to make it work.”
“I’d also say don’t buy too much at once, as everything is changing (the weather, your body, what makes you comfortable); a couple of key pieces did for me when it came to buying maternity clothes.”
“I found by just going to Maurices and buying one size up in their long, lacy camis, I had a great mashup between already owned cardis, hoodies and jackets. They have a ton of colors and the fabric is very forgiving (catch those on sale too!)”
“I went to Motherhood for pants but they are very expensive. I made due with two pairs and I went to Star Uniforms and got a couple pairs of maternity scrubs.”
“I wanted to repeat what a few others have said — buy as you go!! Don’t buy a lot at one time.”d
“Buy a good pair of pants with the long stretchy waist that goes all the way up over the belly, and tops you can always find good deals on just bigger tops for around the home..save maternity clothes until you really start to show otherwise you be buying every trimester.”