Where to Find Conservative Maternity Clothes

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If you’re pregnant and having a hard time trying to find longer dresses and skirts, and tops without plunging necklines, this post is for you. After multiple pregnancies, I’ve found a lot of great places to shop for conservative, but attractive styles. We all have different reasons for wanting to wear a more conservative style. Comfort, body type, personal style, religious convictions and even something as simple as trying to stay warmer can all come into play.

It also goes without saying that there are lot of different definitions of what constitutes “modest” apparel, and that is NOT the focus of today’s post. My round-up encompasses a wide range of styles so you can hopefully find your look among them.

I’ve organized the this post into three sections – US retailers, UK and Australian retailers and then last of all, patterns for sewing your own maternity clothes.

NOTE: Besides all the retailers I’ve listed below, be sure to check EBAY for maternity listings. Use search terms like “long denim skirt” or “maternity peasant top” or “long maternity dress” and see what comes up.

US RETAILERS

Motherhood Maternity

Motherhood often has long and flattering denim and/or khaki skirts on sale. It just depends on the season and you have to keep checking back. If all else fails, check Ebay. Occasionally, their dressier black skirts are available in lengths below the knee. It pays to check at their local store sale racks since the shorter skirts are usually bigger sellers. Average prices for their longer skirts range from $20 to $40. http://www.motherhoodmaternity.com

Destination Maternity

This is a sister site, and the selection and prices are really good. http://www.destinationmaternity.com/

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New Creation Women’s Apparel
Here you’ll find modest classics that are always in style. New Creation skirts and maternity fashions feature feminine styles and unique fabrics of high quality. I’ve had great personal experience with this retailer and have their wonderful “French Blues” dress skirt (non-maternity) and my sister loves her black and white floral maternity skirt. Average prices range from $20 to $33 and there are also slips and jackets and vests in stock.
http://www.newcreationapparel.com

Old Navy

Online or in stores, you can almost always find a basic maternity skirt at Old Navy. Right now, the maternity maxis with a comfortable foldover waistband are very reasonably priced under $30 each. http://www.oldnavy.com/

Target

As with Old Navy, Target often has basic maternity separates like cardigans and skirts for sale online and in stores. Paired with a shrug or cardigan, the striped dress below would make a really cute maternity outfit. http://www.target.com

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Far Above Rubies
Lots of maternity skirts, jumpers and tops to choose from, including the cute ruffle skirt below. Prices are very reasonable and range from $20 to $40. http://far-above-rubies.net

Lilo Maternity

They offer basic styles in neutral colors like black, brown, gray, etc., and prices range from $30 to $60 on average. Lilo also has really beautiful sweaters and cardigans that drape nicely and will wear through your entire pregnancy. http://www.lilomaternity.com/

Apostolic Clothing

This site curates and sells conservative and very stylish clothing. The ruffled red maxi dress in my screen shot below is just one example. http://apostolicclothing.com/

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Katie’s Mercantile
This store makes a $21.00 made-to-order maternity skirt in your choice of floral cotton, denim or corduroy. Other modest women’s apparel is offered, as well as undergarment and sleepwear. http://www.katiesmercantile.com/maternity_nursing.html

Hindy’s: The Maternity Source

Self-styled as a retailer of “designer maternity clothes for the fashionable pregnant woman,”Hindy’s has a small, high-end selection, including evening wear. Prices range from $50 to several hundred (for the gowns).
http://maternityapparel.com

Deborah and Co.
Offers fashionable, feminine and modest maternity/womens/girls apparel, including lots of pretty skirts. Plus you can find accessories like layering shells, leggings and jewelry. Prices are great and range from $29 to $50!  hhttp://www.deborahandcoaffiliates.com/idevaffiliate.php?id=113_0_1_4

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Style J
A huge selection of long beautiful skirts in denim, twill and other fabrics (including lots of pretty prints). Many styles here – A-line, princess, tiered, etc. and the prices are good – starting at around $40. They have both maternity and regular sizes. http://www.denimskirts.com

 

Modest Apparel USA
A very conservative Christian apparel store which offers basic maternity skirts and jumpers in long lengths, with no slits/splits. Very reasonable prices from about $20 to $40. http://www.modestapparelusa.com

Phyllis Jean’s Maternity Clothes
One maternity skirt is offered here, but if you are looking for a long FULL denim skirt, this one is for you! It’s lightweight and has 10 gores which means comfort and flowing style. It costs anywhere from $40 to $50. Phyllis Jean also sells cute maternity tops and clothing for the whole family. http://www.phyllisjean.net

Ringger Clothing
A family owned business which sells maternity clothes in the old-fashioned, highly conservative style. There are some cute cotton peasant tops and a pretty maternity floral ruffle skirt. Prices start at $20 and go up from there.. http://www.ringgerclothing.com

 

UK AND AUSTRALIA

Crave Maternity
Crave offers more basic straight or A-line skirts in practical fabrics, but still very stylish. Prices average $60 to $70 in US dollars.
http://www.cravematernity.co.uk

Fun Mum
Dresses and skirts for about twenty pounds and up, but they often have great sales, which helps since you  have to pay international shipping. http://www.funmum.com 

Pre-Loved Maternity Boutique

This Australian retailer sells many maternity basics including long denim, cotton and tiered skirts. Prices average $20 to $30 in US dollars, so the deals are great! http://www.prelovedmaternityboutique.com.au

 

PATTERNS FOR MATERNITY SEWING

Modest Handmaidens Mercantile

A Christian, home-based cottage industry that offers a good selection of maternity dress and jumper patterns at very good prices. http://www.modesthandmaidens.com

Blessed Designs
One very pretty and flattering maternity skirt pattern called “Florinda” is sold here for the reasonable price of $11.99. The pattern includes 3 maternity skirt styles plus a half slip. I’ve made several skirts out of this pattern and love them!
http://www.blesseddesigns.net

Maternity Skirt Tutuorial
Step-by-step directions online for mothers wishing to make a quick and easy maternity skirt, or convert a skirt they already own into a pregnancy design! http://seemommysew.wordpress.com

Grandma’s House Pattern Store
A wide variety of maternity dress and skirt patterns offered here, most of them discontinued. Most of the “short” skirt patterns can be easily converted to “long” with extra fabric. http://www.grandmashouse.ws

Here are a few older, discontinued patterns you might search for on Ebay:

McCall’s 4880
Pattern for a flattering “handkerchief hem” skirt that can be made at any length.

Simplicity 3762
Easy-to-Sew stylish, modern maternity skirt, below the knee – or could be made longer.

Simplicity 4704
Easy-to-Sew stylish maternity skirt, flared and easy to make at any length.

Simplicity 5466
Easy-to-Sew basic straight skirt; can be made longer. Also includes a cute, modest top. 

McCall’s 2226
Pattern for a simple, stylish A-line maternity skirt – just below the knee, but can be easily made longer.

McCall’s 9545
Very flattering “2-hour” dress & jumper. The jumper could also be worn with a blouse or sweater on top to give the illusion of a skirt being worn.

Butterick 6513
Versatile pattern which features a graceful,  flowing skirt that can be made at any length.

 

Hope you find this information helpful! If you have any questions, or if any of my links are dead, please contact me.


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    • Hi Patricia! Not every one of the skirts pictured here is still available, but you are welcome to check Motherhood Maternity and New Creation Apparel to see if they have long denim skirts in stock right now. Thanks for reading! Anne

  1. I like the styles.. while I am not a skirt person, in times of pregnancy and in normal times, but I an totally see the Moms making use of this info. It is a great find here. Thanks for putting it together 🙂

  2. So glad you put this page together and I really appreciate the sewing links, because I have some fabric lying around that needs to be used up!

  3. I’ve spent hours without much luck online trying to find modest maternity. It’s getting harder and harder. Glad you put this resource together and I will be sharing. Blessings, Deb