There is actually only one rule when it comes to buying maternity clothes: Wait, until you really need some.
Ordinary clothes work for a long time
A lot of the big clothes chains now have a wide range of maternity clothes and there are a number of specialist shops as well, including on the Internet.
But you can also buy ordinary clothes, like trousers with a low waist in a bigger size, or a skirt with an elastic waist. Look for longer tops which cover your tummy as well.
Wait to purchase the first maternity clothes
Here is some money-saving advice - don’t buy lots of maternity clothes early on to wear later. You may never grow into those maternity trousers, which seemed such a good idea at the time. Or you may have grown out of them by week 18. Instead, buy things as you really need them.