Why Buy Maternity Clothes When Renting Is Way Cheaper?

We love the maternity style of this summer’s chic pregnant celebs, like Ivanka Trump in body-hugging dresses and peep-toe heels, or Kate Hudson in glam red-carpet gowns and breezy minis. But most moms-to-be can’t exactly redo their entire closet to fit a baby bump -- chances are you have one outfit that’s your go-to for an important work meeting, date night, wedding, you name it. And you’re just plain sick of it.

If you’ve considered asking Victoria Beckham to borrow the sleek navy blue belly-friendly number she wore to Will and Kate’s royal nuptials (maybe she's generous?), we’ve found an easier option. Building on the success for other must-visit sites like Rent the Runway (for non-preggos) Belly Bump Boutique and RentMaternityWear.com, Mine for Nine has launched a genius collection of pregnancy fashion you can rent. So instead of shelling out big bucks for something you’ll probably only wear for the season (or once!), the online shop lets you borrow designer maternity duds (by Ripe Maternity, Seraphine, Olian and others). And compared to its competition, this newbie has some of the best prices we've seen (would you really pay $150 for couture you have to give back?), prices start at an affordable $16 for a loaner. 

We spotted a sexy summer V-neck cocktail dress perfect for a baby shower or dinner, cute ruffle tops to take along on a babymoon and trendy bootleg trousers to impress at an interview, most in the under-$40 range. Borrow items on a monthly basis (or two weeks for evening gowns), then simply switch them out for some new, freshly laundered options to better fit your growing belly (if you’ve fallen in love with a piece, many have the option to buy). Make some room in the closet!

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