I mentioned it about a month ago, but I got a chance to try out a new company called Bella Gravida. It's basically like Netflix but for maternity clothes. Bella Gravida means beautifully pregnant in Italian, and their goal is to help pregnant woman feel beautiful, with lots of wardrobe options! You fill out a profile, what sizes you are, what clothing items you like and what subscription plan you choose. For the plan I have you get three clothing items at a time and can send each item back whenever you'd like. There were a few times I didn't love the item or it didn't fit right so I sent it back right away. You can go in your profile and let them know it's on the way, and they will get your next item sent out right away! Shipping is super fast, and you don't pay anything extra for shipping either way. Just send your items back (you don't even need to wash them - they'll do that for you!) in the prepaid envelope and stick it in your mailbox.
Here's a look at my current "closet." I really hope they send me that fur vest next! You pick from a bunch of items to add to your "closet" and then when you're up for a new item, one of them is sent to you. I really like just about all the items I got. Sometimes I knew I wouldn't have a chance to wear a dress soon because it was dressier than my day to day style, so I sent it back. This would be so great if I was still teaching or working. Maternity clothes are pretty expensive, especially ones nice enough for work, so it'd be nice to have lots of options and not have to pay for each one.
Both of these tops were in my first package, as I'm sure you can tell it was from awhile ago, hence the much smaller bump. Both tops are from Pink Blush, which is my favorite maternity shop. I love them! You also have the option of keeping any items for purchase. I actually still have the red one because I love it so much!
This would also be perfect for the holidays. Even though I'm not working, the holidays are one time of the year I have more chances to dress up and it'd be great to not have to go shopping for maternity dresses and spend the money on fancy outfits. Speaking of holidays, this would be a great gift to give to a pregnant friend! In a few weeks, there will be a "Give the Gift of Style" option on Bella Gravida's site, so you can do just that!
I loved getting a chance to try out this service and am excited to help spread the word about this company. Monthly plans start as low as $39, but for a limited time you can get your first month subscription for free!