Looking for Cute and Affordable Petite Maternity Clothes? Start Here!

Finding cute and affordable petite maternity clothes is quite the challenge these days.

Back when my sister’s were pregnant, I feel like there were so many great options at places like Loft and even Macy’s. But during my pregnancy I’ve found in store maternity clothing selections (even just regular sizes) to be extremely limited and, in many cases, completely non existent.

It’s weird to me. You’d think that pregnant women would be a large enough demographic to be worthy of floor space. But that just doesn’t seem to be the case.

From my experience, your best bet for finding petite maternity clothes these days (or maternity clothes in general, really) is right here on the web. And, honestly, that’s not even foolproof.

To give you the bad news first, I have yet to find a retailer that offers true petite maternity clothes online. I’m talking items that are strategically cut to fit smaller (not just shorter) frames.

However, there is some good news! There are tons of great places to purchase petite-friendly maternity clothes online – mainly items that are shorter in length. So if you’re petite and pregnant, you can still dress cute. You just have to do a little digging. Or, in this case, you just have to scroll down…

Below I’ve broken down where I’ve found the most petite-friendly maternity clothes by category. So save yourself the trial and error and read on to get the goods!

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Where to Find Petite-Friendly Maternity Clothes by Category

Petite Maternity Dresses

Being pregnant during summer, I invested in a bunch of different maternity dresses. They’re just the most comfortable way to beat the heat, IMO.

Without fail, PinkBlush Maternity had the best selection and prices. And you can filter their search so that you only see petite friendly maternity dresses! That way you’re not tempted to buy something that might not fit you.

Personally, I did venture into the “regular sizes” and have some luck. I just had to pay to get a few things altered, but it was worth it to me for pieces that I truly loved and knew I’d get use out of.

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Petite Maternity Sweaters and Tops

If you’re looking for more classic petite-friendly pieces, like basics for your maternity capsule wardrobe, I’d try H&M Maternity first. They have a solid selection that holds up well in the wash. And they’re REALLY affordable. For example, you can get a 2-pack of long sleeve maternity t shirts for under $25.

If you’re looking for maternity sweaters and tops that are more trendy, PinkBlush Maternity is once again the winner. Although they do have some great basics, too. They tend to be a little pricer than H&M (as most boutiques are), but not by much. And they have sales almost daily.

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Petite Maternity Jeans

I’ve found great, petite-friendly maternity jeans at Old Navy, The Gap, and H&M. But selections definitely vary by season.

If you’re having a hard time narrowing down styles or sizing, order a bunch of different options if you’re able. All 3 of the stores mentioned above allow you to return maternity clothes in store so there’s really no reason not to if you have a location nearby! Plus, you’ll likely score free shipping on a larger order, so it’s a win/win.

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Petite Maternity Leggings

My favorite athletic maternity leggings are the High-Waisted Pureluxe Maternity Leggings by Fabletics. They come in a short length and a variety of sizes. Plus they fit and wash well! However, they’re listed as part of a “limited time maternity collection”, so who knows how long they’ll be available.

As for cotton maternity leggings, like the kind you’d wear under an oversized top or tunic, they don’t seem to exist in a short length. The few I’ve found that do have bad reviews. BUT if you find a pair with a 7/8 fit(like Old Navy’s Maternity Rollover-Waist Powerchill 7/8-Legging), you should be good! I’m 5’0 and 7/8 leggings always hit me right around the ankle!

If you’re down with jeggings vs. leggings, you could also take a look at Gap. They have a great selection of short maternity jeggings in a variety of washes.

To be completely honest, though, short maternity leggings are not entirely necessary. I’ve purchased several maternity leggings in “regular” sizes (like the MAMA 2-Pack Maternity Leggings from H&M and the Faux Leather Maternity Leggings by Ingrid and Isabel) and while they’re definitely long I’ve just rolled them under. It’s not even noticeable! You could always hem them, too, if you don’t want to fuss with them. It’s a cheap fix regardless.

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Petite Maternity Dress Pants

Admittedly, I haven’t had to purchase petite maternity dress pants since I work from home. And I do not envy you if you do, lol. Finding regular petite dress pants is hard enough!

I did notice, though, that you can filter the maternity pants selection at Target by inseam! And, occasionally, you can find some cute maternity dress pants at PinkBlush.

Honestly, though, I wouldn’t waste the headache if I were you. Even if you have to dress up for work, I think you’re better off with maternity dresses, skirts, and even leggings. They’re more comfortable and more versatile. That’s just my two cents… 😉

PS: I have tons of cute maternity outfits pinned on my Pinterest page if you need inspo. That includes business casual maternity outfits that you could recreate for work!

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Petite Maternity Sweatpants and Sweatshirts

As for petite-friendly maternity sweatpants and sweatshirts, my favorites have come from Old Navy and H&M. The lengths and proportions have worked for my 5’0 frame and I’ve just ordered my regular size (small).

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Petite Maternity Pajamas

I have a few favorite petite-friendly maternity pajamas that you can actually wear when you’re not pregnant, too.

First, I highly suggest snagging some sleep shirts from Soma. My regular size small has fit me throughout my entire pregnancy. They are sooo soft and cozy. And they make late night runs to the restroom that much easier, too.

I also bought a couple of sleep sets from PinkBlush Maternity, specifically the Biker Short Maternity Sleep Set and the Black Maternity Sleep Set. They are SO soft and breathable. Even Dane (my hubs) commented on how cozy they felt!

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Trendy Maternity Clothes

Last, but not least, I wanted to touch on trendy maternity clothes right quick.

Although you all know I’m a huge proponent for creating a capsule wardrobe, even a maternity capsule wardrobe, I get wanting to throw a few trendy pieces into the mix. I mean feeling cute during pregnancy is hard enough, lol. Cute clothes definitely help!

That said, if you’re looking for trendy maternity clothes, try ASOS and Missguided. Occasionally, you’ll find petite maternity clothes at these places. But at the very least you’ll be able to find some trendier maternity tops to spice up your petite maternity jeans and such.

I definitely wouldn’t overspend on trendy maternity clothes, especially if you want to be able to use what you buy now for future pregnancies. But, again, it’s nice to have some options and these stores have great ones!

I truly hope this petite maternity clothes guide saved you some time and energy! But more than anything I hope it helped you to put some fun maternity outfits together – ones that make you feel cute and confident.

If you have any questions or additional suggestions, please add them in the comments section below!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading! Come back soon.