Insomniac Sale Picks: Maternity Cardigans

*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Anna requested a few picks for maternity cardigans, so here we go:

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Fit2BMom Maternity Maternity Cardigan – was $68, now $51

This simple, lightweight cardigan will layer up nicely for colder weather, but is also airy enough for spring and summer wear. Just add an eye-catching necklace to complete the look. Available in maternity sizes XS – L.

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Ingrid & Isabel Maternity Fringe Cardigan – was $98, now $73.50

So I know fringe is  … well, a fringe trend. But I also know that a common complaint about maternity wear is that it is dull as dirt. So here’s a cardigan with a fun and funky detail! With the right jewelry and funky flats, it’d be fabulous. Available in maternity sizes XS – L.

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A Pea in the Pod Elbow Sleeve Cascade Maternity Cardigan – was $59, now $19.99

Another complaint I’ve heard? Dressy options are scarce. This cardigan isn’t exactly black tie-appropriate, but it’s a bit more polished and sophisticated than your average maternity cardigan. And quite the bargain! Available in maternity sizes S – L.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for petite plaid blazers:

  1. Zulily – This is actually a daily pop-up website, but focuses on picks for moms and kids. Cardigans aren’t available every week, but many weeks you can take your pick!
  2. Old Navy – Anna was looking for cardis that might define her waist just a tad, and this option looks promising.
  3. A Pea in the Pod and Motherhood – Options both cropped and long.
  4. And, of course, THRIFT STORES! At least in the Twin Cities, most secondhand shops have a maternity section. (thethriftshopper.com can help you locate stores near you.)
  5. I’m tacking on Japanese Weekend, a spendy brand I learned about through Narrowly Tailored. They don’t do cardigans, but S. looked so chic in her pieces that I wanted to include this brand as a general maternity resource. And you can find pieces on eBay, too!

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5 Responses to “Insomniac Sale Picks: Maternity Cardigans”

  1. Kathleen

    Or, just wear regular cardigans and accept that they won’t close at the front. Hell, I never closed cardigans when not pregnant – why start trying to once there’s a bun in the oven? That’s what I did, which meant at the end of my pregnancies I wasn’t left with huge, ugly, waste-o-money cardigans that I’d never wear again!

  2. yasmara

    Kathleen, I did the same thing. Buy a maternity shirt or tank to wear underneath & wear your non-maternity cardigans over it. Perfect for spring or during summer where you might have to content with hot outside, A/C inside. Up until the last couple of months, I could still button the button under the bust on most of my cardis. It was definitely an easy way to stretch a wardrobe (pun intended)! Also, rotating a colorful cardi on top of maternity basics was a good way to pretend I was wearing different outfits to work, even thought it was the same few pairs of pants & the same solid tops.

  3. Alison

    I bought one maternity cardigan, but that’s because it was on clearance at LOFT for like $9. It was nice to have one to close, but it didn’t get nearly as much wear as the sweater coats I had from before I got pregnant. I had one from Kenzie that was slouchy and big and gray and fuzzy and I wore it almost every day in my third trimester (due in January) and I still wear it to death four years later!

  4. Anna

    Sally, you are wonderful. Thank you for this post! You even researched and addressed several common maternity complaints between your recommendations.

    Kathleen, yashmara and Alison: I get what you are saying. At the same time, to continue wearing non-maternity cardies requires either already owning loose styles, or not being prone to cold. My non-preggers wardrobe is generally closely tailored, and I typically wear several layers more than the average person to stop shivering all the time. I am already uncomfortable with not being able to button up my suit jackets at work simply because of feeling cold, and I’d rather invest in cardis than buy maternity suit jackets!

    The other reason why I sought advice on this is that I am trying to work out what styles suit my changing proportions. I will probably have other things to worry about come nine months, but for now it is still a consideration. I bought a bolero the other day which would not normally address the issue of feeling cold, but this particular piece is cashmere and silk and I won it for a good price on eBay. I am having fun with this new acquisition, and I would never have picked it up before! (just in case other pregnant lurkers are interested, I posted a photo on my blog.)