Best Maternity Wear Clothing Shops In Chicago

October 5, 2010 8:19 PM

One of the benefits to living in a city as large as Chicago is that there’s always fantastic shopping regardless of what you’re looking for. Thankfully this is the case for maternity-wear, as there is no shortage of stores looking to keep moms-to-be looking good. Below are the top 5 in Chicago, where you’ll often find not just maternity clothing but also gifts, classes, and registries. – Lisa Koivu

Krista K. Maternity + Baby

3530 North Southport Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 248-4477

The maternity clothing you find at Krista K. may not be the least expensive, but it will be some of the cutest. Krista K. will keep you looking good throughout your entire pregnancy as they offer an impressive array of attire that will take you from work to play to a nice dinner out. Denim aficionados will love that Krista K. has an impressive selection of designer maternity denim.

Be By Baby

1654 West Roscoe Street
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 404-2229

Be By Baby is a one-stop destination for those who are expecting. They have a great selection of maternity clothing that includes pregnancy support belts, Bella Bands, and SPANX. You’ll find many items marked down as much as 50% in the clearance section. In addition to a fantastic selection of maternity clothing, however, Be By Baby also offers their own baby registry, birth classes, breastfeeding classes, and overall support for expectant parents.

The Second Child

954 West Armitage Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 883-0880

The Second Child is filled with used clothing for both expectant mothers and babies. While used, the items you’ll find at The Second Child are of the highest quality and you’ll often find brands you would find at higher-priced stores for a fraction of the price, including Citizens for Humanity, 3dot, and Michael Stars.

A Pea in the Pod

46 E Oak Street
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 944-3080

A Pea in the Pod features 2 floors full of clothing for expectant mothers. The clothes in this store cover a range of price points, brands, and occasions. Particularly impressive is their selection of clothing for working moms-to-be.

Bellybum Boutique

4347 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 868-0944

Bellybum Boutique is dedicated to helping eco-friendly moms-to-be look good throughout their pregnancies with their vast selection of designer and organic maternity and transition wear. In addition to an impressive selection of maternity clothing, Bellybum Boutique also has their own gift registry and they offer support and education for new and expectant parents

Lisa Koivu is the founder and editor of