Helping my clients style their maternity sessions is something I love and always emphasize as a very important aspect of any session. I love assisting my moms-to-be feel gorgeous especially when your shapes are changing every day as your little ones grow inside you. With this in mind, I know for a lot of my clients finding places to shop in person for maternity clothes in DC can be hard to find. The closure of so many brick and mortar stores in the pandemic made it even harder.
With my full service client experience, I have many moms-to-be and postpartum moms that take advantage of my client wardrobe so it is one less thing they have to worry about for their session, but if you prefer to shop locally, or just looking for maternity clothes in general, below are some great places to visit in the Washington DC area:
Where to Shop for Maternity Clothes in DC
Obviously at the top of this list for maternity clothes in DC, and almost any category, is Target. Target has excellent maternity options as well as versatile, on-trend dresses that fit any budget. My favorite lines to check for moms are A Pea in the Pod, Motherhood Maternity, Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel, Pietro Brunelli, Universal Thread. A great excuse for a Target run at one of their many DMV-area locations or shop their extensive maternity options online.
For the more boho moms, Free People has excellent options in neutral colors, soft patterns and gorgeous natural fabrics. Lots of their regularly-sized dresses will work beautifully for maternity (and I have a few to borrow in my client wardrobe as well), so be creative when you’re browsing. Shop online or at their Montgomery Mall or Georgetown or Tyson Corner store.
Another, newer option for great flowy dresses perfect for maternity, postpartum and beyond. Similar to Free People, with flexible not-just-maternity options, Altar’d State has become one of my favorite places to send moms to shop for maternity clothes in the DC-area. Shop online, or if you’re in the mood for a run to the mall, there are locations at Montgomery Mall, Tyson’s Corner and Pentagon City.
BELLIES & BABIES – Alexandria, VA
Not just for moms, Bellies & Babies has consignment for maternity and nursing clothes, as well as clothes, gear and toys for the littles as well. They also do maternity rentals for special occasions too, like a photo shoot ???? Check out their Instagram to get a sense for what they have in stock at their cute Alexandria, VA boutique.
Like Bellies and Babies, Growing Years is another great spot in the greater Washington, DC area that has consignment maternity and nursing clothes available. They are the sweetest little consignment shop in Kensington, MD and carry tons of great brands for kids of all ages too!
529 COSIGN – Alexandria, VA
This comes as a recommendation from a client in VA who said this is a great “upscale children’s and maternity consignment boutique” in the area that has upscale options for for both children and maternity options.
Interested in a custom maternity portrait session with styling assistance and access to the LRG client wardrobe? Please reach fill out my contact form here or email me at email@example.com to discuss and customize your own maternity session. Happy Shopping and hope to work with you soon!
Lauren from LRG Portraits is a maternity, newborn, family and baby photographer based out of the Washington, DC area. She specializes in timeless outdoor and in-home lifestyle portraiture, plus offers a full client experience from a curated client wardrobe to custom-designed heirloom albums and framing. Service area includes Chevy Chase, MD, Bethesda, MD, Potomac, MD and Arlington, VA, Washington, DC and surrounding areas.