Labor Day is upon us, the fall semester is officially underway, and you’ve probably got a ton of Labor Day shopping coupons sitting in your inbox as we speak. Are you a pregnant woman trying to keep to a budget for her maternity wardrobe? Do you need help figuring out which brands are worth your time? Have I got the post for you! In the past two months I have placed approximately 2,947 orders for maternity clothes (and returned approximately 2,945 of them). Benefit from my online shopping obsession and innate pickiness, and let me give you the lowdown on LOFT, Gap, Old Navy, and Isabella Oliver.
Because most maternity clothes are sold exclusively online, I had to contact almost every brand for help with returns or shipping issues at some point. So I gave each store two grades — one for the clothes themselves and one for customer service. Clothes are graded on quality and style; customer service is graded on shipping speed, ease of returns, and responsiveness to customer problems. Both categories are graded with price taken into account (cheaper brands are graded less harshly; expensive brands better justify their prices with high-quality clothes and awesome customer service).