5 Ways to Stretch Your Maternity Budget

From investing in a good maxi to re-wearing key pieces, see how Reese Witherspoon, Vanessa Lachey and more made the most of their pregnancy wardrobes

01 of 05

INVEST IN A CHIC MAXI

INVEST IN A CHIC MAXI
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Before welcoming son Camden John on Sept. 12, Vanessa Lachey expertly dressed her pretty maxi dresses up and down. For a casual July 16 lunch with friends, she paired a striped version by Nicole Miller with a jean jacket and neutral accessories. And on March 28, she took a black-and-white print style up a notch with a tailored blazer, structured bag and simple sandals.

02 of 05

ADD POLISH WITH LUXE ACCESSORIES

ADD POLISH WITH LUXE ACCESSORIES
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Although she lived in simple tops and black leggings for most of her pregnancy, new mom Hilary Duff kept things chic with stylish items (a floppy fedora, an Hermès leather tote, a boho-print scarf and statement jewelry) already in her closet.

03 of 05

KEEP AND RE-WEAR PIECES

KEEP AND RE-WEAR PIECES
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Love a maternity piece and not sure if you should give it away? Follow Sarah Michelle Gellar's lead and keep it around. The second-time mom loved her Cynthia Vincent floral-print dress so much, she wore it during both pregnancies.

04 of 05

SPLURGE ON MATERNITY DENIM

SPLURGE ON MATERNITY DENIM
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Whatever your budget, it pays to use a chunk for some great pregnancy jeans. As Gisele Bündchen (in a wide-leg), Reese Witherspoon (in a boyfriend style) and Alyson Hannigan (in skinny) prove, they're the foundation of a great outfit. Plus, you'll wear them over and over again.

05 of 05

WRAP IT UP

WRAP IT UP
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As soon as you get the good news that you're expecting, scour your closet for your chicest cardigans. Whether you pair them with a dress or a top and pants (see mom of two Jessica Alba's second-pregnancy style for inspiration), you'll always look pulled together.

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