Designer Consignment from Encore Maternity (Review and Giveaway)

I’m about 8 1/2 months pregnant now, and if you’ve ever been pregnant you know that as you get larger and larger it is more difficult to feel like you’re lookin’ good. It can sound superficial at first thought, worrying about how you look. But it can make a big difference for your self-esteem and happiness to have that outfit to pull out of the closet, throw on, and feel good.

Where I live I’m pretty limited for cute maternity clothes options, but thankfully there are sites like Encore Maternity to help me broaden my selection and afford designer clothes that really make me feel great. Their site offers gently used and new upscale, designer maternity wear at a fraction of the amount you’d spend at a retail store.

I got to review an outfit from Encore Maternity – a Michael Stars top and some J Brand jeans.


I added my own lightweight cardigan to complete the look. What do you think?

I’m in love with the shirt – it’s got a slight cowl neck to it and the color is perfect (I got a ton of compliments on it, too). The jeans fit great and don’t have the huge panel that so many maternity jeans do. The dark wash on the jeans is great, too – I think it’s slimming! The best part, though, is the price tag. The jeans retail for around $200, but at Encore Maternity they were less than $100. The shirt retails for around $60, and was tagged at $29. These discounts make a huge difference – who doesn’t love saving money?

The selection at Encore Maternity changes regularly as items are consigned or sold, so you’ll want to check often and snap up anything you love. You’ll find brands like Diane von Furstenburg, Black Halo, GAP, Isabella Oliver and more – all at reduced prices that allow you to get more bang for your buck.

Win Your Own Designer Maternity Outfit from Encore Maternity

Are you ready to get a high-end maternity look for yourself? Well good, because Encore Maternity is giving away a top and pair of designer maternity jeans (approximate value of $150) to one (1) lucky reader at 5 Minutes for Mom! Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter.

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Note: I received an outfit from to facilitate my review, and received compensation for this post. All opinions are honest and are entirely my own.


  1. Danielle Fouts says

    I make sure that I get cleaned up early in the morning so that I don’t feel like I am just lounging around all day, even if that’s actually all I am doing. I also try to eat healthy

  2. says

    I would take baths and do all the fun little beauty rituals, kept my legs shaved, did an organic mask…it definitely made me feel better about me!

  3. says

    You look great! I am amazed how much maternity clothing has changed in the 11 years since i had my son. I don’t wish to be part of the give away, i just wanted to wish you the best for the birth and beyond.

  4. Jennie says

    My tip is to wear clothes that fit well, instead of tents. I’m as far along as you are, and it’s the days I lounge around in my husband’s baggy t-shirts that I feel the least pretty.

  5. says

    I am still trying my best to dress stylishly. :) Especially with accessories – trendy necklaces from Forever 21, my awesome red studded diaper bag, and some new Frye boots! I would love to try some new maternity clothes – what a cool company!

  6. Gina M (crave to save) says

    Paint my toenails!

    Entered the Rafflecopter form as “Crave to Save”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  7. Katie Rose says

    I straighten my hair, put on a little mascara, blush and lip gloss, and call it done. And for me…that’s a lot of primping 😉

  8. Danielle S says

    I enjoy taking baths, getting my hair done occasionally, and mostly finding outfits to fit me at each stage during the pregnancy (ones that fit, so I don’t feel quite as huge as when I wear the old school tents!)

  9. Tamar says

    I never feel great when I am pregnant, to be honest!!! But I know inside that it’s TOTALLY WORTH IT so I just look toward the light at the end of the tunnel :)

  10. Jackie says

    I get mani’s & pedi’s.. And make time for date nights with my husband. He sure knows how to make me feel pretty!

  11. Kelsey Little says

    I make sure I get up and make myself shower and get ready for the day no matter what. That definitely helps me feel pretty :)


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