We promise this isn't a maths lesson but we’d like to introduce you to a smart way of thinking about the clothes you buy using the cost per wear formula – a really simple way of working out how much value you are going to get from an article of clothing. You spend £100 on a maternity dress to wear to a wedding and wear it twice. That would work out as a pretty high cost per wear of £50. Spending £100 on a pair of jeans you wear three times a week for nine months (108 times) works out at a more reasonably sounding 93p per wear. You get the idea.
Sometimes it grates to spend money on something you’re only going to wear in pregnancy – or even worse only during a particular stage of pregnancy eg. something that only looks good when you have a sizeable bump. So choose wisely and buy clothes that will also work for breastfeeding in and you can get a few more months wear out of them (and avoid having to buy clothes specially to breastfeed in).
So what maternity items can I splurge on then?
We'd love to hear your thoughts and tips on cost per wear and maternity / breastfeeding clothes. Is it something you consider?
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