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For many years, Take Nine Maternity was one of the main maternity brands manufactured for exclusive sale at Sears department stores. Designed for optimal comfort both during pregnancy and for the first few months after having your baby, these clothes continue to hold up, and they remain popular despite Sears having discontinued the line in recent years.

In the early 1890s, Richard Warren Sears met and teamed up with Alvah C. Roebuck. The two entrepreneurs founded Sears, Roebuck, and Co. in 1893, and they distributed their first mail order catalogs for farmers and families living in rural America to be able to seek competitive prices on necessary goods. Within a few years, customers could buy anything from groceries to sewing machines to automobiles. In the mid-20th century, Sears began opening brick and mortar department stores in big cities to try to expand the business to urban markets. By the 1950s, the success of these retail stores had begun to overshadow the mail-order business, and Sears began to focus most of its attention on building more locations across the country. In 2004, Sears was bought out by the Kmart Holdings Corporation, but the new parent company renamed itself as the Sears Holdings Corporation. Today, there are more than 2,000 Sears locations scattered around the country--including a presence in most major shopping malls in suburban areas. Sears sells national brands as well as its own exclusive lines.

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During its heyday, Take Nine Maternity was hailed by expectant moms for manufacturing some of the most comfortable and versatile maternity clothes on the market. Styles of tops include casual maternity tees (both short- and long-sleeved) as well as more formal maternity blouses. These garments are form-fitted at the top and looser below the bust so that they give your belly plenty of room to grow throughout your pregnancy. Take Nine dresses are similarly flowing and provide colorful options for wearing outside during the summer as well as slightly more formal styles for going to work.

The bottoms made by Take Nine are mostly all over-belly garments, and they include an incredibly comfortable elastic panel that adjusts seamlessly as your bump grows. In addition to stretching so that they won't restrict your movement, these pants and shorts are also designed to give you a little extra back support where you need it most. Even Take Nine's undergarments--such as maternity briefs and nursing bras--are innovative in their use of materials that are supportive and durable while still being stylish.

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It's always unfortunate when a major retailer like Sears discontinues a popular brand, but Take Nine Maternity is still available (and quite popular) via resale. One noticeable difference between current maternity styles and the Take Nine clothing that you'll find is that many companies nowadays are interested in making maternity garments that look just like standard clothes. Take Nine Maternity clothes are looser and more flowing than many of the current styles, but that fact is part of what makes them so comfortable. Moms-to-be need to find a good balance between clothes that look extremely fashionable and those that will simply help you get through your pregnancy as happily as possible, and Take Nine falls more firmly into the latter category. Considering its reputation for comfort, we give Take Nine Maternity 4 out of 5 stars.

Take Nine Maternity

About
  • Established 1893 (Sears)
  • Comfortable maternity clothes
Sold at:
Sears stores and online (discontinued, only available through resale)
Types of items:
Maternity tees, blouses, smocks, dresses, skirts, jeans, pants, shorts, underwear, bras, nursing bras
Related brands:
Kardashian Kollection, Jaclyn Smith, Sandra by Sandra Lee, Sofia by Sofia Vergara
Our rating:
4/5