makeovermommaDressing well doesn’t have to cost a fortune — even when you’re wearing the latest designers. Our Trendsetter Bailey of Makeover Momma shares some up-and-coming brands that won’t break the bank. Trying to stay fashionable on a budget after baby? Makeover Momma is a great resource. In fact, Bailey is looking forward to her own “brand expansion” (the birth of her second daughter) this summer!

Due to the economy, many mothers and fashion mavens find themselves pinching pennies on a daily basis. Unfortunately, this can also mean pinching their sense of style too! If you find yourself planning a fashion revolt against the recession, try checking out these budget-friendly, up-and-coming brands to help you strut your stuff… without going into debt.


Dress from Mathew Williamson’s line for H&M *

The California Chic Designer:So Low Style
We love So Low’s chic and simple aesthetic because it lets women feel comfortable and fashionable, without wearing skin tight clothing or loud prints. Their draped jersey dresses (like Modal Jersey Dress and Feathered Jersey Dress) are perfect for running around town, with prices as low as $40 (down from $120). Check out So Low and other affordable designer brands at the Shop It To Me website.

The Fun and Fresh Brand:Heavenly Couture
We can’t help but love the youthful, stylish options from the Heavenly Couture website (no matter how old we get!) Whether a flattering Bubblestich Blue Knit Cardigan (perfect with a wide belt) or supremely flattering and elegant Black and White Halter Dress, every piece available is under $17!

**The Trendy Hipster Style: **I Heart Ronson
If you love wearing bold and daring fashion choices (and aren’t afraid to shake things up), try layering pieces from I Heart Ronson (a brand new  designer featured at affordable J.C. Penny). Check out the daringly floral Maxi Print Dress (and read more about maxi’s here), or go all out with the Ronson Romper (if you can get the look right).

The Designer Diva:Matthew Williamson for H&M
If you simply love your name brand clothing items (and we can’t blame you), try checking out the latest featured line from H&M: Matthew Williamson. Although the prices are slightly higher, the bright colors, bold prints and daring accents will certainly satiate your appetite for fashion.

Have more tips or ideas for saving money while shopping? Let us know!