How to Change a Sim's Maternity Clothes in "Sims 3"

By Alane Michaelson

Updated September 22, 2017

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"The Sims 3" is a life-simulation game available for the PC, Mac, Wii, PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS. In the game, the player creates simulated people, or "Sims," and leads them through a career, family life and other adventures. Adult female Sims can become pregnant in the game and immediately switch to default maternity clothes during the pregnancy. "The Sims 3" allows players to download and use new outfits for their pregnant Sims, making it easy for a player to spice up the mommy-to-be's wardrobe.

Visit "The Sims 3" website, and log in (see Resources). If you have not already registered your game, you will need to do this now and create a user ID and password.

Click on "The Exchange" tab, and select "Clothing" to find downloadable clothing.

Type "Maternity" in the field for keywords on the left side of the screen to see the downloadable maternity outfits.

Click "Add to Game" to download the outfit you'd like and follow the on-screen instructions to download the outfit.

Open "The Sims 3" by putting the game disc in your computer or clicking the "The Sims 3" icon on your desktop. After the game loads, click on your family to begin playing. The new maternity outfit will now be available for your pregnant Sim when you click on a dresser and select "Plan Outfit."

Further customize your outfit using the color and pattern options available under the "Plan Outfit" menu and clicking the icon on the bottom right corner.


There are lots of user-created sites with Sims 3 downloadable clothing. Downloading content from a nontrusted source could lead to viruses on your computer.