September 20, 2009
When shopping for maternity basics, look for pieces that are well-made and designed with versatility in mind.
The Isabella Oliver Shirt Wrap Top is made of soft jersey fabrics and features the signature IO adjustable wrap fit, fitted body, self cuff with buttons and is machine wasable to boot. The adjustable wrap fits ensures a perfect fit whether you are in Trimester one or three. The v-neckline flatters and slims your face.
Pair this maternity fall must-have with a pencil skirt or pants for work, or jeans during the day for a casual, yet polished look.
For more pregnancy fashion tips:
Hot fall trends in maternity jeans
September 20, 2009
Project Runway host Heidi Klum is pregnant with her fourth child and will be attending the Emmy Awards just weeks before giving birth to her daughter. For some, this would present a huge fashion dilemma, but not for the stylish Victoria’s Secret supermodel.
“The great thing about being pregnant and going to these things is that I don’t have to suck my stomach in,” she told People.com. “It’s fabulous! I can let it all out.”
Klum is going to wear a custom-designed Marchesa gown. “It wasn’t really hard for me, but it was hard for the woman that designed a dress for me,” she joked. “She started about two or three months ago and that’s kind of difficult…It’s black because I figure, at eight-and-a-half months, black is better! I think it’s elegant and it’s slimming.”
How soon will she be walking the runway in tiny lingerie? “I was asked by Victoria’s Secret if it is possible, if I’m going to make it to their show. You never know how you are afterwards, so you kind of have to play it by ear and see what happens, she says. “So far – knock on wood – everything was always great. I felt great afterwards and I loved every minute of it, even the sleepless nights of getting up every two hours. But let’s see what happens. You can’t put all that pressure on you.”
Heidi is seen here in a beautiful black bump-hugging dress at the Los Angeles Confidential pre-Emmy party.
September 18, 2009
Nicole Richie was seen out looking great in a tie dye blue maxi dress just one week after giving birth to baby Sparrow.
Richie welcomed her second child (a boy named Sparrow James Midnight Madden) on September 9th. The reality star/designer looked great in an empire-waist maxi dress that flowed over her new mom curves. Check the photo out here.
She seems to be wearing a dress very similar to the Gypsy 05 Tie Dye Maxi Dress in Blue (pictured) available at www.shopthetrendboutique.com.
A maxi dress is the perfect post-baby look because the empire-waist cut and flowing material is perfect for hiding your new-mommy tummy, while the v-neckline highlights your new cleavage. The dress gets bonus points for comfort!
Check out more of Nicole Richie’s maternity style here.
For more on what to wear after baby is born:
Post-baby fashion tips: What to wear
September 16, 2009
Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo is either due any day — or is carrying a big ole’ watermelon under her dress! The cute actress shows off her baby bump in a long blue maxi dress and sandals.
Pompeo, who is expecting her first child, shows off this year’s hottest maternity look: the maxi dress.
Copy her look in the Liz Lange Peasant Maxi Dress in China Blue ($24.99) from Target.com. This flattering v-neck dress is not only stylish, but comfortable as well. It will fit you throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
Check out more of Ellen Pompeo’s maternity style
For more photos, check out our pregnancy fashion photo gallery
September 14, 2009
As you enter your third trimester, it is a good idea to start preparing your hospital bag. Get our suggestions for what to pack to keep you comfortable during your hospital stay with your new baby.
What should you pack in your hospital bag? Here are our top suggestions!
1. Nursing bra (if you plan on breastfeeding)
2. Soft, comfortable robe
3. Socks and underwear
4. Nursing pajamas or comfortable pj’s
5. Going home from the hospital outfit for mom
6. Baby blanket
7. Boppy pillow (helps when holding and feeding baby)
8. House slippers
9. Baby’s going home outfit
Pictured is the Japanese Weekend Maternity Nursing Pajama Set ($58) from Nordstrom.com.
What would you add to our list? Comment below!
September 14, 2009
A very-pregnant Heidi Klum looks radiant (as usual!) as she walked the red carpet with her husband Seal at the “Get Schooled” Conference.
Wearing a black babydoll dress with a blue and white hemline, Klum adds inches to her frame (like she needs it, right?) by pairing black opaque hose and gray platform heels.
Love Heidi’s trendy maternity style? Pair a babydoll dress (check out the Splendid Sleeveless Babydoll Maternity Dress from A Pea in the Pod at www.apeainthepod.com) and pair with opaque tights and platform heels.
Pregnancy fashion tip: Pairing dark rights with a dark dress and dark heels slims and makes you look taller.
For more of Heidi Klum’s maternity style:
Heidi Klum’s casual maternity maxi dress
September 14, 2009
Many women love the special bond and superb nutrition breastfeeding allows them to share with their baby, but struggle with the pain of engorgement — especially during the early stages of nursing. A new nursing bra by Nizo Wear has a patented feature that relieves pain. How does it work?
Nizo bras contain a molded pocket sewn into the bra’s seamless cup that is perfect for securely holding hot/cold compresses in place.
The Nizo nursing bras also include functional features such as a pull-down flap for ease of breastfeeding, soft colors and different fabric designs with ultra-comfortable microfiber fabric that perfectly conforms to your changing breast shape. The seamless bra (ranging from basic styles to sexy lacy styles) keeps you looking and feeling great.
Pictured is the Solace bra from Nizo Wear available at www.nizowear.com.
For more on nursing bras and post-baby fashion:
4 Tips for buying a maternity or nursing bra
September 8, 2009
A cute graphic tee is a must-have in every pregnant mamas wardrobe. The [bump] tees have style, function and – if you dare – a little bling.
I love the flattering cut and the cute star outlined with peridot Swarovski crystals on this [bump]-vees-star tees ($60) from DueMaternity.com. The 100% combed cotton jersey shirt is long enough to fit your belly throughout pregnant. The sexy v-neck cut flatters your new pregnancy cleavage.
From “Hands off my bump” to tees annoucing a boy ([bump]tastic boy” to those announcing a girl. Check out the entire line of [bump]maternity tees at DueMaternity.com.
For more pregnancy fashion:
5 Tips for buying baby shower maternity clothes
September 8, 2009
You want to look fabulous to your baby shower. After all, the pictures will be here long after you have lost the baby weight. What fall fashions will flatter your pregnancy curves?
Think colors: Forget boring black! You are the star of the show. Dress your pregnancy curves in a colorful maxi dress or a printed wrap dress.
Prints: A printed floral dress is a beautiful choice for a baby shower. One rule of them: Make sure you wear small prints, instead of a large prints to best flatter your pregnancy curves.
Flaunt your bump: Don’t hide your baby bump in oversized clothes. Look for clothes with side-ruching, tie-backs or a gathered hem to highlight your beautiful bump.
Flattering neckline: A v-neckline looks great in pictures and — big bonus!– and instantly slims your face.
Shop online: Looking for a great dress as a discount price? Forget hauling your overworked body store to store –comparison shop online! You will find the best deals while sitting at your home computer, feet propped up, decaf hot tea in hand.
Pictured is the Maternal America: Front Tie Dress in Raspberry from www.sierramaternity.com.
More baby shower fashions:
3 cute baby shower dresses on a budget
September 6, 2009
This season’s maternity jeans are hip, flattering and so cute — you may be tempted to wear them long after baby is born!
Skinny jeans: Don’t let the name of these jeans scare you off. The name “skinny” doesn’t imply you have to be at your skinniest to look fab in these jeans. The name is implying to the slim cut and stretchy denim.
The Hidden Panel Dark Wash Skinny Jeans from Gap.com (pictured, right) have a dark wash that is not only hip, but flattering.
Distressed jeans: Whether you prefer boot-cut or slim leg, the distressed look is hot this season. Look for jeans with a vintage wash and distressed fabrics.
Boyfriend jeans: Made popular by celebrities such as Katie Holmes, these loose, gently distressed jeans look like they could have been borrowed from your boyfriend — although they are cut to perfectly fit your pregnancy curves.
Wear them rolled up with boots. Pictured, below, is the Demi panel vintage boyfriend jeans from Gap.com.
For more pregnancy fashion trends:
Jillian Barberie Reynolds in cuffed maternity jeans