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Monthly Archives: July 2010

  • Maternity Baby Shower Dresses

    For one's baby shower, finding that perfect dress is incredibly important. Just as it is for any special occasion, one wants to look and feel beautiful while maintaining a high level of comfort. With warmer months approaching, there are many fantastic dress options available for one's baby shower which emulate some of the latest season's trends while maintaining a classic style. From bold colors to gorgeous patterns to flowing maxi dresses, there is the perfect dress for everyone. Once you find your favorite style, you will feel comfortable and look gorgeous at your baby shower!

    Maxi dresses are incredibly popular this season, as they have been worn by recent expectant celebrities from Kourtney Kardashian to Amy Adams. While Kourtney wore her maxi dress to a red carpet event, Amy chose a more laid back approach and wore hers on a day around town. This versatility is one of the maxi dress's greatest qualities, as it can be worn for a casual baby shower or dressed up for a more formal one. Incredibly flattering, maxi dresses emphasize the smallest part of your body with an empire waist. This accentuation directly under the bust gently cascades to ankle or floor length, creating a tall and elongated look. Aside from their flattering style, maxi dresses also are incredibly comfortable. You will not have to worry about being squeezed or uncomfortable, as the flowing dress allows room for your baby bump without creating a baggy look! The Halter Spring Green Maternity Dress from Olian Maternity is a great option for a baby shower, as its fresh spring look is vibrant and fun, especially when paired with a gorgeous bracelet or pair of earrings. Its casual elegance is emphasized by braided halter straps and its soft fabric is flattering and comfortable. Whether you choose to dress it up or down, a maxi dress is the perfect combination of elegance and carefree style-perfect for an expectant mother!

    Bright colors are always on trend for baby showers, as they are a celebratory sign of the excitement in the air. From bright pinks to deep greens, deep colors have always been a staple for expectant mothers. This season is no different, and one color that truly stands out is turquoise. Its rich hue is flattering on everyone and it resonates of spring and summer. Maternal America's new spring collection includes the beautiful turquoise Front Tie Smock Dress, perfect for baby showers. Smocking on the bust and a front tie is incredibly flattering, and the flow of the soft fabric provides an effortlessly chic look. Paired with flats or sandals, and either gold or silver jewelry, this dress is sure to make a statement at your shower. The Front Tie Dress, also from Maternal America, demonstrates the turquoise trend by creating a beautiful abstract pattern of different hues of blues. Tying underneath the bust, a flattering empire waist silhouette is created while wide shoulder straps create a balanced look. It is easily dressed up or down, and can be reworn many times after your baby shower!

    Each spring season, floral prints make their way back onto the runway, and this season is no exception. From dainty floral designs to bold abstract flowers, this trend is refreshing, beautiful, and fun. When wearing a floral print, remember to choose one that is in proportion with your body size. For petite women, choose prints that are smaller, as a large print can overwhelm a small frame. For taller women, a larger print can be fun and festive. The Floral Maxi Dress from Japanese Weekend combines bright colors with a bold floral pattern. A scoop neck and empire waist are incredibly flattering. Paired with strappy sandals, a look fit for any baby shower is instantly created. The Cocktail Dress, also from Japanese Weekend, is an absolutely gorgeous dress. The black, red, and white pattern is a classic combination which is modernized by the beautiful floral print. Knee length, this dress looks great paired with heels or flats.

    Finding the perfect dress for your baby shower is very important, and there are many great options available. As long as you are comfortable and find a style that works for you, you will look and feel great!

  • Nursing Pajamas Are Great Gift Idea For The Mom To Be

    If you have a friend of family member that is expecting, there is no better gift than a pair of maternity and nursing pajamas. This is a gift that your expectant mom is sure to wear both before and after she has her baby. Often moms get overlooked in baby showers and find the baby has 20 adorable sleepers and outfits while the moms are stuck with their husbands tee shirts and baggy sweatpants for lounge and sleepwear. You can be sure that once she has her baby she will have next to no time or inspiration to go shopping for something cute to sleep in and wear about the house. Do her a favor and find something comfortable and flattering she can wear to welcome her newcomer into the family and enjoy for some time to come.

    Japanese Weekend makes some of the most comfortable lounge maternity pajamas on the market today. Their cross over style pajama comes in both 3/4 and cap sleeves with matching under the belly elastic pajama pants that are sure to fit comfortably throughout pregnancy and postpartum. If maternity nighties are more her style, then check out their nursing nightgown that is also cross over style for easy nursing access and the same soft cotton spandex blend which will stretch comfortably throughout pregnancy without stretching out of shape. All of these styles come in soft pink, sky, black, periwinkle and sometimes hot pink and cute patterns.

    Another great maternity sleepwear gift idea is to pair a robe with a maternity nightgown or pajama set. Majamas' Lace Sleep Set has a beautiful ensemble with an empire waist accented with stretchy lace and a sleeveless cross over design on the maternity nightie coupled with a coordinating front tie robe with lace trim. It is super flattering, feminine and tasteful. Any new mom would feel like a million bucks in this stylish duo which can be worn during pregnancy and postpartum for nursing. The cross over top also gives a good amount of comfortable bust support which is great for nursing moms lounging about the house.

    Bellabumbum Maternity is known for their sexy and feminine maternity loungewear and sleepwear sets. They have an adorable nursing chemise with adjustable straps that comes in baby pink and blue dots with a matching robe set. They also have this same chemise style in a soft organic baby ribbed bamboo in both pool and blush colors. Check out their yummy kimono robe with lace accents that comes in cream/lilac, black/pearl and soft pink/pearl colors. This maternity wrap robe is a great adjustable style for pregnancy and provides easy nursing access.

    If you are looking for a gift set for both the new mom and baby, then check out one of Olian's sure fire maternity sleepwear sets. All of the Olian Maternity 3, 4 and 5 piece sleepwear sets come with a matching baby sleeper. They have a variety of maternity nightie and maternity pajama sets to choose from. This season they have a new beautiful print 4 piece nursing pajama set in soft lemon with a matching baby sleeper as well as a 5 piece set in striped silver with pink accents. The baby matching baby sleeper and hat is soft stripes as well. Both of these sets include a corresponding print robe and the baby sleeper in a unisex color and design. The matching robe sleepwear sets are an excellent selection for the expectant mom to take to the hospital. All Olian Maternity Sleepwear sets are made for both pregnancy and postpartum wear after the baby with nursing access in the tops.

    So surprise the mom-to-be with a gift that she can wear and enjoy while caring for her baby. She will remember you for it and gets lots of use out of a maternity and nursing sleepwear set that is easy to fit and wonderful to wear!

  • Maternal America Summer Maternity Clothes

    With the official start of summer just behind us, the weather is heating up and it is time to get our summer wardrobe out of storage. From shorts to dresses and tanks to tunics, the warm weather brings with it many amazing clothing possibilities. For women who are currently pregnant, however, their wardrobe will be a little different than last year's. Lucky for you, summer maternity clothes are both plentiful and stylish. Gorgeous beach dresses, cute tanks, and great shorts are available, designed with your changing baby body in mind. One brand which has truly mastered the fashionable design and functional execution of summer maternity clothing is Maternal America, a leading maternity brand. Combining the latest trends with classic designs, Maternal America's summer collection is stunning. Choose a few key pieces which can be mixed and matched to create gorgeous outfits and you will look and feel great.

    For those hot summer days when one is running errands around town or relaxing on the weekend, there is nothing more perfect than those perfect shorts and a cute tank. This look is classic and timeless while still being refreshing. I love pairing a solid tank, in either the classic white or a more vibrant deep hue, with a cute pair of denim shorts. When one is pregnant, finding a tank that is cut a bit longer in front is key, as it will be comfortable and is designed with your growing belly in mind. Maternal America's Ribbed Cotton Tank does this perfectly. With a scoop neck and fine ribbing, it is super cute. The soft fabric will not irritate your skin and it will keep you cool in the warm weather. Pair this cute tank with a great pair of denim shorts, such as Maternal America's Megan Denim Shorts. Aside from the super comfortable stretch waist band (perfect for your changing body), these shorts are virtually undetectable as being maternity clothing! The slightly faded jean enhances the feeling of these shorts, cut in the trendy bermuda style. Pair this outfit with cute gladiator sandals or a great pair of espadrilles, and you have your go to weekend outfit!

    A sundress is must have option for the summer months, and Maternal America designs cute and breezy dresses perfectly. One gorgeous option is their Ombre Cotton Dress. The multi layered tiered design brings this season's hot stripe trend in a cute and flattering way. Lightweight cotton is cool and comfortable, ensuring that you will feel great even on the hottest summer days. Whether you choose to wear this dress to your baby shower or a brunch with friends, you will feel comfortable and look stunning. Another cute option for a great sundress is the Garment Dyed Maternity Dress. Simply adorable, this dress is lightweight and super comfortable. A gentle scoop neck frames your face and stylish pockets and a tiered hem add great detailing. Summer dresses are great as they are easy, one piece options which are instantly stylish. Maternal America's selection is both vast and stylish!

    A final summer essential is the lightweight, short sleeve, summer gop. A breezy top is fashionable and versatile, as it can work with a skirt, capris, or shorts. It also can be dressed up or down with the addition of jewelry. One super cute option is Maternal America's Crochet Top. A fun colorful pattern is combined with a gorgeous crochet neckline. It looks great with jeans or black or white capris, and is perfect for anything from a day at the park to a dinner out. I love it paired with some gold bangles and capri jeans! The Diamond Tank Top is another great option, as it is work appropriate while also being great for an evening out. The deep v-neck, coming together at a diamond shaped centerpiece, is incredibly flattering. The fabric flows gently over your skin and stretches throughout your pregnancy. Maternal America's summer tops fashionable, flattering, and comfortable! They are so cute you will want to wear them long after your baby is born.

    Overall, Maternal America's summer collection brings color, patterns, and great designs into play. You will feel and look great in whatever you choose to wear. Getting a few versatile pieces for your wardrobe is a great idea, many of which can be worn after pregnancy!

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