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Monthly Archives: February 2012

  • Maternal America Dakota Kimono Maternity Top

    Are you looking to show off your curves and show some style at the same time? This Dakota Kimono Top by Maternal America is both a beautiful print and a suburb style. The drawstring cap sleeves are feminine and lyrical. The cross over V-neck empire waist style is easy to fit and flattering to all shapes.

    However the best secret about this clever maternity top is the side cinching for a clean ruched look across the belly with no sag or tenting. The poly/spandex blend fabric is designed to stretch where you need it and give a fitted fashionable look for all months of your pregnancy.

  • Maternal America Front Tie Maternity Top

    Everyone needs an all purpose white blouse that they can pull from their closet for any occasion. The Maternal America Front Tie Blouse is just the ticket. This practical but stylish tie maternity blouse is easy to wear and adjust to your size. The front tie style is very flattering to maternity as well as the V-neck collar and elbow length cuff sleeves. The soft rayon/spandex blend feels good on your skin, stretches with you and is not see through. This maternity top is perfect for the office or to throw on with a pair of jeans for casual wear.

  • Jessica Simpson Wears Flattering Maternity Clothes

    Fashion mogul Jessica Simpson has consistently chosen stylish and flattering maternity looks throughout her pregnancy, so we are always happy to get fashion tips from her. She recently told US Weekly about some of the hottest looks for warmer weather, stating, "Airy peasant tops paired with denim shorts are a spring staple. Floral and lace details add a romantic, flirty feeling to a daytime outfit." We love this advice, as a great floral print and hints of lace create a pretty and feminine look. Try the Maternal America Crochet Top, which combines a gorgeous print with a unique crocheted detail. The flowy top falls over one’s bump beautifully and looks great paired with the Megan Denim Maternity Shorts, also from Maternal America. For a dress with a flirty and floral look, try Japanese Weekend’s Double Neck Maternity/Nursing Dress. The pretty pink print is very eye catching, and we love the versatility that the double cross over style provides for both maternity and nursing.

    For now, Jessica has been sticking with more wintery hues, including a gorgeous LBD that she wore out on a date night earlier this week. The dress featured a lace print so that she was able to incorporate some of that feminine detail which she loves. For an option that features a pretty lace touch, try Japanese Weekend’s Front Over Lace Dress. The embellishment at the empire waist is very figure flattering and the lace overlay is right on trend. Due the beginning of May, we cannot wait to see more maternity fashion from Jessica!

  • Molly Sims Announces Her Pregnancy!

    The gorgeous Molly Sims and her handsome husband Scott Stuber announced just last month that they are expecting their first child together, and we could not be happier for the newlywed couple. Always stylish, Molly’s maternity style has been no different. We love her effortless and comfortable choices!

    Several weeks ago, Molly was running errands around town in one of this season’s biggest trends: animal print. She paired a stylish leopard print top with a long skirt. Very comfortable yet fashionable, it is a great go-to look. For a similar look, try the Maternal America Maxi Skirt. Its supportive built in belly band is incredibly comfortable, and it works well during both spring and fall.

    Earlier this week, Molly appeared at a red carpet premier in a beautiful, color blocked dress. The coral color of the dress was contrasted by the pink band underneath the bust and at the trim. The accent underneath the bust is very flattering and allows her baby bump to be showcased beautifully. For similar color and the same flattering shape, try the Olian Coral Maternity Dress. The fitted tank top design is accented by a grey band beneath the bust and a pretty coral skirt. Comfy and stylish, this can easily be dressed up or down.

    Aside from her great style, we appreciate her openness with sharing her pregnancy on her blog. Last month she wrote, “I’ve already been though the morning sickness (every morning from 4 to 6 AM for seven weeks—it was the worst), the strange cravings (I’m looking at you, Kraft Easy Mac) and daily episodes of what I call ‘pregnancy brain.’ But believe it or not, I’m cherishing every moment.” Congratulations to this gorgeous family!

  • BelaBumBum Maternity and Nursing Sleepwear

    Every expecting and new mom wants to be comfortable during and after pregnancy, and having that perfect loungewear outfit is a must. Back in October, the very talented singer Lily Allen tweeted a picture of herself looking cute and cozy in BelaBumBum’s loungewear a month before she gave birth. Now, months later, she can still wear their renowned loungewear as it is designed for both pregnancy and nursing. Many celebrities, including Halle Berry, Milla Jojovich, Alicia Keys, and Jessica Simpson are huge fans of BelaBumBum’s stylish and comfortable designs, and we are sure you will love them just as much.

    Made of superb material, BelaBumBum’s loungewear is always incredibly soft and feel great against one’s skin. For the perfect loungewear set, try the Ariel Lacey Nursing/Maternity Pajamas. The super soft Pima cotton top and bottoms are trimmed with delicate lace so one is sure to look as good as one feels. The lace accent also highlights an empire waist, creating a very flattering shape. Pull down capability provides easy nursing access, making this the perfect choice for both maternity and nursing wear. Wear it all night to sleep in as well as during the day when one just wants something comfy and cute to lounge in. Another BelaBumBum favorite is the Lotus Nursing Chemise. With soft pearl lace accents around the hem and bust, a beautiful contrast is created against the black nightie. It has plenty of stretch and room to be worn during pregnancy and has easy to use nursing clips for postpartum wear. Stylish, sexy, and oh so comfy, it is the perfect option for new and expectant mothers!

    Whether one is looking for a gift for an expecting mother or simply wanting to treat oneself to a well deserved gift, BelaBumBum’s loungewear is an excellent choice for pregnant and new moms everywhere.

  • Beyonces' First Post Maternity Clothes Appearance

    Va-va-voom! Beyonce made her first post-baby appearance on Monday evening to support her husband’s concert and looked as incredible as ever. The first time mother gave birth to baby Blue Ivy Carter just one month ago, but one would never know from her amazing post-baby body. Wearing a bright orange figure hugging dress, she truly glowed.

    We love Beyonce’s dress as a great postpartum option as it has several features that are very figure flattering. The V-neck has an elongating effect, which in turn creates a slimming look. The long, vertical center seam helps to enhance this elongating and slimming feel. Ruching across the belly helps to hide any imperfections and adds visual interest. We also love how well balanced this outfit is, as the deep V-neck pairs perfectly with the below knee length hem. Beyonce could not have chosen a better way to celebrate her post-baby body!

    We are looking forward to seeing more of Beyonce’s postpartum wardrobe as she begins to make more public appearances. Since she loves to show off her beautiful curves, we think she would look great in a fabulous pair of skinny jeans and a funky loose top. For any rock star mama’s out there interested in a fresh and fashionable look, try the Olian Off the Shoulder Peace Maternity Tee paired with their Long Straight Leg Elly B Jeans.

    Congratulations again to Beyonce, Jay Z and their little bundle of joy!

  • Jay-Z Gives Beyonce A “Push Present” With A Lot Of Bling!

    Well it looks like Jay-Z has raised the bar for new fathers everywhere. Not only does he block out entire wings of the hospital for his wife to give birth in privacy and style (imagine the details of that birth plan!), but he also showers the mother of his newborn with a special “push present” ring.
    Beyonce was spotted flashing a chunky blue ring with matching blue fingernail polish, no doubt in honour of her newborn daughter, Blue Ivy. I’m sure if it was a C-Section birth, there would still be a ring, maybe even a bigger one!

    Beyonce proudly wore the ring on her index finger while stepping out for the first night of Jay-Z’s two legged NYC Carnegie Hall gig. Her sexy black lace gown, by bridal favorite Monique Lhuillier, was skintight and adorned with sequins around the sweetheart neckline. Beyonce also rocked some towering strappy stilettos with grace and ease. Who says you have to be a frumpy mom four weeks after having a baby?!

    As Beyonce shows with her style, tighter is better than looser for a sexy curvy look. Pregnancy and postpartum is one time you have a few more curves to show off. Black maternity dresses or nursing dresses are a great way to accent those curves and look sexy, even if you did just have a baby. For a similar look, check out the Maternal America Satin Border Maternity Dress. This little black maternity dress is a great go-to dress for any occasion.

    You also may want to pass along the idea of “push presents” to your husband or partner. Not a bad way to be appreciated and to celebrate the birth of your new one!

  • New Research Shows Breastfeeding Is Tied To Lower Incidence Of Asthma

    If you are looking for one more reason to breastfeed your baby, consider the latest research on the link between breastfeeding and lower asthma rates in children. According to two new research reports, breastfeeding increases lung volume which makes babies and children less susceptible to get asthma.

    Also, this new research found that even mothers who were asthmatic still benefited their children by breastfeeding them and thus increasing their lung volume. In the past it was thought that only asthma-free moms should breastfeed. This research shows that the babies benefited from breastfeeding whether or not the mom had asthma. (It’s suspected that the babies suckling activity when breastfeeding increases it’s lung power).

    Even more significantly, these studies showed that the longer the mother exclusively breastfeed their baby, the less risk the child had of getting asthma or breathing related problems. A team led by Karen Silvers with data on more than 1000 kids found that each additional month of exclusive breastfeeding was tied to a nine percentage drop in asthma risk.

    The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding exclusively (with no formula) for the first six months of the child’s life then to continue to breastfeed (as solids are introduced) for two years or longer.

    So, here’s some more reasons to breastfeed your child (particularly exclusively breastfeeding them for the first 6 months of life). Your child will reap the benefits for a lifetime.

    SOURCES: bit.ly/yCsmfY American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, online February 3, 2012 and bit.ly/wVKRCQ Journal of Pediatrics, online January 29, 2012.

  • Check Out The Maternal America Josie Tankini Maternity Swimwear

    If you are looking for a fun and sexy maternity swimsuit this season, look no further than the Maternal America 2 Piece Halter Josie Tankini. This season’s new Pink Stripe Print is simply adorable and sure to be the next bestseller. The Josie style is year after year favorite style with its flattering halter fit and adjustable bikini side tie sashes.

    This year’s striped pattern is great for the beach or the pool. Pretty hot and pale pink wide stripes are complemented with white, turquoise and bronze colored stripes. This fun halter top can be worn with jeans, shorts or capris for another day or evening outfit. The halter cups are lightly padded. The bikini bottoms are solid hot pink with coordinating sash stripes. Super cute!

  • Perfect Baby Shower Dresses!

    If you have a baby shower coming up soon and need a dress, check out the Olian Coral Maternity Dress. This gorgeous scoop neck sleeveless dress in black and coral is simply stunning! The bodice is a stretchy rayon/spandex which hugs your curves and is accented by a pretty grey empire waist band. The coral skirt is pleated and 100% cotton for a dazzling display of color and style.

    This dress is perfect for a baby shower, special event or any occasion where you want to feel beautiful and special. Who says you can’t show some color when you are showing?!

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