Monthly Archive for August, 2011

Kate Hudson and Ivanka Trump Post Partum Fashion

With the recent rush of celebrity baby births, post pregnancy style has been on full display. Dressing one’s after baby body can seem a bit daunting, but there are so many cute and comfy options to choose from. Kate Hudson, who gave birth to second son Bing on July 9th, was spotted wearing a gorgeous floral sundress just a few weeks later. The flowing fabric allowed room for her post baby weight, while the wrap highlighted the smallest part of her body. We loved the happy floral print which represented her joyful attitude and also helped to camouflage the baby weight. We loved that she stayed true to her Bohemian chic style, while choosing something that was both comfortable and practical.

Ivanka Trump, who gave birth to daughter Arabella on July 17, made her post-pregnancy debut one month later in a gorgeous navy blue wrap dress. The deep V-neck of the dress is an excellent choice as it elongates the body, which in turn creates a slimming look. We love the bold blue color choice, as well as the flowing fabric. Ivanka’s dress stayed true to her classic style, and truly represented her. For a similar look, Olian’s Kora V-Neck Maternity/Nursing Dress provides the same great shape and easy nursing access.

Back in February, Miranda Kerr stepped out for the first time after giving birth a month earlier to baby Flynn. For her post-baby debut, Miranda chose a gorgeous patterned maxi-dress with a tailored boyfriend blazer. This is an excellent choice, as the maxi dress is comfortable and allows plenty of room while the structure of the blazer creates a finished and polished look. This is a perfect look for fall and the transition from hot to cooler weather.

These are all great post-pregnancy looks as they provide comfort and camouflage post baby weight while providing structure and style!

Jessica Alba Baby Girl Haven Garner Warner

Congratulations to glowing parents Jessica Alba and Cash Warren on the arrival of the newest addition to their family, baby girl Haven Garner Warner! Born August 13th at 7 pounds and 19 inches long, Haven joins excited big sister Honor. We could not be happier for the growing family!

Throughout her pregnancy, Jessica always had impeccable maternity style. Whether on the red carpet or running errands around town, she managed to combine style with comfort. For an appearance on the Jay Leno Show, just three weeks before Haven was born, Jessica rocked a gorgeous white maxi dress. Women often shy away from white as they are afraid it will make them look bigger, but it is more about the cut than the color. Jessica had a thin, animal print belt directly underneath her bust which created a slimming empire waist. The flowy-ness of the fabric over her baby bump created a long and lean look. For a similar look, try 1 in the Oven’s Beach Maternity/Nursing Dress. This flowing white dress is the epitome of beach goddess, with its lightweight gauze fabric. The dainty buttons at the bust are feminine and practical for easy nursing access, while the empire waist gives the same great shape as Jessica’s dress.

On her July 24th baby shower, Jessica nixed the traditional summer dress and instead wore a stylish chiffon dress over black leggings. This sophisticated look, paired with gorgeous wedges, was an instant hit. Leggings are a great choice for those latter months in pregnancy, as they are incredibly comfortable. A flowing short dress or long blouse heightens that level of comfort, while an empire waist distinction creates a slimming shape. For a look similar to Jessica’s, which is perfect for one’s own baby shower or a nice lunch out with the girls, pair Japanese Weekend’s Maternity Leggings with their Maternity/Nursing Twist Dot Top. The dainty dots are feminine and provide a Parisian feel, while the black and white color palette is sophisticated and classy.

From the runway to her daily life, Jessica exemplified style and comfort throughout her pregnancy. We are so happy for the growing family! Congratulations!

Jessica Alba Sports Maternity Fashion

Another baby is on the way for actress, Jessica Alba (29), and husband Cash Warren. They already have a beautiful daughter, Honor, who just turned 3 this past June. They know she will make a terrific big sister.

Alba made an appearance on “The Talk” on August 11 and talked about how she was going to try and be a little bit healthier this time around. “I told my husband that he couldn’t make 1/2 a pack of bacon any more. Also, no more 3-5 desserts every night. They were for both of us but really for him.”

Alba also stated to the gals on “The Talk” that after becoming a mom, she felt more sexy and confident. She has embraced her sexuality and come into her own.

Alba spoke on “The Talk” about how she delivering baby #2 using Hypnobirth. “Hypnobirth was what Lamaze use to be. It’s breathing techniques, visualization, and relaxation techniques. I am not against epidurals or medical intervention; I just want to try this and hopefully enjoy the birth.”

Alba can be seen in the new Spy Kids in 4D movie coming out soon. There will be an opportunity to use your sense of smell during the movie. It is a new sort of role for Alba and will be fun for her kids to watch their mom perform in when they are older.

Through Alba’s pregnancy, she has certainly kept her sense of style. She has been seen styling a variety of maternity fashion from black, fitted evening dresses, to printed tunics and leggings. She can even sport maternity sweatpants and t-shirts and still turn heads.

Recently photographed while shopping for maternity clothes, Alba looks fashionable in a white button down front tie blouse, jeans, long cardigan and boho hat. The white blouse is a great staple to have in your maternity wardrobe as it goes with everything and can be worn dressy or casual with jeans as Jessica shows in her ensemble. Find a similar look with Maternal America’s Twisted Front Tunic, and Megan Maternity Jeans.

Pregnant Tina Fey Is Ready to Pop!!

The 40 year old comedian, Tina Fey, and husband, Jeff Richmond, are expecting their second child any day now. It seems we just can’t get enough of Tina Fey with her Palin impersonations to her award winning show, 30 Rock. However, we will now have to wait till January for the new season to begin. Fey will be playing “mom” to her newborn baby and 5 yr old daughter, Alice.

And the sex of the baby? Fey predicted “It’s going to be a werewolf” to the host, Craig Fergusen, on the Late Show.

Fey also has a new book out, Bossypants, which she began promoting back in April on an Oprah Winfrey appearance. This is when we first learned of the pregnancy and she was already 5 months pregnant. In her memoir, Tina openly agonized about her decision to have a second child in the midst of a demanding career and as she neared the big 4-0. It seemed her overwhelming desire to be a mom once again won out over all the other demands in her life. However Fey has fended off rumors that 30 Rock is coming to an end. So we can hope and expect to see Fey as a busy pregnant and working mom in the months ahead.

Fey certainly knows how to ROCK maternity wear. She has been spotted wearing anything from a tailored, Ann Taylor nautical outfit to a black dress showing off her burgeoning baby bump. One thing for certain, Fey has had fun keeping herself in fashion.

Any day now, the little werewolf should be making an entrance. I know we all can’t wait!!