Monthly Archive for December, 2011

Pregnant Hilary Duff Maternity Clothes

Hilary Duff, who is due in February, has been very active during her pregnancy. From running errands around town to working out to spending quality time with her hubby, we have loved all the casual outfits she has worn! Just yesterday, Hilary was spotted leaving a Pilates class in comfy sweats and a loose fitting top, but spiced up her look with a pair of funky glasses. Every mom needs a pair of go to sweats, and Majama’s Softest Yoga Pant is a great choice for a gym workout or walk with one’s friends.

Earlier in the week Hilary was seen running errands around town in a cute, all-back ensemble. Black leggings paired with a black tunic top and moccasin inspired boots completed her comfy yet stylish look. The loose top paired with fitted leggings creates a nice balance, and the boots added a funky and fun touch. When one wants to look fashionable yet remain comfortable, this outfit is a great choice. Try Bella Band’s super stretchy Essentials Over Belly Maternity Leggings paired with Olian’s Off The Shoulder Tee for a similar look.

Last month, when Hilary was out and about in Los Angeles, she paired the same great maternity leggings with a cute striped tank top and a large, cowl scarf. As the weather gets cooler, this outfit works by simply switching the tank out for a long sleeve top, such as 1 in the Oven’s ¾ Sleeve Striped Nursing Henley.

We love how Hilary wears comfortable clothing while still looking stylish!

Maternity Clothes Christmas Gifts

Searching for that perfect Christmas gift for your favorite mom-to-be? Fear not! There are several essentials that every mom wants and needs, making it a surefire guarantee that you will have the perfect gift.

Cute and comfy pajamas are an essential for every woman, and a pair designed for both maternity and nursing is a great gift option. The Olian sleepwear sets are coveted by all expectant mothers, as they are comfortable, cute, and made incredibly well. The sets are all a bit different, but many include a nursing tank, bottoms, a robe, and a cute baby sleeper. The super soft and lightweight fabric ensures comfort throughout the night, and the fun patterns are feminine and pretty. The Hearts 4 Piece Nursing Pajama set is a favorite among mothers, with the dainty heart pattern. If the gender of the baby is unknown, try the Green Leaf 4 Piece Nursing Pajama Set as the green baby sleeper is unisex.

Another item coveted by expectant mothers is the Bella Band. This seamless knit band is worn over one’s pre-pregnancy pants when they are too small and used to hold up one’s pregnancy pants when they are still a bit too big. It can also be worn after pregnancy to transition back into pre-pregnancy clothing. The Bella Band ensures comfort and one size fits throughout the entire pregnancy. Available in many colors, there is also a lace option that adds extra feminine detail.

Layering is a popular trend, and when one’s baby bump is growing a layering tank is a great way to provide extra coverage. Maternity tanks are designed with extra stretch to fit throughout one’s pregnancy, and they are an excellent gift for any expectant mom. The Essentials Everyday Cami from Bella Band has an ultra-soft knit blend and seamless construction to ensure comfort throughout the day. Perfect for layering, it is cut extra-long to ensure coverage throughout one’s pregnancy.

Surprise that special mom-to-be with the perfect Christmas gift! She will love any of these options as they are both fashionable and functional.

Maternity Swimwear For Your Babymoon

A pre-baby vacation filled with pampering, sleep, and relaxation…sound good? We think so, as do the growing number of couples treating themselves to a restful trip before the baby arrives. So popular, this pre-baby vacation has become known as the Babymoon and is the “last hurrah” for soon to be parents. The Babymoon is designed for relaxation, peacefulness, and bonding time with one’s partner. It is a time to reconnect, put aside the day to day distractions, and focus on one’s relationship. For a relaxing and romantic getaway, there are many Babymoon options available.

Many couples enjoy a destination Babymoon, and choosing a beach getaway is a great idea. One can fly to resorts in Mexico, the Bahamas, or Turks and Caicos for the ultimate Babymooon experience. Here one can lie on the beach, share a couple’s massage, and take romantic strolls in the evening. For these tropical getaways, one needs the perfect maternity swimsuit. A pretty choice for this special time is the Maternal America Black Flutter Halterkini. The halter top has a flattering empire waist design and a mesh fabric that covers one’s baby bump, which is sexy while still providing that extra bit of coverage. A bikini is also perfect for this special time, and is great for tanning on the beach. BelaBumBum’s beautiful Fuchsia Ring Maternity Bikini has a tropical feel with its gorgeous pink color, and the silver rectangles at the bust and hip add the perfect festive touch.

If one does not have a lot of free time for a getaway, a one day Babymoon is a great alternative. Even one day of relaxation with one’s partner provides bonding and rejuvenation time. For a short Babymoon, spend the day relaxing at a spa. Many spas offer couples services as well as services geared specifically for mothers-to-be, such as a pregnancy massage.

No matter how much time one has for a Babymoon, there is an option for everyone. From a tropical getaway to a rejuvenating spa day, spending this special time with one’s partner is the perfect way to prepare for the arrival of one’s baby.

Top Celebrity Births and Pregnancies of 2011

 

With such a large baby boom this year in Hollywood, hot celebrity mamas showed off their burgeoning baby bumps on a weekly basis. As the end of the year nears, we stop to take a look back at the Top 20 Pregnant Celebrities of 2011!

  1. Natalie Portman-welcomed son, Aleph, on June 14th.
  2. Penelope Cruz-welcomed son, Leo, in late January.
  3. Beyonce-expecting first child in February 2012.
  4. Mariah Carey-welcomed twins on April 30th, their wedding anniversary.
  5. Kate Hudson-welcomed son, Bingham, on July 9th.
  6. Miranda Kerr-welcomed son, Flynn, on January 6th.
  7. Rachel Zoe-welcomed son, Skyler Morrison, on March 23rd.
  8. Jessica Alba-welcomed daughter, Haven, on August 13th.
  9. Victoria Beckham-welcomed daughter, Harper Seven, on July 10th.
  10. Jennifer Garner-expecting 3rd child in 2012.
  11. Jessica Simpson-expecting 1st child in early 2012.
  12. Hilary Duff-expecting first child in early 2012.
  13. Tina Fey-welcomed daughter, Penelope Athena, on August 10th.
  14. Christina Applegate-welcomed daughter, Sadie Grace, on January 27th.
  15. Toni Collette- welcomed son, Arlo Robert, on April 22nd.
  16. Tori Spelling-welcomed daughter, Hattie Margaret, on October 10th.
  17. Jennifer Connelly-welcomed daughter, Agnes Lark, on May 31st.
  18. Selma Blair-welcomed son, Arthur Saint, on July 25th.
  19. Ivanka Trump-welcomed daughter, Arabella Rose, on July 17th.
  20. Pink-welcomed daughter, Willow Sage, on June 2nd.

Celebrity Babies This Week!

Out and about for the holidays, new celebrity mamas have been showing off their cute bundles of joy this week! Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott showed off the first pictures of their precious new family addition, baby Hattie. Born October 10th, Hattie is adorable cuddled up in Tori’s arms. Joining big brother Liam and big sister Stella, as well as Dean’s son Jack from his previous marriage, we could not be happier for the beautiful family.

Also spotted out this week was Jessica Alba with her baby Haven, just four months old. Haven joined big sister Honor earlier this year, and the adorable family has only gotten cuter. Jessica and Haven were out purchasing a Christmas tree, and Haven was bundled up in a furry vest. Jessica wore a flowing knit sweater that would go perfectly with a great pair of skinny jeans and one’s favorite winter boots. So precious!

Alyssa Milano was another mom spotted with her baby this week. Alyssa posted a picture of herself and her adorable three month old son Milo in their garden. They look so cute all cuddled up together! When speaking to Best of Babes, Alyssa spoke of the importance of breastfeeding to her, stating, “I think the thing I like best about breastfeeding is the closeness I feel to Milo and knowing that he’s getting the best of me.” She also explained how it is hard for her to breastfeed in public, due to the paparazzi. “I wish I could breastfeed in public without feeling as though a picture would show up on TMZ,” she says. “… When we go out I bring a bottle of expressed milk because sadly, I’m just not comfortable feeding him in public.”

We love seeing all the adorable newborns! Congratulations to the growing families!

Pregnant Celibrities and Their Maternity Clothes

This week has been an exciting one for many pregnant celebrity mamas, and they are eager to share their joy with the rest of the world. The gorgeous and glowing Jessica Simpson appeared on the Rachel Ray Show yesterday, and was very happy to discuss her pregnancy. When she felt her baby move for the first time, she was overcome with emotion. “I felt [the baby] move the other day for the first time and I had big crocodile tears. It was the coolest thing ever. It did a flip or something. I was like, ‘There it went. It’s there, it’s really there.’” We can feel her joyful emotions, and Jessica said she has been queen of the waterworks during her pregnancy, stating that she has been crying “at the drop of a hat”. She adds that, “Even a great soufflé would make me cry.” Wearing a fitted animal print dress and black tights, Jessica looked ready absolutely stunning.

Another star sharing about her pregnancy this week is the beautiful Jennifer Garner. Gracing the cover of InStyle magazine, Jennifer spoke to them about some of the difficulties pregnancy can bring. She says that she had nausea during her first trimester, and some strange food cravings. She stated, “My kids had never seen Doritos before. They would say, ‘Mom, where did you get that orange chip? I really want that’”. We love her adorable family and know the next baby will be just as sweet. Jennifer also spoke of her pregnancy weight gain. “I wish I was one of those cute pregnant girls who wear skinny jeans throughout their pregnancies. But I just gain weight.” We appreciate her candidness, and think that she looks gorgeous in everything she wears! We look forward to the new babies that will be arriving soon!

Jennifer Garner Third Pregnancy

Always sweet and down to earth, the beautiful Jennifer Garner has been radiating happiness during her third pregnancy. Due the end of February, she and hottie husband Ben Affleck are very excited for the arrival of their newest addition. With two daughters already in the family, Jennifer told Ellen DeGeneres that they do not know the sex of the baby but that she would not mind another girl, stating, “”Three girls is a great way to grow up. I’m one of three girls and my little sister is awesome.” We cannot wait to see whether it is a boy or a girl!

Throughout her pregnancy, Jennifer’s fashion choices have remained true to her relaxed and down to earth style. Just yesterday, Jennifer was spotted running errands around town in jeans, a loose white blouse and a structured blazer. The blazer completes this outfit perfectly, as it creates a flattering silhouette and pairs nicely with the looser top. This outfit works great for daily errands but can easily be dressed up for a night out by pairing it with dark wash jeans and heels. For a similar look, try Maternal America’s Front Tie Blouse and pair it with their Pintuck Jeans. Throw on your favorite color scarf, and the outfit is complete!

Even though she loves a relaxed style, Jennifer also loves to get dressed up for those special occasions. She combines elegance and comfort effortlessly. We adore the bright blue sheath dress she wore in August, and the trendy nude heels she paired it with. For a similar cut, the Embellished Dress from Maternal America works for all stages of one’s pregnancy. The empire waist flatters, and the embellished neckline is classy and stylish.

As a working mom, Jennifer often has meetings to attend. We love the business-style outfit she wore in October, which paired a pencil skirt with an embellished tee and blazer. When wearing a pencil skirt during pregnancy, purchase one that is designed especially for maternity as it will have extra stretch in the waist. The Olian Pencil Skirt is a great option, fitting perfectly under one’s belly with a wide and stretchy waistband. Pair it with a great blouse, and a quick and stylish work outfit is instantly created.

Congratulations to Jennifer and Ben! We look forward to the arrival of their newest addition!

Holiday Maternity Dresses

The holidays are here and that means gift giving, delicious food, and holiday parties. During pregnancy, one wants to look and feel one’s best so it is important to find a stylish and flattering maternity holiday dress! There are many options available this year, ensuring there is something for everyone.

Everyone loves an LBD, as it works for a multitude of occasions and can easily be dressed up or down. One great choice that puts a twist on the classic LBD is Maternal America’s Gold Sash Front Tie Dress. It features a cross-over design and deep V-neck that is flattering and slimming. The gold tie above the waist accentuates the smallest part of one’s body while showing off one’s beautiful baby bump. Pair it with gold heels and a black cardigan for any office or family holiday party!

One of the biggest trends this season is animal print, and it can easily be incorporated into one’s holiday dress wardrobe. The ¾ Sleeve Animal Print Maternity Dress from Olian Maternity is one great option. Sexy and festive, the black accented neckline and trim pair perfectly with the leopard print base. Wear it with black maternity tights, heels, and gold earrings for the perfect holiday outfit!

Lace is another beautiful holiday accent, and the Front Over Lace Dress from Japanese Weekend is sure to make one look and feel amazing! The lace has a vintage feel and the open V-neck is incredibly flattering. The empire waist slims and the fabric flows over one’s baby bump comfortably. Elegant and classy, it is a great holiday party choice.

Kourtney Kardashian Announces Her Pregnancy

Congratulations to the gorgeous Kourtney Kardashian and long-term boyfriend Scott Disick on the announcement on their pregnancy! This will be the excited couple’s second child, and will be joining big brother Mason, who is almost two. Kourtney’s younger sister Khloe praised the expectant mother, stating that she is “the greatest mom in the world”!

In anticipation of the baby, we want to take a look back at the best of Kourtney’s outfits from her first pregnancy. One look we loved was the hot white cocktail dress she wore to her sister Kim’s birthday. In the third trimester of her pregnancy, Kourtney truly looked amazing! It showed off her baby bump beautifully, and had a fresh and fun vibe. For a similar look, La Saree Dress by Maternal America is a must have. The long-sleeves are elegant and the ruching on the side is incredibly flattering.

Another look of Kourtney’s that we loved was the short purple dress she wore for a night out. The chiffon like material is light and airy, ensuring comfort. The V-neck really elongates the body for a longer and leaner look. Paired with black heels and a statement necklace, Kourtney looked gorgeous.

Finally, to the 2009 Emmy’s, Kourtney showed off her very pregnant belly in a stunning dark purple gown. The sweetheart neckline created a gorgeous frame for her face, while the thin straps added support and comfort. The empire waist is the perfect design, as it accentuated the smallest part of her body while showing off her beautiful curves. Classic and sexy yet not overwhelming, Kourtney was truly the belle of the ball.

With her natural sense of style, we know the working mom and face of the Belly Bandit will have just as amazing maternity outfits for her second pregnancy.

Congratulations to Kourtney, Scott, and soon to be big brother Mason!

Animal Prints Maternity Clothes Are All The Rage

Cheetah, leopard, zebra…we love the animal print trend this season! Stars have been spotted wearing a variety of animal print clothing, making a trendy and stylish statement. To add animal print into one’s wardrobe, one must do it strategically so as not to create an overwhelming look. Choose one accent piece in a leopard or cheetah print, and wear simpler colors with it. For instance, pairing leopard print flats with skinny jeans and a white tank instantly creates a fresh outfit. If one chooses a top with an animal print, pair it with jeans and simple shoes. This creates a beautiful and stylish balance.

Rachel Zoe, stylist to the stars, rocked the animal print look during her pregnancy earlier this year by pairing leopard print booties with an all-black outfit. The booties added color and pizazz while the monochromatic black was very classic. Just this past week, Beyonce paired a leopard print scarf with skinny jeans, a white tank, and a structured red blazer. The printed scarf pops beautifully against the white and red, without being overpowering. For the taping of a television show appearance in mid-October, the expecting Hilary Duff wore a loose fitting leopard print blouse with tight leather pants. The looseness of the top balanced beautifully with the pants, and the color combination was perfect.

If one loves the leopard print trend, there are several great options. Olian’s ¾ Sleeve Animal Print Maternity Dress is a flattering holiday option, and looks fabulous paired with opaque black tights and black heels. If one just wants a hint of the trend, a great pair of animal print ballet flats or a zebra printed purse will do the trick. Animal print is a great way to pep up one’s maternity style!