Monthly Archive for April, 2013

Vanity Fair Names Kate Middleton “Best Dressed Pregnant Lady”

Kate Middleton recently topped Vanity Fair’s Best-Dressed Pregnant Ladies list, which was not a big surprise considering her flawless and varied pregnancy fashion. This new list is part of Vanity Fair’s International Best-Dressed Challenge. Vanity Fair explains their choice of Middleton:

“At every life stage—courtship, marriage, and now pregnancy—her classic, insta-iconic pieces have inspired and influenced the wardrobes of sweethearts, brides, and mothers-to-be, respectively. The duchess conceals her (bare minimum of a) bump with three-quarter-length coats and short skirts that also help to draw attention to enviably still-svelte stems.”

Some pretty fancy wordage which we interpret as meaning she dresses well and looks good!

Although we loved Kate’s parade of stylish cross over buttoned coats and patterned tights, we look forward to her spring dress selections as her bump grows. I’m sure she will continue to deserve her top ranking for International Best Dressed Pregnant Ladies!

Halle Berry Stuns in Black Cut Out Maternity Gown!

Halle Berry does not seem like an expecting mom of “advanced maternal age” at 46 as she is looking positively glowing with her growing baby bump. She has been recently promoting her film in Brazil in a number of figure-hugging outfits which show off her growing bump. She and fiancé Olivier Martinez will welcome a child, rumored to be a boy, later this year.

Halle looked gorgeous at the South American premiere of her film in a black cut-out maternity gown with spider web lace accented on the sides. Her film, a thriller with Brad Anderson and Abigail Breslin recently hit theatres.

“I feel fantastic. This has been the biggest surprise of my life to tell you the truth,” Halle told CNN a few weeks ago.

“I thought I was kind of past the point where this could be a reality for me. So it’s been a big surprise and the most wonderful.”

Berry’s next project will be the much anticipated sequel of X-Men: Days of Future Past.

We look forward to seeing more of Halle’s gorgeous maternity style!

Kerri Walsh Jennings Welcomes Daughter

Congratulations to Volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings and husband Casey Jennings on the birth of their third child, daughter Scout Margery.

The three time Olympic gold medalist is happy to have a girl to join her two sons Joey, 3 and Sundance, 2.

“Our family feels so blessed to have this beautiful new addition,” says Kerri. “We will cherish our lil Scout and can’t wait to watch her as she grows in this world alongside her sweet big brothers.”

Walsh Jennings revealed after the 2012 London Olympic games that she was unknowingly five weeks pregnant with her daughter when she and partner Misty May-Treanor were in the final showdown week of the Olympics. “When I was throwing my body around fearlessly, and going for gold for our country, I was pregnant.” She told Matt Lauer later.

Kerri also admits this last pregnancy was the hardest one of all. “This little one is kicking my butt!” she said. “The first two were pretty easy, but with this one, I’m sick every day.”

Just goes to show us that even the best Olympic athletes can feel physically challenged by morning sickness!

We wish all the best to Kerri and her growing family of five!

Olian Maternity Sherbert Nursing Pajama Set

New from Olian Maternity is the Sherbert Nursing Pajamas set. It comes in a wonderful solid raspberry sherbert color for the top. The cuffs and the sleeves and collar are trimmed with the same matching fabric as the bottoms.

The ankle length pant bottoms have a pink and purple paisley of varying sizes. What makes it so special is that the baby onesie matches the outfit perfectly. It will look really special when you are at the hospital to be seen a this mother and baby outfit.

The top unbottons to allow for easy access for nursing. Wear this fashionable outfit to bed . The cotton is super soft, comfortable and one to spend the night in.!

Prego Maternity Swimwear Carnival Slim-Kini

Swirling blue, green and yellow paisley patterns set this wonderful suit off in a very striking manner and highlighted by the black bikini bottoms. The Prego Maternity Swimwear Carnival Slim-Kini  top comes with sewn in side panels for a more smooth and fitted look. The suit hugs your belly and creates a flattering effect.

The top has extra wide straps and tie in the back. It’s incredibly supportive and holds you well in place if you are especially busty. The top also comes with light padding for a smooth look.

The bikini bottoms sit below the belly and are extra comfortable. They provide good coverage on your behind to avoid any accidental plumber moments.

Maternal America Josie Gumballs Maternity Swimwear

The Maternal America Josie Gumballs maternity swimwear takes a great style halter style and combines it with their mint and white gumball pattern. This great pattern helps to break up the shape of your belly and give you a slimming effect. The neckline plunges low to reveal a bit of cleavage but without be too naughty.

Wear this maternity bathing suit at the beach or down at the pool. Walk around the town in a coverup on the bottoms. The top looks like it could be just a regular normal shirt and a fashionalbe one at that. You’ll have people wondering where you bought your outfit.

Buy it now before they all run out!

Shakira Talks About Challenges of Being a New Mom

New mama Shakira looks fabulous just months after giving birth to son, Milan. However the 36 year old first time mom recently revealed that dropping the pounds to be in shape to promote “The Voice” was extremely stressful and difficult.

“I know I had to come back here to do “The Voice” two months after I had delivered a baby. I didn’t have my four months of maternity like every woman on Earth has. I’m not trying to complain, but it’s been a process full of challenges.”

Shakira went on to add that the pressure to shed the weight for our generation is much more intense than it has been for previous generations of women. She said, “I think that our mothers and grandmothers weren’t under the pressure women of today are after delivering a baby. My dad says there’s nothing better than meat over the bones. So he likes my mom a little chubby. She was never under the pressure to have to get to her old weight – and she never did.”

I’m sure that the pressure as a rock star is even more intense than the pressure most women face. However the example we see in the media of super swelte new moms like Beyonce and Shakira just months after giving birth, can make us all feel a little inadequate. So, it’s a nice reality check to hear that it was extremely challenging for them as well, even with all the dieticians/chefs, personal trainers and nannies at their call.

Shakira was also very honest about the ups and downs of new motherhood to a newborn. She told US Weekly, “I didn’t expect babies to need so many diapers! Nobody told me they needed to be changed so often! I mean he’s a great, great, baby. He’s an easy one, I think. But nobody told me it would be this hard. It takes a lot of energy from you.”

I always admire a star that says it like it is! It also shows that she is putting in the effort as a new mom and not just token baby carrying on a shopping photo op excursion. Being a mom is hard work, but it is also so worth it!

Maternal America Eva Maternity Swimwear

There is nothing more trendy than the Maternal America Eva Maternity Swimwear this season. The French style navy stripes look like something right off the Paris runway. The thin navy stripes against the white background makes a real presence. Not only that, but the thin lines break up any edges and have a real slimming effect.

The bottoms are a navy that matches the navy stripes. The bottoms tie at the sides which allow for adjustability throughout the pregnancy. They sit just below the belly and are very comfortable.

The top can also work well as a strapless (as long as you aren’t too busty!). Just untie the halter string and make a bow on the front. The sides at the bust have a semi-stiff stays which do add in some more support.

Overall, this is one of the hottest and best selling maternity swimsuits of the season. Great styling and fashion to keep you looking great throughout your pregnancy!

Maternal America Mint Gumballs Maternity Swimwear

The Mint Gumballs maternity swimwear by Maternal America combines two disparate fashion trends into one great maternity swimsuit.

The top is a an overlay of green and white gumballs with a navy in the empty space while the bottom is a classic navy and white stripes.

The top can be worn strapless (if you aren’t too busty) and has a navy striped halter tie that slips through a ring at the bust. The top also come with adjustable side ties for a snug fit all during your pregnancy.

The bottoms have adjustable side ties as well to grow with you as you progress along in your pregnancy.

It’s one of the many stylish maternity swimsuits by Maternal America this season!

Prego Maternity Swimwear Betsy Bikini

You don’t need to wear a pink wig with bangs to look great in this maternity bikini.

This maternity swimwear is a combination of a soft rose flower pattern with great leopard print spots. The pink roses are highly contrasted against the black backgroud with tinges of copper leaves.

The bikini bottoms have a wide band of leopard prints which adds a wildness against the roses. Matching the print is a small bow off of the bikini top. This bikini top is extra supportive with light pads. The straps are wide and comfortable without any digging into your shoulders.

Pair it with a nice casual wrap around skirt and some espadrilles and you’ll look really sharp. It’s a sure way to turn eyes. It’s great around the pool or down at the beach. You’ll find it’s so comfortable you might even just want to wear it around the house!