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!
With Beyoncé’s due date approaching (now just a month and a half away!) we could not be happier for the singer and handsome hubby Jay-Z! Throughout her pregnancy, Beyoncé’s maternity style has always been right on trend and very true to her own design aesthetic. As a designer herself, she knows what clothes look best on her body and what trends are the hottest, showing everyone that fashion does not stop with pregnancy.
For a day in New York City this past week, Beyoncé paired a white tank with a fitted red blazer, skinny jeans, rugged boots, and a trendy animal print scarf. This outfit works great for maternity, as the fitted blazer creates a flattering silhouette and balances the skinny jeans perfectly. We love her addition of an animal print scarf, which is one of this season’s hottest trends. The Elly B Long Straight Leg Jean from Olian are very similar to Beyoncé’s, and look great paired with Bella Band Essential’s Everyday Cami in white.
Sporting another fierce look this week, Beyoncé rocked the streets of the Big Apple in a motorcycle jacket and bright blue tribal print leggings. Tribal print is a huge trend this season, and pairing it with a black top showed it just the right amount. The tightness of the leggings is balanced beautifully by the motorcycle jacket, and shows off Beyoncé’s growing bump perfectly. If one loves tribal print, the Dakota Kimono Tunic from Maternal America is a great option.
At a recent screening, Beyoncé showed off her bump in a plunging black gown. The long sleeves are elegant and classy, and the strategically placed gold beading creates a very slimming silhouette. For such a special occasion it was a fabulous choice, and Beyoncé radiated happiness and confidence!
With the holidays just around the corner, stars have been stepping out for many events and we are loving the clothing we see! This past week, some of our favorite mommies to be rocked the red carpets in gorgeous maternity clothing, showing off their burgeoning baby bumps.
At the Footwear News Achievement Awards, the beautiful Jessica Simpson received recognition for her own fabulous footwear designs. Although her footwear collection is gorgeous, it was her stunning outfit that everyone was commenting on. She looked beautiful deep crimson wrap dress. The wrap style accented her curves perfectly, accentuating her hourglass figure and showing off her baby bump. We loved it! For a dress that creates a similar shape, try Maternal America’s Front Tie Keyhole Dress. The V-neck elongates one’s body, creating a longer and leaner look while the V-neck crossover design flatters by accenting the smallest part of one’s body. Pair it with gold heels for a night on the town, or nude pumps for a day at the office.
Another one of our favorite expectant mothers, Hilary Duff, looked beautiful at a holiday soiree with her sister this past week. Hilary always keeps her maternity looks young and fresh while ensuring she is comfortable. Here she paired skinny jeans and heels with a V-neck faux wrap top that was very flattering. This look works well for both during and after pregnancy, as it camouflages one’s bump. The Criss Cross Maternity/Nursing Top from Maternal America has the same great versatility as Hilary’s top. To dress it up, follow Hilary’s lead with skinny jeans and heels, but for casual daytime usage wear it with dark bootcut jeans and cute white sneakers.
We cannot wait to see what else these soon to be first time mothers will wear!
Congratulations to the lovely Jessica Simpson and her tall and sexy fiancé Eric Johnson on the recent announcement of their pregnancy! Rumors had been circulating for quite some time regarding whether or not Jessica was pregnant, when the singer and business-woman tweeted on October 31st, “It’s true – I’m going to be a mummy!” Jessica has often spoken of her desire to be a mother, and we could not be happier that her dream is coming true.
As an incredibly successful fashion designer, Jessica’s pregnancy means that she gets to show off her great fashion sense in a whole new arena—maternity clothing! For a recent evening out, she wore a loose-fitting animal print top with sexy jeans shorts and great black heels. The shorts work great, since she paired them with a looser top to balance the proportion. Animal print is very popular this year, and Olian’s ¾ Length Sleeve Animal Print Maternity Dress is a great way to wear it. For a recent shopping day in New York City, Jessica continued the animal print trend with a great structured black and leopard print leather jacket, pairing it with a fitted black tank, black leggings, and knee-high boots. This look is the perfect combination between comfort and style, as the stretchy top and leggings are ultra-comfy and the jacket creates a beautiful and flattering silhouette. Try Bella Band Essential’s Everyday Cami and Japanese Weekend’s Over the Belly Maternity Leggings for an equally comfy look. A great cropped motorcycle jacket adds edge and a flattering shape.
For a more formal event, the launch of her tween clothing line, Jessica wanted to maintain a high level of comfort while look chic and fashionable. She hit her mark, sporting a long-sleeve black tunic, black tights, and dressing it up with fabulous jewelry. Adding statement earrings, a great ring, or a bold necklace to any outfit will instantly dress it up and take it to the next level, while still allowing one to maintain one’s comfort.
We are so happy for the beautiful couple, and are eagerly awaiting the birth of their child!
Lizzie McGuire is all grown up! The beautiful Hilary Duff and her cute hockey player husband Mike Comrie are expecting their first child together this February. Hillary announced her pregnancy on an October 14th appearance on The Ellen Show, stating, “”I haven’t told anyone yet. I wanted to tell you first. I just found out.” As to the baby’s gender? “It’s a boy! I had a feeling it was a boy the whole time,” she gushed to Ellen. We are so excited for the sweet couple, who also just celebrated their first year of marriage.
Throughout her pregnancy, Hilary has been staying healthy and in shape with lots of work out sessions, and looking cute in the process. On November 2nd, she was spotted leaving the gym in cute ankle length leggings, and a V-neck tee. The tee was cut extra-long to provide plenty of coverage for her growing baby bump. For a similar look, pair Maternal America’s Maternity Leggings with Shade Maternity’s Baby Tee. Comfy and stretchy, one will feel and look great throughout one’s workout. The following day, Hilary sported a similarly comfortable look while rushing through JFK Airport. She highlights her baby bump in a cute long-sleeve white tee, black stovepipes, ankle booties, and a cozy black scarf. By sticking to classic colors and shapes, she looks both chic and comfortable. We love how she layered a striped tank underneath the white tee to provide extra length and coverage!
Hilary transitions easily from day to night, as she showed us this Monday at the Hollywood launch of The Beauty Book for Brain Cancer. She rocked a sequined, citrus-hued mini dress that showed off her curves beautifully. Pairing it with gold jewelry and nude pumps created a perfectly modern look, and her long, soft waves of hair contrasted the tightness of the dress perfectly. Congratulations to the happy couple!
Congratulations to the stunning Bryce Dallas Howard and her handsome husband Seth Gabel on their second pregnancy! In just a few short weeks, their four year old son Theo will be joined by a new baby brother or sister. We love Bryce, not only for her phenomenal acting skills but also for her candidness in discussing her struggles with post-partum depression. We could not be happier for the lovely family!
Bryce’s stunning red hair and porcelain skin are gorgeous, and we love how she has chosen to play up her beautiful features with a plethora of colors. Not shying away from any color, she chooses bold hues that truly make a statement. From deep blues to bright pinks to rich greens, the colors she chooses exude happiness and confidence. No matter what one’s coloring, adding bold and rich hues to one’s wardrobe is an excellent way to pep up one’s maternity wardrobe. This past June, Bryce rocked a gorgeous pink gown at the MTV Movie Awards. The flowing fabric in shades of pink was stunning, and the rope belt created a flattering empire waist. We also love the confidence Bryce exuded in her marigold gown that she recently wore on the red carpet. Paired with her deep red hair, the golden hue has an autumn feel. The empire-waist emphasis fits her baby bump beautifully, while her clean and simple styling really lets the dress shine.
No matter what one’s coloring, adding bold hues to one’s maternity wardrobe is stylish and truly exudes confidence. It can be added in subtle ways, such as a sapphire colored t-shirt or a deep red scarf. If one wants to be a bit bolder, try a pair of purple skinny jeans paired with a white tank or an emerald green cocktail dress. Congratulations to the Howard-Gabel family!
Jennifer Aniston, pregnant? Tongues are wagging after Jennifer’s appearance Monday evening at Elle’s 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute. Wearing a gorgeous silver mini-dress, the slightest hint of a bump showed beneath the sequins. Although nothing has been confirmed by her or her reps, we are hoping that the bump is indeed a little bundle of joy! Jennifer recently moved in with her boyfriend, the dark and handsome Justin Theroux, and with the love one sees between them we would not be surprised if they decided they were ready to add a baby to the family.
Jennifer’s style is always impeccable, and we are sure her maternity style would be just as effortlessly fashionable. She manages to have a beach-goddess, hip city girl look all combined in one. By combining her softly curled hair with a black studded jacket, she expertly mixes softness and hardness. If Jennifer is pregnant, (fingers crossed!) we know we would love her maternity style. For running errands around New York City, we could see her rocking a great pair of boot cut jeans, a classic white tee, and a short, fitted blazer. 1 in the Oven’s InvisiBelly Maternity Jeans paired with Shade’s Maternity Baby Tee would work perfectly for her, and are great versatile options. Pairing it with a black blazer and black espadrilles or boots would complete this look, and stay true to her style.
Jennifer loves to show off her gorgeous legs, and this is easily a look she can wear during pregnancy. For a date night with Justin, or a fun night out with her BFF’s, we think a short dressed paired with some funky black heels is a must. Olian’s ¾ Sleeve Animal Print Dress is sexy and classic, with the funky leopard print making a statement and the black trim bringing the whole look together. Jennifer can style it with her trade-mark soft waves, a chunky gold watch, and her favorite pair of black heels. We hope that the little bump we saw is indeed an indication that Jennifer is pregnant!
With just one more week to go before her due date, we know Tori Spelling and hubby Dean McDermott must be so excited for the arrival of the newest addition to their family! Throughout her pregnancy, Tori has looked chic and stylish while still being comfortable and relaxed. One of her pregnancy staples has been the maxi dress, in which Tori has looked truly stunning! Maxi dresses are a great idea for pregnancy, as they combine style and comfort in one. Just this week, Tori was spotted shopping for Halloween decoration in a beautiful, floral printed maxi dress. Its modified sweetheart neckline and empire waist flattered her baby bump. She wore hers with a sleeveless lace blouse, but with fall in full swing one can pair it with a great cozy cardigan. For a similar look in a beautiful autumn orange, try Maternal America’s Strapless Dress/Skirt. This maxi, which can also be worn as a skirt, looks great with a brown or white cardigan and brown strappy sandals.
We also love Tori’s use of color throughout her pregnancy. She chooses vibrant hues that exude happiness. At the end of August Tori was spotted with her adorable children wearing a loose fitting, ¾ length sleeve, deep blue dress. The vibrant blue fabric compliments her skin tone beautifully while making a statement. With autumn here, a ¾ length sleeve transitions perfectly from warmer to cooler weather. If you like Tori’s look, Maternal America’s Front Tie Keyhole Dress is similar with a rich, blue hue and those ever versatile ¾ length sleeves. For fall, pair it with tights and flat boots or ballet flats.
We are so excited for the impending arrival of Tori and Dean’s third child! Congratulations to the happy couple and we look forward to seeing the newest addition to their family.
Little Black Dress? Try Little Black Maternity Bikinis! We are loving the black maternity bikinis that are hugely popular this summer season with expectant mothers. Pregnancy is a time to celebrate one’s curves, and there is no better or sexier way to do so than in an LBB. Always busy mama Tori Spelling, who is expecting her third child with handsome hubby Dean McDermott this October, was spotted taking a stroll on the beach in May in a stylish black bikini. She was glowing! Black is always classic, adds a hint of sexiness, and never goes out of style. We love its halter style as it provides extra support for one’s changing bust size during pregnancy. For a similar look, try Prego’s gorgeous Bow Tie Bikini. With its extra stretchy material that is made to hug one’s curves, it can be worn all throughout pregnancy and beyond!
Another celebrity mama, the uber-talented Toni Collette, was spotted on the beach back in February, two months before giving birth to her beautiful baby boy Arlo, in a super-cute LBB with dainty white polka dots. The polka dots give this swimsuit an extra feminine touch and the adjustable straps allow Toni to customize its fit. We love the added ruffle detail as well. Prego’s Black Dot Bikini provides a similar look. The rectangular ring design at the bust is incredibly stylish, and the bust support offered is excellent. For all those mamas who want to bare their bod, a classic yet comfortable way to do so is with a stylish LBB!
When Beyoncé and Jay-Z announced their pregnancy last month, we were so excited for the incredible couple! We were also incredibly excited for the gorgeous maternity fashion we knew Beyoncé would wear, and she has not disappointed. From red-carpet dresses to running errands around town, her maternity fashion is stylish, eye-catching, and oh-so gorgeous.
Just a few weeks ago, at the launch for her new fragrance, Beyoncé sparkled and shined in a short, blue sparkling tunic and sequined blazer. Pairing it with black heels, she accented her gorgeous legs. We love that she chose a short dress to show off her legs but stayed more covered on top. Balancing an outfit this way is sexy and classy. Maternal America’s Navy Shift Dress has the same loose feel. Pair it with a fitted blazer and sparkling gold jewelry for the perfect date-night outfit.
Looking radiant in a more casual look, Beyonce rocked a printed white tee and black skinny jeans at the U.S. Open Men’s Final Match. We love the black, white, and gold palette she chose, and the comfort which the soft tee and stretchy jeans provide. For an equally stylish yet comfy look, pair Maternal America’s Belly Support Leggings in black with Olian’s Off The Shoulder Tee. The loose fitting tee ruches underneath the belly for comfort and has a glam feel with its off-the-shoulder cut. Pair it with cute sneakers or ballet flats and a funky statement piece of jewelry for a true Beyoncé look.
Beyonce’s maternity wardrobe stays true to her style and personality, while ensuring her comfort throughout her pregnancy. She recently spoke to E! News of the joys of pregnancy, stating “[Pregnancy] is the most incredible gift anyone can have. I’m very excited. I’m probably the happiest I’ve ever been.” Congrats, Beyoncé and Jay-Z!