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Maternity Bikinis Are A Fashion Hit!

Bikinis are all the rage on pregnant celebrities this season! From beach days to yacht cruises, we are seeing maternity bikinis everywhere. Maternity bikinis are a fabulous choice, as they allow plenty of room for one’s baby bump to grow and never feel restricting. Different from a regular bikini, they are designed with extra bust support and adjustable straps so that they can be fitted to one’s body throughout one’s pregnancy.

Back in February, when the gorgeous Selma Blair was just starting to show, she rocked her beginning baby bump in a fun, brightly printed floral bikini. She paired it with a chic cowboy hat for added sun protection and to add an additional splash of style. There is no better way to honor one’s pregnancy than in a fresh and happy print! For a similar option, Prego’s Kona Skirted Bikini has gorgeous chocolate brown flowers against a bright aqua background.

White bikinis are another popular choice as they look gorgeous against tanned skin, and surfer-girl Kate Hudson was spotted wearing a super cute one in March, four months before the birth of her second son. We love how she paired it with a shell necklace and printed sarong wrap, staying true to her laid back style.

Many women shy away from bikinis during pregnancy since their bodies are changing. However, if a bikini is something you normally like to wear, go for it! Make sure the maternity bikini you buy has plenty of bust support on the top and that the bottoms fit comfortably beneath your baby bump. As long as you are comfy, you will look and feel amazing!

Jennifer Garner Is Pregnant!

Gorgeous Jennifer Garner and handsome husband Ben Affleck just announced that they are expecting their third child! Congratulations to the growing family…we could not be happier for them! The newest addition will be joining big sisters Violet Anne, 5 ½, and Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, 2 ½. Will it remain an all-girl brood or will a little brother be added to the mix?

Over the years, Jennifer and Ben have impressed us with their hands-on parenting style. We see them out and about the town, taking the girls on play dates, music lessons, and daily grocery trips. We also love all the cute mommy-daughter time that Jennifer puts in with her girls! Just this week after announcing her pregnancy, Jennifer and Violet were out running errands together. Jennifer wore stylish jeans, a loose fitting top, and a tailored blazer. Combining a blazer with a looser top is a great idea, as a good fitting jacket adds structure and a slimming look to any outfit. Paired with dark wash jeans, it is a look that can easily be dressed up or down. For one similar to Jennifer’s, pair a black blazer with Maternal America’s Laced Sleeve Kimono Top and Megan Blue Jeans.

The beautiful Jennifer glams it up and looks stunning for red carpet events, but we also love her casual and relaxed style in her day to day life. During this pregnancy, we would love to see her in some cute and casual sundresses. Maternal America’s Navy Shift Dress looks great on any skin tone, as does their beautifully printed Dakota Kimono Tunic. Easy to wear with flats or sandals, these dresses are casual yet chic, and sure to keep any expectant mother comfortable throughout the day.

Congratulations to Jennifer, Ben, and the two proud big sisters…we look forward to seeing the newest addition!

Beyonce Knowles Is Pregnant!

Congratulations to the incredibly talented Beyoncé Knowles and her equally talented husband Jay-Z on the announcement of their pregnancy! At the Video Music Awards last night, Beyoncé, 29, showed off her burgeoning baby bump while walking the red carpet in a stunning red, Lanvin gown. She looked gorgeous in the flowing dress, pairing it with statement earrings and dramatic bracelets. We love the beautiful draping of the dress…so striking! Smiling and holding her belly as she walked the carpet, her happiness was contagious. Later in the evening, Beyoncé took the stage to perform and unbuttoned her jacket at the end, revealing her baby bump to an excited and cheering audience and her beaming husband!

This is the first child for Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and we could not be happier for the lovely couple. Speaking to People, Beyoncé’s former band mate Kelly Rowland said, “I think she’ll be an incredible mother, because she’s always been motherly. I think that she takes after so many traits from her mother. And I just think it’s going to be so natural for her. It’s natural for her now!”

We are so excited to see what Beyonce’s maternity wardrobe will be! With her own clothing line and impeccable fashion sense, we know she will be rocking gorgeous outfits on the red carpet as well as just out and about. For a date night with her husband, we think Maternal America’s Embellished Bell Sleeve Tunic paired with studded heels would look fabulous. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Pregnant January Jones Is Due In September

Congratulations to the talented and beautiful January Jones on her current pregnancy with her first child! Due the end of September, we could not be happier for her. In May, the Mad Men actress expressed her happiness to People over how her pregnancy was going. “I feel great. I haven’t had any weird physical side effects…I feel pretty lucky so far.” She also stated that she had no strange food cravings yet, much to her disappointment! “It’s a bummer. I wish I had something weird to tell”. What January has had, though, is fabulous maternity style. She manages to look effortlessly on trend while being incredibly comfortable. By pairing funky fedoras and military inspired boots with soft, feminine dresses, a styled and polished look is instantly created. Last month she was spotted around town in a floral maxi dress paired with lace up work boots and an edgy leather belt. Her eye for accessories, and combining soft and hard elements, keeps her look fresh and hip without sacrificing comfort. This look is easy to do at home. Take your favorite maternity sundress and pair it with chunky leather boots or even a studded Grecian sandal. Feathery earrings can add a bohemian effect, and a gauzy cardigan adds feminine detail while adding a bit of warmth for the evenings.

January’s penchant for gorgeous maternity dresses has not gone unnoticed, as she rocks them all. Maternity dresses are easy, comfortable, and look great on everyone. Just last month she wore a ruffled, printed dress paired with a cardigan and strappy sandals. This look is perfect for around town or going out to lunch or the movies. For a similar look, Maternal America’s Asymmetrical Ruffle Dress, paired with gold flats and bangles, is a stylish and stunning choice. At the X-Man premiere in May, January was the belle of the ball in a navy and black empire-waist dress that accented her baby bump beautifully. The Embellished Dress from Maternal America exudes the same deep navy color as well has highlighting directly underneath the bust. Dress it up with black strappy heels for a look similar to January’s! With her stylish maternity choices, January looks great no matter where she is headed.

Tori Spelling and Toni Collette In Their Little Black Maternity Bikinis!

Little Black Dress? Try Little Black Bikini! 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!

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!

Pregnant Kate Hudson, Rachael Zoe, Selma Blair Wear The Little Black Dress

The Little Black Dress, or more affectionately known as the LBD, is the go-to staple for women around the world when they are looking for that perfect dress for that special occasion. During this year’s celebrity baby boom, stylish stars have been sporting the LBD during all stages of their pregnancies. Always fashionable, flattering, and perfect for a multitude of occasions, the LBD is a must for every expectant mother’s wardrobe.

Late this April, the pregnant and always gorgeous Kate Hudson rocked a loose fitting LBD to her appearance on The Letterman Show. Kate is always effortlessly chic in a beautiful bohemian way, and this time was no different. The gentle flowing of her dress across her baby bump created the perfect combination of hippie chic. By pairing it with high heels and gorgeous makeup, she looked absolutely radiant. For a similar look, Olian’s Beaded Neck Cocktail Dress is a great choice. It skims one’s baby bump beautifully and the beaded neckline adds style and a unique touch. Pair it with heels and a sleek, pulled back hairdo, and one is ready for any special event.

Although stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe gave birth to her beautiful baby boy in late March, her love of the little black dress ensures that she must be included in the best maternity LBDs. Towards the end of her pregnancy, she wore a gorgeous LBD on the red carpet. Although perfectly tailored from head to toe, it is the gorgeous neckline that caught our attention. The deep V-neck style creates a slimming and elongating look without showing too much skin. Rachel paired it with opaque black tights to balance out the bareness of her shoulders. She looked beautiful! For a similar neckline, try Olian’s Lace Strap Maternity Dress. The detailed deep lace V-neck is perfectly balanced by the underlay camisole. The delicate lace echoes the same feminine touches as are seen on Rachel’s dress, and the just-above-the-knee length is perfect for a variety of occasions. From your baby shower to an evening out, this LBD is a great option.

Aside from dressy events, LBDs are also a great option for the workplace. Out and about in LA in March, the stunning Selma Blair rocked a wrap LBD. With ¾ length sleeves and a flattering V-neck, she looked absolutely amazing. The dress tied directly underneath her bust, accentuating the smallest part of her body, and she truly looked like a business woman on the go. For a similar look we absolutely love Maternal America’s Beaded Diamond Dress. The ¾ length sleeves make it work appropriate while the beaded cinching at the bust creates a beautiful empire-waist silhouette. Although perfect for the office, it transitions easily into evening wear, making it a very versatile choice.

As seen on a multitude of pregnant celebrities, the LBD is a stylish, sexy, and easy to wear dress option. To add a bit of flair, one can kick up the notch with a bright pair of heels, such as cherry red or lime green. Adding tights provides a sophisticated style, and looks great with the aforementioned heels or a pair of flats. To truly dress it up, add one great statement piece of jewelry, such as a cuff bracelet or a large necklace. From day to night, casual to formal, the little black dress is a fabulous and fashionable choice for one’s maternity wear.

Natalie Portman Pregnant At The Award Shows

Congratulations to the talented and gorgeous Natalie Portman on her Best Actress win for her riveting performance in Black Swan! At Sunday’s Oscars, the expectant mother looked absolutely radiant. It has been a long journey to the Oscars, with many awards shows to attend, and to honor Natalie’s success and her pregnancy we want to take a look back at all the gorgeous gowns she has worn while expecting this year.

Due the last week in June, she rocked the red carpet in a draping violet gown by Rodarte this past Sunday. Vibrant hues are right on trend this season, and Natalie chose a gorgeous, versatile color. Her stunning gown was tailored perfectly to her body, and many features of it made it an excellent choice for an expectant mother. The wide, off the shoulder straps culminated at the bust in a beautiful V-shape, elongating the neck and creating an overall slimming look. An empire waist was created by gathering underneath the bust, accentuating the thinnest part of her body. From the bust, a Grecian look was achieved by gentle draping fabric cascading lightly to the ground. The lightness and effortlessness of Natalie’s look was maintained by adding only statement earrings and a matching clutch. Recently revealing her relaxed attitude to Hello magazine, Natalie stated, “I have no idea what motherhood is going to be like, so I’ll feel it out.” The effortlessness of her dress truly demonstrates her laid back personality, making it an even more perfect choice for her. For such a special night with her big win for The Black Swan, Natalie could not have picked a more fitting and gorgeous dress.

Natalie had carried the gorgeous draped style on from the Directors Guild Awards, where she wore a long, black, Michael Kors gown. The gown draped beautifully over her baby bump, but what we liked most was the embellished neckline. Accents of gold lay beautifully against the black background, and paired with a gold cuff and chunky black heels a strong yet feminine look was achieved.

At the SAG Awards, Natalie took a nearly opposite approach but with an equally beautiful outcome. She wore a minimalist strapless gown, accented with only crystal beads across the top. This dress proudly showcased her growing belly and maintained a crisp, clean feel. With her hair pulled back to accent her collarbone and neck, Natalie looked radiant.

Amongst all the beautiful gowns, Natalie wore several cocktail dresses to less formal events related to the awards season. All of her choices show that she is not afraid to try a variety of color pallets, from classic black to bright yellow to deep jewel tones. At the Indie Spirit Awards she donned an above the knee baby-doll styled dress in yellow and nude tones. Its empire waist, accented by a bold yellow waistband, created a slimming effect and its lace overlays highlighted one of the big trends this season. Paired with nude heels, a fun and flirty look was created. For a slightly more business like look at the Oscars nomination luncheon, Natalie wore a beautiful blue, ¾ length sleeve cocktail dress. A matching tie accented the empire waist and the simple look of the dress was juxtaposed with red heels and a matching clutch. This dress is so versatile, as it can be easily dressed up for a special event while just as easily being dressed down for a day at the office. With its dressy yet business look, it was a great option for Natalie’s fun yet professional event. These dresses demonstrate the flattering, functional, and fashionable style that an empire waist provides for the expectant mother and Natalie looked gorgeous in all of them.

As Natalie celebrates her big win, we know she is also excitedly awaiting the birth of her first child. We are so happy for her and fiancée Benjamin Millapied’s pregnancy, and equally excited to see more of her stunning maternity wardrobe!

Post Partum Maternity and Nursing Clothes

After pregnancy one is so busy with the joy and full time requirements of one’s new baby that one often forgets to spend a bit of time focusing on oneself. It is important for you to feel your best so that you can give all your love to your precious baby. Many stars have stepped out recently after giving birth with some great figure flattering options that are functional, comfy, and sure to make you look and feel your best!

After giving birth, dresses which are not too form fitting but do not add bulk are a great option. They allow room for that extra bit of baby weight while being light and comfortable.

Miranda Kerr Post Pregnancy

Miranda Kerr recently stepped out in a gorgeous patterned maxi dress. The pattern creates eye catching detail that pulls the attention away from your post baby belly. However, what really makes this outfit perfect is that she pairs it with a structured blazer. The structured blazer camouflages the post baby belly bump perfectly, creating an incredibly slimming look. For a similar look, try the Japanese Weekend Maternity and Nursing Maxi Dress. With easy and discreet nursing access, it creates a flattering and functional look. Pair it with a cute blazer and strappy sandals and you will look incredible while maintaining a high level of comfort.

For another casual post-pregnancy look, the gorgeous Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz Post Pregnancy

looked fabulous in a casual striped top and jeans. A top that is slightly looser allows room for one’s post baby weight but the lightness of the fabric does not add bulk. The 1 in the Oven’s ¾ Length Sleeve Striped Nursing Henley is the perfect choice. A built in frame provides for discreet nursing and the super soft fabric will feel incredible against your skin. Pair it with jeans and sneakers for a casual, mom-on-the-go look and you will look and feel your best!

By choosing clothing that is functional, easy to wear, yet very flattering, one is sure to be comfy and confident throughout the day.