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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are expecting twins

This from the Los Angeles Times.

Mariah Carey is expecting twins, her husband confirmed on his “Rollin With Nick Cannon” radio show Thursday morning. But apparently the story was already out.

“She shared with the president and the first lady that we are having twins,” Cannon said. “I haven’t even told my wife I was doing this, so I am probably going to get yelled at for not getting permission.”

The missus apparently couldn’t keep mum when talking to to the first couple at the Sunday taping of “Christmas in Washington.” Hey, when the first lady asks you a question, you tell her first, right?

The special, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, airs Friday on TNT. Carey has said she’s expecting “in the spring.”

Great Fall Nursing Tops

With Fall here, now is the perfect time to make a few choice additions to your maternity and nursing wardrobe before you go into “desperation shopping” mode. The fun way to shop is to take your time to thumb through some racks of fashion and try on a few things with a fruit smoothie in hand. You can also shop by your keyboard from an online maternity store with a good return policy (in case you need to exchange for size or fit) and find a few select items to take you through the coming months in style.

Pregnancy is no different than non-pregnancy in terms of finding a great pair of jeans to take you through the cooler months, only this time it’s maternity jeans. Denim in a few different washes as well as your standard back leggings and/or stretch pants (or jersey pants if you prefer) will take you a long ways on the bottom half. In terms of the upper body, make sure you invest in a few stylish essentials such as cap sleeves that can be layered, ¾ sleeves which can take you through Spring and a few choice cardigans and long sleeve tops.

Fashionable maternity tops that double as nursing tops are a great way to get a lot more mileage from your investment. Japanese Weekend has an excellent selection of “During and After” tops than can take you from the office to the town in the evening. Check out Japanese Weekend’s D&A Sash Tie Nursing top in Teal, a new color for this season. This easy to fit and easy to wear jersey top works great for all venues with a clean stylish look that can be dressed up or down.

If you are looking for a little flair, then take a look at Olian’s ¾ sleeve V-neck print top with front tie strings. This fun blue, grey and black colored pattern is a signature Olian print. This stylish print maternity top is also made for easy nursing access. You can dress it up with a skirt or office pants, or opt for a more casual hip look with denim.

If you are in the market for a super comfortable long sleeve maternity and nursing top, take a look at Maternal America’s long sleeve cotton maternity/nursing top. This pretty top is make with cross over nursing access and built in faux cami layer for discretion. The empire waist provides a flattering fit while the long sleeves and gentle ruching at the wrist add unique detail.

Japanese Weekend’s cap sleeve cross over maternity/nursing top is a great year-round selection that you can layer under a jacket or wear alone. This versatile top is super flattering and stretchy for pregnancy and beyond. It is designed to hug your curves and stretch across your belly for a fitted look when you are pregnant. Hidden nursing access allows full discretion. This cap sleeve in an array of solid colors is great with denim or dressed up with a skirt.

If you are looking for a more casual look in your maternity or nursing top and prefer a top with built in bust support, then Bravado’s Nursing Bra Tank is an excellent choice. This tank top fits and supports like a bra with an extra layer for a stylish look and excellent fit. This tank’s front ruching is flattering across the bust and it also has adjustable straps for a perfect fit. Fitted by bra size and made extra long to cover both a pregnant and postpartum belly. This top is excellent for warm weather with shorts or a skirt and layered in cooler weather. This nursing bra tank offers superior non-constricting support that you can even wear for exercise. Breathable cotton fabric makes it an excellent year round choice for before and after the baby.

So take the stress out of shopping by starting early and investing in a few good essential maternity and nursing tops that can take you through your pregnancy and cooler weather this Fall.

Bella Band Understands The Pregnant Mother

The Bella Band, a revolutionary and life-changing maternity invention, is an essential piece to every expectant mother’s wardrobe. Practical, stylish, and incredibly comfortable, it is made by maternity fashion designer Ingrid & Isabel and has become a staple in the maternity fashion world. Along with the Bella Band, Ingrid & Isabel also design fashionable and functional maternity clothing staples, from cute tank tops to figure flattering sweat pants. Incorporating these essentials into your wardrobe will allow you to be comfortable and stylish throughout your pregnancy.

The Bella Band was the first product offered by Ingrid & Isabel, and it is truly a necessary staple to one’s maternity wardrobe. The seamless knit band is designed to be worn over the waist of one’s pants both during and after pregnancy. During the early stages of pregnancy, when one’s pre-pregnancy pants are starting to get too tight, slip this super comfy band over your unbuttoned pants or skirt. It will hold your pants up and allow you to continue wearing your favorite jeans! In mid-pregnancy, when your pre-pregnancy pants are simply not an option anymore but maternity clothing is still too loose, it can be used to give that little extra bit of hold needed to keep them nice and snug! Late in pregnancy, when even maternity pants seem a bit too tight, it will provide that extra hold needed to keep them from falling down. Finally, the Bella Band is a great transition piece post pregnancy as it will give you leeway to transition back to your pre-pregnancy clothing. With all these uses, the Bella Band truly gives you your money’s worth, particularly since the same size band can be worn throughout your entire pregnancy. Available in a plethora of colors, including some gorgeous lace options, the Bella Band is an absolute essential to the expectant mother’s wardrobe.

There are certain staples which expectant mothers find incredibly helpful to incorporate into their wardrobes, and stretchy, long tank tops are one of these essentials. Great for layering or wearing on a warm day with jeans or shorts, tank tops are stylish and comfortable. Ingird & Isabel designs two fashionable and functional options, both of which are versatile and incredibly comfy. The Everyday Cami is a seamless-knit camisole which is extra-soft and stretches beautifully over your baby bump. The fabric has a crepe finish and will resist the dreaded pilling and fading that occurs with many other fabrics. Extra-long, the Everyday Cami covers your baby bump throughout all stages of your pregnancy and is a great post-partum transition piece. Ingrid & Isabel’s other stylish tank top is the Essentials Ruched Tank. With the same seamless design and soft, stretchy fabric as the cami, the tank adds figure flattering ruching for your baby bump. Available in black, white, and navy blue, these essential tops make a great gift for any expectant mother, as she will be sure to get much use from them!

Along with tank tops, stretch pants which are figure flattering are an essential that every expectant mother will want in her wardrobe. Ingrid & Isabel designs the Everywear Pant, a black stretchy pant which is flattering, stylish, comfortable, and versatile. This maternity pant is amazing, as it can be worn in a multitude of ways. Its wide waistband can be worn up and over the belly for full tummy coverage, folded to the waist for extra under the belly support, or folded all the way down over one’s bum for a cute skirt-over-pants look! With its gentle boot cut, it is very flattering. The soft, stretchy fabric is super comfy, and the fabric’s finish makes it easily dressed up or down. Perfect for everyday wear, the Everywear Pant is both stylish and comfy, ensuring you will look and feel great throughout your pregnancy.

Ingrid & Isabel truly understands the expectant mother’s needs and changing body, creating clothing which is both practical and flattering. From the amazing Bella Band to tanks and stretch pants, they have designed wonderful options for both during and after pregnancy. Your comfort is of utmost importance, and Ingrid & Isabel’s designs accomplish this goal in a stylish and flattering way!

Alicia Keys Show Off Her Pregnant Belly and Maternity Style

The gorgeous and talented Grammy award winning artist Alicia Keys is expecting her first child with handsome hubby Swizz Beatz this December! Her impeccable and unique style is always exciting to see, whether she is on the red carpet or out and about town. For the past few months we have been keeping a close eye on her pregnancy fashion. From her Mediterranean wedding to jet setting at the airport, her clothing choices have been stunning. As her due date nears, we look forward to seeing even more stylish options to show off her growing baby bump!

In June of this year, Alicia and her hubby (fiancé at the time!) flew to South Africa to watch the World Cup. I am always on the lookout for great airport and traveling outfits, and so I was very excited to see her comfy chunky sweater paired with a cute v-neck tee. Traveling is all about achieving a high level of comfort while maintaining a cute and relaxed style. Like Alicia, pairing a cozy sweater with a lightweight t-shirt is a great option because it allows one to add or remove layers as temperatures in airports and planes change. For a similar look try the Maternity Baby Tee from Shade Maternity. Made of a lightweight cotton and spandex blend, it is super soft and stretchy. Cut extra along to allow room for your baby bump to grow, it is available in a variety of beautiful colors. When paired with a great knit sweater, such as the Cozy Sweater from Juliet Dream, a comfy yet stylish look is created. To finish off this casual look, a great pair of jeans is a good choice. Maternal America’s Megan Blue Jean is a very popular option, as it features a flattering boot cut style and a stylish stretchy waist band. With a cute casual look like this, you will be a comfy and stylish jetsetter!

If your traveling destination of choice is tropical, you will definitely need a gorgeous swimsuit to wear. On their tropical getaway this year to the Mediterranean, Alicia sported a super sexy bikini.

The solid print with gold hardware was a beautiful option for her, as hardware and embellishments are a hot trend this season. For a similar option try the Maternity Bikini from Prego. Coming in both black and brown, the center of the bust is accented by a plastic oval which is both stylish and flattering. The padded halter top is adjustable which is a great option as it allows the swimsuit to be adjusted as your belly bump grows. As Alicia demonstrates, bikinis are both sexy and functional.

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June, Alicia attended the BET awards where she absolutely rocked the stage during her performance! Beforehand on the red carpet she was equally as amazing in a white full length gown with a gorgeous embellished gold neckline. With statement necklaces being so popular this season, an embellished neckline is great option. It is stylish and stunning, and creates a beautiful frame for your face. The Embellished Dress from Maternal America is a striking option for an evening out or any upcoming holiday parties. The beautifully beaded neckline is the focal point for this super flattering and comfortable dress, which is sure to be a huge hit! If you are looking for a gown, the new Gold Band Maxi Dress is a gorgeous option. Also from Maternal America, the gold straps at the neck and bust line draw the eyes upwards and creates an eye-catching look. Pair it with gold heels and some great bangles, and you have a red carpet worthy look!

Whether rushing through airports, relaxing at the beach, or rocking the red carpet, Alicia Keys truly has a stylish yet comfortable pregnancy fashion. As her due date nears, we look forward to seeing her beautiful baby and her other gorgeous pregnancy looks!

Maternity Baby Shower Dresses

For one’s baby shower, finding that perfect dress is incredibly important. Just as it is for any special occasion, one wants to look and feel beautiful while maintaining a high level of comfort. With warmer months approaching, there are many fantastic dress options available for one’s baby shower which emulate some of the latest season’s trends while maintaining a classic style. From bold colors to gorgeous patterns to flowing maxi dresses, there is the perfect dress for everyone. Once you find your favorite style, you will feel comfortable and look gorgeous at your baby shower!

Maxi dresses are incredibly popular this season, as they have been worn by recent expectant celebrities from Kourtney Kardashian to Amy Adams. While Kourtney wore her maxi dress to a red carpet event, Amy chose a more laid back approach and wore hers on a day around town. This versatility is one of the maxi dress’s greatest qualities, as it can be worn for a casual baby shower or dressed up for a more formal one. Incredibly flattering, maxi dresses emphasize the smallest part of your body with an empire waist. This accentuation directly under the bust gently cascades to ankle or floor length, creating a tall and elongated look. Aside from their flattering style, maxi dresses also are incredibly comfortable. You will not have to worry about being squeezed or uncomfortable, as the flowing dress allows room for your baby bump without creating a baggy look! The Halter Spring Green Maternity Dress from Olian Maternity is a great option for a baby shower, as its fresh spring look is vibrant and fun, especially when paired with a gorgeous bracelet or pair of earrings. Its casual elegance is emphasized by braided halter straps and its soft fabric is flattering and comfortable. Whether you choose to dress it up or down, a maxi dress is the perfect combination of elegance and carefree style-perfect for an expectant mother!

Bright colors are always on trend for baby showers, as they are a celebratory sign of the excitement in the air. From bright pinks to deep greens, deep colors have always been a staple for expectant mothers. This season is no different, and one color that truly stands out is turquoise. Its rich hue is flattering on everyone and it resonates of spring and summer. Maternal America’s new spring collection includes the beautiful turquoise Front Tie Smock Dress, perfect for baby showers. Smocking on the bust and a front tie is incredibly flattering, and the flow of the soft fabric provides an effortlessly chic look. Paired with flats or sandals, and either gold or silver jewelry, this dress is sure to make a statement at your shower. The Front Tie Dress, also from Maternal America, demonstrates the turquoise trend by creating a beautiful abstract pattern of different hues of blues. Tying underneath the bust, a flattering empire waist silhouette is created while wide shoulder straps create a balanced look. It is easily dressed up or down, and can be reworn many times after your baby shower!

Each spring season, floral prints make their way back onto the runway, and this season is no exception. From dainty floral designs to bold abstract flowers, this trend is refreshing, beautiful, and fun. When wearing a floral print, remember to choose one that is in proportion with your body size. For petite women, choose prints that are smaller, as a large print can overwhelm a small frame. For taller women, a larger print can be fun and festive. The Floral Maxi Dress from Japanese Weekend combines bright colors with a bold floral pattern. A scoop neck and empire waist are incredibly flattering. Paired with strappy sandals, a look fit for any baby shower is instantly created. The Cocktail Dress, also from Japanese Weekend, is an absolutely gorgeous dress. The black, red, and white pattern is a classic combination which is modernized by the beautiful floral print. Knee length, this dress looks great paired with heels or flats.

Finding the perfect dress for your baby shower is very important, and there are many great options available. As long as you are comfortable and find a style that works for you, you will look and feel great!

Maternal America Summer Maternity Clothes

With the official start of summer just behind us, the weather is heating up and it is time to get our summer wardrobe out of storage. From shorts to dresses and tanks to tunics, the warm weather brings with it many amazing clothing possibilities. For women who are currently pregnant, however, their wardrobe will be a little different than last year’s. Lucky for you, summer maternity clothes are both plentiful and stylish. Gorgeous beach dresses, cute tanks, and great shorts are available, designed with your changing baby body in mind. One brand which has truly mastered the fashionable design and functional execution of summer maternity clothing is Maternal America, a leading maternity brand. Combining the latest trends with classic designs, Maternal America’s summer collection is stunning. Choose a few key pieces which can be mixed and matched to create gorgeous outfits and you will look and feel great.

For those hot summer days when one is running errands around town or relaxing on the weekend, there is nothing more perfect than those perfect shorts and a cute tank. This look is classic and timeless while still being refreshing. I love pairing a solid tank, in either the classic white or a more vibrant deep hue, with a cute pair of denim shorts. When one is pregnant, finding a tank that is cut a bit longer in front is key, as it will be comfortable and is designed with your growing belly in mind. Maternal America’s Ribbed Cotton Tank does this perfectly. With a scoop neck and fine ribbing, it is super cute. The soft fabric will not irritate your skin and it will keep you cool in the warm weather. Pair this cute tank with a great pair of denim shorts, such as Maternal America’s Megan Denim Shorts. Aside from the super comfortable stretch waist band (perfect for your changing body), these shorts are virtually undetectable as being maternity clothing! The slightly faded jean enhances the feeling of these shorts, cut in the trendy bermuda style. Pair this outfit with cute gladiator sandals or a great pair of espadrilles, and you have your go to weekend outfit!

A sundress is must have option for the summer months, and Maternal America designs cute and breezy dresses perfectly. One gorgeous option is their Ombre Cotton Dress. The multi layered tiered design brings this season’s hot stripe trend in a cute and flattering way. Lightweight cotton is cool and comfortable, ensuring that you will feel great even on the hottest summer days. Whether you choose to wear this dress to your baby shower or a brunch with friends, you will feel comfortable and look stunning. Another cute option for a great sundress is the Garment Dyed Maternity Dress. Simply adorable, this dress is lightweight and super comfortable. A gentle scoop neck frames your face and stylish pockets and a tiered hem add great detailing. Summer dresses are great as they are easy, one piece options which are instantly stylish. Maternal America’s selection is both vast and stylish!

A final summer essential is the lightweight, short sleeve, summer gop. A breezy top is fashionable and versatile, as it can work with a skirt, capris, or shorts. It also can be dressed up or down with the addition of jewelry. One super cute option is Maternal America’s Crochet Top. A fun colorful pattern is combined with a gorgeous crochet neckline. It looks great with jeans or black or white capris, and is perfect for anything from a day at the park to a dinner out. I love it paired with some gold bangles and capri jeans! The Diamond Tank Top is another great option, as it is work appropriate while also being great for an evening out. The deep v-neck, coming together at a diamond shaped centerpiece, is incredibly flattering. The fabric flows gently over your skin and stretches throughout your pregnancy. Maternal America’s summer tops fashionable, flattering, and comfortable! They are so cute you will want to wear them long after your baby is born.

Overall, Maternal America’s summer collection brings color, patterns, and great designs into play. You will feel and look great in whatever you choose to wear. Getting a few versatile pieces for your wardrobe is a great idea, many of which can be worn after pregnancy!

Nursing Tops You Deserve

If you just had your baby you are no doubt unable to fit back into your pre-pregnancy clothes and not too excited about wearing your maternity clothes too much longer. Sure it’s fun to look pregnant when you are pregnant, but who wants to be asked “when are you due” at 3 weeks postpartum? What’s more, if you plan to nurse, the last thing you want to do is flash your postpartum belly to the world while trying to unhook a new nursing bra for your hungry baby. You deserve better than this for all the work you have been through in birthing and nurturing a newborn plus 9 months of pregnancy, so treat yourself to some fashionable but very useful nursing tops that make you feel pretty and make nursing on-the-go a much easier task.

There’s no need to wear a frumpy 2 fabric layer old-school nursing top in the middle of summer or ever. Now a-days there are a ton of cute and hip nursing top styles on the market that don’t look a thing like a nursing top. Look for a neck style that flatters your face shape. This is a time to play up your neckline as well as your bust line while it is in full bloom. So pick a style that flatters your face and figure.

Olian Maternity has some great new styles to choose from this summer such as their Round Neck Maternity/Nursing top. This pretty lipstick shape empire waist top can be worn for either maternity or postpartum for nursing. The back sash tie makes it easily adjustable to your shape and the front pleats do wonders to disguise a postpartum belly while not tenting out. Attention is drawn to the pretty neckline, cap sleeves and fitted ruching empire waist style while the belly area is completely camouflaged. Nursing access is under the empire waist which makes nursing a breeze without showing any skin.

Another great look is the deep V-neck top with a faux pick-a-boo cami to make discreet nursing easy the fabric lightweight cool for hot summer months. Take a look at Maternal America’s Combo Maternity/Nursing top which is cut extra long for style and comfort and could even be worn with leggings in early pregnancy and postpartum. The faux cami is a sailor stripe while the rest of the tunic is navy. The adjustable sash tie makes this style an easy fit for all stages of your body’s metamorphosis through pregnancy and nursing. The mock cami provides nursing access from the deep V-neck without you missing a beat to your busy day or prolonging a baby’s hungry cry.

If your maternity leave is over and you are ready to head back to the office but don’t have a suitable top to wear, much less one that looks good on and fits your changing shape, then check out Japanese Weekend’s nursing tops which make for excellent transition wear to the office or out on the town in the evening. Their D&A (during and after) line of maternity/tops provide a lot of sophisticated styles in cool prints and solids. In particular, their D&A ¾ sleeves Sash Tie in pretty Teal is a great all-season look for any workplace. This top is a front cross-over empire waist design with a V-neck that hits high enough not to reveal cleavage while still flattering your shape. Nursing access can be made under the empire waist sash or above from the cross over front design. You can dress this top up or down for day or night.

Another great choice for work by Japanese Weekend is the D&A cami which comes in a variety of colors. Similarly this cami works great during and after pregnancy and nursing access is from under the empire waist stretch band which provides an overlay of fabric across the bust. The cami also has a stylish bottom band which works great for both a blooming belly (by keeping the fabric from tenting out) and for postpartum wear as the pleats work to disguise a postpartum belly. You can layer this cami under a jacket or cardigan for a sharp professional look or wear alone with pants for a more casual look in the evening. Many women find this cami so useful and flattering that they stock up on it in a variety of colors.

So whether you are a stay-at-home mom in need of better style or fit in your top selection or a professional on the go who’s just had a baby, treat yourself to a few good transition wear tops to take you through the next several months in style and comfort.

Hospital Nursing Gowns

When your contractions quicken and you grab your pre-packed bag and dash off to the hospital, the last thing you want to worry about is whether or not the one size fits all hospital gown will be flattering, or at the very least, comfortable. When giving birth, you want to feel as comfortable as possible and not worry about any of the little things, such as whether or not your gown is covering you properly. One way to alleviate this stress is to bring your own hospital gown with you. This way, you are guaranteed comfort, style, and peace of mind on this incredible day. Two well-known maternity fashion designers, 1 in the Oven and Dear Johnnies, have created comfortable yet fashionable hospital gowns which are sure to make the birth of your child just a little bit easier.

1 in the Oven designs hospital gowns which encompass the most important factors for a comfortable birth, ease and practicality, while maintaining a fashionable and flattering look. One important feature of their gowns is the fabric, something which one should always consider when looking for a gown. Made of 100% cotton, they are incredibly soft. The light-weight fabric makes them easy to move in and ensures that you will not feel bogged down and uncomfortable. With no tags and such soft fabric, your comfort is guaranteed. Having a nursing gown with accessible nursing access is very important, and 1 in the Oven’s designs meet that requirement. Hidden slits in the front provide easy and discreet nursing access, ensuring that nursing your baby will be comfortable and hassle free. Covered by gentle pleats which also serve to create a figure flattering shape, the discreet nursing access is both practical and comfortable. Aside from the high level of comfort which these nursing gowns provide, they also are fashionable and flattering. With a scoop neck and hitting just above the knees, they create a breezy and easy cute look. Whether you choose the long or short sleeve option, you are sure to feel at ease when giving birth.

Dear Johnnies is another brand which exclusively designs hospital gowns. This focus on one item has paid off, as their gowns are practical yet incredibly fashionable. Designed by a mother of three, Dear Johnnies hospital gowns meet all of a new mother’s needs. They ensure that you will be comfortable and at ease while looking and feeling great. Made of 100% lightweight cotton, they are easy to move around in. These gowns are perfect for labor and after, and can be worn around the home as a nightgown in the weeks following your birth. Shoulders snap down for easy nursing access and provide easy medical access, something doctors will appreciate. Snaps down the back, decorated with beautiful ribbon, ensure that you will be completely covered and you will not have to worry about accidentally baring your backside, as is often the case with the standard hospital gowns. Aside from the comfort which these gowns offer, Dear Johnnies are incredibly fashionable. One of their most popular features is the cute patterns which the gowns come in. From pale yellow polka dots to a bright lime green mosaic design, there is a pattern for every woman. These designs, aside from being cute and trendy, brighten up the hospital room. In photos, you will feel confident and beautiful! Whatever design you choose, Dear Johnnies are comfortable, practical, and incredibly stylish.

Whichever hospital gown you end up choosing, make sure you purchase the correct size. If you are ordering online and are unsure about the sizing, contact the store to find out how the sizing is done. One thing to keep in mind is that you want to be comfortable and not be constrained. With this in mind, if you are choosing between two sizes, buy the larger size. A bit of extra fabric will simply add to your comfort and ensure that you do not feel constricted. Overall, bringing your own hospital gown and erase some of the anxiety on this exciting day and will ensure that you are comfortable and feel great while at the hospital.

Maternity Swimwear Colors

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Bright and bold colors are always fashionable during summertime, and this season is no exception. With hues ranging from turquoise to emerald green to deep red, the colors seen on the runway and in stores exemplify this trend. One great way to incorporate bold colors, if you are not used to wearing them or a bit uncertain about how to pull them off, is through your maternity swimwear choice. Maternity swimwear has evolved incredibly over the year, and now boasts some of the most fashionable and on trend swimwear styles out there. During pregnancy one wants to be comfortable, especially when being active at the pool or beach, but one also wants to feel beautiful and fashionable. Choosing a maternity swimsuit in a bold and beautiful hue will add style and shine, allowing you to look and feel your best!

If pink is one of your favorite colors, there is no better way to wear it than on a swimsuit. Hot pink in particular is perfect for the summer, as it is fun and festive, and one gorgeous maternity swimsuit is the Nursing Swimwear Tankini from Belabumbum. This is hot pink suit is great for many reasons, including the fact that it can be used during and after pregnancy. It is so cute and fashionable, however, that one would never guess it is nursing swimwear! Adjustable straps allow it to be tailored exactly to your body, while the empire waist band is figure flattering and comfortable. With the hot pink contrasting with the light pink band, the perfect maternity swimsuit is created. Another option which incorporates a bold pink is the Hula Retro Halter from Prego, brand new for the 2010 season. The Hawaiian floral print top, in different shades of pink and brown, is fun and flirty. As comfortable as it is cute, an adjustable halter top provides excellent bust support and side-tie bottoms are easy to adjust to your changing shape. If pink is your color, this is a great option for the beach!

MA-CARRIE_1Blue is a perfect color for swimwear, as it emulates the ocean or pool water. For those who love to wear shades of blue, there are some beautiful deep blue maternity swimsuits available this season. One stunning new design this season comes from Maternal America. The Carrie Tankini Swimsuit is designed in a rich royal blue, a color which looks beautiful on all skin tones. With its sweetheart neckline and halter top design, this swimsuit has a fun retro feel. Adjustable tie bottoms which fit below your belly make this maternity swimsuit perfect for all stages of your pregnancy. Cute yet comfy, this suit is a fun and functional option. Another beautiful blue tankini from Maternal America is Aqua Flutter Halterkini, in a gorgeous turquoise/aqua hue. The perfect hybrid between a bikini and a halterkini, this maternity swimsuit has sheer coverage over the belly while providing excellent support at the bust. Adjustable halter ties allow the suit to be tailored just for your body. From deep royal blue to a bright aqua hue, there are many bold shades of blue which are perfect for your maternity swimsuit.

Maternal America COCO Maternity SwimsuitJewel tones are incredibly flattering, and shades of green are no exception. The Coco O-Ring Tankini in Glacier from Maternal America is an incredibly detailed and trendy swimsuit in a deep emerald green. Its brown bead embellished halter strap contrasts beautifully with the deep green. One of the best selling suits this season, function is not forgotten as an adjustable halter top and side-tie bottoms allow the suit to be tailored specifically for your body. From the pool to the beach to lounging in the hammock, this swimsuit is sure to make a statement. For another gorgeous green jewel toned maternity swimsuit, try the Jade Empire Tank from Prego. Its deep color is fun and an eye catcher. The emphasis at the empire waist is figure flattering, while the wide adjustable straps provide excellent support. These jewel tones are on trend yet also timeless.

Overall, choosing a maternity suit that is comfortable, functional, and makes you feel great is incredibly important. Bold and bright colors, from hot pinks to deep greens, add fun and style to your wardrobe. Choose something in which you look and feel great and you will enjoy every minute in the outdoors.

Show Off Your Assets

Whether pregnant or not, you always want to dress to play up your assets. When you are pregnant, you may gain new assets, like a bigger chest or a more voluptuous bottom. Now is the time to experiment with some new styles and show off your curves.

Show Off Your Chest

nursing tankiniWhen you are pregnant, your chest may “pop” long before your belly does. This is the time to play up your chest with flirty necklines and a little more cleavage. Experiment with sweetheart design dresses and tops with show off your shoulders and give a smooth foundation. Invest in a well fitted bra for a smooth sculpted look. Make sure you your bra cups, straps and underwires don’t dig into your skin as you don’t want to constrict breasts, just support.

The kimono top style works very well for both maternity and postpartum for nursing. Pair this wide V neck style top with a pretty necklace and just a enough cleavage and you will be a showstopper. Collarbones are always sexy to show off as well. So, if you have defined collarbones, wear a scoop neck or bodice top without a necklace and some spotlight earrings. Avoid turtlenecks and high necklines that just add bulk. Shapeless tops that many pregnant women opt for make larger bust and a pregnant belly just look big overall and do not flatter your curves. Generally more fitted is more flattering than bulky shapeless designs that just adds weight.

Flaunt Your Butt

crop jeansIf you have a great butt, then play it up. Fitted jeans with cute seamed pockets add that bit of accentuation to your assets. However, jeans and pants with big flap back pockets actually increase the volume of your backside without defining your curves. Skirts or pants with contoured seams give a rounded smooth appearance to the bottom and de-emphasize the sides, particularly if want to play down your hips. Ruching designs in a dress or long fitted top that extends along the entire back to the bottom gives a voluptuous sexy look without adding volume or pounds. Cropped jackets that hit higher on your waist show off your bottom, especially when they are in a contrasting color to your pants. TIP: Thongs or seamless briefs are better undergarments when wearing snug pants or dresses and thinner fabrics.

If You Love Your Arms

Then play them up with ruffled cap sleeve tops or dresses or a racer-back tank with a sequined front that defines shoulders and plays up arms. Try a strapless or one shoulder dress to put the focus on your arms and shoulders. A choice necklace with a fancy neckline can always help draw attention to arms. Also, a dark color bottom with a lighter color top draws eyes upwards.

Show Off Your Legs

Just because you have a baby bump doesn’t mean you have to hide your legs. In warmer weather don’t be afraid to wear some short shorts or babydoll dresses. Avoid long and mid calf length skirts or loose pants and capris that hide legs and add bulk. Play up your legs with sheer, opaque or textured tights. Remember to moisturize legs or even try a light faux tanner to even out skin tone and add a hint of color.

Pregnancy can be a fun time to experiment with different kinds of fashion and styles. As you body is constantly evolving each month, try to highlight a different asset as you shop for new maternity clothes. Look for clothes that have a lot of stretch to take you through the season as your belly grows. Remember that fitted is often more flattering and slimming than the undefined tented look our mothers were subject to during their pregnancies. Fashion should be fun, so enjoy your new curves!