Ok, so we know Kim Kardashian has been getting a lot of flack for her maternity fashion choices. However, I must say, I am secretly becoming a bit of a fan. I am actually motivated to see what she wore to the latest event whether it be a striking off the runway black Prada dress to an intimate dinner date with Anna Wintour or her Riccardo Tisci designed floral print gown which she wore to the Givenchy Met Ball the following night (with built-in matching gloves).
Really, we do need some comic relief from Kate Middleton’s never misses and perfect pregnancy body perfection (although I am a huge fan of the Duchess and admire her picture perfect pregnancy and fashion choices). I am, however, more intrigued by Kardashian’s maternity fashion “hit” or supposed “misses” because, really, isn’t that what fashion is all about- not conforming, making a statement, showing your mood and style in the body you are currently living in?
I credit Kim Kardashian for making maternity fashion a lot more interesting, expressive, unexpected, sometimes humorous and controversial. I agree that pregnancy should be a time to embrace the bump however demurely or flamboyantly as we please. It’s a time to celebrate our bodies and the body forming in us. It is not a time to be ashamed of a few added pounds in places other than the bump, which for most of us is perfectly natural (unless you are the Duchess of Cambridge!)
With that said, I do have to laugh along with Robin William’s “who wore it best” taunt at Kim’s dress choice to the Met Gala and more of less accusation of her channeling his character as Mrs. Doubtfire in his 1990’s film. Kardashian’s dress is strangely reminiscent of that once upon a time comedy fashion display with the same busy head to toe floral pattern. However, without a doubt, Kim did wear it best, complete with the built-in flowered print gloves!
New from Prego Maternity is this TummyStyle exclusive — The Rose Tie Halter maternity swimsuit!
This rose tie halter has a print adorned in cool and soothing pastel rose flowers in purple, teal-aqua gren, and lillac on a white base. The top is offest by black bikini bottoms.
The top is a halter tie style with very wide straps that don’t dig into the shoulders and provide excellent bust support. The wide elastic band under the bust combine with the padded bra work well to keep everything in place. It works well if you are a bit heavy on top.
The top is designed to hug your belly with its three panels. The stiching is highlighted in a black thread to accent the design.
The bottoms are bikini style and sit high under the belly. They are very comfortable and provide good coverage.
This and other maternity swimsuits can only be found at TummyStyle.com!
Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day Maternity Dress or Baby Shower Dress? Look no further than Maternal America’s Cut Out Yolk Maternity Dress, AKA “The Stork Dress.” This go-anywhere versatile and lightweight Spring-Summer Maternity Dress is a must-have for your warm weather maternity clothes wardrobe.
Although not immediately apparent, the navy red and white print is actually small storks that converge for a beautiful patterned look. The empire waist design is slimming and flattering on all expecting body types. The V-neck sleeveless style is cool for summer and can even be worn as a nursing dress with the elastic cross-over front design.
If ever there was a good-luck dress to be worn during pregnancy, this maternity dress from Maternal America is the one!
Here’s a new nursing pajama set from Olian Maternity.
It’s a 4 piece set that comes with a robe, sleeveless top, and matching baby sleeper. The robe and pants come in matching blue, purple and red flower pattern.They are light-weight and made out of super soft cotton.
The sleeveless top is a lemon yellow color as is the matching sleeper. It would be really surprise your hospital guests to see you and your new born in matching outfits!
The nursing tops has easy access by just pulling to the side. The bottoms feature an adjustable draw string to hold in place.
It retails only for $114 and comes in sizes from XS to XL.
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 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!
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!
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.!
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.
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!