Va-va-voom! Beyonce made her first post-baby appearance on Monday evening to support her husband’s concert and looked as incredible as ever. The first time mother gave birth to baby Blue Ivy Carter just one month ago, but one would never know from her amazing post-baby body. Wearing a bright orange figure hugging dress, she truly glowed.
We love Beyonce’s dress as a great postpartum option as it has several features that are very figure flattering. The V-neck has an elongating effect, which in turn creates a slimming look. The long, vertical center seam helps to enhance this elongating and slimming feel. Ruching across the belly helps to hide any imperfections and adds visual interest. We also love how well balanced this outfit is, as the deep V-neck pairs perfectly with the below knee length hem. Beyonce could not have chosen a better way to celebrate her post-baby body!
We are looking forward to seeing more of Beyonce’s postpartum wardrobe as she begins to make more public appearances. Since she loves to show off her beautiful curves, we think she would look great in a fabulous pair of skinny jeans and a funky loose top. For any rock star mama’s out there interested in a fresh and fashionable look, try the Olian Off the Shoulder Peace Maternity Tee paired with their Long Straight Leg Elly B Jeans.
Congratulations again to Beyonce, Jay Z and their little bundle of joy!
Well it looks like Jay-Z has raised the bar for new fathers everywhere. Not only does he block out entire wings of the hospital for his wife to give birth in privacy and style (imagine the details of that birth plan!), but he also showers the mother of his newborn with a special “push present” ring.
Beyonce was spotted flashing a chunky blue ring with matching blue fingernail polish, no doubt in honour of her newborn daughter, Blue Ivy. I’m sure if it was a C-Section birth, there would still be a ring, maybe even a bigger one!
Beyonce proudly wore the ring on her index finger while stepping out for the first night of Jay-Z’s two legged NYC Carnegie Hall gig. Her sexy black lace gown, by bridal favorite Monique Lhuillier, was skintight and adorned with sequins around the sweetheart neckline. Beyonce also rocked some towering strappy stilettos with grace and ease. Who says you have to be a frumpy mom four weeks after having a baby?!
As Beyonce shows with her style, tighter is better than looser for a sexy curvy look. Pregnancy and postpartum is one time you have a few more curves to show off. Black maternity dresses or nursing dresses are a great way to accent those curves and look sexy, even if you did just have a baby. For a similar look, check out the Maternal America Satin Border Maternity Dress. This little black maternity dress is a great go-to dress for any occasion.
You also may want to pass along the idea of “push presents” to your husband or partner. Not a bad way to be appreciated and to celebrate the birth of your new one!
Congratulations to Beyonce and Jay-Z who welcomed a baby girl late Saturday night at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.
According to the New York Daily News, Beyonce checked into the Manhattan hospital Friday night under the name “Ingrid Jackson.” The superstar couple’s infant daughter was named Blue Ivy Carter and arrived via Caesarean Section with rapper husband Jay-Z at his wife’s side.
Jay-Z took every precaution to ensure the safety and comfort of his newborn daughter by spending $1.3 million to rent out and entire fourth floor of the hospital. Hallways were cleared for the musicians and waiting rooms were closely guarded by their bodyguards. Reportedly the hospital staff was asked to turn off their phones and security cameras were covered with tape.
Beyonce’s sister, proud aunt Solange, announced the arrival of her new niece on Twitter yesterday.
“The most beautiful girl in the world.”
Beyonce had announced her pregnancy onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards last August.
The Houston Chronicle reports that mom and baby are both doing well.
With such a large baby boom this year in Hollywood, hot celebrity mamas showed off their burgeoning baby bumps on a weekly basis. As the end of the year nears, we stop to take a look back at the Top 20 Pregnant Celebrities of 2011!
- Natalie Portman-welcomed son, Aleph, on June 14th.
- Penelope Cruz-welcomed son, Leo, in late January.
- Beyonce-expecting first child in February 2012.
- Mariah Carey-welcomed twins on April 30th, their wedding anniversary.
- Kate Hudson-welcomed son, Bingham, on July 9th.
- Miranda Kerr-welcomed son, Flynn, on January 6th.
- Rachel Zoe-welcomed son, Skyler Morrison, on March 23rd.
- Jessica Alba-welcomed daughter, Haven, on August 13th.
- Victoria Beckham-welcomed daughter, Harper Seven, on July 10th.
- Jennifer Garner-expecting 3rd child in 2012.
- Jessica Simpson-expecting 1st child in early 2012.
- Hilary Duff-expecting first child in early 2012.
- Tina Fey-welcomed daughter, Penelope Athena, on August 10th.
- Christina Applegate-welcomed daughter, Sadie Grace, on January 27th.
- Toni Collette- welcomed son, Arlo Robert, on April 22nd.
- Tori Spelling-welcomed daughter, Hattie Margaret, on October 10th.
- Jennifer Connelly-welcomed daughter, Agnes Lark, on May 31st.
- Selma Blair-welcomed son, Arthur Saint, on July 25th.
- Ivanka Trump-welcomed daughter, Arabella Rose, on July 17th.
- Pink-welcomed daughter, Willow Sage, on June 2nd.
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!
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!
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!