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!
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 fun and sexy maternity dress from Maternal America called the Stork Maternity Dress. It has an oragne, navy, and white striped pattern with storks blended throughout the pattern. In fact, if you don’t really look, you many not even recognize them. That is the beauty of this maternity dress. It’s so subtle that it looks elegant and rich.
The shoulders are wide and move down into a V-neck pattern for a level of sexiness. Wear it with heels or flats. Put on a long gold necklace with some dangling earrings and you create a style that really says wow.
The fabric is soft and feels really smooth against skin and will be keep you comfortable all day long.
In her first public engagement since announcing her pregnancy in December, Kate Middleton visited the Action on Addiction center Hope House yesterday in South London. During her visit the Duchess of Cambridge opened up about her difficult morning sickness and bonded with one expectant mother, Natalie, who was receiving treatment at the center.
Natalie, 28, who is expecting her second child in July, just like the Duchess, shared her conversation with Kate with The Mirror. Natalie said: “We’re due about the same time. She’s been unwell and feeling better now and I felt pretty much the same the first time.”
Speaking to the Duchess she said: “This is my road to recovery. When I was in addiction, my life was in complete darkness and then gets a lot brighter.”
With Kate replying: “Well done to you for getting sober.”
Afterwards Natalie said: “I’ve got to say I’m sober and clean. When I was in the darkness I never thought that would happen.”
Kate’s visit was to raise awareness for the charity, of which the Duchess is patron, but the Kate’s beautiful appearance with her growing baby bump in a Max Mara wrap dress stole the show.
Chief Executive of the charity, Nick Barton said Kate was very well received by the women at the Center: “She was wonderful with the clients. They fell in love with her. They opened up to her.
“She’s such an easy person that they were talking to her in a very comfortable way, and I think surprised themselves at how easy that she made it for them. She seemed in good spirits, in good health, and very comfortable.”
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You’ll look great in this mid-thigh plaid patchwork maternity dress from Olian. Full length sleeves combined with a pair of tights or leggings adds to the elegance. The sides are stitched in with a stretchy black fabric to add to the slimming effect. Both front and back are the plaid patchwork. It’s great for the office or just walking the kids to school.
Only $110 now at TummyStyle.com. Sizes range from XS to XL which means there’s something for you!
Reese Witherspoon is never one to disappoint in the fashion arena. So, we are not surprised that she wears her pregnancy well with each advancing month and season. Recently Reese was photographed with this casual but chic grey cotton short sleeve maternity dress which was just tight enough to hug her curves without being constricting or clingy. The dress appears to have side ruching which is a great style feature to look for in a maternity dress as it gives room for your belly to grow comfortably and flatters your bump. Also, the above the knee to mid thigh length is great for this time of the year and allows you a full range of footwear to choose from.
A solid color go-to maternity dress such as this, allows Reese to capitalize on accessorizing. She hits the perfect casual but thoughtful vibe with an artisan necklace, stacked but understated bracelets, a fabulous big leather saddlebag to protect that bump from paparazzi, simple gold hoop earrings and oversized sunglasses. Reese looks glam with a simple low rise ponytail and little or no makeup.
Get a similar look as Reese with Majamas Sleepy Dress. This simple but stylish maternity and nursing dress can be worn throughout pregnancy and beyond. It can be dressed up with footwear and accessories for any social venue. Majamas originally named it the Sleepy Dress because it has built in bust support and completely discreet nursing access. The Sleepy Dress is the perfect t 24 hour dress for a new mom to lounge in, take care of her baby, nurse, sleep and then greet well-wishers without having to change or grab a robe for modesty. The extra spandex stretch and empire cut in this everyday dress allows you to wear it comfortably for maternity as well.
Here’s a maternity dress with a cool breezy look that’s just perfect for a maternity baby shower! Olian Pink Striped Halter Maternity Dress is an adaptation of last years hit. It has wider pink and white stripes but the same great shape. The body of the dress and is black below the bust. It’s not quite as stretchy as the bust but has plenty of room to grow with you.
The bust has a twisting white/pink lines that cinch in the center and extends low in the back. The halter bust support ties behind the neck. This gives the dress a very flirty look that will turn heads and make people wonder if you really are pregnant.
The dress is a real deal at only $89.00!
You’re pregnant in you new maternity swimwear at the beach or by the poolside. You jump into the water cool off but now it’s time to head home. You really don’t want to walk around in just a bathing suit and want something to throw on really quickly that’s not a towel.
Try the The BelaBumBum Braided Maxi Dress as a great cover up. It slips on easily and will look great at the beach or pool. Not only that, but it can be used as a regular dress for a casual evening out or walking around the mall.
The Maxi Dress comess in a carob color and is made of a soft and stretchy material. The dress is supported with a braided neck tie connecting to an oring at the bust.
BelaBumBum makes a lot of great maternity clothes and this certainly is one of them!
Olian Maternity has a new pattern for this spring that is fun, festive and refreshing!
The Yellow Tie Maternity Dress combines square geomtric patterns on the bottom with a silver yellow pattern that blends in really nicely. This is offset by the tie at the waist to create a look that will surely turn heads as you walk down the street and have your friends ask you if that dress is available in non-maternity.
The top is very stretchy and comfortable with the sleeveless. At $118.00 it’s a real steal!