This style features an empire waist with a faux elastic wrap that will never “fall” out of place. The top cross over design allows for easy and discreet nursing access with a built in demi-cami. The skirt portion is an overlapping design that easily drapes over your baby bump and allows an equally flattering flowing look if you are nursing and no longer pregnant.
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This summer season’s must-have pick is Maternal America’s Convertible Maternity Dress/Skirt. This beautiful tiered ruffled dress can be worn as a strapless maternity dress, an cool casual skirt or a swimsuit coverup at the beach or poolside. You can literally wear it anywhere and anyway and look amazing in it.
The elastic smocking is perfect for maternity as it will hug your curves in a flattering way and stay in place over your expanding belly or over your expanding bust. Worn as a maternity dress, the pretty smocking creates an empire waist silhouette that allows plenty of room to drape over your baby bump. The fabric is 100% cotton which breathes well in the warm weather and feels soft against your skin.
This maternity dress/skirt/cover-up piece is an excellent addition to your maternity wardrobe like the gift that keeps on giving. You can continue to wear it in the cooler fall weather as a long maternity skirt.
This item is currently available in Olive Green, Turquoise or Black. Roll over the image on the products page for model photos of each of the colors and styles in wearing this piece.
Here’s a painting by Marcus Gheeraerts II called “Portrait of an Unknown Lady.” It’s a nice example of a royalty in a maternity dress. The woman’s outfit is elegantly embellished in pearls on top of embellished lace. A structual bodice most likely provides a puffout of the sleeves. It was likely made out of silk or a fine cotton and took months to sew.
It is interesting to see a bit of uplift on the bra and the lady obviously needed a bit of extra support as is evidented by the four thin straps that likely go over the shoulders.
The Dutch style collar would have been uncomfortable but stylish for the period. The hairband pushed the hair into a heart shape. Her hair has added jewels most likely pearls and a rubies. Since there was no lipstick at the time, she would have used crushed red coral, but, seeing as the artist could make any modifications, he would have painted her lips a brighter red.
Guessing by her size, she’s probably third trimester and would have had an awful time standing for such a long time. More likely is that her dress was put on a form (or a stand in person) and she sat on a chair when the time came to paint her face and hands.
The artistry is very magnificent and shows a skill of white on grey to express depth and contour. Overall, it’s a really beautiful dress but probably not all comfortable. A really nice show piece.
Now at TummyStyle.com, take an additional 20% off everything in the store. There are great new maternity dresses, nursing pajama gift sets, maternity swimwear for that Baby Moon, or may you just need to stock up on some nursing supplies.
After adding all your items to your shopping cart, just enter the coupon code HOLIDAY20.
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For a limited time only, save an extra 35% off all Maternity Dresses at TummyStyle.com! There are great new styles available from Maternal America, Olian and Japanese Weekend. Find one for that holiday occasion or just a casual dress. Buy already marked down spring/summer dresses now and save them for a few months when the weather starts to turn.
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Megan Fox showed us once again that pregnancy does not have to be frumpy fashion. The 26 year old actress rocked a pretty black floral knee length dress while out with a gal pal in Los Angeles on Sunday (August 19). She also paired this stylish dress with some fearless high red velvet platform open toe shoes for a truly fierce look to offset the more conservative dress.
Megan has an upcoming film, This is 40, which is the sequel to the hit movie Knocked Up and also stars Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segal and Chris Dowd.
Florals are a big trend this season in dresses, tops and even swimwear fashion. Some great maternity dresses that play up the floral print are Japanese Weekend’s Red Maternity Sun Dress. This dress would look great with some red pumps, even if you don’t go for the red velour platforms shoes Megan sports!
Also, Olian’s Floral Ombre Dress is season favorite with fitted black bodice top, turquoise waistline and white, black and turquoise floral print apron skirt that is just stunning. This dress can be worn anywhere from a wedding to lunch with friends.
So, throw in some floral prints and play up your feminine side like Megan during your pregnancy. Also, have some fun with your footwear, but you may want to play it on the safe side in those last months of pregnancy when your balance may be challenged!
If you have a baby shower coming up soon and need a dress, check out the Olian Coral Maternity Dress. This gorgeous scoop neck sleeveless dress in black and coral is simply stunning! The bodice is a stretchy rayon/spandex which hugs your curves and is accented by a pretty grey empire waist band. The coral skirt is pleated and 100% cotton for a dazzling display of color and style.
This dress is perfect for a baby shower, special event or any occasion where you want to feel beautiful and special. Who says you can’t show some color when you are showing?!
I love when the warm weather starts each spring and summer season because it means I can finally bring out my favorite fashion staple: the dress. Whether it is a sundress, a maxi-dress, or a cute LBD, I wear dresses every chance I get. For a variety of reasons they have become my favorite fashion staple. Dresses are effortless, comfortable, and easily create a fashionable outfit with just one piece of clothing. They can be dressed up or dressed down, worn for a night out on the town or for a day at the beach. When nursing, dresses are a great staple to pepper your wardrobe with, as you will find comfort, practicality, and fashion all in one. Nursing dresses are stylish yet functional, and the variety available ensures that every nursing mom will find something to fit her needs.
Maxi dresses are huge this season, as they are a stylish and comfortable option for expectant and nursing mothers. A hugely popular option this year is the Beach Maternity/Nursing Dress from 1 in the Oven. Effortlessly classic chic yet trendy at the same time, this gauze fabric dress will keep you comfortable all day long. The light-weight fabric makes this perfect for the beach, a lunch around town, or running errands. When paired with cute strappy sandals or flip-flops, an entire look is instantly created. The gorgeous neckline and empire waist are incredibly flattering, and the flowing fabric creates a sophisticated look. Easy nursing access is designed with a four-button closure, making this dress both a practical and stylish option.
Another maxi dress which is a great stylish option for your spring and summer wardrobe is the Maternity & Nursing Maxi Dress from Japanese Weekend. A v-neck design creates a long and slimming look and the empire-waist highlights the smallest part of your body. A geometric tribal pattern highlights one of the biggest trends this season and creates an allover cohesive look. With easy and discreet nursing access, this nursing maxi dress is perfect for a day or night out on the town.
When the weather is warm, throwing on a cute sundress is a quick and easy way for a busy mother to instantly put together an entire outfit. One of my favorite dresses is Maternal America’s Nursing Dress. This sexy and sophisticated dress can easily be worn dressed down with gladiator sandals and a big bag, or dressed up as the perfect LBD with heels and a shiny clutch. The crossover design with wide shoulder straps provides support for the nursing mother while also creating easy and discreet nursing access. The super-soft fabric drapes stylishly over your belly if you choose to wear this as a maternity dress, or gently hides your postpartum baby weight. Effortlessly stylish yet practical, this nursing dress is a fantastic option for nursing mothers.
An incredibly cute and stylish LBD is the Lucy Maternity/Nursing Dress from 1 in the Oven. Hitting just above the knee and designed with a flattering scoop neck, this dress is incredibly versatile. Easily dressed down with flats or sandals during the day or dressed up at night with some funky heels, it can be worn in a variety of different settings. Made of super soft Modal fabric and designed with a flattering empire waist, you will be comfortable and stunning. Easy and discreet nursing access is created by simply lifting the top layer at the empire line to access two nursing slits. One of the best features of this dress is the gentle pleating at the belly, which helps to hide and postpartum baby weight. This LBD is comfy, stylish, and will fulfill your nursing mom needs!
Overall, adding several go-to dresses to your spring and summer wardrobes is a great idea for the busy nursing mother. A dress creates a quick, stylish, and comfortable outfit very easily, leaving you feeling and looking beautiful. Whether you choose to dress it up or down, a nursing dress is a perfect staple for the busy mother.