Japanese Weekend is really at the forefront of integrating functionality and fashion in maternity wear. "Maternity" is definitely not the first thing that comes to mind when you see a Japanese Weekend dress. This Japanese Weekend Button Sleeve Maternity/Nursing Dress combines a flowing design with a flattering shape. The brown band lifts up so you can look stylish and nurse discreetly. It has button detailing on the sleeve and an elastic trimmed neckline that can be worn off the shoulder. This dress is fun to wear and great for any summer event.
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Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump is pregnant! Known for her appearances on her father's show The Apprentice, she is the second oldest of Trump's five children. Trump's son Donald Jr. and his wife Vanessa have two kids: Kai 3, and Donald Trump III, age 1. Ivanka is expecting her first child with husband Jared Kushner, whom she married in 2009. She shared the news on her Twitter page in January, writing "I'm pregnant!" and "Jared and I couldn't be more excited."
Ivanka has her own line of jewelry and a new shoe and handbag line. Pregnant Ivanka was recently promoting her shoe line at a mall wearing a slimming black outfit. At 6 months, it is almost impossible to notice her baby bump! As a business woman, Ivanka often has a "professional look" even while pregnant.
If you want to capture this career mom style, go for classic pieces like Ivanka. She was seen wearing a flattering maternity top, a simple black knee-length skirt, and a pair of flats (how comfortable!). A babydoll style maxi length dress is another good silhouette for mom's to be.
At a more formal event, Ivanka Trump was photographed wearing an empire waist black dress with metallic details. The Maternal America Gold Band Maxi Dress is very similar, so you too can dress like an heiress!
One of the most essential items in any woman's wardrobe is the little black dress. The Olian Maternity Black & White Dress is a great way of doing the classic with a little flair. As a shift dress, it is always in style. It is the perfect go-to option for your little black (and white) dress. Depending on how you accessorize, it can go from work to evening (or day) dress-up. The color black is slimming and will accentuate all the positives to your new figure.
Pregnant Kate Hudson, 31, and father of her baby, Matthew Bellamy, 32, have been enjoying time together on a "baby moon" in Mexico. It has become popular for celebrities to spend this last 'hurrah' vacationing before the baby arrives. This is Kate's second child (and first with Bellamy). Kate Hudson caught a lot of attention at a resort in Cabo this March wearing a skimpy bikini with a scarf wrap. Tagging along on the beach was Kate's son, Ryder age 7, and ex-husband Chris Robinson. A friend of the family said "Kate is happy for Ryder to finally have a brother or sister."
If you are lucky enough to spend some time soaking up the sun before the big day, being pregnant doesn't mean you can't have cute swimwear. If you want to bare your baby bump like Kate, the Japanese Weekend Bikini with Sarong Set is a great option to be the envy of everyone at the beach or pool, if they’re pregnant or not! The sarong wrap makes a flirty skirt that can be tied for the perfect fit.
If you prefer a little more coverage, I recommend a tankini in a colorful print that accentuates your body in the right places. The Jenni Tankini from Maternal America is a great choice.
Kate was also seen draping her belly in a cool and comfortable gauzy maxi beach dress. The Beach Maternity Nursing Dress from 1 in the Oven is a similar look that captures this celebrity's style.
One of the hottest looks, not only in maternity fashion, but for all women is the wrap dress. The wrap dress works so well in maternity because it is both figure flattering and easy to adjust to fit you perfectly throughout your pregnancy. The Cap Sleeve V-Neck Tie Maternity Dress from Olian Maternity is a great example of this style. It is so versatile it can be worn during and after pregnancy. The fabric is stretchy and comfortable and the cap sleeves will make your arms appear slimmer. Jewel tones like this fuchsia are very popular among celebrities, and for good reason as they look great against any skin color. Dresses from Olian Maternity are super versatile because they can be dressed up or down for any occasion.
Congratulations to the talented and gorgeous Natalie Portman on her Best Actress win for her riveting performance in Black Swan! At Sunday’s Oscars, the expectant mother looked absolutely radiant. It has been a long journey to the Oscars, with many awards shows to attend, and to honor Natalie’s success and her pregnancy we want to take a look back at all the gorgeous gowns she has worn while expecting this year.
Due the last week in June, she rocked the red carpet in a draping violet gown by Rodarte this past Sunday. Vibrant hues are right on trend this season, and Natalie chose a gorgeous, versatile color. Her stunning gown was tailored perfectly to her body, and many features of it made it an excellent choice for an expectant mother. The wide, off the shoulder straps culminated at the bust in a beautiful V-shape, elongating the neck and creating an overall slimming look. An empire waist was created by gathering underneath the bust, accentuating the thinnest part of her body. From the bust, a Grecian look was achieved by gentle draping fabric cascading lightly to the ground. The lightness and effortlessness of Natalie’s look was maintained by adding only statement earrings and a matching clutch. Recently revealing her relaxed attitude to Hello magazine, Natalie stated, “I have no idea what motherhood is going to be like, so I'll feel it out.” The effortlessness of her dress truly demonstrates her laid back personality, making it an even more perfect choice for her. For such a special night with her big win for The Black Swan, Natalie could not have picked a more fitting and gorgeous dress.
Natalie had carried the gorgeous draped style on from the Directors Guild Awards, where she wore a long, black, Michael Kors gown. The gown draped beautifully over her baby bump, but what we liked most was the embellished neckline. Accents of gold lay beautifully against the black background, and paired with a gold cuff and chunky black heels a strong yet feminine look was achieved.
At the SAG Awards, Natalie took a nearly opposite approach but with an equally beautiful outcome. She wore a minimalist strapless gown, accented with only crystal beads across the top. This dress proudly showcased her growing belly and maintained a crisp, clean feel. With her hair pulled back to accent her collarbone and neck, Natalie looked radiant.
Amongst all the beautiful gowns, Natalie wore several cocktail dresses to less formal events related to the awards season. All of her choices show that she is not afraid to try a variety of color pallets, from classic black to bright yellow to deep jewel tones. At the Indie Spirit Awards she donned an above the knee baby-doll styled dress in yellow and nude tones. Its empire waist, accented by a bold yellow waistband, created a slimming effect and its lace overlays highlighted one of the big trends this season. Paired with nude heels, a fun and flirty look was created. For a slightly more business like look at the Oscars nomination luncheon, Natalie wore a beautiful blue, ¾ length sleeve cocktail dress. A matching tie accented the empire waist and the simple look of the dress was juxtaposed with red heels and a matching clutch. This dress is so versatile, as it can be easily dressed up for a special event while just as easily being dressed down for a day at the office. With its dressy yet business look, it was a great option for Natalie’s fun yet professional event. These dresses demonstrate the flattering, functional, and fashionable style that an empire waist provides for the expectant mother and Natalie looked gorgeous in all of them.
As Natalie celebrates her big win, we know she is also excitedly awaiting the birth of her first child. We are so happy for her and fiancée Benjamin Millapied’s pregnancy, and equally excited to see more of her stunning maternity wardrobe!
After pregnancy one is so busy with the joy and full time requirements of one’s new baby that one often forgets to spend a bit of time focusing on oneself. It is important for you to feel your best so that you can give all your love to your precious baby. Many stars have stepped out recently after giving birth with some great figure flattering options that are functional, comfy, and sure to make you look and feel your best!
After giving birth, dresses which are not too form fitting but do not add bulk are a great option. They allow room for that extra bit of baby weight while being light and comfortable.
Miranda Kerr recently stepped out in a gorgeous patterned maxi dress. The pattern creates eye catching detail that pulls the attention away from your post baby belly. However, what really makes this outfit perfect is that she pairs it with a structured blazer. The structured blazer camouflages the post baby belly bump perfectly, creating an incredibly slimming look. For a similar look, try the Japanese Weekend Maternity and Nursing Maxi Dress. With easy and discreet nursing access, it creates a flattering and functional look. Pair it with a cute blazer and strappy sandals and you will look incredible while maintaining a high level of comfort.
For another casual post-pregnancy look, the gorgeous Penelope Cruz
looked fabulous in a casual striped top and jeans. A top that is slightly looser allows room for one’s post baby weight but the lightness of the fabric does not add bulk. The 1 in the Oven’s ¾ Length Sleeve Striped Nursing Henley is the perfect choice. A built in frame provides for discreet nursing and the super soft fabric will feel incredible against your skin. Pair it with jeans and sneakers for a casual, mom-on-the-go look and you will look and feel your best!
By choosing clothing that is functional, easy to wear, yet very flattering, one is sure to be comfy and confident throughout the day.
Alyssa Milano and her handsome hubby Dave Bugliari just announced their pregnancy and we could not be more excited for the happy couple! Alyssa has always had a stylish fashion sense, and just a day after their big announcement she debuted her baby bump on the red carpet in a gorgeous knee-length dress. Designed in the empire waist style, the scoop neck top in solid black worked perfectly paired with the grey tweed skirt. This design is especially flattering as it accentuates the smallest part of one’s body directly underneath the bust while celebrating one’s belly bump. Although Alyssa rocked this look on the red carpet, it is extremely versatile and can be worn for a multitude of occasions.
If you love Alyssa’s look as much as we do, there are several similar options available! The Cotton Empire Maternity Dress from Maternal America is a fabulous choice. The white scoop neck top in a tank style is paired with the black and white Scotch patterned skirt which hits at the knee. Paired with cute strappy sandals and a long necklace, it is perfect for brunch. For the office, throw a cute black cardigan over it and pair it with comfy flats for a business casual look. So flattering and comfy, you will look and feel your best!
For a bit dressier look, try the Olian Striped Top Maternity Dress. Keeping the same two toned designed as Alyssa’s dress, it pairs a striped halter bow top against an empire waist solid black bottom. Fresh and funky, it looks fabulous paired with red heels and a cute clutch. Incredibly figure flattering, you are sure to look your best!
We could not be happier for the expectant couple and we look forward to seeing what other fashionable and gorgeous looks Alyssa will wear!
The incredibly talented singer, actress, and producer Mariah Carey and her comedian and actor husband Nick Cannon are due to give birth in less than two months! Recently announcing that they are expecting twins, we could not be happier for the beautiful couple. Mariah and Nick have long wanted to have children, so we are looking forward to seeing their gorgeous babies!
Before officially announcing their pregnancy, Mariah was seen wearing many maxi dresses. Spotted in a rich brown dress paired with a soft sweater, she looked absolutely beautiful. Although maxi dresses work great as non-maternity dresses, they are a fabulous option for maternity. Very comfortable, they accentuate the smallest part of one’s body directly underneath the bust and flow perfectly over the rest of one’s body and curves. For a casual option, Japanese Weekend’s Maternity and Nursing Maxi Dress is a beautiful and versatile option. The V-neck creates an elongating look while its double layering provides easy and discreet nursing access. With a trendy tribal print, it is eye-catching and flattering. For an evening look in the same style, the Pleated Maxi Dress from Maternal America is perfect. We would love to see Mariah wearing this gorgeous gown. Its wide shoulder straps and V-neck create a sophisticated feel and the empire waist with pleating flows beautifully. Perfect for an evening out with Nick or a red carpet event, it is a stunning dress.
Over the holidays, Mariah and Nick attended several formal events, giving us an opportunity to see some more of her lovely maternity style. When she sang for the President in December, Mariah chose a deep red dress. Its long sleeves were so elegant and the shape of it hugged her beautiful curves perfectly. Longer sleeves are very popular, as they are sophisticated while maintaining a subtle sexiness. The Beaded Diamond Dress from Maternal America has some of the same similar features as Mariah’s dress, such as longer sleeves, a beautiful V-neck, and a flattering empire waist. The beading at the bust is the focal point of this dress, which is very slimming along the sides. Perfect for an evening out, a longer sleeve dress is a stylish option. Congratulations to Mariah and Nick and we are looking forward to meeting their twins!
After following the gorgeous Melissa Rycroft on Dancing with the Stars and watching her career blossom, we were so excited to hear about her pregnancy with husband Tye Strickland in July. Several months later they found out the sex of their baby, announcing they would be welcoming a baby girl into their family! With her due date just around the corner now, (mid-February!) we have greatly enjoyed seeing her fashionable maternity style. From casual chic to red carpet fashion, Melissa always looks stylish yet comfortable.
Throughout her pregnancy, Melissa’s casual style has been superb. Fashionable yet comfy, relaxing yet pulled together, she always looks great. In December, she and Tye posted a cute picture on their Facebook, showing her growing baby bump. A long sleeved striped tee paired with flared jeans created the perfect casual look. For a similar look try the ¾ Sleeve Striped Nursing Henley from 1 in the Oven. Super soft and cut with extra length for your baby belly, it is extremely comfortable. Maternal America’s Megan Blue Jeans complete the look. With a wide elastic waistband and flare cut bottoms, they are figure flattering. That same month, Melissa was spotted at LAX looking super cute and comfy in leggings, a long tank, and soft sweater. Flying can be stressful, so it is important to be as comfortable as possible. For a similar look, try the Essentials Everyday Cami from BellaBand. This ultra-soft cami is lush, seamless, and has a perfect crepe finish. Pair it with their Over Belly Maternity Leggings for head to toe comfort. To finish the look a beautiful, loose sweater is needed and the Hold Me Close Nursing Jacket from Japanese Weekend is perfect. Cut in a very flattering shape, this soft wrap will keep you looking your best while staying incredibly comfortable.
From the airport to the red carpet, Melissa looked gorgeous at the Dancing with the Stars 200th episode event. In a loose, radiant blue cocktail dress, her figure was perfectly emphasized. The jeweled neckline added gorgeous detail, creating a simple elegance. With its deep blue color and intricate neckline, Maternal America’s Embellished Dress creates a very similar look. The empire waist design is incredibly figure flattering and the jewels around the neck are lush and beautiful. Pull your hair back into a low bun, and the perfect evening look has been made. From day to night, Melissa’s maternity style has wowed us. We so look forward to welcoming her and Tye’s baby girl!