When it comes to dressing during pregnancy, comfort and style are key. By your second trimester you’ll notice that what feels right in week 10, may not fit right in week 20. As your belly grows, you’ll want styles that stretch and move with your body and for the summer months, you’ll want choices that keep you feeling light and breezy. Here are our top 3 must have summer styles for the growing mom-to-be.
- Fashion tops
It’s time to flaunt and be proud of your belly! Choose tops and blouses that fit comfortably over your bump with some room for your growing belly. Show off your bump in the season’s top trends, like a colorful maternity kimono over a slim fit maternity tshirt. Or style a beautiful maternity blouse, like our best-selling MISOKA Convertible Sleeve Button Front Maternity Blouse with a great pair of Secret Fit Belly® jeans.
- Maternity bras
If you haven’t already, now’s the time to invest in some new great maternity bras. During pregnancy, your bust size will fluctuate and the size that you wore pre-pregnancy may not be the same during your pregnancy or after your baby is born. Sleep and seamless bras are essential purchases and can be worn throughout your entire pregnancy and beyond. Our A Pea in the Pod® Unlined Nursing Sleep Bra and our Motherhood Maternity® Seamless Clip Down Nursing Bra are both soft and stretchy and offer light support. Invest in an every-day bra like the Full Coverage Underwire Maternity Nursing Bra for added support.
For the days you would rather throw on a tee, we recommend the Wildfox tees at A Pea in the Pod®. This exclusive collection of tees can be worn many ways (check out our blog post on it!), including paired with the lightweight Nation LTD Jersey Knit Drawstring Maternity Lounge Pants, available in bright colors for summer.
You can shop all these looks and more in store or online at DestinationMaternity.com!
Posted by destinationmaternity on July 22, 2014
By: Olivia Capone Meyers
Kourtney Kardashion is expecting baby number 3 so I thought we’d take a look back at some of her most fashionable mom-to-be looks! Here are some of my favorites:
- The White Maxi dress is a summer essential and I love how Kourtney accessorized this look! The oversized sunglasses, bun and gladiator sandals make this dress even more fabulous!(Photo Credit: http://www.celebritybabyscoop.com/)
- Kourtney is always seen wearing leggings during her pregnancies and always makes them look chic! The striped top, blazer and fierce bag takes this look to another level. It is edgy yet feminine and cool.(Photo Credit: www.whataretheywearing.com)
- Kourtney gives the basic black maxi dress a complete make-over with a breezy cardi, tote and her signature oversized frames.(Photo Credit: www.usmagazine.com)
Get the look with these Destination Maternity pieces:
- Spaghetti Strap Tiered Maternity Maxi Dress
- Sleeveless Scoop Neck Lightweight Maternity Tank Top
Secret Fit Belly® Jersey Knit Maternity Leggings
Lace Trim Novelty Stitch Maternity Jacket
- Long Sleeve Open Front Maternity Cardigan
Feel The Piece Short Sleeve Maternity Maxi Dress
Posted by destinationmaternity on July 19, 2014
You may be wondering what to wear during the beginning weeks and months of your pregnancy while staying comfortable and cool during the summer months. No need to fret; here are our top 3 must have summer styles for the new mom-to-be!
- Maternity Jeans
Pants are the first piece of clothing to feel snug. Invest in great fitting maternity jeans to keep you feeling comfortable right from the start! We suggest a jean with our patented Secret Fit Belly® which keeps your belly looking smooth and provides support throughout all stages of your pregnancy. Try our top rated maternity jeans, like the Jessica Simpson Secret Fit Belly® 5 Pocket Skinny Leg Maternity Jeans and the 7 For All Mankind Secret Fit Belly® 5 Pocket Maternity Jeans.
- Light-weight tanks and tees
Basic tees and tanks with side ruching are perfect to wear in the summer weather to show off your newest accessory: your bump! Whether you are wearing them with jeans, a maxi skirt, or under a blazer or jean jacket, you’ll love the comfort and versatility. We love the Reversible Side Ruched Maternity Tank Top , which comes in many colors and can be worn as either a v-neck or scoop neck. Our Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Side Ruched Maternity T Shirt is a go-to summer basic for every occasion.
- Leggings and Yoga Pants
Whether you’re taking prenatal yoga, going for a run or running errands, leggings and yoga pants are perfect for when you are on the move and are maternity staples. The Jessica Simpson Secret Fit Belly® Jersey Knit Cropped Maternity Yoga Leggings and the Under Belly Jersey Knit V Waist Slim Boot Maternity Yoga Pants are great options!
Build a bump-flattering wardrobe without sacrificing your personal style by shopping all these looks and more at Destination Maternity!
Posted by destinationmaternity on July 16, 2014
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From celebrating the big news with friends and family to feeling baby’s first kick, pregnancy is filled with moments you will want to remember. Check out this compilation of creative ways to document your journey – from your growing belly and food cravings to ultimately your baby’s birth— so you can have these memories for years to come!
Weekly updates on chalkboards: This is a fun and artistic way to keep track of how far along you are. Each week you can decorate a chalkboard with little notes and facts. It’s a fun reminder and keepsake to display in your home and it’s a great way to see how you grow from week to week!
(Photo Credit: Pinterest)
Write letters to or create an email account for your baby: When your child gets older, he or she can take part in the experience by reading about your pregnancy. Get even more creative (like this mama-to-be) and include a photo. Wear one of these graphic maternity tee’s to show everyone your excitement!
(Photo Credit: thekurtzcorner.com)
Complete a Pregnancy Journal: Keeping a pregnancy journal will help you express how you are feeling throughout pregnancy and can also be a wonderful keepsake to look back on. You can also share it with your child down the line and share the love you’ve felt from the beginning!
(Photo Credit: http://www.pinterest.com)
Baby Album: Create a baby album where you can share everything with your family, friends and baby! My Baby Album With Sophie La Girafe is a charming album for capturing memories from birth through baby’s second birthday, with designated pages for parents to record all the milestones and details of baby’s life.
Get big sister or brother involved: This is such a simple way to show off your big (and his or her ADORABLE) belly! The soon-to-be-big sibling will love to get in on the fun!
(Photo Credit: Pinterest)
Take Selfies: No time for props? Grab a camera and take a #bumpselfie. This is a simple way to chronicle your bump’s growth. Don’t forget to Instagram and share how you wear us with #destinationmatstyle!
(Photo Credit: Pinterest)
Posted by destinationmaternity on July 14, 2014
Summer weddings are upon us. With so many couples saying, “I do,” we are kicking the season off right with our favorite fashion looks and beauty tips. So, if those invitations have you at a loss for what to wear, then fret no more and get to celebrating in style!
Black Tie: The most formal of wedding dress codes, black tie is your chance to go glam! Try our BCBGMAXAZRIA Sleeveless Bust Ruching Maternity Dress, which frames your face in a flattering way and comes in the cool color, Orient Blue. Add some sparkle with statement jewelry like a necklace or a colorful ring. Don’t forget to wear some maternity shapewear underneath for a seamless look and added support.
Semi-Formal: When semi-formal dress is requested, we recommend erring on the side of formality and opting for a cocktail dress with clean lines. Have some fun by picking a bright, summery option to go with the season like our Sleeveless Fit And Flare Maternity Dress in the color Pink. The best accessory for a gorgeous dress is glowing skin. Enhance your pregnancy glow with St. Tropez Naturals Self Tan Milk which will give you a natural hint of color.
Beach Formal: We love this velvet by GRAHAM & SPENCER Sleeveless Paisley Print Maternity Maxi Dress that will keep you cool under the sun. We recommend pairing it with some strappy flat sandals (no flip-flops!) Embrace the seaside theme by painting your nails a sandy hue with Nail Lacquer By Butter London in the color Keene. Most importantly, don’t forget to lather on the sunscreen. Our Lavender Protective Cream Spf 17 by Naturopathica will keep you protected and hydrated.
Casual: For a casual wedding, we recommend a dress with a simple silhouette, like Motherhood Maternity’s Short Sleeve Knot Front Maternity Dress. Don’t forget to put on some Lucky Legs By Mama Mio, a rescue remedy to help relieve your hard-working legs and feet; it leaves a super subtle sparkly-shimmer you’ll want to show off!
Shop these looks and all of our maternity dresses at Destination Maternity® stores and online at DestinationMaternity.com.
Posted by destinationmaternity on July 11, 2014
Getting ready for a night out on the town? Style Director Olivia Capone Myers lists her Top 5 tips for a special night out with your partner:
1. Choosing a brightly colored dress in a simple silhouette is a fabulous choice for a night out. Keep the focus on this CHARLIE JADE Sleeveless Keyhole Maternity Dress by pairing it with a simple clutch or scarf.
2. Skinny Jeans can look fancy, fresh and fun when paired with a jacket or blazer and heels. Don’t be afraid to try a bold print like these Hudson Jeans® Secret Fit Belly® Plain Weave Denim 5 Pocket Skinny Leg Maternity Ankle Pants in Polka Dot.
3. A jersey dress is a date night choice that is sexy and comfortable. Show off your bump in this perfect-for-summer Isabella Oliver Short Sleeve Side Ruched Maternity Dress.
4. The maxi dress is a must have for mom-to-be this summer! Dress it down with a jean jacket, like this Mavi Button Front Plain Weave Denim Maternity Jacket for day or play it up for evening with a great strappy heel and the right accessories. I love this Sleeveless Colorblock Maternity Maxi Dress.
5. An embellished top like this Willow & Clay Cap Sleeve Embellished Maternity Blouse is a simple way to dress up denim and is perfect for a night of dinner and mocktails.
You can shop all these looks and more date night outfits at A Pea in the Pod and for a limited time, when you spend $175 or more, you will receive a $100 certificate from Restaurant.com— the perfect date night treat!*
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Posted by destinationmaternity on July 10, 2014
Last month, Nicole Miller took the reins of A Pea in the Pod’s Instagram, giving us exclusive access to a day in her New York City showroom. Keep reading to explore the stylish surroundings of one of fashion’s most revered designers and prepare to get some serious inspiration for your office and maybe even your closet!
Bright blue skies outside of the Nicole Miller office located in the heart of New York City’s Fashion District!
A peak at some of the fabrics that are incorporated into her designs, which you can find in the Nicole Miller Collection at A Pea in the Pod
Nicole is all about the stripes! Shop similar styles, like this Nicole Miller Sleeveless Striped Maternity Dress
Nicole Miller gets her showroom ready for a day of meetings
Which dress from her Artelier collection is your favorite? We love them all!
Thanks to the ever chic and perfectly accessorized Nicole Miller for giving us a glimpse inside her work day!
Shop our Nicole Miller Maternity Collection and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @apeainthepodmaternity!
Posted by destinationmaternity on July 9, 2014
We are excited to launch a new feature on our blog where we give you a peek inside the bags of our favorite beauty mavens, fashionistas and designers! Read along to find out what must haves basq NYC cofounder Kelli Kenny carries with her every day. Kelli, along with Lauren Parisier, co-founded basq NYC, a luxury skin care line for repairing and revitalizing the skin. Made with natural oils, antioxidant-rich plant extracts and advanced repair ingredients, basq NYC products are sure to keep moms-to-be feeling radiant throughout pregnancy and beyond. You can shop the line both in stores and online at A Pea in the Pod®, Destination Maternity® and Motherhood Maternity®. The brand also recently collaborated with Destination Maternity to do a line exclusively for Motherhood Maternity, called Body Boost.
1). Saint Laurent Black Sac de Jour Bag I love this bag as a purse and briefcase plus it looks great with any attire. 2). COACH patent wallet My favorite wallet because it has tons of room and fits everything. 3)Blackberry Torch The key pad is a must! 4) Bronzer with big brush Summer is here and this bronzer is a must have to look healthy and glowing! 5) Chanel shadow pack and Mac lipsticks I like to blend eye shadows and mix MAC lipsticks with a top gloss. 6) Jour d’ Hermes Eau de Parfum Totally addicted to this scent and is the perfect travel size. 7) Red resistance band I’m a runner working through injuries so I fit recovery exercises in whenever I can 8) Basq NYC Cucumber Tea Eye Gel Refreshes eyes in an instant. When I am traveling I use it as face moisturizer, too. 9) World’s Greatest Mom keychain A gift from my son, and convenient for keeping my Juice Press card at the ready! I eat raw 5 days a week so Juice Press is a regular stop. 10) Prada Sunglasses I love this classic, sophisticated style. 11) MacBook Air Makes my days so efficient especially when traveling.
Posted by destinationmaternity on July 7, 2014
Stylish TODAY Correspondent Savannah Guthrie effortlessly dresses her baby bump, often incorporating vibrant patterns and bright summer colors. Savannah is a prime example of how expecting mothers can also enjoy the season’s most sought after looks. We especially love how her style choices are professional for work but easily transition to evening— a must for all working moms-to-be!
Keep it simple and easy. As shown in theclip above, Savannah Guthrie opts for a no fuss, classic wrap dress. With this purple and orange Donna Morgan Maternity Wrap Dress (available in select Destination Maternity stores), Savannah is able to get down to business on-air while donning a professional yet stylish ensemble. To get Savannah’s look, we compiled a few tips and tricks along with clothing recommendations below, courtesy of Olivia Capone Myers, Destination Maternity’s Style Director.
- Embrace bold colors! As seen on Savannah, you can shine in cheerful summer brights! Warm summery tones that pop in a classic silhouette like this Donna Morgan 3/4 Sleeve Chevron Stripe Maternity Dress shown below work for the office and make a statement:
- Wrap it up! A classic wrap dress is one of the greatest investments to carry you through every stage of pregnancy and even beyond. Try this BCBGMAXAZRIA 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Maternity Dress shown below:
- Experiment with patterns! From colorful chevrons to prominent polka dots, fun patterns can be a great way to show off your growing bump. For an all-over print similar to Savannah’s look, try Destination Maternity’s TAYLOR 3/4 Sleeve Maternity Dress.
For a camera-worthy look every day, check out the variety of summer dress styles Destination Maternity has to offer.
Posted by destinationmaternity on July 2, 2014
Posted by destinationmaternity on July 1, 2014