CHIC THIS WEEK: THE DENIM SHIRT

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The denim shirt has always been a classic favorite of mine and it also happens to be a key piece for the season. With so many different styling options, I always seemed to repurpose my denim shirt throughout my pregnancy and beyond.

PS. It’s awesome for after baby too for easy nursing access!

Shop our maternity denim looks today!

Chic This Week: The Destructed Skinny

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Destructed denim is hot for fall and we love this version from 7 for all Mankind.  Pair with a tank, blazer and scarf for a chic casual look!

Shop all of our destructed maternity denim today online and in stores!

Every Mother Counts

One of our favorite bloggers,  Jennifer Rand from Belle De Couture took part in A Pea in the Pod and Citizens of Humanity’s partnership with Every Mother Counts. Founded by Christy Turlington Burns, Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. Jennifer styled the signature tee and Citizens of Humanity jeans to perfection and boasted how comfortable she found the jeans!  We love how she accessorized her look with Saint Laurent sunglasses, vintage Moschino clutch and nude heels.

For each jean sold, A Pea in the Pod will donate $15.00 and Citizens of Humanity will donate $25.00 to EMC to support its efforts to improve global maternal health and reduce maternal mortality worldwide. A Pea in the Pod will also donate $5 from the purchase of every Every Mother Counts t-shirt to the charity.

Many thanks to Jennifer for supporting such a great cause with us here at Destination Maternity!

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Shop our Every Mother Counts & Citizens for Humanity collection today!

Check out her blog post

 

Jessica Simpson New Mom Collection

Transition from mom-to-be to new mommy with the Jessica Simpson New Mom Collection

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Mom of two and our own maternity fashion maven, Jessica Simpson is the ultimate momspiration!  We are so excited to announce that she will be expanding her clothing empire at Destination Maternity with her New Mom Collection!

The Jessica Simpson New Mom Collection offers postpartum and nursing essentials that are both fashionable and functional and made in comfortable fabrics.  The collection features clip down camis, cardigans and tunics with nursing accessibility.  The most exciting addition is the postpartum bottoms, a legging and lounge pant, which are made with a built-in control shaper tummy panel to give support and smoothing to New Moms.

Enjoy being a new mom and be stylish while doing it!  Check out the Jessica Simpson New Mom Shop at DestinationMaternity.com!

Fit Pregnancy Sweepstakes

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When the weather changes from summer to fall, we all want to grab our purses and go shopping! We’ve paired up with Fit Pregnancy to bring you the ultimate shopping giveaway! What better way to kick off a new season and style your bump than a new wardrobe?!

Prize:

One winner will receive a $500 gift card & a styling session with Destination Maternity’s Style Director, Olivia Capone Myers.  You’re styling session will be taped and you’ll have a chance to be featured on the Cravings blog!

How to Enter:

Go to FitPregnancy.com to enter and for official giveaway rules.  The sweepstakes will run from August 1st -September 30th,. The lucky winner will be selected in October and can begin their maternity shopping spree!

Activewear for Every Workout

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Working out while expecting can be beneficial for both you and your baby and can help relieve those pregnancy symptoms!  Parents.com features a great list of safe and easy workouts for pregnancy that can help you create a pregnancy exercise routine that keeps you healthy and happy! If you plan to work out, we have some great options for every activity!

  1. Walking

If you didn’t exercise before pregnancy, walking is a great place to start!  Parents advises, “You’ll get a cardiovascular workout without too much impact on your knees and ankles, and you can do it almost anywhere and at any time throughout the entire nine months.” Wear something comfy and casual like a great pair of lounge or maternity yoga pants and a maternity jacket.

  1. Swimming

“Exercising in water gives you better range of motion without putting pressure on your joints.” No matter how big your bump is, you will love feeling weightless in the water!  A maternity swimsuit will give you the support you need and comfort around your belly.

  1. Yoga

“Prenatal yoga classes keep your joints limber and help you maintain flexibility.” It’s also a great way to meet other moms-to-be!  A breezy maternity tank and a slim pair of maternity yoga pants are the perfect yoga outfit.  Don’t forget to wear a maternity sports bra that offers enough support for all the moves!

  1. Weight Training

“Lifting weights is a great way to prepare your body for all the heavy lifting you’ll be doing once your baby is here. Plus, it helps counteract the risk of injury during pregnancy by strengthening the muscles surrounding your joints.” A lightweight maternity workout tank and cropped maternity yoga pants will accommodate for this sweat-induced workout!

Don’t forget to drink plenty of water and to listen to your body! Shop all our activewear styles online at Destination Maternity today!

What to Wear in your Third Trimester: Summer Edition!

Now that you’ve reached the third trimester, you’re in the home stretch of your pregnancy! The third trimester of pregnancy can be physically challenging so it’s important to stay as comfortable as possible with your wardrobe as you prepare for baby’s arrival!  Here are our top 3 must-have maternity summer styles for the third trimester!

  1. Dresses

1 Whether it’s your baby shower, a day of shopping, or going out for mocktails, wearing a dress is a perfect way to flatter your bump this summer.  Maxi dresses are a summer staple and look effortlessly chic without risking your comfort.  Try a bright maxi like the Spaghetti Strap Twist Front Maternity Maxi Dress in white to add to your mom-to-be glow.  For your baby shower, stand out in a printed dress, like our Sleeveless Shift Dress Maternity Dress in paisley print.

  1. Sleepwear

2 Getting a good night sleep is so important and can be difficult during your last trimester.  Make sure to stay relaxed by choosing sleepwear in lightweight fabrics.  Our Baby Love Striped Maternity Sleep Shirt is a cute and comfy way to stay cool in the humid summer nights and allows for a whole lot of baby bump room! The Racerback Nursing 2 Piece Set can be worn throughout your pregnancy and beyond and is also functional for nursing.

  1. Hospital Needs

3 Packing your bag ahead of time can help you feel prepared.  A nightgown and robe set like the Bump In The Night™ Decorative Trim Nursing Nightgown And Robe is a great essential for after the baby’s arrival.  Make sure to have an unlined sleep bra, such as the Jessica Simpson Racerback Nursing Sleep Bra that is both comfortable and supportive. You can shop all these looks and more in store or online at DestinationMaternity.com!

What to Wear: How to Dress for a Maternity Portrait Session

Maternity portraits are the perfect way to document your pregnancy.   When it comes to your maternity photos, your wardrobe has to be just right!  Choose styles that make you feel beautiful and comfortable while showing your baby bump proudly.  Here are some stylish options that will show off your glow and your bump!

Form Fitting Maxi Dress: 

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1. Maternity Maxi Dress 2. Jessica Simpson Strapless Empire Waist Maternity Maxi Dress 3. Seraphine Sleeveless Knot Front Maternity Maxi Dress 4. Weston Wear Sleeveless Bust Ruching Maternity Maxi Dress

 

Short Dress With High Waist:

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1. Sleeveless Shift Dress Maternity Dress 2. Spaghetti Strap Maternity Swing Dress

 

Skinny Jeans or Leggings with a Loose Top or Tunic:

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1. A Pea In The Pod Jeans Secret Fit Belly® 5 Pocket Skinny Leg Maternity Jeans 2. Indigo Blue Secret Fit Belly® 5 Pocket Skinny Leg Maternity Jeans 3. Sleeveless Ruffle Front Maternity Blouse 4. MISOKA Convertible Sleeve Button Front Maternity Blouse 5. Secret Fit Belly® Jersey Knit Maternity Leggings 6. Secret Fit Belly® Jersey Knit Maternity Crop Leggings 7. Short Sleeve V-neck Hanky Hem Maternity Tunic

 

 

What to Wear in your Second Trimester: Summer Edition!

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.

  1. Fashion tops

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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.

  1. Maternity bras

 

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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.

  1. Loungewear

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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!

Get The Look: Kourtney Kardashian

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:

 

  1. 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!*EXCLUSIVE* Kourtney Kardashian and Mason : Two Peas in a Pond(Photo Credit: http://www.celebritybabyscoop.com/)
  2. 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.KK3(Photo Credit: www.whataretheywearing.com)
  3. Kourtney gives the basic black maxi dress a complete make-over with a breezy cardi, tote and her signature oversized frames.KK2(Photo Credit: www.usmagazine.com)

Get the look with these Destination Maternity pieces:

  1. Spaghetti Strap Tiered Maternity Maxi Dress
  2. Sleeveless Scoop Neck Lightweight Maternity Tank Top
    Secret Fit Belly® Jersey Knit Maternity Leggings
    Lace Trim Novelty Stitch Maternity Jacket
  3. Long Sleeve Open Front Maternity Cardigan
    Feel The Piece Short Sleeve Maternity Maxi Dress
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