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

What to Wear in your First Trimester: Summer Edition!

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!

  1. Maternity Jeans

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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.

 

  1. Light-weight tanks and tees

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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.

  1. Leggings and Yoga Pants

 

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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!

 

Maternity Dresses for Summer Weddings

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Shop these looks and all of our maternity dresses at Destination Maternity® stores and online at DestinationMaternity.com.

Date Night Fashion Tips from Destination Maternity Corporation Style Director Olivia Capone Myers

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Recap: Nicole Miller Instagram Takeover

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!

New York CityBright blue skies outside of the Nicole Miller office located in the heart of New York City’s Fashion District!

Nicole MillerA 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

DressNicole is all about the stripes! Shop similar styles, like this Nicole Miller Sleeveless Striped Maternity Dress

NicoleMillerNicole Miller gets her showroom ready for a day of meetings

DressesWhich dress from her Artelier collection is your favorite? We love them all!

NicoleMiller1Thanks 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!

 

What’s In Her Bag?! basq NYC cofounder Kelli Kenny Edition

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.

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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.

How to Get Savannah Guthrie’s Maternity Look

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.

 

  1. 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:

 

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  1. 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:BCBG
  1. 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.Taylor
    For a camera-worthy look every day, check out the variety of summer dress styles Destination Maternity has to offer.

4th Of July.. What to Wear! By Olivia Capone Myers, Style Director



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Long weekends mean more outfits! Here is a roundup of our must have looks to get you through all of your 4th of July celebrations.  Whether it’s a backyard BBQ, pool party or evening fireworks, we have you covered!

hatA Pea in the Pod Majestic Sleeveless Scoop Neck Maternity Tank Top & AG Jeans Secret Fit Belly® 5 Pocket Maternity Crop Jeans

Blue Dress

Motherhood Maternity Short Sleeve Fit And Flare Maternity Dress

White on WhiteA Pea In The Pod Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Side Ruched Maternity T Shirt &
A Pea In The Pod Jeans Secret Fit Belly® 5 Pocket Skinny Leg Maternity Jeans

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Motherhood Maternity Halter Maternity One Piece Swimsuit

 

 

 

Style File: Get Stacy Keibler’s Mom-to-Be Style

Guest blogger: Style Director Olivia Capone Myers

Stacy Keibler’s style is pretty fabulous and her maternity looks have been no exception. A fan of A Pea in the Pod, Stacy has been spotted wearing our collection everywhere in LA, from running errands to nights out on the town, and I love how she pulls together each of her outfits. Here’s the scoop on the pieces she’s worn so you can recreate some of her best looks.

1. This is a great outfit for a weekend shopping outing. The Ella Moss Maternity Striped Tank really accentuates Stacy’s bump and looks great paired with our 7 for All Mankind Secret Fit Belly Slim Leg Maternity Jeans. The rolled cuff and studded sandals totally complete this casual, but chic, look.

2. Stacy keeps cool in a white ensemble that is perfect for summer. Styled with a great hat, shades and booties, she turns this outfit into a fashion must. Get a similar look with A Pea in the Pod’s Short Sleeve Patterned Stitch Maternity Dress.

3. Denim on denim is one of the hottest trends of the season and here Stacy nails it in a really feminine way in an A Pea in the Pod Maternity Chambray Shirt and 7 for All Mankind Maternity Jean Shorts. The long necklace, oversized bag and studded sandals give this super-fem look a hint of edge.

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