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!
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.
“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.
“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!
- 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!
Posted by destinationmaternity on July 31, 2014
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!
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.
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.
- Hospital Needs
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!
Posted by destinationmaternity on July 29, 2014
Posted by destinationmaternity on July 26, 2014
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
(Photo Credit: little-inspirations.blogspot.com)
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