Forget hiding under tent dresses and baggy sweatpants. Instead, show off that beautiful shape of yours in bump-hugging styles that will fit and flatter your shape to a tee. Whether it’s a body-con tee that perfectly stays in place, or a sexy dress for your next night out, we promise you will feel as fabulous as you look.
Shop our favorite bump-hugging pieces from Motherhood Maternity!
Posted by destinationmaternity on July 23, 2013
Posted by destinationmaternity on May 10, 2013
We are happy to welcome our Guest Bloggers back to our blog, the experts from Basq Skincare! Below is their first tip that explains how to achieve that great pregnancy glow:
Step 1: Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
In facial care, anti-aging begins with exfoliation but this is also true for pregnancy body care as well. Exfoliation preps the skin for better product absorption and more importantly, kick-starts your skin’s natural repair process that tends to slow down after the age of thirty.
To make sure you are smoothing skin and not damaging it; avoid salt scrubs—they are drying and can cause more damage. Additionally, loofahs and shower mitts can be too rough and lead to micro tears which harm the skin. Many everyday scrubs have clary sage, rosemary and caffeine – these also should be avoided during pregnancy.
We created Basq Citrus Sugar Body Polish for pregnancy-safe exfoliation. The natural sugars gently smooth while rich oils and butters nourish the skin. Focus on mark zones— chest, belly, thighs and hips—for best results.
Stay tuned for Step 2 and more helpful tips from Basq Skincare.
Posted by destinationmaternity on May 8, 2013
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Posted by destinationmaternity on May 3, 2013
Hooray for “Best of Baby 2012”!
We are thrilled to announce four of our fantastic maternity pieces have been awarded “Best of Baby 2012” by The Bump! Chosen by both editors and viewers, these more-than-just-basics will effortlessly dress you from your first trimester to your first feeding, and beyond. And the winners are…
The essential cardigan will keep you covered and looking chic in all seasons. Perfect for date night or walk through the park, trendy tops add style to any outfit. And whether you splurge on designer maternity jeans or go for the bargain pair of Secret Fit Belly® Jeans, maternity denim is a must-have.
Thanks again to all who voted for us on The Bump!
Posted by destinationmaternity on May 1, 2013
Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Celebrate the new addition to your family in one (or all) of spring’s “must-try” trends!
Make a statement in a bright and bold color, a pop of floral or keep it preppy-chic in a sleek stripe. A feminine bow will beautifully accentuate your growing bump, while an empire waistline is a never-fail way to show off your silhouette. Whether you’re celebrating Mother’s Day with a casual picnic or a festive party, these fashionable pieces will work wonderfully on your special day.
Shop our favorite Mother’s Day looks here!
Posted by destinationmaternity on April 30, 2013
If you’re looking for a unique pregnancy and childbirth app that is endorsed by both physicians and midwives, check out the iBirth app!
This Five-Star rated app is informative, versatile and designed for all expecting women, no matter their birthing plan – be it all natural, medicated or via cesarean . iBirth offers a wide variety of topics and tips which aim to educate moms-to-be while also providing a sense of calm and confidence about their pregnancy and birth experience.
Some unique features of this fabulous app are:
- A contraction timer
- Prenatal nutrition information
- Tips, lists and more!
To download this app from iTunes, click here.
To download this app from Android’s Google Play store, click here.
Posted by destinationmaternity on April 26, 2013
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Posted by destinationmaternity on April 26, 2013
Now is the time to put away winter’s beloved gemstone colors in favor of bright and sunny shades. Give a warm welcome to the season’s “It” color, fresh and cool mint! This sweet-as-candy hue is perfect for warm weather gatherings, whether you’re on the beach or at a barbecue. Wear the color in all its glory with a pair of leggings or a striped top! Shop our favorites here!
Posted by destinationmaternity on April 23, 2013
We adore Basq Skincare! Their array of luxurious pampering products are guaranteed to make you feel divine during your pregnancy. We reached out to the Basq beauty experts to get their perspective on a variety of pregnancy skincare topics:
FIGHT THE MARK!
When it comes to stretch marks, the BIG question is: What (if anything) works? However, the truth about stretch marks is that everyone’s skin is unique and how your skin is built is just the beginning of the story. But you can prevent marks and if you already have them, you can make them better! All you need are the right ingredients and a smart routine.
So start early! What you do in the first months of pregnancy is critical. Support your skin and help it build collagen and elastin so it will be prepared for the big stretch and avoid breaking (which gives you the marks). When your skin feels taut or dry—or you just have a horrible case of the itchies—give your skin some attention. Our guest posts will aim to serve as a simple guide to dramatically improve your skin’s strength and stretch-ability. Make sure to check out our products, available at Destination Maternity!
Stay tuned for Basq’s series of helpful tips and tricks for pregnancy skincare!
Posted by destinationmaternity on April 22, 2013