“Dress” Your Best this Spring!

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It’s finally starting to feel like spring and we are ready to throw on some lovely dresses to brighten any occasion.  Long, short, flowing or straight- we’ve got the look to flatter your bump. These spring maternity dresses exude delicacy and femininity that will keep you fashionable for work, brunch, or Easter Sunday.  Just add the right pair of sunnies & killer wedges and you are ready to go!

 Shop our stylish selection of  maternity dresses at Destination Maternity.

Séraphine Launches At Destination Maternity!

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Launched in 2002 in London, Séraphine offers innovative maternity styles for pregnant women seeking stylish, high quality maternity fashion. Offering style as well as practicality, the full line includes casual to formal maternity wear, nursing clothes, maternity evening dresses and accessories. With an impressive list of A-list followers, Séraphine has recently dressed the Duchess of Cambridge, Zara Phillips, Gwen Stefani, Halle Berry and Kate Winslet and celeb fans include Angelina Jolie, January Jones, Claudia Schiffer, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Kate Hudson and Sienna Miller.

The UK based maternity line has recently launched at over 100 Destination Maternity® and A Pea in the Pod® stores nationwide and online at destinationmaternity.com and apeainthepod.com. Destination Maternity offers select pieces from the Séraphine Spring/Summer 2014 collection including separates and dresses. Destination Maternity will also exclusively sell Séraphine’s signature Jolene Dressthe very same dress that was worn by The Duchess of Cambridge in her famous family portrait.

On Friday April 4th and Saturday April 5th, founder and head designer, Cecile Reinaud, visited Destination Maternity Madison Avenue and Paramus for two great events. Guests were able meet Cecile and shop the gorgeous new collection while enjoying mocktails and light bites from PICNIC Catering and Events. Mama Mio provided pampering hand and arm massages with their updated collection of products and butter LONDON™ provided mini manicures with our newest assortment of on-trend shades.

In honor of the launch of Séraphine at Destination Maternity and A Pea in the Pod, Cecile answers five questions about her brand, style and inspiration:

Describe your brand in three words.

Parisian-chic pregnancy.

What inspires you when designing?

I take inspiration from my native city of Paris to create the overall feeling of my collections, then I look at catwalk shows, trends and styles I see on the street to hone my ideas. First and foremost, I’m always inspired by the beautiful curves of the pregnant figure. I love to design styles that will grow and adapt to a woman’s changing shape, and can be worn before, during and after pregnancy.

What are the three key pieces every mom-to-be should own?

A flattering pair of maternity jeans, A little black maternity dress, and a stylish scarf for accessorizing.

How would you style your favorite piece from the collection?

My favorite piece is the Short Sleeve V-neck Twist Front Maternity Shirt – it’s so versatile! I’d wear it with skinny jeans for a casual look, or with leather pants and heels for a more vamped up evening look.

What celebrity mom or mom-to-be do you admire for their fashion choices?

We’ve been honored to dress a number of super stylish celebrity moms in Séraphine and it’s always a pleasure to see how they each wear our clothes differently to suit their own style. I loved seeing Gwen Stefani in our clothes recently – as a designer herself, she really nailed her pregnancy style.

 

Five Tips for a Seamless Transition Into Spring

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Cold, blustery days are almost gone and warmer temperatures will soon be on their way. Here are five fashion tips to follow for an easy transition into spring:

  • Pretty Pastels: Glamour Magazine says pastels are one of the most “wearable trends” from the Spring 2014 runways. Add some color into your wardrobe with light and airy sweaters or bright colored denim that can easily transition you into spring.
  • Flower Power: Incorporate some floral prints like this ultra-feminine, Jessica Simpson floral blouse to complement key pieces of your wardrobe.
  • The Novel Jacket: Swap your winter coat for a lighter option.  Ditch heavier outerwear for a jacket with a sleek and edgy vibe; think faux-leather and Moto jackets.
  • The Finishing Touch: Nail polish is a fun and easy way to incorporate the trendiest spring colors into your wardrobe. Try one of our new Butter London nail lacquers in a variety of on-trend shades.

Shop these looks and more at Destination Maternity.

Good Things Come in Small Packages- Introducing Petites!

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Do you have your tailor on speed dial? No need! Our petites collection is specifically designed to fit women 5’4 and under without sacrificing any of the style you have grown to love from Motherhood Maternity. From pants and jeans to tops and dresses, we have you covered!

Shop the petites maternity collection at Motherhood Maternity.

Oscars Report: Moms-to-Be Walk the Red Carpet!

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Celebrity moms-to-be, Olivia Wilde, Kerry Washington and Elsa Pataky looked flawless at Sunday’s Academy Awards!

Olivia was the epitome of chic in a sleek and sophisticated black Valentino gown. The high neckline was perfectly complimented by her soft, romantic up-do and white drop earrings.

Kerry was gorgeous in a strapless, lavender Jason Wu dress. The draping and silhouette of the gown perfectly showed off her shape. With delicate jewelry, a wavy half up-do and an on-trend crimson lip, she certainly made a fashion statement.

Elsa Pataky was stunning in a beaded teal gown by Elie Saab. The sparkling frock enhanced her pregnancy glow and the drop waistline showed off her bump beautifully.

A Pea in the Pod® can help other moms-to-be look just as red-carpet ready!

Start with Glowing Skin:

The best accessory for a gorgeous gown is glowing skin. Start by using an exfoliator like Juice Beauty’s Exfoliating Cleanser to help renew the surface of your skin. After exfoliating, soothe and brighten tired eyes with Clark’s Botanicals Anti Puff Eye Cream. Maintain vibrancy and keep skin hydrated with Naturopathica’s Vitamin C Revitalizing Lotion. Finally, complete your routine with a manicure using one of our on-trend shades from Butter London! With these easy steps, your skin will look flawless for your special event.

Get a Seamless Look:

Shapewear will help you achieve the same sleek and beautiful silhouette for your own special and every day occasions. A Pea in the Pod® carries shapewear from brands including Spanx® and Belly Bandit®, Tummy Tube® by A Pea in the Pod, as well as a selection of seamless, adjustable strap and shelf-bra camis that are perfect to pair with any outfit. No matter the occasion, A Pea in the Pod has the shapewear that will give you the support you need along with a sleek silhouette.

Find the Perfect Dress:

Whether sleek or flowing, structured or textured, you can find a variety of red-carpet-ready looks at A Pea in the Pod that will fit, flatter and make you look and feel great. Shop our evening maternity dresses.

Inspiration Behind the Design: A Pea in the Pod’s Spring Collection

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A Pea in the Pod’s spring collection evokes a casual, nautical style that is perfect for warmer weather.  From chambray blues and preppy stripes to comfortable linen fabrics, the A Pea in the Pod Design Team focused on sea-inspired colors for this season’s collection:

“Our ‘Port of Call’ delivery for spring is based on sea faring islands with a soft vintage feel. The collection includes a wide array of bold stripes, crochet work, mixed media, mosaic and paisley prints paired with light wash denim. An indigo and chambray blue color story is the foundation of this group with pops of fuchsia and an increasing presence of white, which we will continue into the summer season.”

Key pieces include a flowy, 3/4 Sleeve Dress in a blue and white mosaic print, perfect for your spring baby shower. Spring’s must-have chambray convertible sleeve shirt creates a casual-chic look when paired with our Secret Fit Belly® Linen Cargo Pocket Maternity Crop Pants. Our bump-flattering Cap Sleeve Boat Neck Maternity T Shirt combined with our Secret Fit Belly® Cuffed Maternity Crop Jeans will keep you both comfortable and stylish throughout the season

Shop these spring maternity looks and more at A Pea in the Pod!

Boho Chic

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Spring is the perfect time to exhibit boho chic style that hits on all of the beautiful, warm-weather trends. From pretty printed blouses and distressed jeans to flowing maxi dresses and long and lean maxi skirts, embrace your growing shape in light and airy styles that embrace delicate details and gauzy fabrics. Easy to accessorize – with must-have neutral booties or strappy sandals – boho is the way to go morning, noon and night.

Shop the must-have boho chic looks from Motherhood Maternity!

We’ve Got Romance on the Brain!

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Red, pink and love all over, Valentine’s Day is finally upon us, and with it are beautiful hues, fabrics and silhouettes that scream romance. From flirty dresses to flowing tops, head out for date night in one of these picks!

Throw a sharp black blazer over this silky bright sleeveless maternity dress by Jessica Simpson or this sleeveless empire waist maternity dress in a gorgeous azalea hue. If you’re feeling a little more edgy, pair this beautiful Jessica Simpson maternity blouse with our skinny leg maternity pants. Add black pumps or booties, statement jewels and a sleek black clutch to any of these ensembles for a Valentine’s Day look that is sheer perfection.

Shop all our Valentine’s Day picks at Motherhood Maternity!

Babymoon Essentials

Jet-setting to your babymoon? Our list of essentials will keep you both comfortable and stylish as you celebrate your impending new arrival!

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Comfort is key! Opt for a super comfortable maxi in a flattering jersey fabric like our BCBGMAXAZRIA Long Sleeve Variegated Stripe Maternity Maxi Dress. Paired with an open front cardigan that you can take off once you arrive, you’ll feel relaxed and happy as you travel to your destination.

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Hit the sand in our L*Space Shirring Detail Maternity Bikini Swimsuit! In a beautiful pistachio hue with intricate shirring, you will be the most stylish mama on the beach.

Looking for more coverage with the same amount of style? Try our Halter Maternity Tankini Swimsuit with ultra-flattering ruching and a supportive halter top.

Heading to lunch straight from your spot in the sun? Take cover in our boho-chic L*Space Embroidery Maternity Swim Cover-up complete with on-trend geometric detailing.

In addition to your regular SPF, slather on some of our Lavender UV Protection Cream by Naturopathica, which doubles as an ultra-soothing daily moisturizer.

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A comfortable pair of shorts is a necessity while traveling! Our Secret Fit Belly® Cuffed Maternity Shorts will keep you cool and comfortable as you play, shop, explore and have fun! Our Sleeveless Scoop Neck Maternity Tank Top is the perfect accompaniment; in six colors, you’ll have one to wear every day.

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For a romantic dinner for two, slip into our Sleeveless Fit and Flare Maternity Dress which perfectly shows off your shape. The beautiful fiery hue will enhance your pregnancy glow and a gold statement necklace is the perfect addition to complete your oh, so pretty ensemble.

Globes Report: Mamas-in-Waiting Walk the Red Carpet!

Celebrity moms-to-be, Drew Barrymore, Kerry Washington and Olivia Wilde, looked flawless at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards!

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Drew looked pretty in pink in a high-low Monique Lhuillier dress. With intricate pink and red 3D flowers, she certainly made a fashion statement!

Kerry opted for a sleek and sophisticated, off-white Balenciaga gown. The gorgeous v-neckline was super flattering and the petal-like shape showed off her growing baby bump.

Olivia Wilde stunned in an Emerald, ¾ sleeve Gucci gown. The sparkling frock enhanced her pregnancy glow and the column silhouette perfectly accented her shape.

A Pea in the Pod® can help other moms-to-be look just as red-carpet ready!

Start with Glowing Skin:

The best accessory for a gorgeous gown is glowing skin. Start by using an exfoliator like Basq Skincare’s Citrus Sugar Body Polish to help revitalize the skin. After exfoliating, enhance your pregnancy glow with St. Tropez Naturals Self Tan Milk which will give you a natural hint of color. Finally, maintain vibrancy and keep skin hydrated with Mama Mio’s New Super-rich Body Cream. With these three easy steps, your skin will look flawless for your special event.

Get a Seamless Look:

Shapewear will help you achieve the same sleek and beautiful silhouette for your own special and every day occasions. A Pea in the Pod® carries shapewear from brands including Spanx® and Belly Bandit®, Tummy Tube® by A Pea in the Pod, as well as a selection of seamless, adjustable strap and shelf-bra camis that are perfect to pair with any outfit.

Find the Perfect Dress:

Whether sleek or flowing or made of leather or lace, you can find your own red-carpet-ready look at A Pea in the Pod! Shop our evening maternity dresses.

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