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.

Four Things

Spring is finally here and there are so many reasons to celebrate. It’s time to leave behind the soups, sweaters and scarves to engage in these FOUR season-changing favorites. Pull up your hair, hop into a dress and get creative in this season of growth.

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EAT: A roasted banana boat is the perfect snack to satisfy cravings and stay healthy! Add in some walnuts for a dose of good-for-you omegas and dark chocolate chips for antioxidants. Haylie Duff and her sister Hilary sweeten up the warm, campfire snack with marshmallows- a welcome twist on the classic S’more.

WEAR: Nothing screams spring like a flirty little dress. Our Sleeveless Fit and Flare Maternity Dress with an empire waist and scoop neck will have you looking sweeter than jelly beans this holiday.

DO: As the temperatures go up, you may wish your hair does as well. These 6 Easy Braided Hair Styles will keep you cool and comfortable while staying on-trend.

CREATE: Like flowers in the spring, babies seem to boom and bloom around this season. Try something different for your next baby shower gift and create these adorable numbered baby bodysuits, or keep them for you and your baby!

Real Moms-to-Be: Jacky’s Baby Shower

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Meet Jacky: Our Senior Online Marketing Manager! Jacky graciously allowed us to take a peek inside her super-adorable baby shower and told us a little bit about the process:

Tell us about your shower outfit! What did you love most about it?

I’m very petite, so I wanted to wear something fitted that showed off my baby bump. I loved this Laundry by Shelli Segal Dress right away because it was comfortable and stylish, which is very important to me at this point in my pregnancy. To add in a pop of color, I paired the dress with a bright statement necklace. I made sure to wear a maternity shaper underneath, which helped to give me a smooth, sleek look and also helped to relieve some back pain I’ve been experiencing.

Q: How did you decide on your location and theme? Who helped to plan the shower?

The town I live in is very rich in history, so I really wanted to take advantage of that. The shower was held at a charming, old hotel that was built in the 1700’s with beautiful antique features. Since my husband and I are keeping the gender of the baby a secret, the theme was “What Will it Bee?” My family coordinated everything around the theme from the honey jar favors to the bee hive shaped cake. My mother-in-law even baked all the sweet treats that also fit into the theme. It was truly perfect!

Q: What was the most memorable gift you received?

We received a lot of amazing and thoughtful gifts. One of the gifts that stood out to me is from my mother-in-law. She crocheted a replica of an alphabet picture that my husband had in his room as a baby; that was very special to me. Passing on these traditions are very important in building our family together.

 

Looks We Love

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A quintessential spring look, this Sleeveless Ruffle Front Maternity Dress is waiting to be worn to any and all of your warm-weather soirees. In a pretty floral print – in a rosy pink or navy and white – we adore its face-framing V-neck and flattering cascading ruffle. Accessorize with neutral platform heels, an armful of bangles and your gorgeous glow.

Shop this maternity dress at Motherhood Maternity!

Fashion Cravings

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An LBD you can wear anywhere, anytime, this cap sleeve version boasts an empire silhouette accented with a sleek belt. Conservative enough for work – topped with a blazer, patterned tights and heels – and also a great option for a night out – accessorized with sexy shoes and statement jewels – its stretch fabric and flattering scoop neck add to its universally chic appeal.

Shop this versatile maternity dress at A Pea in the Pod!

Four Things

Though the weather outside may be dreary, we have spring on our minds! Signifying the rebirth of all things beautiful, from colorful flowers and lush leaves to the influx of newborns this time of year always brings, we are looking forward to warm weather baby showers and the newest little arrivals in our lives – be it our own, our family’s or our friends’. Get inspired this weekend by the four things we are longing to eat, wear, do and create!

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Gorgeously rosy shades in a trendy design make this mouthwatering Pink Ombre Vanilla Cake the perfect slice of heaven we can’t wait to dig our forks into.

 This Jessica Simpson Hanky Hem Maternity Dress, in trendy pastels, is the ultimate party go-to primed for a baby shower, afternoon wedding or birthday celebration.

 Take a cue from the beautiful Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Hudson by pairing the aforementioned dress with a luscious matte lip.

 Made for your own little one or as a sweet gift, these DIY Pacifier Clips are just the right mix of function and adorableness, with a side of super easy to do!

Looks We Love

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A mix of variegated stripes in spring-ready black and white lends an ultra-chic look to this comfy maternity maxi dress. Formfitting and stretchy, we adore its bump-shaping tie, flattering scoop neck and bracelet-length sleeves that will easily allow an armful of bangles clear display. Dressed up with a pair of heels or down with flats, it’s a day-or-night go-to.

Shop this maternity dress at Motherhood Maternity!

The Weekly Find

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Welcome to The Weekly Find, featuring a favorite new arrival paired with this, and that.

This week’s find: BCBGMAXAZRIA Long Sleeve Variegated Stripe Maternity Maxi Dress from A Pea in the Pod.

Why it’s a winner: Long, lean and ultra-stylish, the sleeves make it perfectly wearable now during winter’s cold months, while the chic color combo and stretchy, lightweight material will carry you right through spring.

Pair it with this: Add a mix of patterns and color now with the Multi Color Infinity Scarf, and that: a spring-ready Mavi Denim Maternity Jacket for later.

Fashion Cravings

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Designed with flattering details galore, this beautiful lace trim maternity dress hits all of the high notes. From the double V-neckline (front and back) and ultra-stretch fabric, to the moody hues of grey and navy along with its prim and proper look, it’s primed for all of your year-round soirees. We adore the formfitting silhouette that effortlessly hugs the bump along with its sweet and sexy lace layers that add that coveted dose of polish.

Shop this sophisticated maternity dress at A Pea in the Pod!

Four Things

With the holiday season coming to a close and 2014 just around the corner, we look forward to a weekend of celebrating all that’s to come! Whether picking out a dress for a festive party or creating something special for your New Year’s arrival, these four things have us inspired and excited about the year ahead.

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Decadent and oh-so-pretty, mini black and white cookies are the perfect treat to bring to a New Year’s party.

cap sleeve tie detail maternity dress is a versatile and stylish option that can be worn both now AND later.

For an updated take on a classic style, skip the bun and try a messy side braid for a casual-chic look.

 A black and white mobile adds instant modern appeal to your little one’s space.

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