The Wendy Bellissimo for Destination Maternity® Collection to Launch in September!

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Wendy Bellissimo, the celebrated family lifestyle expert and designer. Known for her expertise in chic and sophisticated nursery décor and apparel that has garnered a loyal following of celebrity moms along with her established baby and children’s clothing collections, Wendy marks her first foray into maternity wear with The Wendy Bellissimo for Destination Maternity® Collection. The clothing and accessories line, offering a relaxed, California vibe inspired by the place Wendy and her family call home, is set to launch September 2014 at Destination Maternity® and Motherhood Maternity® stores nationwide.

Wendy’s signature boho-chic aesthetic and own wardrobe staples inform the collection which is designed to offer both comfort and style for moms-to-be. The collection features everyday, easy-wearing essentials like billowy maxi-dresses, layering tops, on-trend denim with double zipper front pockets, tribal-inspired sweaters, moto jackets and scarves. The pieces can be worn together for a head-to-toe look that is fresh and fashion forward or used as accent pieces that can be layered into both mom-to-be’s maternity and existing wardrobes.

Wendy Bellissimo has defined the idea that becoming a mom is an opportunity to enhance your own sense of style, not leave it behind. Stemming from her California family lifestyle, and built upon her traditional Connecticut roots, Wendy has cultivated a look that is a balance of chic, eclectic style with a certain sense of comfort and ease.This collection, created exclusively for Destination Maternity®, is a true extension of that spirit. Wendy weighs in on her unique design aesthetic: “In all of my designs, from home décor to clothing, I find a way to incorporate relaxed, approachable style elements without over-complicating a look.”

The 26-piece apparel and accessories collection will be available beginning September 2014 at Destination Maternity® and Motherhood Maternity® stores and online at www.DestinationMaternity.com and www.motherhood.com.

Here is a sneak peek of the fabulous fashion to come:

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“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.

Most Craved Monday

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Whether whisking away to your babymoon destination or taking a day trip to the beach or pool, this white-hot, halter-style maternity tankini will keep you stylish all season long. Longer in length, the tankini top flatters your baby bump both in and out of the water. Intricate beading and delicate crochet fabric make this swimsuit an on-trend option for all of your plans involving sand, sun and sea.

Shop this best-selling maternity tankini swimsuit at Motherhood Maternity!

 

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.

 

Trends We Love: Tunics & Leggings

 

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Possibly a mom-to-be’s best friend, the maternity tunic has just the right touch of comfy-meets-stylish! From solids and stripes to pretty prints and cozy knits, we can’t get enough of these long and lean looks that pair perfectly with your maternity leggings. Accessorize with a bump-framing blazer, this season’s over-the-knee boot and a statement piece of jewelry for a look that will last all day long – and into the night.

Comfortable, stylish and able to be paired with just about anything, leggings are another must-have trend. Whether cropped, full-length, leather or jersey-knit, leggings are a staple, meant to work for your wardrobe through all nine months and beyond.  Available with our patented Secret Fit Belly® or Underbelly, there is a style to fit your unique preference. Dress your leggings up by pairing them with a chic blouse and heels or go casual-cool with a denim jacket, tunic and flats.

Shop our favorite maternity tunics and leggings at Motherhood Maternity!

British Brands We Love: Hudson Jeans

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Hudson Jeans are known for their their body-conscious fit, high quality craftsmanship and signature triangle flap back pocket with the iconic Union Jack logo. With a “London edge meets L.A. glam” aesthetic, Hudson Jeans have become a celebrity favorite as well as a must-have for moms-to-be. With the addition of our patented Secret Fit Belly®, expecting moms can wear the same great styles from Hudson that  they loved pre-pregnancy.

In honor of our British Invasion, a celebration of the best in British Style, Hudson Jeans Denim Specialists will be coming to select A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity stores to help moms to be find the perfect fit! Try on a pair of Hudson Jeans and decorate your own British-themed baby bodysuit! Join us at the following locations:

Destination Maternity, Madison Avenue: 28 E. 57th Street * New York, NY 10022

Saturday April 5, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Find your perfect fit with a Hudson Jeans Denim Specialist and decorate a British-themed baby bodysuit for your little one.

*No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer.

Destination Maternity, Paramus: 35 Plaza *65 East Rte. 4 West * Paramus, NJ  07652

Friday April 4, 2014, 1pm-6pm

Find your perfect fit with a Hudson Jeans Denim Specialist and decorate a British-themed baby bodysuit for your little one.

*No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer.

Get the Look: Emily Blunt

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We can’t help but admire Emily Blunt’s effortlessly chic maternity style. During her pregnancy, Emily’s California-cool ensembles included relaxed fit tees and dark wash skinnies, perfectly balanced with neutral accessories. Get Emily’s look with casual pieces like our Three Dots Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Rib Knit Maternity Top; the flattering and comfortable jersey knit fabric will skim beautifully over your bump. Sleek and slimming in a dark wash, the fabulous stretch and seamless support provided by our AG Jeans Secret Fit Belly® 5 Pocket Maternity Jeans make this pair of blues an ideal pick for expectant moms with unparalleled style.

Shop Emily’s maternity look at A Pea in the Pod.

British Brands We Love: butter™ LONDON!

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butter™ LONDON is the authority in fashion-forward nail color. Worn by models on runways around the world, butter™ LONDON is Great Britain; inspired by rock and roll, self-expression and the beauty of creativity. In addition to their unparalleled assortment of bold, stunning shades, butter LONDON nail lacquer is formulated without harsh chemicals such as Formaldehyde, Toluene, DBP, phthalates or parabens. Destination Maternity offers 10 stunning new colors, a nail foundation and top coat, plus their signature Body Lotion and soothing Balm that will keep you glowing throughout your pregnancy.

In honor of our British Invasion, a celebration of the best in British Style, butter™ LONDON will be providing free mini-manicures at the following locations:

Destination Maternity, Madison Avenue
28 E. 57th Street * New York, NY 10022

Friday April 4, 2014, 3pm-6pm

Destination Maternity, Paramus
35 Plaza *65 East Rte. 4 West * Paramus, NJ 07652

Saturday April 5, 2014, 12pm-3pm

We look forward to seeing you there! Check out our other exciting events happening at a store near you.

Celebrate the Best of British Style!

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THE VERY BEST OF BRITISH STYLE AT ONE OF THESE EXCITING EVENTS AT A LOCATION NEAR YOU:

A Pea in the Pod, Beverly Hills

352 N. Beverly Drive * Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Saturday March 22, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Enjoy complimentary mini manicures with our newest assortment of nail lacquers from butter™ LONDON.

Saturday March 29, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages plus skincare consultations with products from the new and enhanced Mama Mio Collection.

Sunday March 30, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Find your perfect fit with a Hudson Jeans Denim Specialist and decorate a British-themed baby bodysuit for your little one.

*No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer.

A Pea in the Pod, Newbury Street

10 Newbury Street * Boston, MA 02116

Saturday March 29, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages plus skincare consultations with products from the new and enhanced Mama Mio Collection.

Destination Maternity, Cherry Hill

Town Place at Garden State * 901 Haddonfield Road * Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Saturday March 29, 2014, 12pm-6pm

Enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages plus skincare consultations with products from the new and enhanced Mama Mio Collection.

Destination Maternity, Madison Avenue

28 E. 57th Street * New York, NY 10022

Tuesday March 25, 2014, 12pm-2pm      

Join Marie Claire Senior Fashion Editor & E! News Correspondent, Zanna Roberts Rassi, in celebrating BRITISH STYLE! Shop the latest Spring looks from Séraphine, Hudson Jeans, Isabella Oliver and more. Receive expert style tips while enjoying sweet treats from Treat House. Plus, enter for a chance to win a spring wardrobe* and fabulous prizes.

 *No purchase necessary. Wardrobe value to not exceed $500 and includes full priced Destination Maternity merchandise only.

Wednesday March 26, 2014, 1pm-6pm

Enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages plus skincare consultations with products from the new and enhanced Mama Mio Collection.

Friday April 4, 2014, 3pm-6pm

Meet Founder and Head Designer of Séraphine Maternity, Cecile Reinaud! Enjoy tea and light bites as you shop the new collection and enter to win a Spring wardrobe!* Plus, enjoy complimentary mini manicures with our newest assortment of nail lacquers from butter™ LONDON and receive pampering hand and arm massages with products from the new and enhanced Mama Mio collection.

*No purchase necessary. Wardrobe value to not exceed $500 and includes Séraphine Maternity merchandise only.

Saturday April 5, 2014, 12pm-5pm

Find your perfect fit with a Hudson Jeans Denim Specialist and decorate a British-themed baby bodysuit for your little one.

*No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer.

Destination Maternity, Paramus

35 Plaza *65 East Rte. 4 West * Paramus, NJ  07652

Saturday March 29, 2014, 12pm-6pm

Enjoy complimentary hand and arm massages plus skincare consultations from the new and enhanced Mama Mio collection.

Friday April 4, 2014, 1pm-6pm

Find your perfect fit with a Hudson Jeans Denim Specialist and decorate a British-themed baby bodysuit for your little one.

*No purchase necessary. Limit one per customer.

Saturday April 5, 2014, 12pm-3pm

Meet Founder and Head Designer of Séraphine Maternity, Cecile Reinaud! Enjoy tea and light bites as you shop the new collection and enter to win a Spring wardrobe!* Plus, enjoy complimentary mini manicures with our newest assortment of nail lacquers from butter™ LONDON and receive pampering hand and arm massages with products from the new and enhanced Mama Mio collection.

*No purchase necessary. Wardrobe value to not exceed $500 and includes Séraphine Maternity merchandise only.


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