CHIC THIS WEEK: THE WRAP DRESS

Destination Maternity Wrap Dress

The wrap dress is a classic in my wardrobe that never goes out of style. I also loved the silhouette when I was pregnant, since it’s a really figure-flattering maternity piece. Having the ability to adjust the comfort and belt it closed accentuates in all the right places, especially when you have a bump. In a chic animal print, it’s perfection.

Shop our maternity wrap dresses today

WATERMELON ICE POPS

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So, we have an ongoing “sweets battle” in my house. While we try to eat mainly healthy on average, my husband and I are a bit at odds on letting my 15 month old eat sweets after meals. I’m a big ol’ softie who loves indulging Greyson with ice cream cones and cookies. However, Grey’s dad is always the voice of reason, suggesting we limit his sugar intake primarily to special occasions. When I came across this recipe I thought it would make us all happy! It’s a simple recipe that’s 100% natural AND was a hit with Grey. Just take a look at that adorable messy face! It’s also a perfect end-of-summer treat. Hope you all enjoy this Labor Day weekend! -Olivia

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freeze Time: 5 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 4 cups cubed seedless watermelon

Directions:

  1. Place coconut water, lime juice, and honey in blender, then mix to combine.
  2. Place the watermelon into the syrup. Blend until smooth.
  3. Carefully fill popsicle molds and insert sticks. Freeze until firm.

Makes 10 servings.

Find the recipe here

Fit Pregnancy Sweepstakes

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When the weather changes from summer to fall, we all want to grab our purses and go shopping! We’ve paired up with Fit Pregnancy to bring you the ultimate shopping giveaway! What better way to kick off a new season and style your bump than a new wardrobe?!

Prize:

One winner will receive a $500 gift card & a styling session with Destination Maternity’s Style Director, Olivia Capone Myers.  You’re styling session will be taped and you’ll have a chance to be featured on the Cravings blog!

How to Enter:

Go to FitPregnancy.com to enter and for official giveaway rules.  The sweepstakes will run from August 1st -September 30th,. The lucky winner will be selected in October and can begin their maternity shopping spree!

Date Night Fashion Tips from Destination Maternity Corporation Style Director Olivia Capone Myers

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.

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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.

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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.

Isabella 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.

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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.

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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!*

 

*Some restrictions apply. Click here for details.

Get The Look: Ciara

From chilling out to an evening out, Ciara’s pregnancy attire is a great example of how women do not need to lose their individuality or fashion-sense with a baby on board. Ciara proves that her maternity style-choices are edgy, elegant & luckily attainable by you! We have all the pieces you need to get her look!

A white shirt dress is a fundamental fashion piece. Ciara achieves the easygoing look by pairing it with adorable colored sneakers. Her dress features buttons, ¾ sleeves & a v-neck… so does our Isabella Oliver look-a-like.

Isabella Oliver Elbow Sleeve Belted Maternity Shirt Dress

Ciara stuns in this feminine and elegant maxi. Our Isabella Oliver dress also comes in a simple shade, as to not take away from its sophisticated charm. Ciara wears her hair in lose waves & adds strappy heels. Show up & show off in our version of an evening-wear maxi.

Isabella Oliver Long Sleeve Embellished Maternity Dress

Ciara turns even the simplest tank top into a fashion moment. She accessorizes hers with a beanie hat & long necklace. Try our sleeveless tank top. Pair with your own favorite accessories and you are ready to go!

Sleeveless Scoop Neck Maternity Tank Top

Ciara tops her Isabella Oliver sleeveless, cross front maxi dress off with a little white jacket & sneakers. Master her look of casual meets chic with our version of this dress!

Isabella Oliver Sleeveless Cross Front Maternity Dress

Make sure you stay true to yourself as Ciara has done throughout her pregnancy. And remember… it is easy to GET THE LOOK.

Most Craved Monday

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Have you ever wanted that one piece that you can literally wear anytime and with anything? Jessica Simpson, style-maven and equally stylish mommy, has the answer to your desires with her empire waist maternity maxi dress.

If spring and summer could combine to create the perfect color palette, this dress would be the result. In soft hues of blue, the water-color design flows perfectly from the ribbed top to the tiered bottom.

Wear it with its matching spaghetti straps or remove them for a tube-top look. Tie the drawstring around your baby-bump or let it go loose for a casual accent to your growing belly. Add a cardigan, a denim coat, a scarf… even a leather jacket to toughen up the feminine fashion will work! Or… wear it alone and let the print speak for itself.

Add gladiator sandals, wedges, flip-flops or flats. Whatever shoes you choose, you will be in awe by its maximum length made for maximum fashion. These are just some reasons why this dress is our MOST CRAVED.

Get the look here and shop the entire Jessica Simpson Maternity collection today!

Rachel Pally Designer Profile Q & A

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Describe your brand in three words.
EASY. SEXY. RELAXED.

When designing, what inspires you?
WOMEN!  I am inspired by women I know, women I meet, women I see in magazines and films.  I try to design a line that can appeal to all women, regardless of size, shape or age.

What are the three “key pieces” every mom-to-be should own?
Long black dress, Long black skirt, Maternity jeans

How would you style your favorite piece from the collection?
The striped cape top with a pair of black skinny jeans, black booties, a leather jacket and a statement necklace is casual and cute!

What celebrity mom or mom-to-be do you admire for their fashion choices?
I love how Nicole Richie dresses. She always looks so casual and yet so put together; she looks just as natural in a pair of flat sandals chasing after her little ones, as she does out on the town in sexy stilettos!

Shop the collection here!

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!

 

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