Trends We Love: Tunics & Leggings

 

maternity tunics and leggings

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!

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.

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Belly Talk: Find your Perfect Fit

When pregnant, the first item of clothing you’ll notice becoming a bit snug is your pants. Rather than turn to an endless supply of sweatpants and baggy bottoms, our selection of affordable denim, pants, shorts and skirts offer belly panels of all different shapes and sizes that are suited to your desire of comfort.

From full coverage panels and no bellies to fold overs, there’s a belly style you will long to live in. Though our patented Secret Fit Belly®, which offers seamless full coverage and support, is our most popular belly, our helpful Belly Panel Guide offers the information you need to choose the panel you want.

Here’s a snapshot of what we have to offer:

secret fit belly

The Secret Fit Belly® provides full coverage and supports by extending over the entire belly. It can also be folded down to be worn comfortably under the belly, while the smooth, lightweight
fabric maternity panel is soft, supportive and will grow with you. It is great for all three trimesters as well as after the baby is born.

under belly

 The Under Belly sits below the belly. Made with a wide elastic band covered by a soft and stretchy cotton-spandex fabric, this maternity panel contours and supports your belly where you need it most while offering minimal coverage. This belly is ideal for early to mid-pregnancy.

fold over belly

Our Fold Over Belly has a discreetly blended maternity panel with a non-maternity look for all day comfort when active and on the go. This belly is ideal throughout your pregnancy.

 Secret Fit Under Belly

Our Secret Fit Under Belly is a constructed waist featuring elastic inside with small gussets that provide a comfortable stretch, and it sits below the belly for moderate coverage. This belly is ideal for all three trimesters as well as after the baby is born. 

For a complete list of bellies, visit our Belly Panel Guide.

Fashion Icon

Maternity Dress

A classic fashion icon with all of the modern style you could ask for, Audrey Hepburn is a perfect example of timeless beauty paired with covetable style. Known best for this look from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Ms. Hepburn epitomizes chic in this LBD, which is minimally yet perfectly accessorized with luxurious accoutrements. Make the look your own in one of our own LBDs that just need your beautiful bump and a sexy pair of shoes for the ultimate look.

Shop our Hepburn-esque maternity dresses from A Pea in the Pod!

Easy Hairstyles for Expecting Moms

One word every expectant (or new) mom wants to hear is, easy! And when it comes to hair, this is as true as ever. Take a look at these sophisticated yet simple-to-do hairstyles that will have you out the door in no time.

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The easiest style of all, the ponytail is always a go-to! Tie up your tresses with a simple band that matches your hair color. Leave it at that, or add some volume by curling the strands of your pony for a night out or special event.

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Buns are back and here to stay! To achieve this gorg style, put your hair into a low ponytail and secure with a band. Starting from the nape of your neck, twist your pony down to the ends; keeping the twist intact, wrap it around the hairband in a circular motion until you have formed your bun. Secure the bun with bobby pins to keep it steady.

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One of the simplest ways to add some instant style a braid or two! Leaving your hair down, braid a one-inch section of your hair on either side of your part; pull each braid back so they meet in the center of the back of your head. Finally, secure the ends with bobby pins for a look that’s boho-beautiful.

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When in doubt, try some texture! Many hair care brands carry texturizing sprays that help to create those beachy waves that celebrities wear so well. To glow like Kate, while your hair is damp, apply a liberal amount of spray from root to tip, and then flip your hair over. Using your fingers and a diffuser hairdryer attachment, gently blow-dry your hair. When dry, flip your hair right side up and instant waves will be upon you!

Print Play

Motherhood Maternity Trends

Though slightly cooler weather is looming just beyond these final days of August, pretty prints in beautiful colors are making themselves known this upcoming season! Take up one of fall’s most celebrated trends by way of prints that are anything but boring. Be it floral, animal print, graphic designs and more, keep it simple by pairing them with solid compliments, or dare to go bold by mixing and matching patterns for ultimate street style – in a mom-to-be chic way!

Shop our favorite printed maternity clothes from Motherhood Maternity!

Color Wonder

Color Wonder- Motherhood Maternity

Spring and summer are the perfect seasons to experiment with color! Gone are cold weather wardrobes laden with dull, dark hues. Bold and bright is IN and here to stay! Try this trend in tunics, tops, pants and dresses in a variety of delightful colors on the wheel. From citrusy tangerine to Caribbean turquoise, there is truly something for everyone.

 Tell us, which color families strike your fancy this season? Do you seek the comfort of warm shades, or the refreshing lift of a cool tone?  We’d love to hear from you!

 Shop warm or shop cool.

Olivia’s Tip- 7 Months!

Olivia's Tip- 7 Months!

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Welcome to Cravings!

Welcome to Cravings - for your maternity style, beauty, and lifestyle appetite.

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