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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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.

Designer Profile: Rebecca Taylor

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Originally from New Zealand, Rebecca Taylor and business partner Elizabeth Bugdaycay came to New York City and launched the Rebecca Taylor brand for the contemporary, evolving modern woman.  Her clothes are most known for their flattering silhouettes, impressive embellishments and details, and unique color combinations and prints that allow you to add  your own individual style.  With celebrity customers including Rashida Jones, Reese Witherspoon, and Duchess Catherine Middleton, the brand has established itself as feminine and refined.  Destination Maternity offers a variety of Rebecca Taylor’s bump-flattering tunics, blouses and tops that can be worn both during and after pregnancy. The sophisticated color palette of neutral white, navy, black and grey can easily take you from desk to dinner.

Here, Rebecca answers five questions about her brand, style and inspiration:

Describe your brand in three words.

“Modern, feminine, refined.”

What inspires you when designing?

“I am inspired by so many things every day – New York, music, art, film.”

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

“Can’t go wrong with the basics: comfortable yet cool sneakers, striped tees, and a great pair of jeans. “

We are loving your Sleeveless Embellished Maternity Blouse. Tell us how you would style it.

“Just a simple bottom to let the top take center stage.”

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

“Gwen Stefani – she always looks amazing!”

Shop the Rebecca Taylor collection at Destination Maternity.

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!

Celebrity Style: Drew Barrymore

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Pregnant with her second bundle of joy, the eternally pretty Drew Barrymore looks effortlessly chic and glowing in all black. Dressed in a maxi-length shift that glides over her bump, Drew added a touch of structure care of a sharp blazer, sky-high pumps and a flattering long necklace. We adore her dressed-up style that exudes a casual edge thanks to the rolled sleeve cuffs, minimal makeup and shiny blowout worn simple and down.

Recreate her look in our CHARLIE JADE sleeveless keyhole maternity maxi dress that combines casual style with high-fashion appeal thanks to the gorgeous neckline. Topped off by a fitted shawl collar maternity blazer, simply add a pair of statement earrings and a sexy shoe for a sleek, sexy and sophisticated ensemble.

Get the look at Destination Maternity!

Still Trending…The Sweatshirt!

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A trend that is carrying over from the colder months, spring continues to laud the sweatshirt – and we love it! From relaxed styles that rely on sheer comfort to embellished looks with details ranging from feminine lace to edgy prints, this cozy-comfortable piece is the perfect way to define your chic, mom-to-be style.

Evident in so many of the styles for the season, Olivia Capone Myers, design director for A Pea in the Pod, further emphasizes the sweatshirt’s likability, “It’s a relaxed favorite that has gotten a serious makeover. We’re seeing it everywhere this spring and with unexpected details such as short sleeves, exposed zippers and luxe fabrics.”

Shop our fabulous selection of maternity sweatshirts at A Pea in the Pod!

Most Craved Monday

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A lightweight, tunic-style sweater in forever stylish stripes has both customers and staff vying to wear it. There’s much to adore from its bump-cinching tie to the 3/4 sleeves and flattering scoop neck. Whether you choose black and cream or the nautically-themed blue and white, pair either with chic white or ultra-light wash denim and your favorite neutral booties for a spring-ready look that is sure to garner compliments.

Shop this best-selling maternity sweater at Motherhood Maternity!

Brand-New Cool: WildFox!

Wildfox for A Pea in the Pod

Vintage-inspired, casually cool and incredibly chic, we couldn’t be more excited to announce the launch of the Wildfox at A Pea in the Pod®!

Inhabiting all of the aspects we adore about this contemporary lifestyle brand – graphic tees in ultra-soft cotton, Signature Beach Jumper sweatshirts and a perfectly worn-in, track pant and hoodie combo – the collection has been designed for stylish moms-to-be to  wear both during and after pregnancy.

Be sure to fulfill your affinity for luxe loungewear with the collection’s exclusive styles, which are available for purchase in select A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity® stores as well as online at APeaInThePod.com and DestinationMaternity.com.

Looking Fab, Ms. Blunt!

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The epitome of California cool, Emily Blunt looks effortlessly chic while strolling the streets of LA. Nearing the end of her pregnancy, Blunt continues to show off her bump in a fitted striped tee and a pair of our 7 For All Mankind Secret Fit Belly® Signature Pocket Maternity Jeans. Sleek and slimming in a dark wash, the fabulous stretch and seamless support and coverage provided by our patented Secret Fit Belly® make this pair of blues an ideal pick for expectant moms with unparalleled style.

Shop our great selection of designer maternity denim from A Pea in the Pod.

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