Outfit Ideas from Instagram’s Best Dressed #MomsToBe

Planning ahead for warmer temps? Today’s outfit inspiration has us ready for sunny weather by styling up a maternity must-have that matches the season: shorts!  We’re breaking down why you should recreate this outfit worn by expecting mom and blogger, Marissa of Simply Mars, so you’re ready to take on the heat in style!

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Photo: Instagram / @marssaunders

Beating the heat can be challenging when you’re expecting, so shorts are a great bottom alternative when temps begin to rise. Go with a classic jean short or a soft printed style like Marissa did in our floral A-line maternity shorts.

A favorite for expecting moms, maternity tees are so versatile and pair perfectly with a printed bottom. Marissa chose the classic black style with a flattering V-neck.  In case you missed it, check out our post on styling this maternity essential here!

Finally, finish off the look with a statement watch, neutral bag and trendy wedges that help elongate those legs!

What are you favorite ways to style the bump this season? Make sure to show us your style with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun!

A Wish List for Your First Mother’s Day

This may be the very first time you get to celebrate this special day, so we’ve put together a wish list of outfits and gifts just for you! Treat yourself or pass to someone who may need a hint!

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With the weather warming up, a dress is a great way to show off the bump AND help you stay cool. The Spaghetti Strap Tiered Maternity Maxi Dress or the Sleeveless Belted Maternity Dress are both breezy and flattering options for your Mother’s Day celebration, as well as all spring long.

Spring means it’s time to lighten and brighten up your wardrobe; detailed tops and colorful crops allow you to add some hue-variation into your wardrobe.

Looking for a way to give back? For every Jessica Simpson Maternity Moon & Stars T-Shirt sold, $5 will go to the GOOD+ Foundation in support of a total donation of $25,000 from Motherhood Maternity®. For more information and to find out what a tee can do, check out this blog post.

A sleep set is perfect during pregnancy and is a hospital bag essential. The Bump In The Night™ Empire Waist Nursing Nightgown and Robe is a comfortable choice that comes in pink, navy and mint.
In soothing aromas like lavender vanilla and milk & honey, the Body Boost by basq’s Bump Love Kit is perfect for a little at-home pampering!

As always, a gift card allows you (or another special mom-to-be in your life) to pick out some goodies anytime!

How are you celebrating Mother’s Day? Make sure to stop by one of our stores and click here to see how we are celebrating YOU all month long!

Spring Skincare Secrets From a Pro

It’s a new season, which means it’s time to add a few essentials to our beauty routine. Who better to tell us what to stock our purses (and diaper bags) with than our resident beauty expert Kristen?! Read along for her favorites.

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Guest Editor: Kristen Diamond, Beauty and Lingerie Buyer

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Butter London Nail Polish, because let’s face it, toes cannot be out unless they are properly polished!

The basq Skin Scrub is a must; now that a little more skin is showing, it needs to be at its best.

This basq oil isn’t super greasy and rubs in well, so it’s a great moisturizer. I like the lavender scent because it is so soothing.

The Honest Company Sanitizer Spray is a year-round must for me.

The Honest Company Sun Block stick gets our whole family ready for more outdoor time!

Body Boost by basq’s Bump Love Kit is a great gift for a mom-to-be. It’s her first time getting to celebrate Mother’s Day and this set is a great way to show her some love and encourage her to spend some time doing a little pampering.

You can shop all our beauty and skincare here. What are your favorite items for spring?

 

Outfit Ideas From Instagram’s Best Dressed #Momstobe

Today’s maternity style inspiration comes from expecting mom, Amanda Zica. You can recreate her look in no time with some simple maternity essentials, that when put together, create a look that is far from basic!

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Photo: Instagram / @amandazica.nutrition

Amanda shows off the bump in staple stripes… a mom-to-be favorite! You can try the trend in a basic tee, tunic, or dress. To achieve the flirty and flattering flair from Amanda’s outfit, layer a side-ruched striped tee over a long flowing blouse or tank that matches.

For a dressed up look, pair your stripes with dark denim. Amanda chose a pair of our dark wash Secret Fit Belly® maternity jeans. All of our jean styles feature our Secret Fit Belly® panel; so whether you’re dressing for date night or running errands, you can choose a fit and wash that’s comfortable without sacrificing your personal style. For more on our Secret Fit Belly®, check out our blog post here.

Adding a pop of color to a neutral outfit is always a fashion do! Amanda adds color with red lipstick and keeps the rest muted with nude heels and a light necklace.

Show us how you wear these essentials with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun!

Give Back to Moms In Need This Mother’s Day

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We’ve teamed up once again with Jessica Simpson and GOOD+ Foundation (formerly known as Baby Buggy) to launch an exclusive tee shirt in celebration of Mother’s Day! For every Jessica Simpson Maternity Moon & Stars Tee shirt  sold, $5 will go to the GOOD+ Foundation  in support of a total donation of $25,000 from Motherhood Maternity®. Founded by Jessica Seinfeld, GOOD+ Foundation is a nonprofit organization that donates child products and services to families in need to break the cycle of poverty.

“I am always inspired by the work of Jessica Seinfeld and GOOD + Foundation. We’re happy to be able to partner again to support the crucial work they are doing for families in this country,” says Jessica Simpson.  “My most important role in life is being a mom and I am honored to support other moms through this partnership.”

This year’s tee was inspired by Jessica’s sister Ashlee Simpson Ross’ celestial themed baby shower; Simpson said, “I was reminded of that special day when working on this tee. I hope that our customers can feel the love we put into it and it is able to help moms who are in need.”

“I love that you can celebrate a mom in your life while helping a mom in need at the same time,” says GOOD+ Foundation Founder and Board President, Jessica Seinfeld.  “The generous donation from longtime supporters Jessica Simpson and Motherhood Maternity allows us to further support parents in need across the country.”

The super soft, heather grey tee shirt is currently available online and in Motherhood Maternity and Destination Maternity stores. If you purchase the tee, help raise even more awareness for GOOD+ Foundation and its network of moms and their families nationwide by snapping a pic and tagging @GOODPlusFdn @motherhoodmaternity and @jessicasimpsonstyle on Instagram!

Style 3 Ways: The Maternity Tee

Every woman, especially the mom-to-be, needs tees in her closet that she can rely on for comfort and style. Versatile and available in a variety of colors from neutrals, to solids, prints and stripes… it’s easy to see why the maternity tee has become a favorite for the expecting mom. Read along for our style suggestions and tips on how to wear this maternity essential.

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Athleisure: For a fresh take on work-out wear with added comfort, choose a grey tee with another maternity staple: leggings. Our Secret Fit Belly® leggings comfortably hug your changing shape, making this outfit a comfy go-to! Layer with a light and breathable jacket and rock your favorite pair of sneakers to complete the look.

Everyday:  Stripes have become a staple pattern for maternity as they flatter and show off the bump. For everyday style, try this v-neck striped maternity tee and add a cropped jean jacket for a trendy spring touch. For a casual alternative to the maternity jean, opt for a cargo pant like this olive style for a subtle pop of color. Throw on lace-up flats and your favorite pair of sunglasses and you’re ready to take on the day!

Brunch: Heading out with friends or the family this weekend? Stick to a classic black tee and layer with a stylish vest or jacket like this crochet detail vest for a boho-chic vibe.  Maternity jeans  are a must in a maternity wardrobe, and we recommend a light wash style that can be cuffed to show off a chunky nude strappy heel.

What’s your favorite way to style a tee? Make sure to share with us with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun!

Accessories via Nordstrom.com

Win a Private Screening of Mother’s Day, the movie!

This Mother’s Day, it’s all about YOU! Enter via our Facebook page for a chance to win one of two hometown screenings of Mother’s Day, the movie, for you and 99 friends!*

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Ends at 11:59:59 p.m. ET on 5/9/16. See complete official rules at MOTHERHOOD.COM/MOTHERSDAY for further details, including age and geographic eligibility, plus how to earn bonus entries.  Void where prohibited.

A Stylish Maternity Wardrobe in Five Pieces

Need a weekend outfit? No brainer work-wear? Something for that little get a way?  See just how far 5 pieces will take you with our 5 for 4 Event!* Happening in stores and online, buy 4 pieces and get the 5th for free. Shop our picks below, mix and match the styles or choose your own. Put 5 pieces in your cart to see the savings! Happy shopping!

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Weekend Favorites

Spaghetti Strap Empire Seam Maternity Dress // Sleeveless Empire Waist Maternity Blouse // Short Sleeve Fit And Flare Maternity Dress //  Jessica Simpson Frayed Hem Denim Maternity Jacket //  Secret Fit Belly Flap Pocket Maternity Bermuda Shorts

9 to 5 Fashion

Elbow Sleeve Side Ruched Maternity Dress // Plaid High-low Swing Maternity Tank // Jessica Simpson Long Secret Fit Belly Faux Front Pockets Skinny Leg Maternity Pants // Sleeveless Pleated Maternity Top // Secret Fit Belly Poplin Cargo Pockets Convertible Maternity Pants

Get-A-Way Styles

Sleeveless Hanky Hem Maternity Dress // High-low Swing Maternity Tank // Secret Fit Belly Cargo Pockets Maternity Shorts // Cross Back Maternity Tankini Swimsuit // Smock Waist Linen Lightweight Straight Leg Maternity Pants //

*In stores and online.  For a limited time. Select styles only. Some restrictions apply. See site for details.

Rachel Zoe’s Tips on Dressing the Bump for Wedding Season

Designer, editor, style icon and mom of two, Rachel Zoe, shares her bump style tips with us featuring styles from her latest collection exclusively for A Pea in the Pod. Read along and shop the newest styles, available in select stores and online.

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Guest Editor: Rachel Zoe, Stylist, Editor and Designer

Wedding season is upon us and achieving picture-perfect wedding guest attire should never be a source of stress. Make sure to arm yourself with timeless silhouettes and elevate your look with glamorous accessories perfect for more than one occasion. No matter how far along you are in your pregnancy, you can be comfortable and still feel glamorous at the same time – it doesn’t have to be a struggle!

This off-the-shoulder maxi is the perfect option for both daytime and evening weddings; all you need to do is accessorize accordingly. The open neckline shows off just enough for a sexy yet elevated look.  Compliment your bohemian ensemble with a braid crown or tousled beach waves along with a bold pendant necklace and cocktail ring.

Another ultra-chic option that’s feminine and sexy is this sleeveless, front slit maxi dress.  Pair your dress with a black pump or strappy sandal, a bright lip and a pair of statement earrings.  It’s a timeless look fit for any wedding reception!

The views expressed on this post represent those of the guest author and not of Destination Maternity.

Outfit Ideas From Instagram’s Best Dressed #Momstobe

Now that the weather is warming up, we have dresses on the brain! Whether you need one for a wedding, your shower or just for the weekend, this week’s maternity style inspiration from expecting mom Zoey will have you ready to dress up the bump. Read along for spring style tips inspired by her outfit!

Photo: Instagram/ @_zoeynickel

Take a style tip from Zoey and choose a striking color. Spring is the perfect time to experiment with bolder shades;so, branch out from the basics and opt for bights  like cobalt and coral.

A fit and flare dress is a flattering favorite for the mom-to-be and allows for room to grow so you can style throughout the trimesters and beyond.  Zoey wears our Short Sleeve Fit and Flare Maternity Dress  to show off her growing bump.

Finally, you can never go wrong with stripes! This preppy and pretty print is a spring staple and a go-to for the expecting mom!  Try a striped dress like Zoey or a tee for a casual take on the trend.

We love how Zoey accessorized with a matching statement necklace, white strappy wedges and a lighter blue bag. How would you style this dress? Share with us below and shop all our dresses for the season. Make sure to show us your spring style with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun!

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