Root For Your Team in a Maternity MLB Tee

MLB BLOGPOSTShow off your team spirit in honor of baseball season! Our selection of officially licensed MLB tees are perfect for showing off your bump while cheering on your favorite team! Sport these fan fashions all season long, whether at a game or watching from the couch. Shop the comfortable and soft baseball tees and tanks; then, make sure to show us how you wear your MLB materniTEE! Who are you rooting for?

The Ultimate Bra Guide for Expecting and New Moms

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When expecting, your bra size will most likely change throughout your pregnancy journey. This can happen as early as 6 weeks in, so when it does, it’s time to shop for bras! It’s better to buy bras at several different times during pregnancy, than it is to spend an entire pregnancy wearing bras that don’t fit. Unlike regular bras, which lack the necessary support and comfort, maternity bras are designed to accommodate your growing breasts and expanding rib cage. Here are the styles we recommend. No matter your preference, you’ll find the fit and support you need.

Full coverage bras offer support and lift. They also reduce strain on your back, shoulders and chest muscles.  Our Full Coverage Underwire Bra has padding for even more support with a touch of glamour in lace.

For a smooth and comfortable fit, we recommend a seamless bra. This style grows with your shape, relieves sensitivity and allows for extra room to stretch with expandable straps. Our Seamless Clip-Down Nursing Bra is a customer favorite and the clip-down nursing function provides simple nursing post-baby.  All of our nursing bras can also be worn as maternity bras; so embrace this style early on and wear right into motherhood!

Wireless bras act as a discrete base under clothing. As an added bonus, when worn regularly, they may help to limit stretch marks. Opt for an essential color like a nude wireless bra.

To help you snooze with ease, wear a sleep bra. Sleep bras retain your natural breast shape when side sleeping, tossing and turning. They also transition from maternity to new mom for mid-night breastfeeding.

Unsure of your size? All of our Motherhood Maternity stores offer free bra fittings. So, make sure to stop in to meet with one of our expert associates or check out our measuring guide to help with your fit at home; it also serves as a great reminder when it’s time to shop again!

 

OUTFIT IDEAS FROM INSTAGRAM’S BEST DRESSED #MOMSTOBE

Spring is in the air and this week’s maternity style inspiration will have you ready to embrace the bump in the season’s latest trends. Read along for why you should create this outfit, inspired by expecting mom and blogger, Marissa, of Simply Mars.

Photo: Instagram / @marssaunders

Photo: Instagram / @marssaunders

Marissa’s outfit blends so many of the season’s hottest trends like florals, printed dresses and bright colors. Marissa achieves this fashionable look in our multi-floral print side-ruched maternity dress.

A maternity go-to, the side-ruched dress is a great choice when expecting. It expands through the trimesters while retaining its shape to showoff your curves. This bump-hugging style comes in everything from florals, solids and stripes, to brights and neutrals. Wear the dress on its own or throw on the spring layering must-have, the denim jacket.

Mixed botanicals are a fashion staple for spring. Marissa embraced the trend in a floral dress, but you can ease into the style in a printed blouse and maternity jeans.  Finally, Marissa proves that bright colors truly make a style statement.   Stand out in colors inspired by the season like yellows, blues, lilacs and pinks. Complete the outfit with nude or bold-colored heels and delicate jewelry.

Shop all our spring styles and show us your favorite way to style the bump with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun!

Style 3 Ways: The Secret Fit Belly® Legging

Comfortable and stylish, leggings are a go-to for the mom-to-be when styling the bump! They can be worn with just about anything, and with our Secret Fit Belly® panel, they comfortably hug your changing shape during all stages pre and post baby.  We’re sharing 3 ways to style this maternity must-have with key pieces for this season.

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Athleisure: Style the essential legging with another staple, a maternity tank.  This top, which is cut longer, can be worn as a layer, on its own, dressed up or down and even worn when working out. With a lightweight jacket for spring like an anorak, this outfit is the perfect mix of comfy and casual. Rock a pair of converse and accent with jewelry and a cross body bag to complete the look.

Every day: Having a go-to look that is easy yet fashionable is important for every woman and especially the mom-to-be. Just like the legging, you can never go wrong with a striped tee. Our Maternity Tee flatters the bump and is the perfect length to pair with your favorite leggings.  Style with a classic chambray top, chunky wedges or sandals, and your favorite pair of sunglasses.

Wear-to-work: Leggings can be incorporated into your work wardrobe and pair nicely with a longer tunic or blouse. Try a printed blouse for a trendy spring touch and add a classic black cardigan for a sophisticated and sleek silhouette.

How do you style your leggings? Make sure to tag us and share how you wear with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun!

Accessories via Nordstrom.com, Barneys.com and JCrew.com

Picks by Trimester For the Mom-To-Be

When a woman finds out she is expecting, the anticipation of a changing body and how to dress it is usually at the top of her mind. When it comes to dressing during pregnancy, comfort and style are key. We’ve put together our top trimester picks and are spilling our styling secrets to help you through each trimester and beyond.

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Shop our picks below and show us how you style the bump throughout your pregnancy journey with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun!

First Trimester: Tops & Tanks // BumpStart
Second Trimester: Bras // Maternity Jeans
Third Trimester: Dresses // Hospital Bag Essentials
Mommy Musts: BounceBack // Nursing Tops & Tanks

Outfit Ideas from Instagram’s Best Dressed #Momstobe

Getting ready for a night out on the town or looking for a way to dress up the bump? Today’s maternity style inspiration from fashionable mom-to-be, Raven Elyse, is the perfect combination of chic, classic and comfortable; we know you’ll want to recreate the look!

Photo : Instagram / @ravenelyse

Raven proves that mixing dark neutrals like black and grey instantly glams up your look and is a figure- flattering way to style the bump. Start the look with a layering tee. Substitute your staple black tee for a softer alternative in grey.  Grey adds a chic touch and has become a must-wear hue in recent seasons.

Lightweight jackets or cardigans are essential for those chilly spring nights. Match your layering piece with your tee for a sleek and seamless silhouette. Try this flowy grey cardigan to recreate Raven’s outfit.

Not only are leggings comfortable and a go-to for expecting women, but they are trendy too! In prints, colors or leather, leggings are a maternity must-have you’ll be wearing all nine months and beyond. Try this leather pair, like Raven, to complete the glam look.

A great way to accessorize a neutral outfit is to add some color. Try a pop of pink with a heel, some sunnies plus a chic handbag and you’re ready to head out!

Show us how you dress up your bump with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun!

First Trimester Tips from a Style Expert

You may be wondering what to wear during the beginning weeks and months of your pregnancy. Christina Leavenworth, expecting anchor on WEAR, headed to our Motherhood Maternity store in Pensacola, Florida, where she spoke with maternity style expert, Suzi Reitz, on tips for first trimester dressing. Check out the video to see Christina try on our new spring styles and for Suzi’s suggestions on building your maternity wardrobe.

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Outfit Ideas From Instagram’s Best Dressed #Momstobe

We’re starting this week with our best bump forward showcasing maternity style inspiration from expecting mom, Marie, of Marie A La Mode. We love following along on her pregnancy journey, so we  are breaking down one of our favorite looks of hers and how easy it is to recreate.

Photo: Instagram / @mariealamode

The monochrome outfit  is becoming a favorite for moms-to-be since it is bump-flattering and gives a slimming silhouette. Marie rocks the trend in navy by matching her maternity jeans to her top. Since shades of blue are so in for spring, recreating this outfit is easily achieved in any wash of denim or blue top.

Marie adds a touch of texture to her navy outfit with a printed tee. Pretty prints like florals and graphic designs are everywhere this season; try a simple top to ease in to the trend.

Lightweight layers like jackets, cardigans or button-downs frame the bump and will carry you through the transitional weather. Try a chambray style or jean jacket, like Marie, to match the blue hue.

We love seeing how real moms style the bump! Make sure to share what you wear with the hashtag #thisisgoingtobefun!

Tips for Dressing Post-Baby Featuring Blogger Katie of Katie Did What

Photo courtesy of Katie Reyes

Life can feel very crazy once the little one finally arrives because everything is brand new: baby, schedule, body! For tips on how to ease the transition into motherhood, we turned to one of our favorite bloggers and stylish moms, Katie of Katie Did What, who just welcomed baby number 2. Read along for Katie’s style advice and more on life with two under two.

Guest Editor: Katie Reyes, Blogger

I’m Katie and I run the lifestyle blog Katie Did What. I have an almost-two-year-old boy and a 7 week old baby girl, so life is hectic these days! I don’t have too much time to think about my fashion, but it’s still something that is important to me. Being a mother to two little ones can be hard, and can make for very little “me time.” Two things that I love to do each day to make sure I feel like myself are to put on my makeup and to try to put on some cute clothes. It not only makes sure I stay true to myself, but also improves my confidence! Dressing the postpartum body can be tricky, but I have a few tips that I’d love to share.

  1. Maternity jeans– YES, you can still rock those maternity jeans post-baby! You probably will still need to for a while as your body shrinks back down. I have found that I’m living in my maternity jeans from Motherhood Maternity, as they are still super comfortable, stylish, fit great and the belly panel is awesome for covering the stomach while breastfeeding! Plus, nobody can tell they are maternity. Win-win!
  2. Loose tops. They’re another must-have for your post-baby wardrobe…and lots of them! You won’t want anything form-fitting for a while, so embrace the loose, flowy, romantic look! I’m still getting wear from my maternity tops like this one. Plus, they are completely effortless and great for breastfeeding!

    Photo courtesy of Katie Reyes

  3. Buttons! Embrace button-down tops and dresses! I love this denim dress from Motherhood;  it’s not form-fitting, so it’s super flattering, and it buttons down for easy access when nursing.
  4. Hats. Because, sometimes you just don’t have time to wash your hair. You’re a mom. This is where hats come in- throw one on and go!
  5. Nursing bras. Okay, these are game changers! They clip down for easy nursing and are super comfortable! I love this sports bra, since I’m slowly getting back into exercising, finally!
  6. Jackets or wraps or open cardigans. Pick anything that you can just throw over an outfit that is nursing friendly too! This jacket is my favorite that I’ve taken from maternity on.

Photo courtesy of Katie Reyes

These are just some of my tips for dressing post-baby. For more of my tips on styling the postpartum body, check out this post on my blog!

The views expressed on this post represent those of the blogger and not of Destination Maternity. All photos courtesy of Katie Reyes.

Rachel Zoe’s Spring Picks For Mom-To-Be

Her latest collection exclusively for A Pea in the Pod has just arrived in stores so we asked designer, editor, style icon and mom of two, Rachel Zoe, for her tips on spring dressing. Read along for the items she can’t live without and head online to shop the newest styles.

Guest Editor: Rachel Zoe, Stylist, Editor and Designer

I’m so excited that spring is finally here!  It’s that time of year for flowing, feminine, comfortable silhouettes that are perfect for warmer temperatures and transitional dressing.

As someone who lives in maxi dresses, I naturally incorporate various silhouettes into my collection. One of my favorites this season is this effortlessly glamorous off the shoulder style. Styled with slides or wedges, this dress is comfortable enough to wear all day long.  Transition your look into evening by throwing on a leather jacket over your shoulders, putting on a gorgeous pair of gold earrings and you’re instantly ready for dinner.

As much as I love an everyday maxi, it’s just as important to have a pair of black leggings in your wardrobe lineup. You can literally style these with anything from a tunic top to an off-the-shoulder blouse. Throw your hair into a messy topknot and add a glamorous bracelet for a look that instantly takes you from day to night.

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