Inspiration Behind the Design: Our Fabulous Holiday Collection!

sketchesThis season, our Holiday Collection is a mix of luxe styles that are high on drama. From jewels to beading to lustrous fabrics rendered in sexy silhouettes primed to show off your shape, the A Pea in the Pod Design Team drew on all things glam for this season’s collection:

“For the holiday season, we focused on the Baroque period, a time known for exquisite detail and ornamentation. Through the use of lace, shine and luxurious fabrics in black, gold and a beautiful Bordeaux red, each style creates a perfect ensemble for holiday parties and events.”

Key pieces include a cozy cable knit maternity sweater in shimmering black lurex; fashion’s current “it” look, faux leather trim maternity leggings; and a party-perfect jersey knit embellished maternity dress.

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Color Crush: Berry Red

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Is there anything as spectacular as the site of luscious red roses? Deeply saturated yet full of vibrancy, we absolutely adore this berry-kissed shade, especially in the form of this gorgeous, party-ready sleeveless maternity dress by Velvet by Graham & Spencer!

Holiday Looks for Now & Later

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Showing off our favorite dresses that can be worn now (while pregnant) and later (while not), two of our gorgeous in-house gals, Copywriter Leigh Calarco and Online Account Manager Michelle Scarpato, model three holiday-perfect looks for the season.

First up from Motherhood Maternity, the ubiquitous stripe trend in a black and gray combo takes center stage. Perfect for the office holiday party, the fitted silhouette of this Long Sleeve Slim Fit Maternity Dress by Jessica Simpson flawlessly accentuates Leigh’s bump thanks to the soft and stretchy material. Equally as flattering on Michelle, she frames her figure with a fitted Cascade Blazer while both add a warm layer of tights, on-trend booties and gold accessories.

Whether you’re expecting now or been there, done that, stay tuned for a glam approach to pre- and postnatal dressing – holiday edition!

The Weekly Find

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Welcome to The Weekly Find, featuring a favorite new arrival paired with this, and that.

This week’s find: TRINA TURK Long Sleeve Keyhole Detail Maternity Dress

Why it’s a winner: Still at the top of the trend list, graphic black and white prints continue to make their way onto the chicest clothes, and this day-to-night shift is no exception. Lightweight fabric garners year-round appeal while the flattering knee length mixed with long sleeves and keyhole detail ensure lasting appeal.

Pair it with this: Double Breasted Novelty Stitch Maternity Jacket, for a business-perfect look, and that: Sueded Opaque Tight

Work It! 5 Days of 9-5 Style

Gone are the days of stuffy suits and boring button downs. “In” are versatile, comfortable and fashion -forward work wear pieces that make you look as good as you feel during your pregnancy. Next week, take the office by storm with a fabulous outfit every day each and every day.maternity work clothes

Monday: Slip into expertly fit suiting pants made with our patented Secret Fit Belly®; pair with a beautiful blouse cut to perfection in a gorgeous graphic print like this polka-dot top.

Tuesday: Dress to impress in a belted shift topped with a sleek blazer that will frame your bump.

Wednesday: A belted color block tunic is super sleek over slim fitting slacks that give your legs a long and lean look by way of the season’s must-have d’Orsay pumps.

Thursday: Pencil skirts are a mom-to-be’s best friend, and when combined with a convertible sleeve shirt, the result is a perfectly polished look.

Friday: At the end of the week, relax in a chunky knit cardigan with gorgeous texture sleeve details and a pair of wide-leg slacks that allow you to flawlessly finish out the week in style.

Fashion Cravings

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BCBG has a knack for creating stand-out-in-the-crowd dresses, perfect for just about any occasion. Both high-fashion and high-comfort, this sleeveless number takes the effort out of dressing up without forgoing style. A rich blue provides the canvas for a form-fitting silhouette that hugs every curve in the most flattering of ways, while the top-to-bottom center lace panel, flanked by solid material on either side, exudes modern sex appeal with serious sophistication.

Fashion Cravings

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Ideal for just about any occasion, this wrap maternity dress is high on our fall must-have list. The flattering silhouette coupled with on-trend Scottish plaid is the perfect formula for an eye-catching look. Go casual with a thick pair of tights, denim jacket and riding boots; while sexy heels, a jeweled statement necklace and sleek clutch add instant polish with a chic edge.

Now & Later

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Tis the season of transition dressing, and with that comes warm-weather pieces you can wear on their own now, and then layer for later. A Pea in the Pod Senior Designer, Elizabeth Shane Quinn, models Joie’s short sleeve shift maternity dress, which epitomizes “Now & Later” dressing; a simple swap of accessories has it holding its own in both hot and cold weather. For now, add a strappy heel with a bit of edge and statement bag, while later on calls for our belted maternity sweater, sheer tights and the must-have black bootie.

Most Craved Monday

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Transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall can seem like a challenge, but it’s actually quite fun. Mixing lighter pieces from the warm weather with cozier styles creates a fashion-forward mix that is to be envied. This short sleeve shirt-style dress is an all-year piece that is destined for many wears. The polished polka-dot print will look fab when paired with a blazer or denim jacket and black ankle booties. When the weather turns even cooler, add a pair of mama tights and a chic infinity scarf.

Fashion Cravings

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Though denim is eternally close to our hearts, a wear-everywhere maternity dress is just the comfy piece we want to throw on every day. This Bailey 44 midi combines an ultra-casual silhouette with a glamorous embellished neckline that takes it from basic to beyond. We adore the mix of high and low in this piece, which will effortlessly transition from day to night with simple a change of shoe – boot to heel – and a switch of the bag – tote to clutch.

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