Tag: maternity clothes

Who says pregnancy can’t be sexy?

At 38 weeks pregnant, I can honestly say I feel about as unsexy as a sack of potatoes. But just like putting a smile on your face is supposed to make you feel happier, wearing sexy lingerie should do the same thing, right? That was my mindset when I tried on a set of aggressively saucy purple and black lace lingerie. We’ve all heard the term “hot mama” before, but You! Lingerie, a collection of nursing bras and maternity lingerie is taking the yummy mummy look to extremes. The Azalea Orchid (pictured), the set I was sent, is a...

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dearjohnnies – Hospital garb you’ll want to wear after your stay

I’m getting closer and closer to the pregnancy finish line and as I do, I’m starting to mentally pack my hospital bag. I remember from last time that I basically lived in a bathrobe and hospital gown for the duration of my stay. The thought of lounging around Hugh Hefner-style sounds appealing, if only it weren’t for those drab and dowdy (not to mention used) hospital gowns. This is where dearjohnnies comes in. We’ve praised the collection of designer hospital gowns when we first discovered them, and are excited to share that they have launched some lovely new prints along...

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A chic accessory for your growing bun

I’m in the final stretch of my third trimester and no matter what I put on, I have a tendency to feel like, well, someone who’s eight months pregnant. So when I spotted a recent pic a of a pregnant celeb with a multi-hued scarf from new accessories line Theodora & Callum effortlessly tied around her neck and covering her belly just so, I knew I had found what I was looking for–an accessory that actually made me look and feel less huge. Theodora & Callum is created by former Scoop owner Stefani Greenfield and co-creator/executive producer of Project...

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Boden launches maternity. Brilliant!

When I heard that Boden, my favorite clothing company from across the pond was launching maternity, I felt like doing cartwheels. But, being seven months pregnant, I opted for a fist pump instead. Not only am I fan of Boden’s women’s collection, but I’d say about 75% of my son’s wardrobe comes from Mini Boden, their affordable and ridiculously cute collection for babies and kids. (I mean, how adorable are these faded denim board shorts with a skull print?). The Boden maternity clothes have a slightly limited selection at the moment, but it’s still chock full of the staples...

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Maternity style tips from author and maternity stylista Amy Tara Koch

I only had one pregnancy that required winter clothes and boy, was that a challenge. Pants never seemed to fit me and sweaters always made me hot, so I found myself wearing the same few outfits over and over again. Too bad I didn’t have author and style expert Amy Tara Koch’s book Bump It Up back then. The book is chock full of amazing maternity style tips plus advice from some of the world’s most famous fashion designers and stylists. It’s definitely a must-have manual for any pregnant chica, regardless of what number kid you’re on. I recently...

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The maternity top that’s saving me from a thousand tiny breakdowns daily

I have discovered maternity top nirvana. Nirvana, I tell you. And I’m pretty sure I will not be taking this thing off until I have my baby. Finally, I’m spared the thousand daily tug-downs of a too-small top. Finally, the underside of my belly doesn’t have to get chilly when I’m out for an autumn walk. Finally, a top that actually fits in those last, gigantic –or maybe that’s just me?– weeks of pregnancy. My near-deliriously happy state is all thanks to a Bashful Bump maternity bodysuit. I know, I know. A bodysuit? How can that be comfortable? But...

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Milk Nursingwear – Does a breastfeeding mama good

As a long time breastfeeding mom, I tend to just pop on a nursing tank under a regular shirt and go on my merry nursing way. But that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the value of a great nursing top, particularly when I’m out in public or traveling. So I’m glad to have discovered a new one to add to my arsenal of breastfeeding shirts. [don’t miss a great giveaway after the jump!] The discreet and well-priced nursing tops designed by mom Elisa Hartstein of Milk Nursingwear. are a smart addition to any breastfeeding mom’s wardrobe; whether you’re just...

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Piperlime goes pregnant

I admit that I’m a sucker for a fancy pair of jeans, mostly because I’ve found over the years that they just wear and fit better. And after almost four kids on an already hard to fit body, those things are really hard to find at budget prices. So I guess it’s no surprise that I’m a fan of designer maternity jeans, now available at Piperlime. With designer labels like Citizens of Humanity and James Jeans, you can stock up on hot maternity denim along with the plethora of other goodies Piperlime offers – like shoes, bags, and more...

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Hospital gowns get a (much needed) upgrade

I know none of us cared what we looked like during the moments our babies were born. The health of baby and mama were the most important things in the universe, and there was very little room for vanity. But when I think back to all the hours (many many hours) before and after that newborn snuggle came, I know I would have liked to feel a little bit less like a linebacker and a little more feminine. I would have loved to be wearing this Pretty Pushers delivery gown. It would have eliminated the inevitable cringe at that...

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Maternity shirts that keep on going, and going

I’m loathe to buy any new maternity clothes in the middle of my 3rd trimester, but it’s also the point in my pregnancy where all my favorite items start to get a little tight – except for my one all-time favorite piece, my trusty BumpStyle maternity shirt. I’ve raved about these amazing maternity shirts before, and I’m so pleased to see they’ve added a few new styles. A top pick: The lovely kimono sleeve maternity tunics that are perfect for Fall, and for covering my jiggly pregnancy arms. If you’re not familiar with BumpStyle t-shirts, they’re probably the most...

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Not too shabby but affordably chic

When I got word that online boutique Shabby Apple is now promoting their dresses for women, I have to be honest, I was a bit skeptical. I like some but not all of their little girls’ dresses, and on top of that, mail order clothes + cheap prices are a combo that generally doesn’t work for my hard-to-fit figure and picky picky tastes. So when they offered to send a couple of dresses my way to try out, I have to be honest, I was not expecting to like them much. But like them I do! The Tour Eiffel...

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The perfect little black (and white) maternity dress

Back when I was pregnant with my kids (you know, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth), “nursing dress” was synonymous with “giant chest flaps on something shapeless and ugly.” Sad but true. So you’ll have to pardon me for feeling like you pregnant and nursing mamas today have it easy when there are options like this striped jersey dress from Polarn O. Pyret that we just came across I mean, forget that it’s totally versatile and on trend, and the soft jersey will work through the summer and well into fall with the addition of leggings; forget that the...

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Let them wear Cake lingerie

Considering I have nursed for a total of 53 months since 2004 (yes, I counted), I have learned a few things about breastfeeding; one of which is that a good nursing bra is definitely worth the money. Now these days, “good nursing bra” isn’t synonymous with “ugly straight jacket,” and thank goodness for that, because a sexy nursing bra like the ones from Cake Lingerie, is quite refreshing when you’re feeling less like a woman and more like a feeding machine. These bras are beautifully constructed with hearty, cotton-lined straps (nice touch) and lovely lace detailing. And I really...

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Gilt Groupe goes maternity. Whoo!

Do you ever have that dream–the one where you go to a big, magical store, and everything is shiny and pretty and on a 50% off sale? I do, and I’m usually riding a glittery pink unicorn with shopping baskets as saddle bags. That’s why I’ve been ogling the sparklies on Gilt Groupe and their amazing flash sales on carefully curated, high-profile brands. We’re talking Fendi, Badgley Mischka, and high end kids clothing at Cosco prices. But what’s particularly cool is that if you join Gilt today, you can feast your eyes (and credit card) on their first-ever maternity...

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Clothes made for women. And not the perfect ones.

When I was pregnant with my first child, I went a little crazy with the maternity clothes. And although my husband raised a skeptical eyebrow and tut-tutted about me buying items that I would — he insisted — never wear again after pregnancy, I proved him wrong. For better or for worse. The problem is, so many of those maternity clothes that have such an accommodating cut aren’t the most fashionable of wardrobe items and really should be put on ebay or handed down to pregnant friends as soon as possible. Which is why I love Canadian fashion designer...

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Web Coolness – Easter treats, affordable maternity wear and National Craft Month

Here are some things we’ve liked reading around the web this week. We hope you will too. On Mighty Goods you’ll find a round up of Easter Basket treats for adults. Looove those Knipschildt Chocolate Robin’s Eggs from Dean + Deluca (shown). Yum. MomFinds tracks down five $15 maternity dresses for spring. Creative Humans Magazine (from our very own contributor Leah Peterson) has a lovely giveaway in honor of National Craft Month. We love National Craft month! The Museum of Modern Art discusses acquiring the @ symbol. Remember when we wondered what that thing would be used for anyway?...

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Maternity clothes that won’t cost you an arm and a cankle

For two pregnancies, my maternity wardrobe consisted of ill-fitting tees that never really covered my belly and dry clean only sweaters that I was afraid to wear. Things sure have changed. I’m smitten with Milan Maternity’s line; even their basics are beautifully made in the softest fabrics and the most beautiful colors. These are pieces that look like normal non-pregnant clothes, just with a little extra room in the belly, which means you don’t have to spend six months feeling like a fashion fail just because you’re growing a person inside you. In addition to the basics — tees...

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Web Coolness – Displaying your kids art work, and your own pregnant belly

Here’s some stuff we’ve liked reading this week and we hope you will too. Design Sponge has a post on three great ways to display your child’s artwork. Parent Dish describes a new desensitization treatment program currently in clinical trials that gives hope for parents of children with peanut allergies. Foodies and wannabes will love this post at Leites Culinaria from mom and cookbook author Pat Tanumihardja putting together an awesome Chinese New Year meal for her family…or did she. Boston Mamas tips us off to this eco-minded, family friendly vacation idea that we would die to experience, right...

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Celebrity maternity clothes, on a real mom budget – Chiarakruza comes to Target

We’re always on the lookout for cool maternity wear, and we’ve got a good feeling about this: Celebrity favorite Chiarakruza is bringing their maternity line to Target! Starting February 15, you can get the look of a Hollywood mom-to-be — for a lot less. All while you’re picking up diapers and dinner. Excellent. The Chiarakruza for Target line consists of pieces that are fun and functional — tunics and jeans and flowy dresses — in prints and colors that will pep up even the most cankle-laden mama-to-be. We haven’t gotten to see the line first-hand, but the pictures are...

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Winter bump style

Oh I know how it is. You’ve got a May due date (or so), and while you swore you wouldn’t buy one more maternity piece, you hit January and your current wardrobe is causing actual mental anguish, you’re sick of the cold, you’re sick of feeling enormous, and ooh, lookie here..sales!  (Or maybe that was just me a couple years ago?) Fortunately this is a great time to get one or two more special pieces to power you through winter and early spring, ego intact. One of our favorite maternity designers, Isabella Oliver, is now doing up to 50%...

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