Fall is in the air! The top trends in maternity clothing this fall are fun and easy to wear. We are loving classic fall colors, such as plum in this maternity wrap top, bright orange like this trendy maternity top, and bright sunny yellow in this ruffle front maternity top. Bohemian prints are also trending this fall. Try pairing this bohemian maternity top with jeans and cowboy boots for a totally chic look! Another trend for fall are jeans with a slight boot cut. While skinny jeans are still hot, a slight boot cut pair of maternity jeans will help to flatter and balance out a pregnant figure. Try these Mama Black Celebrity stylish maternity jeans in a flattering and versatile dark wash.
After having my two sons, I ended up with light brown marks on the top of my cheeks. These brown patches are caused by changes in skin pigmentation during pregnancy (also known as pregnancy mask, melasma or chloasma). They aren't too dark, but definitely can be seen. I had been looking for something to fade these patches and recently got the chance to try out Ageless Derma's Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener.
I used the Skin Brightener until the jar was empty. I did find the product to be effective. While it didn't completely erase my brown spots, it did fade them significantly. I loved the pump on the jar. You just press down on the flat top and the perfect amount of cream comes out! It also was very effective at moisturizing my skin. After using the Skin Brightener and achieving results, you do have to be diligent about protecting your skin from the sun or the spots will return. Ageless Derma's Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener also works on freckles, age spots, liver spots or spots caused by using oral contraceptives.
According to Ageless Derma's website, the ingredients in the Skin Brightener are:
- NET-DG-Licorice Root, a natural anti-inflammatory agent that is extracted from the licorice root.
- BV-OCS, a form of natural Vitamin C that is a skin whitener, anti-oxidant and collagen protector. - Biowhite – Mulberry Grape Juice, a plant complex, a stable, all natural substance, that is made up of mulberry, grape extract, saxifrage,and Scutellaria.It inhibits tyrosinase activity, the body’s producer of melanin which makes up the skin’s pigmentation.
- Belides, taken from the Daisy Flower, a skin-whitening agent found in nature that is an inhibitor of tyrosinase, much as Biowhite is.Belides contains no chemical preservatives; it is naturally stable as a cosmetic ingredient. - Alpha Arbutin.This tyrosinase inhibitor can also reduce excess tanning accidents and lighten skin, thus minimizing the dangerous effects of excess UV exposure.
All in all, I felt that the Ageless Derma Anti-Aging Intensive Skin Brightener worked well and my brown patches required less makeup coverage after a few weeks. Visit their website, http://www.agelessderma.com/, to find more information and to check out their other skin care products.
*Disclaimer: As with all our product reviews, we were not paid by the company to review/promote their products. All the opinions expressed in this article are our own. This product was sent to us for consideration.
We are loving this bright Kelly green Susie nursing and maternity dress! This adorable maternity dress is perfect for Spring and Summer. The shorter length and contrasting lace top add a trendy look to this versatile dress. Chic, sexy and fun to wear! Also available in electric blue.
Belevation Maternity Support Belly Bands, Maternity Briefs and Anti-Chaffing Mid-Thigh PettiPants have arrived! The Belevation line of maternity support products all have built in panels that provide amazing support from the back to under the belly. The panels provide relief from prenatal back pain and give exceptional support for your growing belly. All Belevation products are made in the USA!
In picking out a Halloween costume for a baby, comfort and warmth are the most important things to consider. Try a themed baby bunting set or a swaddle sack for a cute but comfy look. Check out the adorable infant Halloween costumes at Stella Baby. These baby costume sets come with matching caps for added warmth! Dress your baby up like a Banana, a Sock Monkey, a football, a giraffe and more styles.
If dresses are more your style, stay with classic styles for the office, such as this chic long sleeve maternity dress. You can also wear the jacket pictured at left over a sheath dress or sleeveless dress to make it office appropriate.
Pregnancy friendly office clothing can be stylish and sophisticated!
This Beatles diaper bag will work for both moms and dads! I love the bright mod styling! This Sea of Holes diaper bag was also featured in People magazine as celebrity Michael Weatherly's Father's Day gift guide pick!
Stella Baby has restocked their most popular Toddler and Baby Fedora hats, plus many new styles of their Pink Axle baby caps have arrived! These baby and toddler hats add the perfect touch to any outfit and look amazing when worn for cute baby photos!
Actress Alyson Hannigan was spotted looking lovely in our Seraphine Matilda Maxi Maternity Dress in blue and white! The "How I Met Your Mother" actress accessorized with a denim jacket and a colorful scarf that really adds to the bohemian charm of this maternity dress. The Matilda Maxi dress is cool, chic and comfortable, making it the perfect summer sundress!
Maternity clothing styles have evolved so much in the last few years. Styles available now are runway inspired and many pieces are meant to last through pregnancy and beyond. Modern moms want high quality, trendy styles that proudly show off their baby bump. There have never been so many style options for new moms-to-be and navigating the new trends can sometimes seem daunting. Maternity designers are taking a cue from the fashion magazines and interpreting the clothing for expectant moms. The top emerging trends for 2012 include a mix of updated classic designs and edgy, “I can’t believe it’s maternity,” styles.
The top trends for 2012 are:
-Maternity bikinis are meant to show off your bump and are gaining in popularity for pregnant moms. The most popular styles feature wide waistbands that can be pulled up or down to show more or less of the belly. Halter style bikini tops offer support for a growing bust-line. Easier to fit than a standard maillot and way sexier than a maternity tankini, maternity bikinis are all the rage. This trend can be attributed to the large number of celebrities being photographed on vacation proudly showing their growing bellies and looking great.
-Strapless maxi dresses that are comfortable and flowing are a big trend for the warmer months. Also dresses with ruffled hemlines, that take a cue from the romantic spring looks shown on the runways, are right on trend. For cooler weather, wrap cardigans are perfect to pair with these breezy dresses.
-Denim is always a mainstay and skinny jeans that stretch are here to stay because they make perfect layering pieces for tunics and long tanks. The newest silhouette to emerge in maternity denim is wide legged jeans and sailor style jeans that perfectly enhance a pregnant mom’s shape. The wide flared legs balance out a growing belly for a super flattering look.
-Tribal, exotic and tie-dyed prints are big for 2012. Whether done in a flowing tunic or a patterned dress, these will add unexpected flair to a maternity wardrobe. Animal prints are also big and look great paired with brown, tan or camel for an updated safari look.
-Delivery gowns are all the rage. More and more women are shunning the standard issue hospital gowns and bringing their own chic gowns to deliver in. The newest delivery gowns come in beautiful colors and prints and are made for nursing as well. The gowns are designed to be hospital and birthing center friendly with openings for monitors, epidurals and IV cords.
-Aquatic and oceanic colors are big this year. This includes silvery pale grays, light aquas, sea foam greens as well as vibrant corals. These colors look amazing on summer dresses, light as air halter tops and filmy tunic tops. These colors pair beautifully with white and cream for an ethereal look.
-Black is always a staple color in any woman’s maternity wardrobe for its slimming effects. This year rock-n-roll and punk influences add an edge to basic black. Grommets, studs and edgy graphics are updating tees and dresses for a fun and funky new look. Tattoo inspired prints will also continue to be big with younger moms.
-Graphic and novelty tees will continue to be favorites. 70’s style graphics look new and fresh paired with the trendy wide leg jeans and wedges for spring and summer. Novelty tees are fun to wear, affordable and make great gifts.
-Styles that are meant to be worn while pregnant and after for nursing will continue to gain popularity. These designs offer a great value for new moms-to-be. Women appreciate the versatility and long term wear ability of these before and after styles. The newest designs feature hidden nursing openings and fabrics that stretch with a growing tummy, but also retain their shape for post-pregnancy wear. More and more women are breastfeeding and clothes that allow them to do it in style and comfort are in high demand.
-Eco-friendly fabrics continue to be a big seller. Organic cotton and bamboo fabrics have come a long way. Now available in a range of colors, besides the usual oatmeal, these fabrics give eco-conscious moms-to-be maternity and baby clothing options that are stylish while also being great for the environment.
Nowadays, women are not willing to forgo their sense of fashion while pregnant. With all of the fashionable trendy maternity clothes available now, they don’t have to. The newest maternity styles echo trends straight off the runways while also remaining flattering to a pregnant woman’s shape. Women want to feel pretty, sexy and stylish during their pregnancy. I believe that women want to celebrate this special time in their life and the newest trends in maternity clothing help them to feel special and beautiful.
We just added some great new tattoo inspired maternity clothes for Spring! These edgy designs are fun to wear and will take you through pregnancy and beyond. Whether your maternity style is punk or more conservative, these new designs look great on all Mamas-to-be! Check out the full collection of tattoo maternity clothes!
As part of Minnesota's Fox 9 "The Buzz," our James Jeans Twiggy Maternity Jeans were featured as a celebrity favorite! The Twiggy maternity jeans are super flattering and comfortable for all stages of pregnancy. James Jeans are a celebrity favorite and can be seen on many fashionable celebrity moms, such as Demi Moore, Ashlee Simpson, Jessica Alba, Kate Beckinsale and more!
The "What to Expect When You're Expecting" was my go to book during both of my pregnancies. It was so informative during my first pregnancy and helpful as a refresher during my second pregnancy. After pregnancy, I read "What to Expect The First Year" and found it extremely helpful as well.
I was recently sent the new editions of both of these books as well as one I hadn't read before, "What To Expect The Second Year." This is also an extremely useful go to book for all new moms. It offers invaluable information about reaching milestones, feeding tips for picky eaters, getting more sleep (something we all need), talking and defusing tantrums. It has wonderful sections on keeping your toddler healthy, dealing with illnesses and a great section on developmental disorders.
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Head on over to Mommy's Favorite Things to read their review of Stella Maternity and to enter for your chance to win this adorable Pure T Plant a Tree organic baby lap tee. This 100% sustainable organic cotton lap tee features a tree image and the statement, "We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children."
Stella Maternity is having an end of year Maternity Clothes Clearance Sale! Save up to 70% on trendy maternity clothes, cool baby clothes and more. We have marked down lots of items so you can get the looks you want at affordable prices. Hurry, supplies are limited!
Stella Maternity now carries the DearJohnnies line of super chic and stylish hospital maternity delivery gowns and maternity robes! The founder of DearJohnnies had the idea when she was pregnant with her first child. She knew there would be many photos taken during the hospital stay and dreaded wearing the ugly faded, ill fitting hospital gowns. She also realized that it is about more than just vanity...it has been proven that when you think you look better, you also feel better and heal faster. The delivery gowns feature snaps at each shoulder for easy nursing and medical access. The comfy robes can be worn long after delivery for added value. Celebrities fans of these delivery gowns include Trista Sutter, Tori Spelling, Samantha Harris, Jennifer Garner, Kelly Preston, Bethenny Frankel, Angela Bassett, Poppy Montgomery and more!
Check out this article, "Bethenny Frankel's Secrets to Staying Fit", on Everday Health about how Bethenny Frankel stays in shape after having her baby. Contrary to what you would expect from the workaholic New Yorker, her new workout regimen is Yoga for only 35 minutes two or three times a week. Bethenny's new Yoga DVD "Bettheny's Skinnygirl Workout", is available to order at Target and Amazon.com. Judging by her fabulous and fit figure, I think I will give this one a try. Stay fit mamas!