Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Prince William and Kate Middleton Expecting a New Baby in April!

The royal family announced a due date of April for Prince William and Kate Middleton's second child.  The couples first child, Prince George, celebrated his 1st birthday in July. Kate continues to suffer with an acute form of morning sickness that she also experienced during her first pregnancy.  The palace issued a statement that "her condition is steadily improving,"
William and Kate have said that if the baby is a girl, they are planning on naming her Elizabeth Diana Windsor, in honor of William's mother.  


Friday, October 17, 2014

Pregnant Blake Lively Glowing in a Lilac Gown on the Red Carpet!





















This is Blake Lively's first appearance on the red carpet since she announced her pregnancy with husband Ryan Reynolds.  On October 16th, Lively showed her growing bump at the God’s Love We Deliver, Golden Heart Awards in New York City.  I think she looks absolutely amazing in this gorgeous stretch tulle shimmering gown from Michael Kors.  Blake told US Weekly, “I’m going to amp up my style by wearing things that are stretchier, cause that’s all that fits!”   Simply Stunning!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

15 Funny Maternity Halloween Costumes!

I love Halloween!  Here is our list of 15 awesomely funny maternity Halloween Costumes that we found online and on Pinterest.  You can check out even more on our Pinterest Maternity Halloween Costumes Board!

Happy Haunting Mamas!

1. Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball.  This is just too clever!
2. Pregnant Housewife and the Milkman.  Retro and so funny!
3.  Beer Belly pregnancy Halloween Costume.  I just love this one!
4.  Basketball player.  Love the pose!
5. I eat small children.  This maternity costume is sure to scare the little ones!
6.  Prego spaghetti sauce costume.  Deliciously funny!
7.  Pregnant Snooki!  This one is fairly easy to put together.
8.  Let me out!  Creepy...but cool!
9.  Miss Conception.  Very clever!
10.  Juno and Bleeker.  Perfect maternity costume for couples.
11.  Double D's.  Also great for couples, but you have to stay real close all night!
12.  Mama Bird protecting her egg!
13.  Pot of Gold and Leprechaun.  Love her rainbow hair!
14.  Mike the Monster from Disney's Monster Inc.
15.  Magic 8 Ball.  This one is easy to make and easy to wear!


These were just 15 of our favorites we found so far.  We will be adding more to our Pinterest Board as we find them.  Let us know if you have a clever pregnancy Halloween costume and we may add it to our board!












Friday, October 10, 2014

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes chose a name for their new baby girl!

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes named their new baby girl Esmeralda Amada Gosling. Amada is also the name of a Mendes' character in 2007's "We Own the Night."

Ryan and Eva were secretive about their pregnancy and quietly welcomed a baby girl in September. 

Congratulations!  

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Looking for maternity fashion inspiration?  Follow out our Pinterest boards, http://www.pinterest.com/stellamaternity/.  We love Pinterest and can't stop pinning maternity fashion, pregnancy tips, baby shower ideas, maternity photography and more.  Come join us!


Visit Stella Maternity's profile on Pinterest.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Save 15% off of our entire stock of Annee Matthew Nursing and Maternity Wear! 

Now is the time to stock up on maternity clothes that do double duty as breastfeeding clothes!  Choose from our large selection of tops and dresses that will last your entire pregnancy and after. 

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Have fun in the sun in our 3-way maternity bikini from Prego!


Adorable polka-dot bikini can be worn low and short, skirted or as a retro high-waist maternity bikini.  Just add SPF and you are ready to go!  Get yours here:  high waist maternity bikini.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Fall Maternity Clothing Trends

 
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. 

Enjoy the cooler weather in style!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Get rid of "Pregnancy Mask" with Ageless Derma's Skin Brightener

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.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Kate Middleton's Maternity Style!

We love Kate Middleton’s maternity style! She is dressing her royal bump in timeless styles and classic wrap dresses. Check out our Pinterest board showing maternity clothes inspired by the Duchess!



Friday, March 15, 2013


Happy St. Patrick,s Day!


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.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Belevation Maternity Belly Support Products!


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!

Check out our full line of maternity support belly bands and shapewear!

Happy New Year!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Cozy and Warm Infant Halloween Costumes!

Happy Halloween Baby!


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. 

Happy Halloween Baby!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Office Maternity Wear!

Dressing for work or the office while pregnant doesn't have to be hard.  Now there are plenty of office maternity clothes and maternity work wear to choose from.

You can pair a maternity suit jacket  with a pair of stylish maternity trousers for a classic suit look.  You can also wear the jacket with an office friendly maternity pencil skirt for a different look.  A button front shirt completes the look.

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!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Beatles Sea of Holes Yellow Submarine Diaper Bag!

Check out this insanely hip diaper bag!  The Beatles Yellow Submarine Sea of Holes Diaper Bag from Diaper Dude.

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! 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Baby and Toddler Fedoras and Baby Caps!

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!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Actress Alyson Hannigan Spotted in our Seraphine Matilda Dress!

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!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Maternity Clothes Trends


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.

Monday, March 05, 2012

New Tattoo Maternity Styles have arrived!

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!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Our James Jeans Twiggy Maternity Jeans featured on Fox 9's "The Buzz"

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!