Jessica Simpson is sticking to her now-signature maternity style as she covers her bump for the second time in a year. Last year, we admired the songstress and fashion designer's determination to remain stylish, yet comfortable while attending promotional events, awards shows, and hitting the streets of NYC and LA. Leopard prints, black leggings, maxi dresses, and cozy sweaters with boots made up the bulk of her maternity wardrobe, and Jessica appears to be sticking to that formula again this time around. Since announcing her second pregnancy on Christmas Day, we've seen Jessica keep up her fashionable look during visits to late night talk show hosts and lunch dates with fiancé Eric Johnson and daughter Maxwell Drew. Click through to see Jessica's best maternity looks throughout her pregnancies.
Gorgeous Spring flowers are all around us (and hopefully you, too), so celebrate this lovely season with floral maternity finds from Topshop, Rosie Pope, and more. Patterned pants from ASOS and Gap work are totally on trend and spirit-lifting, while cute tees and tops featuring large print roses or small print blooms will work now and throughout the Summer. Keep clicking to check out those fantastic flowered finds and more!
Dressing while pregnant can be a challenge during any season, but Winter comes with myriad complications, including those freezing outdoor temperatures combined with often stifling indoor ones . . . and the need to layer when you feel like nothing in your closet really fits. We'll continue to do our part in helping you stylishly dress your bump all year-round (and, keep our fingers crossed, more fashion-forward maternity brands will keep entering the underserved marketplace), and this season, we're all about sweaters. We tracked down nine chic offerings from some of our favorite maternity shops and some brands that still work while pregnant (we promise we've tested them all!). Keep clicking and get ready to cozy up that bump!
We don't often flip for maternity clothing lines (our great love of Hatch, notwithstanding), but MoM — aka More of Me — might be our latest bump-wear obsession. While the line has been around for a few years, the Fall collection takes it to a chic new level that actually makes us excited to buy maternity clothing again (and who knew that was possible?). From leather shorts to silky bow blouses to the perfect three-quarter-sleeve, A-line dress for colder weather, MoM's new line, which started shipping yesterday, will take you from the office to a girls night out in style. Keep clicking to check out our favorite pieces for a chic mom-to-be.
Fall is right round the corner, which means brisk winds and cooler temperatures. Keep your bump warm with a lightweight maternity jacket that is both chic and cozy. Go with a formfitting belted coat that shows your curves, or drape and wrap with soft fabrics — there's something for every future mama (even those on a budget). Along with being super-chic maternity garb, several of these jackets can also do double-duty with dress shirts for daily officewear. Or warm things up with lots of Winter scarves so they last longer than the Fall season. Click through for eight lightweight Fall maternity jacket favorites.
Yes, the maternity retail landscape has improved vastly, but most pregnant women quickly realize the cutest stuff often comes at the greatest cost! That's why we're loving Madeleine Maternity, a new label created by a young mom of two who values style and value. "I have yet to meet a woman who is simply 'ordinary,' but for so long the maternity industry has been focused on that: ordinary maternity clothing," says the label's founder, Madeleine Simon. "Each [Madeleine Maternity] piece is carefully cut, fitted, and finished to be as flattering and comfortable as possible. When you're pregnant, fashion takes a backseat to comfort, and while we're extremely fashion-forward, we make sure our pieces can be worn without the five-inch heel; as your belly grows, your center of gravity shifts."
The three dresses (a flirty wrap dress, a sleek kimono, and a knot-tie-front frock that works for work and date night) and one wrap top in the small but growing line are all under $100, but with bold colors, quality fabrics, and easy-chic fits, all the designs read as much more expensive. Here's hoping the rest of the maternity world takes note!
Editor's Note: We are excited to share that our own LilSugar Associate Editor Lisa Horten welcomed a beautiful baby boy over the weekend! Prior to starting her maternity leave this week, she left us with her pregnancy survival guide.
As I prepare to wrap things up here at LilSugar for a few months of quality time with my baby boy, I'm also preparing to wrap up what's left of my pregnancy. I've been beyond fortunate to have an extremely easy time of it — something that I attribute more to good luck (and genetics) than anything out of the ordinary that I've done.
While I can't claim to have the secrets to nine months of smooth sailing, I'd love to share with you a few of the things that have helped me to feel my best — on the inside and out — throughout the journey. Enjoy!
Congratulations Molly Sims! The stylish actress and model welcomed a baby boy this evening!
Molly didn't let pregnancy slow her down in terms of style or her social life. The model (and Tracy Anderson devotee) has maintained a staggering pace since announcing she is expecting her first child, a boy, in June. The model, actress, and blogger has looked simply amazing during her pregnancy, rocking a mix of classic pieces and major style moments at high-profile events like the Art of Elysium Gala and the Vanity Fair Oscars party, but she's looked equally stunning at casual parties, including the premiere of Diane von Furstenberg's Gap Kids collection. Keep clicking to see 15 looks from who has to be one of the most chic mamas-to-be of all time, and see if you can spot Molly's signature bump-hugging pose!
As previously flat bellies turn into baby bumps and an expectant mama's clothes grow tight, a woman in her second trimester may try just about anything to extend the life of her prepregnancy clothes before diving into the world of maternity wear. Celebrities may opt for purchasing looser clothing in bigger sizes, but there are plenty of tricks for staying in your current clothes for a few weeks longer than expected. Check out our favorite tips for staving off a trip to the maternity store.
You're pregnant . . . congratulations! Now what on earth are you going to wear for the next nine months? Aside from the usual suspects of maternity specialty stores, there are plenty of unexpected spots to score great gear that'll last you the duration of your pregnancy (and in some cases, beyond). Grab your credit card and check out seven surprising sources to turn to for maternity wear.