If you're expecting a Spring or Summer delivery and have some showers in your future, you're currently facing one of a very prego gal's worst dilemmas: how am I going to be the cutest girl at my shower while I'm in my third trimester?! But no worries, ladies. We have your answer! The following 12 maternity dresses are so chic and perfect for the season. They're so cute, in fact, that I found myself wishing that a few of them came in nonmaternity sizes, and when does that happen? Keep reading for a dozen dresses (starting at a mere $50!) that will make sure all eyes are on you — and not just your bump — at your shower.
Congrats to Hilary Duff and hockey star hubby Mike Comrie, who welcomed their baby boy into the world on March 20! Hilary Duff tweeted her baby news earlier today, writing, "Welcome to the World Luca Cruz Comrie! Tuesday evening, we became proud parents of a healthy 7 pound 6 ounce beautiful boy." She later added that, "He is surrounded by so much love!! Mom and baby are both doing extremely well. We are overjoyed and feel like the luckiest parents in the world."
In honor of baby Luca's arrival, we're taking a look back at Hilary's nine months of maternity style. The 24-year-old mom didn't allow pregnancy to slow down her youthful look, sporting looks that showcased her curves and accented her assets throughout the entire time she was expecting.
Whether the thought of shopping for maternity clothes for the first time terrifies or thrills you, the reality is, if you're pregnant, your body is going to change — substantially. While you shouldn't have to replace each and every piece in your closet, there are a few maternity must-haves that every mama-to-be will want in her wardrobe. In each category, we've provided a "splurge" and a "save" option, so that you can make an informed decision on how you choose to delegate your dollars. Get ready to shop!
Dressing a growing bump can sometimes by a daunting task for mamas-to-be — after all, you still want to look fashionable! Leopard print is making a splash in maternity wear — just take a look at Jessica Simpson's maternity style! — and it's a classic print that will last the test of time, so you can save your leopard-print maternity items for a future pregnancy.
Leopard-print maternity tops — like the ASOS Maternity Leopard-Printed Top ($36), Short Sleeve Ruffled Maternity Tunic ($30), and the Rose Pope's Romantic Top ($195) — add a "glamazon" touch to your maternity outfit.
Be bold and add even more leopard print to your pregnancy wardrobe with Maternity Leopard Leggings ($40) or a leopard-print frock — like the Everly Grey Women's Kaitlyn 3/4 Sleeve Wrap Dress ($50) or the Elbow Sleeve Zipper Detail Maternity Dress ($100).
Work it, mama! Jessica Simpson is rocking the leopard prints during pregnancy — and we're loving every minute of it. The expectant songstress and entrepreneur looked fierce — and comfortable! — in New York City last month in a copy-worth outfit, featuring leather and leopard print.
To get Jessica's look, consider sporting this Leather Biker With Leopard Print Pony Panel ($286, on sale for $172) over a Long-Sleeve Scoop Neck Maternity Top ($70). Pair that with easy-to-slide-on-and-off Maternity Zipper Leggings ($143) and Steven Meteour Knee-High Leather Wedge Boots ($161) and mama-to-be is ready to hit the town in flawless fashions!
Pregnancy comes with a host of physical and mental challenges, but none is as universal as the enduring question of what to wear! While maternity clothing has come a long way since our mothers' day, it can still be tough to live up to your pre-pregnancy style while you're sporting a sizable bump — not to mention expanding hips and thighs. Even celebs fess up to sweating their style while pregnant, but we've got a list of 10 online shops (you don't even have to leave the house!), where you can find incredibly chic looks, all designed to complement your blooming bod.
Jessica Alba knows how to bump it up a notch. The sexy starlet continues to be a fashion icon during her second pregnancy. We've gathered some of her most stylish looks throughout her pregnancy – including maxi dresses, platform heels, oversize sweaters, and parachute pants – to see how she pulls it all together. The expectant mama's fashion choices minimize her belly and elongate her arms and legs. Click through to see how she does it!
Pregnancy may give mama a new glow, but the early stages aren't always the most comfortable. Just one week after announcing her pregnancy and engagement, Natalie Portman presented at the People's Choice Awards, covering her belly with a tiered Jason Wu mini. The loose-fitting dress is a great choice for new mamas-to-be who are still battling waves of nausea and don't want to feel constricted by a more form-fitting frock. Best of all, the popular style is available in both maternity and nonmaternity versions, giving expectant women plenty of options! Among my favorite are Fierce Mamas by Christian Siriano's Moody Mamas Maternity "Natalie" Tiered Knit Dress ($110), Lc Lauren Conrad's tiered embellished dress ($60), Kookai Ruffle Tiered Mini Silk Dress ($95), and Ann Taylor Loft's Tiered Mini Dress ($120).