Giving birth is one of the greatest miracles of life, but afterwards you may be wondering how exactly to dress. Between the possible weight gain, busy schedule, and of course practicality, a mother’s wardrobe often becomes more planned out than put-on chic. If you’re curious how to dress after having baby, here are some of our top spring picks for all occasions.
When it comes to how you dress at home, comfort is key. It’s important to stay clear of anything that could cause discomfort to your baby, including shirt buttons or zipper pockets on tops. Instead, focus on soft cottons, and simplistic tops that will be comfortable to both you and baby. Since there’s a good chance you’ll be feeding on the regular, loose fitted tops, or nursing wear, can make meal time a snap (literally) and leggings will become your new best friend.
Between diaper changes, feedings and unpredictable nap times, the idea of going outside may seem foreign, but eventually running errands will be necessary. Luckily, cardigans can make a stylish outfit of your basics! This season’s we’re obsessing over patterned cardigans, which can make an outfit look put-together effortlessly, and bonus that the mixed print can discretely make spit-ups and milk stains less noticeable as well.
Whether you want to dress up for no reason at all, or you have something planned on the itinerary, it’s always a smart investment to have a few casual-chic outfits on hand. One style we’re loving at the moment is floral peplum tops! Perfect for showing off your figure in a flattering way, these springtime styles form to your arms and bust area for a classic look, while it flairs out at the belly to cover up pregnancy weight and add a little something extra for your ensemble.
Mom’s Night Out
You earned it! When it comes to a mom’s night out treat yourself with a fun, feminine look! For a modest approach, mix one of our seasonal floral tops, with a skirt, blazer and tights or go crazy by pairing the floral tops with jeans and a pair of heels. It’s easy to feel out of your comfort zone after giving birth, so taking small style steps after baby can help you feel comfortable and chic during the transition. Since beauty shines from the inside out, it’s important to feel your best, and not only will you look and feel beautiful, but these tops can be dressed up or down as well, so after your mom’s night out, you can just as easily wear these floral prints at home the next day as well!
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Ladies! Spring is upon us which means warmer weather, longer daylight and of course, spring fashion! While we’re obsessing over pastels, neons, and florals, one fashion fav to keep an eye out for this season is playful patterns. Everything from stripes, tribals and abstracts are in style and there are an almost infinite amount of ways to wear these playful patterns throughout your pregnancy. Here are some of our top picks to add to your wardrobe!
Long gone are the days of tacky Hawaiian print tops. This season, it’s all about a subtile yet vibrant vacation-ready patterns. We’re obsessed with these printed top dresses, as it allows your outfit to speak without being too loud and showcase your belly for all the right reasons!
Lace & Floral
If you’re feeling flirty & feminine, let one of our lace and floral tops speak your style language! The modest neckline is great for featuring the fine lace detailing, while the under-bust floral print allows you to enjoy dressing your bump in a more relaxed fit. These tops are great year round but they truly shine during the spring and summer months.
While we’ve been seeing less vibrant chevron styles leading into 2015, subtile chevrons have been on the rise, and are the perfect updated classic chic look for this spring season. Whether looking for 3/4 sleeve tops, maxi skirts or dresses, they can instantly spice up any classic cut. When shopping for chevrons, look for pastel prints, which can pair perfectly with one of our light wash maternity jeans or crochet shorts!
For a full list of PinkBlush spring styles, visit us at PinkBlushMaternity.com!
With a baby on the way, you may be wondering how to sport this season’s hottest trends. The myth that a bump either needs to be hidden or solely showcased has long been proven incorrect, and fashion has come great ways to ensure that maternity style doesn’t have to restrict your personal choices, but can actually help you enhance your overall look. With this season’s fashion being all about bright, playful apparel, there’s lots of great opportunities for every inch of you to vibrantly shine. Here are our top picks for rocking this season’s trends in your maternity wardrobe.
Spring is all about bright colors, and what better way to rock bright clothing than with hints of neon! Whether you enjoy cool colors like aqua partying with playful prints for a loud, springtime style, or more subtile take on the trend with simple accents, there’s plenty to choose from! We’re obsessed with these three tops featured above, as they can brighten up your entire look, and provide an effortlessly chic style all on their own. Find your favorite way to rock the neon trend with all of our amazing styles here: PinkBlushMaternity.com
Pastel, pregnancy and springtime go together like PB&J, which makes this trend effortlessly easy to pull off this season. Everything from dresses and tops to shoes and accessories have been dipped in in softer shades to provide easy-on-the-eyes outfit opportunities. Our favorites are A-line dresses, both with short sleeves and sleeveless along with breathable dolman tops for a simplistic yet chic appearance. When worn alone, or when paired with neutral accessories, you can’t go wrong with these springtime staples. Shop all of our favorite pretty pastel styles at PinkBlushMaternity.com
Colorblock is a trend that started gaining popularity last spring, and has come full circle to become even more desired this season! Mixing fun neutrals together is a great way to add color to your maternity wardrobe, and helps make your outfit look put together without much effort at all. Whether you enjoy mixing two colors together for a fun maxi dress, or having different color stripes, there’s plenty of opportunity to find a colorblock statement piece that matches your personal style! Find your must-have colorblock pieces at PinkBlushMaternity.com
February can be an interesting month for fashion choices. The weather can vary from overcast and cold, to beautiful and sunny; and certain days, it can choose to be a bit of everything depending on the hour. Luckily, if the weather decides to be different in your bedroom than on the drive over to get groceries, there’s an answer for these unpredictable days: cardigans.
Cardigans are a pregnancy blessing, not simply because they can easily be thrown on to make a jeans and tee day a bit more special, but the fact that they’re incredibly transitional as well. Whether you’re currently pregnant, nursing, or back to body before baby, cardigans can help you feel comfy and chic all year long.
Cardigans are a great way to transform your outfit from drab to fab, and during pregnancy is a great time to break out of your comfort zone and play with different patterns and prints. Animal printed cardigans are a great option to add a bit of texture to your outfit while still staying somewhat neutral, while tribal print cardigans can provide your look with attention for all the right reasons.
One aspect to keep in mind when finding the perfect maternity cardigan is length. It’s important for your cardigan to not only hit below your bump, but to hit slightly longer around mid-hip, to ensure that when completely buttoned up your cardigan won’t rise mid-belly. Our navy blue sparkle animal print cardigan for example, is the perfect length to be paired over jeans, but could equally look great with our fleece lined leggings or a white lace dress.
Whatever your personal style is, there’s perfect cardigans for you available at PinkBlushMaternity.com
If you’re planning on taking your maternity pictures this season, choosing the right colors for your outfit is critical. Too easily, expectant mothers focus only on an outfits silhouette; however focusing on finding a pleasing shape as well as alluring color is important to ensure your pictures are both memorable and breathtaking. With fall being a time of change full of warm/earthy tones, selecting colors that reflect this season can help showcase your look, as well as ensure that the full images appear complimentary.
Mustard is an often overlooked hue, however this shade is great for adding warm tones to your overall look and enhancing the pregnancy glow in your skin! Finding a mustard knit with delicate accents, such as our mustard lace trim maternity tunic as seen on Kara of While Camden Sleeps is a great way to stand out in a scenic image and ensure that all eyes are on you for all the right reasons!
When it comes to versatile fall colors, burgundy takes the cake. While some colors style well year round, burgundy especially shines this time of year, providing a festive, vibrant look! It’s no wonder why multiple celebrities and bloggers can be found in beautiful burgundy apparel, like our lace maternity dress as seen on Rachel of Glow of Grace and fashionista Kara of While Camden Sleeps. Burgundy apparel pairs beautifully with radiant red lips and provides a timeless look that you can enjoy reflecting back on, years down the line.
While grey is one of those colors that looks great year round, fall is the best time to be photographed in this hue, as it provides a mix of brightness to the image, as well as touch of warmth. With many blue skies starting to become overcast afternoons, grey is a great way to have your maternity photo shoot outfit compliment the background, while focusing the attention on areas where you want to direct it. Styling your photo shoot look with a black top paired with a grey crochet cardigan, like our heather crochet shoulder maternity cardigan as seen on Jessica is a great way to add a dreamy appearance that keeps all eyes on your face and bump!
Likewise, if the fall weather calls for heavier outwear, options like our ivory and black printed long maternity cardigan as seen on Irina Bond, helps provide a portion of focus on the outfit as a whole, while keeping the entire appearance focused on you! No matter how you add grey into your maternity photo shoot outfit, you’re sure to shine!
Looking for a touch of color that will make your pictures pop without drawing the attention away from you as a whole? Depending on your natural skin tone, shades of coral and orange can provide a welcoming burst of energy to your images, for a fun, fall-inspired shoot. Paired with jeggings and some neutral boots or flats, all eyes will instantly be drawn to your bump when rocking a cozy, chic look like our orange lace belted maternity tunic as seen on Arielle Elise!
Whether going for year-round staples like our grey cardigans, feeling like a vixen in our burgundy numbers, or wanting a pop of color with our coral/neutral frocks, styling your fall maternity photo shoot outfit around these earth-tone shades can ensure you look and feel beautiful on your special day!
For these and other outfits, visit our website at PinkBlushMaternity.com
When it comes to pregnancy, having comfortable, affordable and chic clothing is key. All expectant mothers deserve to look and feel their best during such a beautiful period of life, and in order to do so, versatile clothes are required. Whether running errands, taking older children for a stroll, or simply taking it easy at home, maternity clothes should be equally fun as functional. Here are four easy-to-grab maternity styles that are perfectly functional this fall:
3/4th sleeved wide striped tops and tunics are perfect wardrobe staples this season. Not only do they flatter a variety of body shapes, but they’re extremely versatile due to how easily they pair with just about anything in your closet. This black charcoal striped dress for example, pairs excellent with our grey fleece-lined maternity leggings, but also goes well when matched with black maternity pants or leggings. Add a red or burgundy scarf, or perhaps a black blazer and you can easily switch up this look from grocery-store chic to date night ready apparel. Since all of our striped tanks, tops and tunics are made with care, you can rest assured that these tops are perfect for staying comfortable throughout your day, even if you have baby-to-be’s two older siblings surrounding you that need taking care of. By finding a length that works for you, this style can be your fall-wardrobe essential all season long.
Whether cleaning, relaxing, or playing with little ones, your home apparel should be the most comfortable. Tunics, like this navy blue and beige polka dot number, are a great way to look fashionable while feeling lounge-friendly. With this tunic made from 75% cotton, when paired with our fleece-lined leggings or a comfy pair of blue jeans, this look can be worn just about anywhere, but that doesn’t mean it won’t make your almost-daily outfit rotation at home.
Tribal prints are a huge trend this season, but expect this fall-staple to still be in style come spring! Tribal is a fun way to add some pop of color to your wardrobe, without requiring much effort. Perfect for those days when you want to throw something on, options like this burgundy tribal print sash tie top are a great way to look stylish, even when taking the kids for a walk! The added sash below the bust, is great for showing off your figure, and looking extra feminine.
Bohemian shirts are another style this fall that are selling quickly – and for good reason! Tops like our ivory and navy blue bohemian are extremely comfortable, and due to having a little extra fabric, they’re perfect for days when you just want to lounge. Whether reading books to the kids at home, or going in for a day at the office, bohemian shirts are great for looking put-together without much effort at all. Look for this style especially, with fun little accents, such as beads, or embroidery, to give your top a little kick.
For these and additional fall must-have wardrobe staples, check out www.PinkBlushMaternity.com!
Huge thank you to lifestyle blogger, Shelby of BrandonandShelby.com for rocking our fall fashion styles during her pregnancy.
When it comes to maternity photo shoots, many mothers-to-be focus on finding the right location and photographer; but an equally important factor that should be given special consideration is what you’ll be wearing for the memorable event. Choosing an outfit or two that makes you feel comfortable and confident is essential in preparing for your maternity photo shoot, as the most stunning images radiate from an expectant mother who feels beautiful from the inside out. While there may be a gorgeous location captured on the best camera available, maternity photos will always look their best when the mother-to-be feels at-peace and assured with herself. In order to decide which outfits will work best for your maternity photo shoot, take these following tips into consideration:
While we’re not quite to shorts and t-shirt weather just yet, it’s exciting to see temperatures warming up and the prospect of not having to wear jeans and jackets all the time! Especially when dealing with swelling and weight gain (Gasp!) can cause pants to fit snugger in the legs and buttocks. But never fear, with the warm weather comes a whole new category of clothes to enjoy.