Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Shopping

Did you know that maternity dresses are purchased more during the holiday season than any other time of the year?

It’s a fact that as soon as the season turns cooler and the holiday season quickly approaches, the need for a maternity dress soon becomes evident. With Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Years all in a 45 day span, you will find yourself not only eating more, but having more parties and more photos taken of you than at any other time of the year. Choosing the right or best maternity dress can often be stressful as you have your body changing along with trying to find a dress that fits your “look.” When you buy a maternity dress or maternity top, you need to make sure that it is exactly what you want and something that is comfortable as well. Sizing is the key and most items in BellaBlu Maternity’s lines fit true to size based on your pre-pregnancy size, therefore you should be able to wear it full term and beyond.

Are you in between sizes? The rule of thumb is to always order up if you are in between sizes or are carrying more than one baby. Lastly, the bust is almost always the area to focus on when buying a maternity dress or top. If your bust has gotten much bigger than expected, you may need to consider ordering up as well so the dress or top doesn’t feel too tight or binding. The V-necks are always a popular style of maternity dress, yet for those with bigger busts, you need to make sure you don’t get anything that may be too revealing or make you feel uncomfortable. Camis are often a viable solution if you are dead set on a certain maternity dress or top yet the bust is too wide of an area for your comfort zone.

Have fun and enjoy! You’ll cherish these moments and can see yourself glowing in all the beautiful holiday photos to come!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Trends For Maternity Clothes

When you’re pregnant it can often be the case that you feel completely out of style and that anything you wear will not be in-vogue. However, just as mainstream garments undergo changing trends every season, so too do maternity clothes. By staying abreast of the new styles you can ensure that, even through your nine months with a bump, you can keep your wardrobe looking as fresh and up to date as possible.

There are many places to shop for maternity wear and you don’t have to spend a fortune. At a time when you’re most likely saving for your new baby it can seem a little selfish to buy things for yourself, but by utilizing websites such as coupon cactus or BellaBlu Maternity, you’ll be able to get great treats without breaking the bank.

This summer wide legged trousers and flared pants are back in which is a huge plus if you’re pregnant and want to stay with the changing fashion. A good pair of maternity pants will be almost indistinguishable from other high street ones, and with an elasticized band over or under the tummy you can benefit from a snug and comfortable fit.

Meanwhile, maxi dresses are still in fashion for summer 2011, and you’ll be able to find a great range of garments suitable as maternity wear. These flowing outfits will enable you to cover your bump well and you can either use prints such as zebra or leopard to stay in fashion, or utilize floral dresses to accentuate or tone down the size of your baby bump. Alternatively, if you want to go one step further in finding beautiful maternity wear then you could opt for babydoll dresses. This style is very feminine, has a loose fit to hide your expanding bump and is covered in frills.

Summer 2011 will also see popularity for flowing tunic tops and tank tops for maternity wear. These feminine garments are all the rage whether you’re pregnant or not and can easily be incorporated into outfits to look chic and stylish and radiant at the same time.

In addition, you must not forget that as well as changing fashion there is a large range of accessories to team outfits with. All of these also go through seasonal trends and this year there are a number of top looks to go for. Big and bright is definitely the way forward and if you want to get the summer style, add large hoop or cascading earrings and colorful necklaces to your outfit. Natural and neutral is also in, with beads, feathers and earthen colors being popular, whilst vintage remains as popular as ever.

If you’re pregnant don’t feel like your style has to be stunted. If anything you’ll be able to explore an entirely new niche in fashion, using the changing trends in fashion to accessorize your bump. You’ll be able to find a great variety of in-vogue maternity wear perfect for your summer wardrobe and it’ll be just as fun shopping when you’re pregnant as when you’re not.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Spring has Sprung at BellaBlu Maternity!

You know the feeling… it comes every year. That feeling of spring in the air where the fresh smell comes back, the color comes back, the sunlight stays longer, and yes, the clothes get even more beautiful! Spring is here and is an exciting time for new moms to start looking for a new spring maternity dress for those baby showers, Easter holiday, or just to wear casually around the town. The styles change every year as to the trends and we are very excited about this years crop of top quality maternity clothes. Short sleeve and sleeveless dresses come into play with a wide variety of styles including wraps, faux wraps, maxi’s, empire waists and many others. There are many things to look for when buying a maternity dress. Your height might be something to consider if you are looking at a maxi dress or even a dress where you want to fall above your knee or below. Skin tone can be important as well, as some colors and prints look more vibrant with women who may have a fair complexion or those who might have a darker complexion. Most women know what colors they tend to look best in. Obviously, black is the most popular color, yet more and more we are seeing vibrant colorful dresses hit the market. Prints are also more common yet are not for everyone so you have to make sure the print really brings out the best in the dress. The type of neck line is also a consideration that must be taken as some women prefer v-necks while others prefer a crew or scoop neck. Some of the new flattering styles are the square neck dresses which seem to be more flexible with more women since it does reveal the bust area, yet not too much to where you feel uncomfortable. You are glowing! So let your maternity dress express it!

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