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Jan 3, 2022 | What To Wear
You know that feeling after finishing a *really* good workout? There’s nothing better… plus that post-sweat-sesh glow is for real. And whether you live for a morning jog or that neighborhood yoga studio is your om away from home, the truth is that working out doesn’t (and shouldn’t) have to stop just because you’re pregnant.
There are SO many reasons why making time to move your body during pregnancy is super important. We’re talking benefits like better sleep, a brighter mood, and improved energy levels. Need another reason? Working out consistently can help you recover more quickly after babe arrives… enough said. Even a daily walk can have a serious impact, with The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommending 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per week (that’s about 30 minutes, 5 days a week). Throw on your AirPods, fire up a podcast, and get moving. It might even turn into your favorite part of the day.
When it comes to staying active throughout pregnancy and beyond, a good workout wardrobe is key. As your bump grows and the rest of your body expands to make room, even those super stretchy leggings you once lived in will start squeezing you in all the wrong places. That’s where the best maternity activewear comes in. Comfortable, supportive, and designed to move with you, the right workout clothing really makes all the difference.
Lucky for you, active essentials are our specialty. We designed and patented pretty much the Rolls Royce of belly panels to keep your bump and back gently supported as you work out. After all, it’s one of the few things that you do for YOU, and you deserve to feel your best while doing it. So go ahead, schedule some gym time or book that prenatal class you’ve been eyeing… we’re sharing the best of the best clothing for your next workout.
A good legging or jogger is an activewear staple, and it’s even more important when you’re carrying all that extra weight around. You’ll want one that’s breathable, supportive, and can adapt to your growing bump so you don’t have to keep investing in a new pair. Here are three of our faves, with the first two featuring our beloved Crossover Panel®. Read on to see what makes it so good…
If you’re looking for a classic black legging with serious support, we’ve got just the thing. It’s topped with our Crossover Panel that supports the low back as your belly grows (bonus: it keeps you cool thanks to its low back design). And with moisture-wicking, four-way stretch fabric, there’s no more slipping, yanking, or chafing. It stays up whether you’re moving into your next yoga pose or heading out for a light run, and can be worn two ways to adapt as you do (with the panel folded down or up supporting the belly). It also features a zipper detail at the ankle for some studio-to-street versatility. Trust us: it’s the legging you need for pregnancy and beyond.
Sometimes a capri is just what you need, and this pair has all the benefits of our Active Legging with a cute cropped leg. Perfect for shorter mamas or when you’re looking for a little less leg coverage, this capri features the same beloved Crossover Panel to support your belly as it grows. And with our 4-way stretch fabric, you won’t find it riding up or slipping down. Super comfy, flattering, and designed to move with you through pregnancy and postpartum. For working out, thinking about working out, or just hanging out, she’s versatile just like her long-legged sister. And since we’re all about options, we also made a bike short and 7/8 version.
We call this jogger “ultimate” for a reason—it’s designed to do it all. Thanks to the softest, most versatile performance fabric, it provides all-day wear that easily transitions from workouts to errands. Topped off with a convertible belly panel that you can wear over or under, it’s the everyday piece you need for every stage of pregnancy plus postpartum, too. And in case you’re a sweatsuit kinda gal, we also made a matching pullover.
When your body is growing and changing by the day, an oversize tee won’t quite give you the support you need (and deserve!). The right workout top should be breathable, comfy, and bump-supporting. Luckily, we have more than a few options for you.
Going for a brisk walk or joining an outdoor workout class? This long sleeve tee was made for getting outside. It’s got everything you could want and need with moisture-wicking to keep you dry, a fitted silhouette, plus thumb holes at the cuffs to keep everything in place. We’re in love with the recycled stretch nylon fabric that’s got subtle ribbing for a textured look with plenty of stretch. Bonus: it’s OEKO-TEX® certified too (that means it’s been proven safe for you and babe).
This sleeveless version is perfect for those sweaty indoor workouts. It’s got the same textured ribbing and side ruching for a fitted look with great support. Plus the sustainable stretch fabric is moisture-wicking to keep you dry as you move. Might as well get one of each, in every color too!
For lower intensity workouts, a top that’s light, flowy, and breathable is the move. This one has it all, making it the perfect piece for prenatal yoga, barre, a walk, whatever. It’s constructed from a beyond soft and lightweight fabric with a criss-cross back detail. Oh, and it also features side slits so you stay comfy no matter which trimester you’re in. Black, white, striped, or tie-dyed by hand in Los Angeles, there’s no shortage of cute options. Chances are you’ll want to wear her even if your agenda doesn’t include working out…
Ask any of your nursing friends, tops with easy access are essential… and it’s surprisingly hard to find a workout top. That’s why we made this tank for easing back into movement while breastfeeding, and we also spent months getting the fit just right so you can wear it pregnant too. Breathable, bump-friendly, with a lot of bang for your buck, the double layered nursing design makes it a no brainer.
A supportive maternity sports bra is a MUST for any active mama, especially as your body starts producing milk and things start getting *real* heavy up there. It’s common to go up at least a cup size or two while you’re pregnant and nursing, and this is where really good support comes in.
Luckily, we have a whole bra shop of options, but for workouts you’re gonna want something full coverage, stretchy, supportive, and above all, comfortable. You should also avoid underwire styles while working out, and a sports bra with nursing access is a huge plus if you want a best of both worlds kinda thing… yep, we got that too.
We’ve been through pregnancy and postpartum a few times over, so we thought of everything when creating this medium-impact sports bra. It’s the comfy-yet-supportive unicorn of nursing bras in a stretchy, seamless rib fabric with removable padded cups. Plus with one-handed clips, feeding has *never* been easier. It’s a winner all around.
It’s officially chilly season, and that means maternity workout jackets and pullovers are a must for keeping warm. Of course, you could always wear your tried and true zip up, but it doesn’t really help if you can’t zip it allll the way up. Because babe wants some warmth too, we got a couple options for you…
This is the comfy pullover we made to go with our Ultimate Fold Down Jogger, but it really is a game-changing addition to any workout outfit. You can wear it before and after babe, with easy nursing access thanks to the functional half zip. Made of the same soft and versatile performance fabric, it’s got side rib panels to accommodate your growing bump and provides just the right amount of warmth for cooler temps.
Two words: Meghan Markle. Yes, she wore this sleek zip up out and about like a boss, but she also could have worn it to the gym and worked out like royalty. Like any good performance piece, it’s made from moisture-wicking and antimicrobial fabric, but it’s also got a convenient side zip so you can customize the fit as your belly grows. And because every mom needs a place to stash her stuff, zip pockets for the win.
Movement really is medicine—especially when you’re pregnant or *finally* coming out of that postpartum fog. A brisk walk, some restorative yoga, light stretching at home… it all helps contribute to a happy, healthy pregnancy and after. As a busy mom, you might not have a full hour to commit to working out, but every bit of time you take for you can make allll the difference.
And since you never know when you’ll be able to squeeze in your next workout, we’re all about styles that flex from active to everyday, that balance you and your nursing needs. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate all that your powerful body can do.
Nov 12, 2021 | What To Wear
This holiday, show off the greatest gift of all with our favorite festive and bump-friendly styles. For all the expecting mamas, we’ve curated a list of our most special pieces that make a statement without sacrificing comfort — and we’re not talking about mumus. Let’s face it, we all want to look and feel our best… and be obviously Insta-ready. #sorrynotsorry
From maxi dresses and jumpsuits to lustrous satin skirts, we’re giving you the gift of options, and taking the stress out of your seasonal wardrobe. Whether you’re hosting, attending, naughty, or nice, read on for our most-loved styles that will make you want to treat yourself — ‘tis the season after all.
From the morning parade to second servings of your favorite dish (hello, stuffing), these fall-forward dresses are as stylish as they are comfy… aka food coma-friendly. This season, we’re indulging in pumpkin pie, autumnal hues, and versatile silhouettes. So, go on — go all out.
We’re all about elevated neutrals this fall… and this golden brown maxi will not only enhance your glow, it’ll keep you cool and comfy in 100% cotton (hey, pregnancy hormones). Featuring a smocked bodice, flowy skirt, and puffed long sleeves, this stunning off-the-shoulder piece will have you feasting this year in comfort and style. Bump appetit!
We’re busting out the high neckline, smocked bodice combo (think vintage-y fashion, but make it cute). Stylish and sustainable with 100% TENCEL™ fibers, bring a pop of color to the dinner table with this dusty-blue midi dress. The pilgrims could never.
Designed with discreet twist-front nursing access, this moody and functional dress is our move for a hassle-free holiday. We love that the high neckline and long sleeves keep it warm, even when it’s cold as... Layered fabric is one of our favorite ways to make an outfit elevated — and in this case, it’s the secret to your brother-in-law not knowing you’re nursing.
Our favorite ways to dress the part this season? Play with texture, prints, and bust out the no-frill jumpsuit… and invest in pieces you can wear before *and* after babe. We love how layered fabric or a handy zipper can turn any outfit into a nursing staple. Style tip: channel your inner Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and add a neutral-colored trench coat to these pieces for some extra warmth. So chic.
It’s officially mocktail season, and this statement-makin’ maxi is ready to get the party started. It’s light, festive, and twirl-friendly… all our favorite adjectives. Made from 100% recycled materials, it’s also turning trash into this year’s holiday treasure. Let the good times roll.
Nothing screams “holiday” like head-to-toe velvet. With an adjustable waist, this jumpsuit is stretchy enough for the bump and polished enough for dinner with the in-laws (good luck, by the way). Pair it with low heels for an elevated look, or throw on some sneakers for a more low-key vibe.
Designed with a nursing friendly snap-down front, this midnight blue jumpsuit is one of our fave picks for winter. Made from 100% cotton gauze, it’s both soft and breathable — aka you won’t be sweating bullets under that winter coat. The adjustable sash is the real holiday star here; tighten it up for a more defined look and adjust the sash as your belly (or your dinner plate) grows.
Keep it casual with this nursing friendly, zip-front jumpsuit. All black with just a touch of gold, consider this number your laid-back holiday staple. Functional enough for daytime grocery-runs and elevated enough for your evening agenda, a good jumpsuit like this one is an absolute essential.
A timeless classic that’s perfect for any holiday event? The little black dress, duh. Fitting for a holiday party or festive dinner date, you can’t go wrong with these elegant picks from us and our favorite brands. Dress ‘em up with statement jewelry, or down with your favorite winter boots. Read on for a few LBDs you can’t go wrong with this season.
Flirty, festive, and flattering as elf, this sleeveless LBD with a subtle slit brings the heat this winter. Designed with discreet side zippers for nursing accessibility, you’ll be living in this piece throughout and post-pregnancy. It’s great for every season to come, but the soft ribbed fabric makes it winter perfection.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the holiday magic with butter-like EveryWear fabric: our softener-than-soft, breathable everyday fabric that resists wrinkling and fading. Sexy and snug, show off the bump with this sleek bodycon that’ll take you from day to night. Don’t blame us if this piece gets you knocked up again.
Another closet staple for your seasonal wardrobe? This structured tunic dress with a v classy V-neckline. Style this LBD with an ornamental necklace, sheer tights, and a coat to be winter-ready and chic as heck. Made from recycled polyester that helps keep plastic out of landfills, the EveryWear Tunic is a dress to get down with.
Ya know what makes back-to-office more bearable? A good outfit… and nothing screams profesh quite like a classic B+W print. Working mamas, we’ve got you covered with these work and office party-friendly looks that’ll have you illuminating the workplace with styles *almost* as merry as your prenatal glow. Sleigh queens, sleigh.
Add a little somethin’ to your office wardrobe this holiday season with muted florals and a feminine neckline featuring a cheeky keyhole detail. Thoughtfully designed with invisible zippers for easy nursing access, you’ll be living in this midi dress that’s fitting for all stages of winter and motherhood. Yes, she’s a multitasker just like you.
A shirt dress is essentially a socially-acceptable nightie, and we’re ALL about it. Lean into comfort this holiday season with this white-speckled number — wear it on its own, or with tights for warmth. Not to mention, the button-down design takes the stress out of nursing or pumping no matter where you are (hopefully it’s not your office closet).
Last but most certainly not least, we’re all about pairing an elevated and functional midi skirt with below-zero-friendly tops this winter. While dresses and jumpsuits are effortless maternity options, reach for a sleek skirt and a warm sweater when you’ve exhausted your one piece winter wonders. While you can’t have wine this holiday season, you can have a kickass outfit. #ohjoy
Feminine and classic, we’re all about a satin moment for the holiday season. Bump-flattering and inherently festive, this lustrous skirt is so cute that even your pre-pregnancy clothes are jealous. Read on to make your outfit complete.
Black, soft, stretchy, and versatile — need we say more? Pair this long sleeve with Ripe’s Lexie Satin Skirt for a full-on flattering and sophisticated look. Style tip: Add a statement necklace to the scoop neckline for some extra holiday glam.
All the warm and fuzzies of the holiday season, wrapped up in one cardigan. Quintessential for opening presents, sipping on cocoa, or getting you through morning sickness, this wool-blend piece is an absolute winter essential. Trust us — you’ll be living in this piece until the New Year (and probably then, too).
Whether you’re dressing to the nines or queuing up a Christmas movie marathon at home, we’ve curated all our holiday season must-haves to keep you cute and comfy all winter long. From tasteful jumpsuits and dresses to festive skirts and cardigans, we’re all about combining luxurious yet accessible style for expecting mamas year ‘round — and especially amongst the holiday madness. Consider this your sign to hit “purchase”, send the wish list, and get the ‘gram.
Share your favorite looks, or let us know which pieces you’re eyeing in the comments below!
Nov 10, 2021 | What To Wear
A silver lining of this new normal we’re all living in is how it has changed the workforce. Today working from home is no longer a nice-to-have option. It’s more often the norm and comes with a lot of perks. No traffic, less gas, home cooked meals, and the best part?
Way comfier clothes
But this doesn’t mean you should show up for your morning Zoom in sweats every single day. We want you to feel cute, comfy, and definitely not frumpy (sayonara, tent dress). So we made some great “above the keyboard” options...designer speak...to bridge your two worlds. Clothes that are stylish enough to wear out, yet comfortable enough to hang in all day long.
Lucky for you, you get to work while growing that little miracle from the comforts of your own home. And as you’re well aware, when you’ve already got a tiny babe sitting on our bladder all day, the last thing you need is constricting clothing. But don’t you worry, mama...we have just the solution.
Biz on the top, party on the bottom
Since your pre-pregnancy work clothes either don’t fit you, your new lifestyle, or both, let’s get to work finding you a new WFH lineup. And of course your sweatpants can stay (your bump needs breathing room after all!). Pair ‘em with one of our new favorite tops made with the Zoom mama in mind, and this killer combo will leave you loving the work-from-home life even more.
Let’s check out some of our new fall pieces that put a comfy-yet-profesh twist on your new normal.
Whether you’re expecting or just had a babe, this blouse needs to be on your work-from-home rotation. Wear it as a peplum with the buttons in back when you’re preggo, then sport it as a nursing top once you’ve given birth (hence “before + after” in the name...clever, right?).
That’s because this reversible style converts as your body changes. The buttons go from stylish ‘lil back feature to allowing quick and easy nursing access when you wear them in front. In case you haven’t noticed, we’re suckers for a functional detail, and you just can’t go wrong with buttons.
This top is our go-to WFH option for feeding and bouncing babe. No wardrobe change necessary: just unbutton, nurse, re-button, then turn your camera back on. We love it as a maternity top too. The low peplum silhouette’s designed to elongate your pregnant torso. Two birds, one stone…it’s a best of both worlds kinda thing.
If you were a fan of the sweetheart neckline pre-pregnancy, you’re going to love it even more now. It gets our vote as the most flattering neck out there since it perfectly frames that gorgeous face of yours and shows more than just a hint of collarbone. The sweetheart neckline is also ideal for the Zoom world since it’s a trend that’s necklace-friendly, and it also makes a statement on its own.
We love the longer length of this top to drape your growing bump, and the rich pop of fall-inspired color for the webcam. And of course, we added buttons to this gal too. They’re not only an elongating feature, they’re our favorite stylish-slash-sneaky way to turn any top into a nursing-friendly staple. Remember, it’s about working smarter not harder, ladies. We all have a lot on our plates.
Our EveryWear fabric does it again with this oh so lovely top that checks all the boxes for comfort and style, especially when you’re working from home. The square neck, collarbone-friendly style flatters above the keyboard, and it has a beautiful drape to allow room for your belly to grow. The fabric is so lightweight that it magically never looks bulky—so consider this top a flattering choice for your postpartum wardrobe too (during + after...two birds, one stone...noticing a pattern here?).
We love the smocked bodice that’s so on-trend right now and our favorite excuse to go braless (another WFH perk...). Add growing a human to your resume and look stylish while you’re at it when you choose versatile work-from-home pieces like these.
And now, it’s time to find you a bottom so you don’t become that guy in the Folgers commercial. Like we said before, sweatpants have their place in your work-from-home wardrobe but maybe not the ones you’ve been rocking every single day since the pandemic began. So if you’re willing to give those go-to sweats a break or at least add in another option to your WFH rotation, we got a few fan favorites we’d like to tell you about...
Every great Zoom wardrobe needs a pant with PJ-level comfort without looking like you rolled out of bed. Our Relaxed Lounge Pant gets the job done whether you’re pregnant or just back in the WFH action. Plus she’s black and wide-legged…so chic.
This is a new-ish style from us, but moms are already loving it thanks to the relaxed fit around the hips, perfect for when you’re working from home. Plus the foldover waistband is key. Wear it over your belly for extra coverage or folded down to give your bump some more room. There’s no right or wrong way…that’s the beauty of dressing for Zoom!
Style tip: pair it with the During + After Reversible Top for a profesh on the top, loose/flowy on the bottom look.
We applaud those ladies that can go their entire pregnancies in leggings. And now that WFH culture is making the dream more of a reality, we recommend snagging this oh so buttery soft and stretchy pair (and maybe picking up a backup too—one to wash, one to wear).
We love The Fold Down Legging for Zoom check-ins, preschool pickup, and everything in between. The high-rise panel gives you the option to wear it up or folded down so it works great for all stages of pregnancy and postpartum.
When you’re clicking from meeting to meeting, pair this legging with our new Button Front Sweetheart Top, and you get the best of both worlds. Who said moms can’t have it all?!
If leggings aren’t your thing and you’re looking for a cozier bottom, The Knit Jogger Pant is the one for you. This casual style sits below the belly and is the perfect laid-back option to take your WFH lifestyle through all stages of pregnancy and postpartum.
We love this pair for home office to errands, and throwing them on with our new EveryWear Smocked Top for an “I’ve got my sh*t together” look on Zoom. Best of all, you can rotate tops from day to day and keep this comfy knit jogger on repeat and no one on your screen will ever know (don’t worry, your secret’s safe with us).
When you’re working from home, all the fashion “rules” go out the window. So as long as you’re Zoom appropriate on top, you’re free to lean on comfort all the way for the bottom. And remember comfy doesn’t have to equal frumpy. Instead, it's a fashion meets function kinda thing for making the most out of your situation.
And because a lounge-worthy wardrobe doesn’t mean anything without comfy underpinnings, choose a wireless bra (we’ve got some great options for nursing) and pair with some soft undies (like this pair that has built-in cooling!).
Even if your pants are giving you all the PJ vibes and making you want to curl up at your desk all day, don’t forget to take breaks between calls to get up and walk around (so important when you’re growing a babe!). May we even suggest taking a stroll around the block to show off that new top? Another great WFH perk...
That’s the amazing thing about working from home when you’re pregnant or nursing—it’s just that much easier to take care of yourself and babe when you cut out the commute. From morning sickness to pumping schedules and everything in between, the journey isn’t always easy or glamorous. Having the option to turn your camera off and do what you need to do is a total mom win...so is staying in your sweats all day!
Are you a WFH mama? Tell us in the comments below!
Oct 20, 2021 | What To Wear
While travel may have taken a back seat over the past year, more families are itching for a change of scenery and that means it’s time to get a move on as long as it’s safe (we’re looking at you, Delta variant). Whether you’re making holiday travel plans or want to get that babymoon in before giving birth, comfort and convenience are always top priorities when you’re traveling while pregnant or nursing on-the-go.
We picked a few of our favorite travel essentials to pack in your mama carry-on. Many of these are good for you and Mother Earth since they’re made with planet-friendly recycled materials. Let’s take a look at eight style and wellness essentials we’re loving these days for upcoming adventures. Bon voyage, ma!
This brand-new tank checks all the boxes when it comes to comfy/cute clothes to wear when you’re traveling while pregnant. It’s a pull-aside nursing and layering top constructed in our signature recycled EveryWear fabric. So soft and lightweight, we love it for feeding on the fly while dealing with unexpected letdowns. Thanks a lot, hormones.
The sustainable stretch fabric is leak-absorbing and resists stains so it’s our pick for postpartum. The relaxed silhouette also fits a pregnant bump so you can sit in a car, plane, or train all day and still stay comfy. It’s the top that keeps on giving (versatility is kind of our thing).
If you’re going with the EveryWear Wrap Tank for your next trip, might as well make it a whole look and get the matching pants. Our new EveryWear Woven Pant has a soft elastic, pull-on waistband that makes sitting for long periods a little more comfortable (bonus: no digging means less feeling like you have to pee every sec!).
Best of all, this pant/top combo is made from the same recycled stretch woven material so both styles are travel-friendly and wrinkle-resistant.
“I love ironing on vacation!,” said no one ever. Having more time to do the things you want while staying comfy? Now that sounds like a vacation!
We love anytime you can get a two-fer from a wardrobe piece, especially if it provides easy access for feedings. The EveryWear Long Sleeve Wrap Tee definitely checks that box and it’s a great long sleeve option to wear when you’re traveling. Its nursing friendly magic lies in the wrapped V-neck silhouette. Just snap it closed between feedings and you’re good to go without fear of a wardrobe malfunction–traveling with babe is stressful enough!
Because it’s made from our signature recycled EveryWear fabric, you also don’t have to worry about stains showing. The stretch woven is moisture-wicking so despite the long sleeves, it’ll keep you cool when hormones bring the heat (or maybe that’s your screaming toddler...).
We love that it’s made from planet-friendly, recycled materials without compromising softness. It’s also OEKO-TEX® certified so that means every thread, stitch, and clasp have been found harmless to you and babe.
Swollen legs and feet = vacation buzzkill. And if you’re pregnant and booked a long-haul flight, chances are your doctor will recommend you wear compression socks. They’re medically designed to provide gradual pressure to the leg to help with circulation, especially during long periods of travel.
What we don’t make ourselves, we curate for our mamas–and we took our sweet time finding the perfect compression sock to wear during pregnancy. The search was finally over when we found these from Motif Medical. They need to be on your list of travel essentials because they do all the things like ease swelling and varicose veins, but they’re also super stretchy and easy to put on–a total compression sock win.
Getting sweaty and feeling gross down there is unfortunately a thing when you’re sitting for long periods. And even when you’re not–blame the pregnancy hormones!
These Mommy to Be Wipes are our go-to solution for on-demand freshness when you’re traveling while pregnant. They help fight odor, balance pH, and make things feel a lot more comfortable down there until your next shower. #momlife
We love that they’re made from plant-derived ingredients (hey, coconut oil and cucumber!) that also reduce bad bacteria (shoutout to calendula!). And they are 100% safe for new and expecting moms. They’re great for traveling and otherwise. Do yourself a favor and add them to your cart now. You’ll thank us later.
No one tells you that the sleepless nights start long before babe arrives. The tossing, the turning, the aches, and the pains...it’s anything but sweet dreams. Add in not sleeping in your own bed while away, and you’ll wake up looking like a mombie.
This special-blended sleepy lotion will both calm and blow your mind. Slather it on before bedtime to help reduce anxiety and finally get a good night’s sleep. It also helps with leg cramps while traveling and reduces postpartum aches and pains. It’s a winner all-around.
Oh, and did we mention, the formula’s plant-derived? Go and get it now, mama.
When morning sickness starts to put a damper on that dream vacay, cue the pregnancy-safe lip balm. Just swipe it on in the AM–or whenever you feel a wave of nausea approaching to get some immediate relief.
It’s made from organic cocoa butter, ginger root, and lavender oil–a combo known to help calm an upset stomach, prevent nausea and vomiting. It’s also a really good lip balm in its own right thanks to the light scent and perfect portability. You never know when nausea can strike (spoiler: it’s not just the mornings).
Mother Mother, where have you been all of our lives?! Preggo, postpartum, or not, there are just those times when a shower is not going to happen. But as moms, we learn to improvise. Whip out a Mommy To Be Wipe, slap on some deodorant, and make sure you’ve got a good dry shampoo for those greasy roots.
We love this one from Mother Mother since it’s mama-made and totally natural. It’s a life-saver for when you can’t get all sudsy in the shower but still want to keep that hair feeling fresh. Just sprinkle some of the plant-powered formula onto your roots, rub it in, and watch the magic unfold. Arrowroot powder and kaolin clay absorb oil and boost volume, while pink grapefruit and bergamot essential oils give your second or third day hair that fresh-from-the-shower scent.
You don’t have to wait to travel to use it, either. It’s a great natural alternative to get that voluminous look without hairspray. After a few shakes, you’ll feel like a new woman. It’s the perfect solution for between washes.
Traveling while pregnant can be stressful. Maybe you’ve also got a toddler in tow (and we’re all still navigating COVID guidelines). You’re probably sweating right now thinking about that upcoming trip you just booked! But then think about the memories you’ll make as a new fam or as a party of two before babe arrives–these are the things you’ll hold onto. Put these travel essentials on your packing list, take a deep breath, and try to relax and enjoy yourself! After all, you’ve waited months (maybe even years) to get away.
Have another travel essential to add? Tell us in the comments below!
Aug 6, 2021 | What To Wear
Whether you’re pregnant or just had a baby, you’re probably feeling the heat. By that, we mean your body temp—and you can thank your hormones.
For pregnant women, add in the fact that you’re lugging around another human 24/7, and you’re going to feel like you want to sit in an ice bath all day!
Since that’s probably not going to happen, it’s time to cue the body cooling clothing...yep, it’s a thing.
These products are game changers and can make any expecting or postpartum mom feel like a new lady. Ours are made with brrr° technology, integrated right into the seamless fabric. It’s one of the coolest things around (no pun intended).
brrr° technology brings in three heavy hitters when it comes to body cooling clothing that really makes a difference for pregnant and postpartum women. They call it the Triple Chill Effect.
Cooling minerals, active wicking, and rapid drying come together to continuously bring down your body temp—this means not having to worry about boob sweat or embarrassing pit stains.
brrr° has been scientifically tested and verified to actively reduce body temperature by several agencies around the world. Since it’s built into the fabric, it can’t get washed away no matter how many times you throw it in the laundry.
We know how important it is for pregnant and new moms to keep their cool. When the hormones take over, or you’re breastfeeding and start to overheat, you can get headaches and may even feel dizzy.
This is why we love cooling technology to help moms get their chill back...in the most important places.
Cooling Crossover Nursing Bra
When you nurse and have your baby close, your body temp is going to rise but there’s no reason to sweat it. This bra helps you stay cool during skin-to-skin and is also a great 24/7 staple to help you beat boob sweat all summer.
Cooling Nursing + Pumping Bra
We’ve also created a nursing bra for women who pump. With dropdown cups and pump openings, just attach your flanges and cool off while you get those ounces. Mind blown? We thought so.
Cooling Seamless Underwear
No one wants to admit it, but things down below can get a little dicey when your body temp starts cranking up. This pregnant and postpartum-friendly pair has cooling minerals built right into the fabric so you feel the effects right away. It also has active wicking so moisture can stay away from your lady parts.
Cooling Seamless Support Tank
This tank is a game changer because it gives your pregnant or postpartum body the support it needs while staying cool and dry. We love it as a cooling underlayer to tame those hot flashes while absorbing moisture throughout the day.
Keeping your cool while pregnant or getting used to the new mom thing is easier said than done, but when you choose clothing that works for you and helps you beat those rising temps, we call that a mom win. You deserve all the relief you can get!
Aug 2, 2019 | What To Wear
There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to pregnancy, but one thing is certain: your belly’s only getting bigger, and a lot of the clothes you wear now will probably stop fitting over the next nine months. But that doesn’t mean you need to buy a whole new wardrobe! Here’s our gem of a closet curation strategy, so you don’t have to start with an empty rack.
And because every brilliant idea deserves an acronym, here’s ours: CCE or Canvass, Collect, Enhance (...then of course, pass-On)
The first step is canvassing, and it’s actually pretty fun. Set aside some time and take a good look at your closet and the pieces you wear the most. While it’s true that your number one jeans probably aren’t long for this pregnancy life, you likely have a number of items that are, even though they’re not deemed “maternity” clothes. You just need to look at them with your new mama-to-be eyes, and see which items can make room for a little growth.
Maxi dress: The empire waist of most maxis make this type of dress especially reliable for easing into your pregnancy style.
Loose or boxy button-down: These beauties are great for getting dressed early in pregnancy (and you’ll rely on them again, when you’ve got a baby to breastfeed!). Any button-down that’s on the loose or boxy side can probably be worn untucked until you just can’t button it any more.
Sack dress: You probably rock a sack dress when you’re going out for a big meal, right? Which is what makes it absolutely perfect for dressing a brand-new bump, especially if you want to keep it under wraps for a while.
Drapey tee/knit: Tees that aren’t tight or knits that have some stretch to them will be some reliable go-to’s as your belly starts to grow.
Aline dress: Cute, comfy, and usually with just enough room for a belly that’s popped.
Loose jumpsuits: A one-piece makes dressing for the day so easy, which is exactly what you want during pregnancy. A loose or flowy jumpsuit fits this bill to a tee, and depending on the cut, you might be able to wear it right through to the end!
See? You probably have more maternity options than you thought, and now you know exactly what you need. But you still don’t have to hit “add to cart” yet. The next steps in CCEP are just as important, so click here to read about them!
Jul 31, 2019 | What To Wear
Now that you’ve canvassed your closet and figured out which of your items will work with your growing belly, it’s time for the next step in the CCE plan: Collect. Because here’s the thing about maternity clothes—you don’t need them forever! Mamas are always unloading items, most of which are in excellent condition, it’s simply the nature of products made for pregnancy (and babies, tbh). Even mamas who plan on having another kid pass pieces along, because they’ll surely come back around and who wants to store them in the meantime?
So tap the mamas in your life to see what you can borrow, which will leave you a bigger budget for the fun stuff (like your dream baby shower dress) and the regular use items (like a nursing bra and your everyday activewear).
There are a few key items that nearly every new mama will have worn during her pregnancy that she probably doesn’t have a need for anymore. Maternity jeans and work pants don’t have much of a closet shelf life after the fourth trimester, so see if anyone has a pair or two to give away. Certain tops and T-shirts are also pretty pregnancy specific, so see if you can collect a few of those too. Once you ask for one item though, be prepared to be offered others!
Start with your friends who have recently had babies. They’ll be the ones most likely to still have these items on hand. But don’t stop there. Tap any family members too (a sister-in-law, a second cousin, a young aunt perhaps?). From there you can hit up any co-workers who’ve returned from maternity leave, and guess what? Even strangers will be happy to hand over their pregnancy clothes, sometimes you just have to ask.
When it comes to friends and family, you might not even have to ask—mamas might just offer! But of course you can ask via text, email, or just the old-fashioned way, in person. The magic of the internet is great for putting your requests out there. Join a mom group or two on Facebook and post there, or simply use Instagram and Twitter, and don’t be surprised by unexpected responses, the sisterhood of motherhood is powerful!
Okay, so now that you’ve canvassed and collected, what’s next? Read on for the second half of our closet curation strategy, CCE. Click here to learn how to Enhance your maternity wardrobe.
Jul 30, 2019 | What To Wear
You might be an expert at canvassing and collecting (good job! And more on CCE here), but you’ve still probably got a few needs in your maternity wardrobe. Here’s where the enhance part comes in. Take a look at what you have, what you “found” (thanks friends!), and make a note of additional items you can get to fill in any holes for the nine months of pregnancy (and those first few months afterward).
We’ve got some suggestions, depending on the size of your belly, and the needs that go along with it. But here’s a sampling to get you started.
Bellaband®: If you buy only one maternity-related thing, it should probably be a Bellaband®. Here’s why.
Babymoon pieces: With all the items you already have and then collected, it leaves a little flexibility for getting a babymoon piece or two that will make your last couple’s-only vacay even more cute and comfortable.
Baby shower look: Your baby shower is the one day where it’s extra important to feel like your best self, wearing your best possible outfit, so you don’t have to worry about tugging or pulling or feeling self-conscious and you can instead focus on soaking up all the love and support for you and your coming babe.
Work wear: Even if you’ve got a couple of work-friendly pieces on hand, considering how much time you spend at work, you’ll probably need a couple more. We got you.
Activewear: With the sweating you do during prenatal yoga, and the regularity with which you’ll need a nice pair of leggings, adding some activewear (especially with the support of our Crossover Panel) is a good move.
Nursing: With leakage, and spit up, and diaper disasters, you can truly never have enough nursing bras, tanks, and camis. Adding one or two will save you some laundry days.
The Very last step, after you are done with all of your maternity clothes: Pass-On. Consider it the “pay it forward” part, where you can thank the mamas who gave you items, by giving yours to the next pregnant friend in your social circle (once you’re done with them, of course!). This works especially well when it comes to Ingrid & Isabel pieces—these are quality items made to last for probably a lot longer than you’ll want to wear them (and we’re taking the postpartum period into account as well). So hang on to your items, and pass them on to a mama-to-be! What goes around comes around, in the best possible way.
Jul 28, 2019 | What To Wear
Chances are you’re going to be working until your due date is just around the corner, which means you’re going to have to professionally dress that belly from now till maternity leave. Dressing for an office environment can seem a bit tricky—your around-the-house outfit of ultracozy leggings and XL sweatshirts might look out of place. Plus there’s some truth to that ol’ dress for success adage.
Here are some classic, easy-to-wear pieces that will make you feel profesh and comfy at every stage of pregnancy and beyond (cause maternity leave won’t last forever).
Every working woman should have a power blazer, especially a pregnant working woman. Our Adjustable Waist Ponte Knit Maternity Blazer fits that bill, and thanks to a hidden, adjustable back piece, you can work this look from the early days of pregnancy through the days of major belly. The jacket’s ponte fabric is soft, but still structured so you get a tailored style that’s still totally comfortable. Pair it with a nice dark wash denim (see below!) for something more casual, or our Ponte Pencil Skirt for the ultimate maternity-friendly power suit. Click to Shop!
Dark wash jeans can pull double-duty: casual enough for weekends but classic enough for everyday work looks. Our Maternity Skinny Jeans with Inset Panel is the perfect maternity pair—they sit just under the belly and the panels stretch as your body grows. Wear them with booties and a sweater or top for a reliable Monday-through-Friday go-to. Click to Shop!
Throw on a button-down and you look instantly put together, especially if it’s our Peplum Button Down Shirt. Pretty detailing in the front gives this classic piece a feminine flair, and you can wear the cuffed sleeves rolled up or long and buttoned. It’s got plenty of room for a growing belly but is tailored up top for a flattering fit. Wear it to dress up denim or with our Adjustable Waist Ponte Knit Maternity Blazer and Ponte Maternity Pencil Skirt for an unstoppable combo. Click to Shop!
Our Ponte 5-Pocket Maternity Legging with Bellaband Panel have a classic skinny fit and are made from our soft and stretchy ponte knit, but have the more structured, pocketed look of pants. They also feature a comfy seamless panel that can go over the belly or be folded down and it offers a bit of support for your lower back as well. These pants will be your best workplace secret: they feel like leggings, but are polished enough for the office. Click to Shop!
When you’re ready to show off that bump, our Pleated Maternity Tank Dress is another weekday staple, especially because it’s so dang versatile. Wear it on a Monday with a blazer and clogs, then wear it again on Friday with a heels and a statement necklace. Ruching around the belly and back make sure that there’s always room for your growing belly. Click to Shop!
An everyday top—one you can throw on with just about anything and feel comfortable but presentable—is another office must. Our lightweight Long Sleeve Smocked Woven Maternity Top has a relaxed mock collar with cute smocked detailing. French cuffs give it a little something extra. Click to Shop!
Of course it’s helpful to have a versatile bottom that isn’t pants or denim. Our Ponte Maternity Pencil Skirt sits just under the belly and can be dressed up with a blazer and heels for client meetings or dressed down with a sweater or top and mules for Monday through Friday. Click to Shop!
Every work wardrobe needs a wrap dress, and this is one you’ll wear throughout your pregnancy and post-baby too, like our Flutter Sleeve Knit Wrap Maternity Dress. It’s made from super soft fabric so it’s extra comfy, and the adjustable tie waist means it’s a flattering fit at every stage of pregnancy. (And the crossover neckline will make for easy pumping access post–maternity leave, too!) Click to Shop!
Speaking of pumping, our Kimono Sleeve Pleated Front Nursing Dress is a new working mom’s dream. Hidden zippers in the front panel mean you can discreetly pump without having to take anything off. But you’ll want to grab one early on in your pregnancy; cinching just above the belly makes this dress cute and comfy (not to mention totally professional), and kimono sleeves are universally flattering. Click to Shop!