Posts tagged: Maternity Style

  • Styling the Bump with Grace Hanson, Founder of Events by Grace

    Styling the Bump with Grace Hanson, Founder of Events by Grace
    37-weeks pregnant with her first baby (a boy!), Chicago-based wedding planner Grace Hanson, Founder of Events by Grace, has navigated the fine art of surviving on your feet with a serious bump. (Hint: it's all in the cute flats, swim breaks, and warm baths.) She's got one final wedding this month before the arrival of her May baby, but made time to share a few of her best tips for dressing a bump on the go first. It's wedding day for one of my amazing brides! This cooperative oversized furry...

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  • 7 Days of Bump Style With Sam Berngard

    7 Days of Bump Style With Sam Berngard
    Photo credit: Ali Stone for Nurturelife 29-weeks pregnant with lucky #3 (a boy!), Monica + Andy's Director of Events and Brand Experiences Sam Berngard is the perfect mama to kick off our new series on bump style. (She's had a minute to practice!) Sam's maternity formula: a mix of distressed jeans, fun prints, cozy jumpers, and a silk headband to tie it all together—plus a hot pink mani. Check out her week of style inspo (whether you're bumping or not!) ahead. 'Nothing I have on in this pic is maternity,...

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  • 6 Brands Every Future Mama Should Know

    6 Brands Every Future Mama Should Know
    Compiling a baby registry—and figuring out how to dress your bump—can feel like learning a different language. As you sift through a sea of recommendations from friends and family, don't miss these six Monica + Andy mom-approved brands designed to make the mama life a little easier. From a stylish swing made to soothe the fussiest of babies to clothing brands that will live in your closet for longer than a trimester, you won't want to miss out. For Moms... 1. Hatch These effortlessly-chic maternity clothes made by a mom-of-two...

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  • 6 Items You Need in Your Maternity Capsule Wardrobe

    6 Items You Need in Your Maternity Capsule Wardrobe
    Tempted to shell out all your cash on cute maternity clothes? We get it. Once you sprout that baby bump, it becomes virtually impossible to resist clothing made to fit and flatter a pregnant body. But here's the thing: pregnancy is pretty short. (Not that it feels that way when you're in it!) And you only need a few essential pieces (plus some mix and match creativity) to sail through those ten months in comfort and style. Here’s where you’ll get the most bang for your buck: Maternity jeans Loose...

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  • 7 Nursing-Friendly Dresses We Love

    7 Nursing-Friendly Dresses We Love
    Consider this dilemma: It's your first family outing and your baby wants to nurse...and while ordinarily, you'd make it work right there and then (whether you're comfortable doing it out in the open or would prefer to cover up, you do you, Mama!), you realize you've hit a bit of a snag. You're wearing a dress and, save for pulling the whole thing up around your neck, there's really no great way to get the baby to the breast.Dressing during the postpartum period can be a challenge, particularly for breastfeeding...

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  • 5 Maternity Photoshoot Dress Options We Love

    5 Maternity Photoshoot Dress Options We Love
    When you think of maternity photos, you probably envision a woman holding her beautiful bump under a long, floral-printed dress with a flower crown on her head. And while we love the gorgeous, ethereal vibe those photos carry, we have news for you: there's more than one maternity aesthetic for you to consider.Whether your style is classic, edgy, or more traditionally feminine, the perfect dress is out there for you. (If you're typically a jeans-and-leather-jacket kind of girl, go ahead and skip the dress all together.) The key is to...

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  • What's a Pregnant Lady Supposed to Wear to a Formal Event?

    What's a Pregnant Lady Supposed to Wear to a Formal Event?
    You've found the perfect pair of maternity jeans, rediscovered your love of breezy daytime dresses, and worn a hole in your comfiest leggings...but what's a preggo supposed to do when she has to turn up the fancy?If you're slated to attend a formal event, you're probably a little nervous about choosing the perfect outfit. Getting dressed up is always fun, but it's definitely not as easy when you're contending with a growing baby bump, swollen ankles, and the general discomfort that can accompany pregnancy. The good news? There are simple,...

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  • M+A Staffers Share Their Most-Loved Pregnancy Essentials

    M+A Staffers Share Their Most-Loved Pregnancy Essentials
    One of the best parts about being pregnant today? Choice! There are hundreds (and hundreds) of products out there meant to support mamas with a growing belly and make life a little easier. But which items are worthy of that must-buy status? We asked a group of Monica + Andy team members — all of whom have been through pregnancies recently — to share their favorites. AG Secret Fit Belly Farrah Skinny Ankle Maternity Jeans ($198)'I really could not live without my AG maternity jeans - I wear them for...

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  • How to #StyleTheBump for Every Trimester

    How to #StyleTheBump for Every Trimester
    Staying stylish while pregnant isn't always the easiest feat — but is it doable? Totally! It just takes a little imagination and a few versatile pieces (though not nearly as many as you think!) to make it all work.Whether you opt for lots of maternity-specific pieces or simply choose to size up in 'regular clothes', these simple tips from Jeannine Adams, the super-stylish founder of Ready Pretty (who just welcomed a baby!), will help you stay chic as ever through those 40-ish weeks.First trimester A-line dress

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