Maternity Fashion Must-Haves

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on October 9, 2010

To compliment the fab finds I added to my maternity wardrobe over the summer, I was introduced to some great items that made staying in fashion on a daily basis, with a big belly bump, possible.

I already layered most of my tops with tanks, the Hip-T or my Blush Topless Undershirts, but since I’m bigger this time around I was happy to add some pocket dots to my arsenal. These cute little dots clip the the back of the undershirt or maternity band and attach to the back pants pocket… With pocket dots there is no more need for re-adjusting or fear of a bear back!

Miss Oops has some great products to solve some common maternity fashion blunders – Nipple Covers to keep clothes dry and stain-free and Popper Stoppers to stop the belly button pop. Now, if you’re at all like me, having your belly button pop out is part of the fun of having a belly bump, but if you try to cover yours with a bandage you may want to try the Popper Stoppers instead.

Last, but not least, are my Assets Marvelous Mama Unbelievable Underwear. I’m not typically a  big fan of undergarments that cover my entire belly, BUT these not only eliminate unsightly panty-lines but also provide the under-belly support I desperately need this time around. I don’t wear the Unbelievable Underwear under every outfit, but they do help smooth and prevent bulge under my favorite dresses.

What are some of YOUR maternity fashion must-haves? Baby should be here any day now, but I’d love to hear about any thing I may be missing out on!

Some of the above-mentioned items were given to me to review.
All opinions are mine… Always have been. Always will be.

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My Maternity Fashion Crisis {Averted}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on October 3, 2010

Do you remember, over the summer, when I felt like I was wearing the same thing over and over again? I had a maternity fashion crisis, of sorts, so stuck in the tank-top-and-skirt rut that I created for myself. I wanted t be comfortable and fashionable, but it just hadn’t happened.

Well, I managed to find some great items that I brought along with me to BOBNOLA and BlogHer, but what I concluded was that feeling fashionable while pregnant is really about accessorizing. Unfortunately, however, I didn’t realize this until just recently. Oh well.

Check out some of my maternity fashion finds (listed below the slideshow).

I found some great items online at Kiki’s Fashions Maternity, thanks to Gena – a fellow mom-of-many. And that little black dress? I found it at! No joke.

Here’s a list of the items shown:
Khaki Printed Short Sleeve Maternity Shirt (Kiki’s) – $23.99
Blue Embroided Straight Leg Maternity Jeans – $29.99
Yellow Sublimation Maxi Maternity Dress – $19.99
Maternity Ruffle-Trim Sleeveless Dress – $13.00

My favorite, by far, is that last maxi dress in the slideshow. I found that on my ShopAtHome shopping spree in New York. (I’ll tell you all about that experience soon. Promise.) It’s not a maternity dress, so I am looking forward to wearing it even after Baby is born!


My Maternity Fashion Crisis

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on July 7, 2010

It’s been three long years since I was pregnant with Noah. Many things have changed – This time around I am definitely bigger than I was with any of my first five pregnancies, including the twins. And more uncomfortable. One thing, however, has stayed the same – I loathe maternity clothes. If I had my way, I would never leave the house and would live in yoga pants and tanks. No joke.

my regular maternity outfit Up until a few weeks ago, I would wear a regular pair of jeans, a few sizes larger than what I normally wear, “buttoned up” with a rubberband. Now, when I have to get dressed, I generally throw on a skirt and a clean tank. Or, my maxi dress from Moody Mamas’ Target line (which I really do love, by the way). Comfortable? Yes. Cool? Yes. Trendy? Not so much.

Just before EVO, I had to purchase some clothes for my three oldest kiddos, who had just grown what seemed like three inches overnight, and I couldn’t help but glance at clothes for me. In the regular women’s section. I didn’t even think to look at the maternity clothes. Any guesses as to what I bought? Yup… A couple of peasant skirts and a few tanks.

Now, with Bloggers on Bourbon and BlogHer coming up fast, I’m panicking a little. Sure, I could just pack my skirts and tanks, but what about a chic little dress for the 5-star restaurants and cocktail parties? Or, a trendy outfit for the long days of conference sessions and mingling?


I just can’t bring myself to buy maternity clothes. Especially since trendy maternity clothes can be so expensive…

Or so I thought.

Stay tuned for My Maternity Fashion Crisis {Averted}


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