Pregnancy is a fantastic journey, which so many women have embarked upon, and so many women are yet to do so. There is so much excitement surrounding pregnancy from the announcement you’re first pregnant, to the first doctor’s visit and hearing the baby’s heartbeat for the first time, to finding out the sex of the baby and feeling her/him move for the first time, and finally, preparing to meet your beautiful bundle of joy! Unfortunately, not everything surrounding pregnancy is exciting for many, many women. Not a lot of women look forward to feeling nauseous, getting bigger and bigger (and for some) bigger, and, especially for those who are fashion conscious, giving up their wardrobe for frumpy maternity clothes. Luckily, maternity fashion has come a long way since the days of giant tent-like tops, stretch pants, and, the ever so famous, but not so fashionable, Mumu.
Trendy maternity fashion has become very popular in the last five years and continues to grow in popularity. Maternity fashion has even recently drawn such big-name designers as Heidi Klum, Isabella Oliver, Vera Wang, Donna Karen (DKNY), 7 For All Mankind, Liz Lange, and Ann Taylor, with many more designers announcing new maternity lines every season. Even Spanx has a line of maternity shape wear so moms-to-be can look their very best in the new world of ever-evolving, trendy maternity fashion.
In addition to popular designers, thousands of maternity boutiques have popped up on the fashion radar. Boutiques carry all of the latest trends in maternity fashion, including maternity dresses, jeans, tops, even swim wear, maternity skin care, and trendy hospital gowns. Maternity boutiques are credited with bringing maternity fashion trends to the masses including, highlighting the changing shape of mommies-to-be with bump-hugging shirts, jackets, dresses, and jeans! In addition, some moms are finally able to shun traditional floral prints in exchange for rockin’ maternity leather jackets, hip maternity tee shirts, and smokin’ over-the-knee boots.
Trendy maternity fashion has become so popular that even big chain stores like Gap, Old Navy, Target, and Kohls have picked up on the idea that maternity fashion is a huge industry that isn’t going away any time soon. Trendy maternity fashion is even becoming iconic. You can’t look at any celebrity news or fashion sight without seeing the latest pregnant celebrity flaunting her baby-bump in the newest and trendiest maternity fashion. These new avenues of obtaining trendy maternity clothing have pushed pregnancy, and looking fashionable while pregnant, into the spotlight.
Beautiful maternity clothing can lift any woman’s spirit during a time of physical, emotional, and mental changes that can wreak havoc on a woman’s sense of well being. Trendy maternity clothing can transform a time when many women feel unattractive and frumpy, to a time where pregnant women look fashionable, beautiful, and comfortable all throughout their pregnancies. We have definitely come a long way in the fashion industry to include women who are expecting babies, and there isn’t a mom-to-be who isn’t happy about the new opportunities to be stylish, trendy, attractive, and confident all throughout her pregnancy!