Don't Go Broke on Your Pregnancy Wardrobe

Saturday, July 03, 2010

It’s the ultimate battle: baby bump vs. skinny jeans. You breathe a sigh of relief as you finally get that extraordinarily tight waistband past your thighs and over your butt. Right after you finish your routine jean stretching lunges, the button pops off so fast that it almost takes your eye out. Finally, you realize that it’s time to go out and buy…maternity clothes! This uncharted territory can be nerve wracking for many expecting mamas. But don’t worry, we’ve come up with a few tips on how to make you look like a super star and keep the dollar signs at bay:

As Countess LuAnn says, “Money Can’t Buy You Class”- Sure we would all love to dress up our bumps like Alicia Keys or Celine Dion, but most of us don’t have superstar budgets. What’s a pregnant fashionista to do? Don’t fret, you can still look fabulous while being thrifty. How? Moody Mamas has found the solution by teaming up with Target.com to bring fierce maternity style without an outrageous price tag.

While browsing the virtual racks,check out the maxi dress, it’s one of Bethenny Frankel’s personal faves. Added bonus - this summer staple is specially designed to make nursing a cinch - trust us, you’ll be reaching for it long after your due date.



Want to emulate a pregnant and bohemian Nicole Richie? Pair a maxi with some gladiators and a variety of Boho bangles.



Feeling like a rock star like Gwen Stefani? Make your outfit pop by wearing red lipstick and a fedora.



Inspired by elegant and feminine silhouettes like Nicole Kidman? Look for dresses with ruffles and neutral tones.

All divas love to be pampered. Don’t have the dollars to go somewhere fancy? Beautify yourself at home with these do-it yourself tips:

Mix 1 teaspoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil and one teaspoon of lemon juice and rub it on your swollen feet, hands or anywhere that feels dry.

Grab your favorite candles and draw yourself a relaxing bath, add some bubbles for added flair.

Reduce stretch marks by soaking a wash cloth in warm milk and gently apply to your stomach. Keep this up for 15 minutes, then apply a rich moisturizer.
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