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No Frump For Your Bump: Tips for A Stylish Night Out During Pregnancy

Maternity fashion has come a long way from floral dresses and pastel colored, shapeless clothing. Today there are multiple retailers and designers that specialize in maternity wear that keeps you feeling stylish, chic and comfortable. Dressing a pregnant body can be a challenge at times, particularly if you are struggling to feel content with your changing body. Play up the features that you feel most confident about; if you love your legs, pick a shorter dress or a skirt with a hi-lo hem and if you have amazing arms, select a sleeveless dress or tank top. The more confident you feel, the more radiant you look. When dressing for a night out while on maternity fashion “leave”, the options below are guaranteed to help you look and feel like the beautiful momma-to-be that you are.


Little Black Dress

The little black dress is a timeless classic and a piece that you are likely to already have as a staple in your wardrobe. If a little black dress is not already a part of your wardrobe, or if you no longer fit into the one hanging in your closet, select a basic silhouette that will work for nearly any social occasion. Online retailer ASOS offers the perfect solution to pregnant women headed out for a night on the town in the form of the sleeveless wrap dress. This dress can be dressed up for even the most formal black tie affair or made more casual for a romantic dinner at your favorite restaurant. Accessorize with jewelry appropriate for your night out. Pick a statement necklace or pair of earrings for formal affairs or more understated jewelry for a casual evening out.


Stylish Flats 

Some women always prefer heels and are totally comfortable rocking a pair of platforms well into pregnancy, however, most prefer to choose shoes that are fashionable yet comfortable during pregnancy. Pick a pair that offers maximum comfort and style. The Sorah flat from ALDO is guaranteed to match not only your little black dress, but the rest of your wardrobe as well. The patent leather toes feature a dainty bow as added decoration and the flat can be worn for both formal and casual occasions. Try matching them with some chic maternity jeans from the likes of Citizens of Humanity.


Radiant Makeup

Show off your radiant, glowing skin with a foundation designed to even out your skin tone and conceal imperfections while still allowing your natural beauty to shine through. The Colorescience Loose Mineral Foundation is smooth, non-drying and builds to your desired level of coverage. The brush feature allows you to apply your mineral makeup without the mess and fits easily into a purse for any touch-ups you might need. Sweep a luminous blush on the apples of your cheeks and use a shimmery bronze or taupe shade on your eyes. Apply a coat of black mascara and add your favorite lip product to finish your radiant makeup look.


A clutch is the perfect evening bag as it allows you to keep all of your essentials handy, while not weighing you down all night long. Fossil has a classic style fold-over clutch in four different styles from cheetah and metallic to basic black. This clutch also features a leather and chain strap that can be used when your hands are full.

Pregnancy style is no longer flowing, floral creations with no shape. Today, moms-to-be have a huge selection of styles from which to choose and can create looks, without any frump, that showcase personal style while remaining comfortable to wear throughout pregnancy.

Breanne is a recent college graduate, blogger, and fashion aficionada.  You can find her over at her blog, Proper & Pink!


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Women’s Fashion Advice – How to Rock Black Pumps

Do you feel left out at public ballrooms? Did you notice a hot piece of meat at the Valentine’s Dance and you want to sweep him away with your charms? Do you wish to sway across the dance floor with your choreographer boyfriend but every time you ask him, he makes a quick excuse to deny your request? Don’t you worry! Women need not be the best dancers to attract sexy hunks. Nor you have to be the prettiest or the youngest. You can easily attract men by merely buying a pair of attractive pump shoes.

Pumps Are Important, Very Important!


From high-end malls to offices and the red carpet, pump shoes are present almost everywhere. They’re high-heel shoes that carry a classic, closed-toe appearance. If you catch up on Hollywood updates every now and then, you must’ve seen many celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Emma Watson, Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian wearing the hottest pumps.


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Men’s Fashion Trends – Black at the Fall 2013 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Every year there are certain colors that are more prominent in fashion, like this year’s Pantone’s selection of Emerald Green as the color of the year, but from season to season black is definitely the new black. The color black never seems to lose its appeal in either men’s or women’s fashion. It just get’s revitalized with new tones and textures, and works on everything from a Volcom hoodie to a pair of hugo boss shoes.

nicolas k mb fashion week sept 5


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Mens Fashion Trends – Black is Back

Now that summer has at long last arrived, you would think that it was finally time to dig out our seasonal clobber and invest in some new staple pieces to see us through the heated weather. However, instead of wearing funky patterns and colour-popping shades this season, it seems that some men are choosing to go back to basics by wearing classic black.

Let’s be honest, black has never faded too far away from the limelight due to its flattering qualities and versatility. However following the recent heat wave, you would think black would be the last shade people would be reaching for when making up their daily ensemble. With the likes of prestigious fashion designers including Rick Owens and Lanvin allowing black to dominate their spring/summer 2013 collections, it seems the summer trend is walking off the catwalk and onto the high street for a number of fashion enthusiasts to follow suit.


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54. Bow ties

INFEASIBLE: Bow ties with vertical stripes

(From BuyYourTies.com)

I’m of the school that vertical stripes, while amazing in concept, are rarely implemented well. And it’s NEAR impossible to get vertical stripes to work on a bow tie. They’re just too friggin’ small in area – doesn’t the one above look positively cramped?

Feasible: Black satin bow tie

(Brought to you by Lord & Taylor)

Back to basics, kiddos. This David Donahue will never do you wrong as long as you tie it right and wear it to the right occasion (entire posts within themselves, guess you’re just going to have to wait.)

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39. Red and black on shirts

INFEASIBLE: Red shirts with black designs

(From Vices Admire

Black on red is just an eyesore. It’s especially bad when the designs are text – why would you ever want to make reading your company’s name a headache-inducing experience? Sheesh.

Feasible: Black shirts with red designs

(Brought to you by Threadless

This is one of my all time favorite shirts. A bit macabre, but the design is hot and look at how those blood-flowers stand out on the black background! I’m gushing.

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