In 2002, Belly Dance Maternity opened the doors of its flagship store in Chicago’s urbanely hip and fashionable Bucktown neighborhood. As a pioneer in the newly chic maternity market, owner Jennifer Strom Simonte wanted to provide the ultimate collection for women who do not want to sacrifice their style when expecting. Belly Dance does extensive research and partners with designers to provide customers with an assortment to meet many tastes at a broad range of prices, including exclusive pieces.
In 2003, Belly Dance branched out to Highland Park, Illinois and opened its online store, and recent expansion brought Belly Dance to New York City’s trendy West Village neighborhood. Belly Dance has generated quite a buzz among expecting fashionistas in addition to receiving wide-ranging media interest, including best maternity store in Chicago Magazine, exposure in national magazines such as ePregnancy, Us Weekly, and Life and Style, and numerous television appearances.
Designers range from revered and high-end, such as Ripe, Michael Stars, JBrand, and Paige Denim, to edgy and up-and-coming, like , Jules and Jim, and More of me, to maternity staples, such as Japanese Weekend and Olian. This assortment, along with exceptional customer service, has given Belly Dance the edge that has fueled its recognition and expansion.
Belly Dance is committed to celebrating pregnancy through smart, wearable, and chic designs and products. We look forward to continued growth and the opportunity to dress growing bellies everywhere.