• Trend Watch: In The Garden

    In The Garden

    Temperatures are rising and the sun is shining in Chicago today – could Spring really be right around the corner?? We better get our wardrobes prepared! This trendy floral print maxi dress from Nom will take you straight through to October. Enjoy the weather!

  • True Life: 27 Weeks

    Preggers Maternity Tights

    Maternal America Cashmere DressPreggers ‘Cocoa’ Tights, Banana Republic Boots

    In cold months (so, all the time in Chicago this year) I am a sweater dress, tights and boots girl through and through. It’s an easy, comfortable look that has always been my fallback on those mornings when I’m particularly indecisive or sluggish. I was pretty bummed when my regular tights started to get uncomfortable – I didn’t know if a thick and durable pair of maternity tights existed. Enter Preggers. I’ll admit the word ‘compression’ scared me a bit, but once I put these on I was sold. They are so well-made and are just a perfect fit (I did size up to a medium). They have toe and heel reinforcements (never again put your tights on backwards!) and come all the way up to your bra line, but do not restrict your growing belly. I also never fiddle with them during the day, they stay right where they're supposed to all day long. I haven't had any issues with blood flow or swelling yet – perhaps these tights have something to do with it! I bought the sock version for a flight next week, but have already been wearing them as boot socks.

    I think great fitting accessories/hosiery/lingerie is one of the things we pregnant women tend to skimp on, thinking ‘why spend the money for only 9 months of wear?’ Trust me, you will not be disappointed in Preggers and will be digging them out of the hamper to wear day after day (who has time for laundry anyway??).

  • True Life: 25 Weeks

    Splendid Cardigan

    One of the most comfortable pieces I’ve purchased so far in this pregnancy is from the very company known for soft fabrics and ultimate comfort – Splendid. It’s one of the non-maternity brands we carry at Belly Dance and we love that we can continue to find great items that work well for both our pregnant and post-pregnancy customers. This double-layer thermal hoodie is cozy and warm with a long-sleeve tee underneath, but it will also serve me well in the warmer months (when my little one arrives) over a nursing tank. We carry it in black and grey in both of our stores, and it will be up on our website soon!

  • Belly Craves: Pink and Lilac


    With Valentine’s Day just one day away we can’t help buy covet all things pink and lilac. Try Princess Kate’s favorite Seraphine dress for a date night look or a casual “Galentines Day” brunch. Slip on our Michael Stars Elbow Sleeve Henley for knocking about town. It’s so comfy you’d wish you bought more than one and we have plenty colors to choose from! Last, try everyone's favorite thong in these fun colors.

    Don’t forget you still have time to receive a FREE Hanky Panky with your purchase of $150.00 or more with code: HEART through 2/16.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

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