JOIN US AS A SELLER

Fashionable Bellies

Sweet & Sexy Little Valentine's Day Baby Bumps February 9, 2016 15:11

So the big heart day is fast approaching this week and maybe you feel as big as a house these days, or you just had your little bundle of joy and those 'lovely lady lumps' are still doing their job, how can you still keep your Valentine's Day spicy this year while still be the hot mama you are? We've curated our V-Day picks to embrace your sassy side and still be comfortable.

These are also great gift hints to share with your love or just spoil yourself!

To start off, we've picked this adorable boxed set from Cake Maternity

Cake Lingerie Knicker Box Set

This pretty box includes a set of four cotton hipster briefs with a contrasting, lace leg detail around the leg. They are comfortably cut to sit slightly below your belly. There are three set options to choose from including a neutral set. As a bonus the box is reusable too!

 

Next we like this pretty nightie from hotmilk maternity + nursing

Hot Milk Chemise

The Lure Nightie in black with signature hotmilk pink peeking through the lace is made of soft, flowy microfiber and is designed to grow with you throughout your pregnancy and through nursing. The cups feature light, non-restrictive support and convenient one-handed drop down for easy feedings. The grow with you cups can grow up to 3 sizes and are offered in 2 cup ranges of A-D and DD-G. A matching panty is also available to wear underneath.

 

Heating things up we've picked these 2 sexy sets from You! Lingerie

The first sexy pick is the Elise Maternity & Nursing bra in black with black shimmer lace over nude molded cups that are lined in their signature hot pink 100% cotton lining for all day comfort. Features hot pink one handed release clips for nursing ease. Supportive band makes you feel secure. Pair this with the Elise panty in black shimmer lace and nude. Nude full coverage back features peek-a-boo keyhole opening.

The second sassy look to spice things up is the Chloe Maternity & Nursing bra in black and black butterfly shimmer lace with cage straps detailing across the bust. Also lined in hot pink breathable cotton. Features signature hot pink one-handed nursing clips and is paired with the Chloe black lace cheeky boy-shorts. Accented with pink bow details and lined in cotton.

You! Lingerie is offering 30% Off for Valentine's Day!!

Hopefully our picks leave you inspired to spice things up in your belly or nursing wardrobe or drop a subtle hint to that special someone to show your their love for all your much deserved "hot mama" work!

Happy Valentine's Day all you Sexy, Sassy Mama's!!

 


What Kind of Dresses Do You Like to Dress Your Bump In? May 18, 2015 21:00

Hi Mamas! It's that time of year when it's wedding, graduation, garden party and baby shower time! We wanted to ask our moms what their favorite dress was to wear while dressing their baby-bump. Did you prefer show it off in tight body-con styles, put on a flowy style, a maxi dress, maybe a skirt was your go to..?

We want to hear your feedback on what our moms like. Please fill in the comments below!

 


Spring is in the Air...Cleaning the nest! (and making some extra money!) May 13, 2015 18:15

Spring has finally sprung and as most of us do, we get the itch to do that lovely Spring cleaning. It's kind of like 'nesting' all over again. As you go through what to keep and what to toss, you approach that dark hole of the house; your closet or dresser! The 'maybe I'll wear it again', 'I'll diet to make this fit', etc. phrases come to mind. We've all seen the segments on t.v. and read the articles about how to tackle your closet; tips and tricks for cleaning out your wardrobe as well as pinned hundreds of closet makeover ideas. But what do we do with all that stuff?

Oh yeah, garage sale & make some money!!!

Chances are if you are reading this you are either a new mom, or about to be a mom and well, who has the time to set up and work a yard/garage sale at 6am for an entire weekend of your life with kids in tow? Sure, we all love browsing the weekend tag sales and finding that one item we got for a steal or that vintage little something we scored for next to nothing...but the other side of that is labeling everything, setting up tables, dragging all your stuff out for the world to see, praying it doesn't rain and finally while you're just about exhausted and ready to grab that cup of coffee & wait for your first guest to come at your posted time of 8am, they show up at 6:30!

Then there's that 'list' website....yeah, let's avoid that whole creeper/stalker thing altogether...

Have you ever thought of consigning your unwanted clothing? Give someone else your stuff to sell, they do all the work and you get a cut! Sounds like a great idea doesn't it?! Maybe you've heard of some kid's stores, the young adult exchange or closet stores or the upscale stores that buy your designer clothing for a few dollars and change.

How about that small wardrobe you've amassed for nine months that you no longer have a need for? All that money for such a short amount of time. Maybe you were lucky enough to even get a couple of turns out of it, but now you've built your family and those cute tops with the room to grow are no longer serving you. That's what we are here for!!

BelliestoBellies.com is a marketplace for buying and selling new and gently used maternity clothing. We buy maternity clothing, regardless of the label that is in a decent condition; free from stains, holes, tears or excessive wear. Our resale items sell quickly and for 2-5X more than you could expect to get at a tag sale. We use professional style photography to insure the item is best represented and then share it across social media for maximum exposure. BelliestoBellies offers the option to consign your items to us, wait the allotted time for them to sell & then get paid a final total, or sell them to us outright. Check out our link to send us an email here: Sell Your Stuff

We do all the hard work for you while you get to spend your precious time being Mom!

So enjoy your Spring nest cleaning this year and let us make you some money, we take the labor out of selling your stuff!


Valentine's Day Dresses that Won't Break the Bank January 30, 2015 11:53

It's almost here; that red & pink, flowers & hearts filled holiday...and you get to spend it with your love AND your baby bump! Let's face it, trying to figure out what to wear on a regular day is hard enough while dressing around a watermelon, but now it's the most romantic day of the year and you want to look fresh, beautiful and maybe even a little sexy.

We have found for you our great picks for a romantic day or night dress that won't kill your budget. (..save your $ for the sweets) These are 5 easy, no-fuss pieces to make your other half fall in love with you all over again!

For an easy dress for a lunch date or a casual night, we love this striped dress from Old Navy.

This short sleeved medium-weight jersey dress is made out of a comfortable cotton and spandex blend. It has side rouching to allow for your belly and is slightly fitted to show off your shape. You can dress it up with some great jewelry pieces, a cute pair of flats or boots & leggings or add a great jacket like a cropped denim jacket. This dress will last you far beyond V-day and is a great find at only $32.94 (On Sale For $30 right now!) Wear it post-baby bump with a cute belt as well to stretch your wardrobe.

Sweet, soft pink and lace belted dress from Pink Blush.

We heart this sweet lace dress in a soft pink blush color. It is sheer lace over a lining that shows off just the right amount at the neck and back. It comes with a brown belt that sits above your bump You can swap it out to fit your personality or accessories based on your mood or occasion. This great knee-length dress can also be worn to a shower or wedding and also is offered in a creamy white. Currently on sale for $44 (End of Season Sale of 30% OFF Entire Site)

Great Steal of a Little Red Dress from New Look Maternity

This red-hot little number has a sassy v-neck opening and is form-fitting to show off all your right curves. Features a wrap style bodice atop a slightly gathered empire waist. You can pair this with tights like pictured and some cute booties, flats or some knee-high boots. Dress it up with a statement necklace to show off your decolettage. A lacey cami can also be worn underneath for a different look as well. This dress is only $22.50 US. (order now to insure delivery from the UK by Valentine's Day)

Chic & Elegant Red Dress from ASOS Maternity

A great dress for turning up the heat. This half-sleeve viscose, jersey dress fits comfortably with side rouching to accommodate your baby bump and can also be worn after pregnancy. The boat neckline adds a touch of elegance showing off a graceful neckline. Add some strappy heels (let your piggies breathe) and a pair of statement earrings to finish off the look. At only $47.38, this item qualifies for FREE shipping from ASOS. (order soon to insure delivery to US by V-Day)

Flattering Sleeveless Dress from ASOS Maternity.

This heart-stopping little number is in this season's hottest hue and a great pick for date night with your love! The soft jersey dress shows off your neckline and adds just the right amount of sexiness with a sweetheart scalloped bodice. The mesh in the back dips low to mid-back as well. This bodycon style hugs your bump and can be worn post-belly as well. This also comes in black for you LBD lovers. On sale now for only $22.74!! (reg. $56.85)

 

Own your curves and show off your love in our dress picks. Fall in love with yourself this Valentine's Day and treat yourself to looking great and feeling great this year!

XOXOX

 


5 Maternity Fitness Clothing Must Haves January 20, 2015 17:55

Here we are, it's that time of year when everyone starts to re-think their fitness routine to start the year off right...But, you have a different reason to think about your fitness and health- that belly bump that's growing a person inside!

For those of you on the fitness road and expecting, here are our 5 picks for fitness must haves while sporting a baby bump. Whether you like to run, yoga, pilates, etc, these essentials will keep you comfortable & supported and looking great while you do it!

**(Note: If you are not currently in an active fitness routine- be sure to consult your physician before starting any new kind of fitness activity while pregnant.)

1. Running Skirts:

We love skirts from Running Skirts www.runningskirts.com  They come in an array of colors & patterns and are super comfortable! They feature an extra wide supportive belly band and are made in a comfortable, lightweight performance fabric & have attached compression shorts underneath. The shorts have longer inseams to prevent ride up and have flat seams to prevent chaffing. The skirts also have two roomy pockets at the hips to store your keys, lip balm, gym card, etc. Cute enough for running errands after your workout or meeting up with friends for lunch!
2. Fitness Tanks:
We have a couple faves in this category. First, we like the bamboo, cotton & spandex fitness tanks from Ocean Lily www.oceanlilymaternityactivewear.com. Bamboo fiber is known for it's softness and natural anti-bacterial qualities and these performance tanks can absorb & wick away moisture up to 4 times faster than other natural fibers. (because who likes to feel all sweaty on top of being preggers!) The Ocean Lily fitness tanks are designed to fit you well beyond your baby bump and keep you looking and feeling great.
Secondly we adore the For Two Fitness tanks! www.fortwofitness.com They come in several themes such as the 'Training for Two' seen here, as well as Running for Two and Sweating for Two, plus many more! The tanks come in several colors and feature a four-way stretch fabric with side rouching to hug your growing belly. The extra long tanks are made in performance, moisture-wicking fabrics that are ultra-soft and tagless. For Two Fitness is also MADE IN THE USA!
3. Sports Bras:
Now you may be thinking; "sports bras, that should be a no brainer..." We know, every fitness girl needs to wrangle those puppies in, especially when they are bigger than they've ever been, sore and growing! We happen to have two here that are a must have. First, for low impact we like the Motherhood Maternity www.motherhood.com. These wireless, breathable nylon/spandex bras offer full support and are super comfy. The key feature on these bras is that while looking like a standard sports bra, they un-clip and allow you to breastfeed or pump.


For higher impact and running, we love the Fiona from Moving Comfort. www.movingcomfort.com
The Fiona comes in sizes all the way up to 44DD and features front adjustable straps that have concealed hook-and-loop closures that allow you to adjust the fit as your pregnancy and post pregnancy size changes. They have lightweight molded cups and are designed to prevent that annoying boob-bounce. The back is also an adjustable closure making this a great bra so see you through your workouts throughout your pregnancy and beyond!

4. Compression Socks:

Who loves swollen feet? Not so much, but no need to wear those nude, un-sexy compression hose when you can wear these super-cute and functional compression socks from Running Skirts. www.runningskirts.com Most doctors recommend compression socks during pregnancy to reduce swelling and increase circulation. Pregnancy puts added stress on our circulatory systems and compression socks help to get the blood flowing from our feet back to our hearts. These socks from Running Skirts are great for running & working out! Why not be cute & sassy while aiding those swollen feet & legs?

 

5. Support Belts:

If you're into any kind of fitness that requires a little more support for your baby bump, we love this support belt from Gabrialla. www.itamed.com We highly recommended this belt for our pregnant runners or those that just need a little extra belly support. Free from binding straps that put extra strain on your baby bump and this belt adds compression to help in stabilizing your hips which reduces the pressure on your lower back. It promotes good posture and balance as well as reducing stretch marks. Features a back pocket to slip in a hot or cold pack too! Designed to last you through your pregnancy and through post-partum.

 

We hope that you found this helpful and we wish you all the best during your fit pregnancy and after. Let us know if you have a favorite maternity fitness item you'd like to share as well, we'd love to hear from you!

XOX

 


 


Belly Blogs December 10, 2014 10:49

Hello Pretty Mamas-

Welcome to our blog! This isn't going to be your everyday maternity and pregnancy blog; we're not here to tell you about the best diapers, the hottest new stroller or that new pregnancy craving food craze.

We are devoting this blog to all those mamas out there who are trying to figure out how to dress that new shape that is forming over the next 9 months and beyond. Bellies to Bellies is all things moms and celebrating the beauty that we are. Your shape may be changing, but you don't have to lose your style.

We are going to bring you fashion tips, advice, fashion trends, fitness wear and how to stretch your wardrobe & dollars.

Welcome to the journey and adventure that is motherhood, we'll make sure you look good doing it!!