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Ruche It Right

Swim suit shopping is a nightmare for most-bad lighting, cramped dressing room and altogether downward spiral. You look at yourself in the mirror and while you know you’re not Gisele, you also know you’re not Gwyneth or Jessica or perhaps even your BFF who’s the same age and has two kids.

So let’s embrace that black is back big time in swimwear and even more helpful can be a one piece swim suit with ruching.  That simple pleating of fabric that distracts the eye and slims the tummy with it’s lovely detail.

Ruched Bandeau Tank, $88 from J. Crew
Jersey Lommelina Ruched tank, $150, J. Crew

A few favorites found through
Ella Moss ruffle strapless, $145
Fig Leaves halter draped, $90.75

Melissa Odabash, $280
Body Glove Smoothies, $82

From our friend and style expert Alison Deyette. Read Alison’s blog, Ali On The Go for more style tips and fashion trends.

Alison Deyette’s Finds: Get the Celebrity Maternity Look for Less

As if buying the coveted bag, gold necklace or platform peep toes that celebrities are seen wearing on TV and in the tabloids weren’t enough, we, the “regular” people also want to look as good in our maternity clothes as they do. And why shouldn’t a pregnant gal look stylish. There’s no reason to drop the ball from your pre-pregnant fashionable self and pull on over sized cartoonish or boring basics when you can look GOOD.  So I went on E! News to show off how you can get the stylish look that those “it” pregnant gals like Natalie Portman, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson and Rachel Zoe are wearing and found it all on

Our version of Jessica Alba’s look:
BCBG Blouse
A Pea in the Pod knit vest
A Pea in the Pod black jeans
Frye boots from

Our version of Natalie Portman:
Laundry by Shelli Segal Dress Drapefront Maternity Dress in electric blue
Type Z red “Wicked” patent pumps

Our version of Rachel Zoe:
A Pea in the Pod black long sleeve top
7 For all Mankind “Gwenevere” super skinny black jeggings
BCBG large satchel bag
Gabriella Rocha skinny wedge heeled boots from

Our version of Kate Hudson:
Love Quotes scarf
Maternity white long sleeve top
Rachel Pally patterned maxi skirt (can be worn as a skirt or dress)
Flat Sandals

From our friend and style expert Alison Deyette. Read Alison’s blog, Ali On The Go for more style tips and fashion trends.

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