Tiffany Burress, wife of NFL Super Star Plaxico Burress, is no stranger to hard work. Dissatisfied with the maternity clothing available during her own pregnancies, this mom of two decided to take matters into her own hands and created her own line, Joiful Maternity. Established in September of 2010, Joiful Maternity gives pregnant women the opportunity to look stylish and elegant while remaining within a budget focusing on three essential qualities: class, comfort and durability. We got a chance to sit down with Tiffany (who is also an awesome attorney and mother of two!) during her line’s launch to dish about her fabulous line, how she balances her career and home and if reality TV is in her future!
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VIBE Vixen: What was the inspiration for the pieces?
Tiffany Burress: When I was pregnant I had a hard time finding clothes to wear and I wanted something I could wear when I wasn’t pregnant as well. Which is why one of the models isn’t pregnant. I also wanted more dressy pieces. Every time I needed to go somewhere with Plaxico I could never find anything dressy enough to wear. I would go into my wardrobe and try to find something that worked.
What do you think sets your maternity line apart from other lines?
Well first, I don’t think any other line you are able to wear when you are not pregnant and I think that’s huge because you don’t want to feel like you’re wasting money. And secondly, not only are they fashionable, but they are affordable.
How do you balance being a mother of two, attorney, wife of a NFL superstar, and now a designer?
I just try to make it all work. If that means me staying up late, if that means extra hrs, I just do it. If you have a passion for something, you just make it happen.
Where can we find your line?
Right now on we are available online (our website), I’m also working on a deal with amazon so it will be available there as well.
Would you ever venture into reality TV in the future?
I don’t know, if I’m ever presented with that, I would have to see at that time where my life is.
1. City Dress, $76
2. Island Dress, $76
3. Paris Dress, $76
4. Summer Dress, $76
5. Manhattan Dress, $82