Posted: Apr 30, 2012 5:21 AM
Sure, you can do a photo sticker of the cutest kids around (yours!) and stick it on the back of your iPhone. And this is a totally acceptable mom move! But I’ve already got my kids as both my home screen and lock screen -- and sometimes a mom just needs a little self expression.

Take a look at these designer iPhone cases that will give you a daily dose of snazz and style... even if you're chatting your stretchy pants.

editor's pick^ I generally like rubber cases because in my mind they provide some cushion for the inevitable drops, but so far my Tibi case has taken several blows and still looks great (as does my phone!).


I love that these cases look like a page right from the designer's sketch book... almost like you doodled them yourself while simultaneously sipping a latte and watching the kids play... Almost! From Power Support USA, $55.


These cases feature designs that remind me of classic summer frocks. And the Stardust one... well, that's just plain fun! From Power Support USA, $55.

Kate Spade iPhone caseKATE SPADE

If you've retired your Kate Spade purse in lieu of a diaper bag, you can still get your fix with this super cute black and white polka dot Kate Spade New York Agenda case with bright pink bumper. From the Apple Store, $40.

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Uh oh! We haven't tried this one personally but a good friend just told us the case cracked quickly and didn't stay on well...better try one of the others we've got featured here!


Uncommon Deflector tangerine iPhone case

OK, so this isn't a mainstream designer but tangerine tango is the Pantone color of the year for 2012 -- and this case by Uncommon Deflector is right on trend. From the Apple Store, $35.

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Topics: gifts