We all have a favorite little black dress, but a little white dress is also a fashion staple that we should all have and equally love. Traditionally, white dresses are often reserved for special occasions like graduations, bridal showers and weddings etc, but I think it’s time for this versatile piece to get more attention and use. This design from MSGM has asymmetric ruffled details which adds a fun element to this stunning dress. I styled this dress with white peep-toed pump and I chose a vintage Gucci purse to complete my look. This dress is currently on sale or it could be rented through rent the runway for 4 or 8 days.
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I don’t know if I want to shimmy all day or do the cha-cha-cha in this beautiful jumpsuit. I instantly fell in love with the design. Its colorful floral pattern and the sweetheart neckline add a level of sweetness to this playful jumpsuit. The upper part fits like a corset, so you can definitely go without a bra. I went with simple accessories like this neutral clutch and dusty rose sandals to complete my outfit. The brand, Finders Keepers, is an Australian women’s fashion label, but you can buy their clothes at American retailers like Nordstrom and ASOS. The jumpsuit is no longer available in this pattern, but you can rent it for 4 or 8 days through RENT the RUNWAY. It is still available for purchase in black. I would recommend going up a size because this jumpsuit runs small.
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Jumpsuit (Finders Keepers), Shoes (Sam Edelman) and Purse (Michael Michael Kors).
I’m going to begin this post by clarifying a main point, none of the clothes posted below are maternity clothes. During my first trimester, the last thing on my mind was shopping and clothes. I was truly in a fashion rut and I just wanted to get through the days. It was during my second trimester that I started to feel like myself again. I had a cute little baby bump and I was glad that my clothes still fit. However, I still had no desire to go shopping, but I began to browse online for maternity clothes. To say I was uninspired with the clothes I found would be an understatement. To be honest, I found the most of the clothes boring, matronly, and they all pretty much looked the same. However, I found an awesome brand of maternity leggings called Preggo Leggings and I have say, they are the most comfortable pairs of leggings I have ever worn. The soft and stretchy design fits comfortably over my growing belly and It stays up. I began them around 28th weeks and they have been a lifesaver. I stumbled upon HATCH and found some really cute options. The only issue I had with the pieces I found was that I could not justify paying the price for clothes I would only wear for a few months. I also found an online store called NINE IN THE MIRROR, who offers maternity clothes from designers such as Valentino, Alexander Wang, Lanvin, 3.1 Phillip Lim and so on. What I like the most about NINE IN THE MIRROR is that they offer clothes you can wear pre and post-partum, but again, the price turned me off. ASOS actually have cute maternity clothes at affordable prices, but I’m more interested in pieces I could invest in and wear again after giving birth.
So I went on a mission to find cute clothes that are maternity-friendly from some of my favorite stores, clothes that I could still wear postpartum, and most importantly, clothes I could invest in without feeling guilty. I call them maternity-friendly because they have room to accommodate a growing baby bump. The dress I wore for my baby shower (see “Oh Baby”) is from Banana Republic. Below are some of my favorites from Anthropologie, Banana Republic, BCBGMAXAZRIA and Neiman Marcus (Halston Heritage and Tanya Taylor Designs).
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