dress-Banana Republic(similarish here), blazer-Gap(similar here), loafers-Sole Society(similar here), necklace-H&M(similarish here)
Last August I purchased this knit dress as a non-maternity maternity garment, here's the post with my whole rundown on strategic pregnancy dressing. Basically, I had hoped to wear this during my last trimester and post-pregnancy. Knitwear in general has been very good to me as my body transitions from having the baby(seen here and here). However, this dress was a bit of a challenge...
You see, garments that did such a great job of highlighting my baby bump, were not so great at camouflaging my post-baby bulge. And that last thing a new mom wants is to look like she's still pregnant. So, I kept this dress on the back burner until I felt more comfortable in my changing body. And I have to say I'm looking pretty good, what say you?
Here the dress last fall!
But wait, there's more! True, I've been exercising to get my figure and my fitness level back into fighting form, but I've also been utilizing shapewear. This is what I was wearing underneath the knitted number in the above pics.
For some ladies shapewear is a must! You can bet your ass Hillary has been sporting spanks this entire election season. Of course, I could get into the double standard of men versus women and appearance, but I just don't have the energy for that. What I DO want to say, is that there's no shame in shapewear, nor is it a requirement. It's all about what feels and works for the individual. Do I don these tummy-tucking shorts everyday? No, but for THIS dress at THIS time I felt the need for them, so there you go!