LBD (and all other dresses, really) with a big Belly

Holy moly, I'm a blogging freak! Granted, I'm writing up all of these posts in one day, so that's why you're getting a bunch in one week. ANYWAY.

Anyway. Remember that one time I told you I was going to do a sort of "series" on how to make your pre-pregnancy clothes last longer? Well, I have pictures on my phone that I don't think I will EVER make it through, so I'm gonna throw some at you now.
First, we have the little black dress. Recognize this one? No? Well, I wore it here. Let me begin by saying this: Not all LBD's will work with a pregnant belly (duh?). Mine is a flowy cotton (wonderful, wonderful cotton) with an empire waist. Pop on some leggings, add a scarf, sweater, and boots, and VOILA! Perfect pregnancy outfit.

Moving on... 
Second, we have any pregnant woman's best friend - the maxi. If you don't recognize this one, it's the one I made and wore here. Super easy to make - takes about 30 minutes, and I highly recommend it. ANYWAY. Pop on a belt with that sucker to emphasize your growing belly, and you will get all sorts of compliments. A maxi dress can work for you up until the end, my friends.

So. Dresses. YAY!!! Let me tell you what, people - dresses can (and should) be your best friends throughout your pregnancy. Whether it's the middle of summer or the dead of winter, you can wear a dress! In the winter, just add a pair of maternity leggings (like I said, the only necessary maternity clothing item) and some boots, and you are good to go!

Any questions? 

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Samara said...

I love both outfits- flattering, stylish and comfortable. I can't believe you made that dress- good work!

Lisa said...

Dresses and I have been BFFs through this pregnancy.
I should have invested in those maternity leggings though. Oh well, I refuse to now that I'm only 45-ish days out!
You have wonderful maternity style!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I have a feeling when I decide to have a baby I will be wearing LOTS of dresses.

vyxen said...

You are freaking brilliant! Yeah - I need to go shopping.... (Although I have to say, I have a pair of maternity dress pants for work, which I wore for the second time yesterday - SO COMFORTABLE! I love the Steve Urkel waistline, it makes me giggle and NOW I understand that guy!)

But yes. Love the dresses - you look so fantastic! What a great bump. :)

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Love both of the dresses! And your hair is fab!!!

Jenn D said...

You're all belly! (and it's a really cute one!)These outfits are terrific
With Luck Blog

Breenah said...

I still love the dress you made. It's a great color on you too.
The only other necessity I'd say is maternity shorts, if you're gonna be preggo throughout the summer, which you don't have to worry about. I LIVED in maxis, Target tank tops and shorts.

Sarah Shumate said...

You really are on a roll this week! I love it! I've missed reading about you!

Is that a patch of snow behind you? That's about the amount of snow we got this entire winter. Boooo.

Also, your hair is amazing.

Kassi Mortensen said...

I am all about dresses! And skirts! So much more comfortable than pants.. even maternity pants!

Lourdes said...

Oh man. The dresses look amazing on you!

You are just gorgeous!

XO Lourdes

kaila mo said...

stop it why are you so cute! i love both outfits, you look adorable!! that scarf in the first one is really cute!

Kylie said...

Super cute! I've never been that into dresses, so it was worth it for me to invest in a few maternity shirts and a couple pairs of pants (all on sale though). I did wear some comfy skirts a lot towards the end though :)

Vapid Vixen said...

I love that all of these outfits are also good for people like me...who aren't pregnant but like to eat a lot of food in one sitting.

You look absolutely adorably beautiful.

RadiantKristen said...

Dresses are always my answer. Today I wore a maxi for the sole reason that I just didn't feel like wearing clothes.

Maxis you can make for yourself are the best! I love that you are getting so much wear out of yours, I think you may have to make yourself a couple more =)

lori said...

you are SO cute. i am planning on wearing a lot of dresses this summer- especially since ill be good and big in the hot georgia heat... the less tight clothing, the better.

RACHEL TaoOfPoop said...

You'd look beautiful wearing a potato sack! I love these pictures! :)

saol sona said...

You are so cute!!!

Georgina said...

Ahh so excited to pop by (after a little while sorry) and see you so pregnant! You're as adorable as I thought you would be. So glad to see you're doing well Alyx :)

Giusy Manzella said...

Great tips!

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Elsha said...

Hot cha cha!!! Work it!

Diana, Down Home Traveler said...

Love the boots and that maxi is super cute! I may have to try making one myself!

Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty said...

I love your style! You're so cute! :-)

Courtney B said...

I'll be honest.... my husbands sweats were my best friend at the end of my pregnancy :) Are you seriously not wearing maternity clothes yet?
And I love seeing all of your instas! I can't believe how quickly your pregnancy has flown by!

rooth said...

Agh, I'm catching up on your blog but having a fun time seeing your pictures on Instagram - that baby bump sure is growin!

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