This dress is the second thing I bought on my recent trip to the high street. I bought it especially because it should accommodate quite a lot of belly growth, until I have to move on to proper maternity stuff (which will be sooner than I’d hoped I think). Assuming my hips stay more or less the same of course!
It’s really required some mental readjustment in terms of what I can wear being preggers. Over years and years I’ve hardwired my brain into looking for clothes that are fitted round the middle and loose at the bottom and top because that’s what suits my hitherto small waist. I have a wardrobe full of fifties style dresses that are all already tight round the waist and still I seek out those dresses without even thinking when looking at blogs and magazines and shop windows.
I actually have NO IDEA how to dress for a body shape that’s big round the middle. I’ve always thought of my legs as my ‘bad bits’ and now suddenly I want to play them up, it’s confusing.
The two outfits are a day to night kind of thing by the way. Converses, a scarf and a casual jacket for day, slight heels and a blazer for night.
Oh and another thing of note. I went dancing with this! It was the leaving do of a couple of the girls on the same programme as me, and I managed two and a half hours of almost solid shaking and bouncing on just coke and orange juice. I don’t think I’ve been clubbing completely sober since I was underage. Felt great the next day too! Not as if this has turned me into a lifelong teetotaler, mind!
* dress – mango *
* shoes – converse * vintage scarf – swap * jacket – promod * bag – dave made it *
* blazer – charity shop * brooches – I made them * shoes – clarks original *