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New dress two ways and pregnancy dressing

navy dress for night

navy dress for night

navy dress - day

navy dress - day

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!

Outfit stats:
* dress – mango *

* shoes – converse * vintage scarf – swap * jacket – promod * bag – dave made it *

* blazer – charity shop * brooches – I made them * shoes – clarks original *

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  • Mrs Bossa 27 June 2012, 7:28 am

    From what I’ve heard, it pays to draw attention to the ‘under-bosom’!! My friend had to wear lower necklines, empire lines and shorter skirts to stop her feeling like a tent. And what about slim-fit maternity trousers with built in support for your bump? I have to stop now – I’m feeling terribly broody!! I’m so thrilled for you xxx ps – the Red fashion editor is pregnant and talks about pregnancy fashion on Fridays – her blog’s called Wearing it Today. X
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  • Miriana 27 June 2012, 8:57 am

    I think that shape of dress looks really good on you. I remember going clubbing on new year’s eve when three months pregnant – a rather surreal experience.

  • Desiree 27 June 2012, 4:58 pm

    Hooray for shaking it up on the dance floor!! Dancing on endorphins and juice is one of my favourite things in the world – you can go forever! You’ve highlighted every mother-to-be’s pregnancy dilemma “what do I wear?” The frock you’re wearing is fabulous and so versatile, I love the red tights and both pairs of shoes. xo
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  • Fashionopolis 27 June 2012, 8:04 pm

    Firstly congratulation to you both. I am a December baby and I can tell you they are just awesome. Found your blog on IFB LALM selection. You have an amazing blog and I am so gonna visit it again. Great pregnancy styling, will share it with all my pregnant friends.
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  • Lorena 27 June 2012, 9:00 pm

    Ha! so you took the baby dancing…
    i tried on that same dress at MNG in red this weekend, i did not like it on me .
    But it fits you beautifully. You’re gonna be a pretty mom.
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  • Carina 27 June 2012, 9:12 pm

    Ich find beide Versionen sehr schön, aber die erste Variante gefällt mir noch besser als die zweite 🙂 Ich lieb es wie schön bunt du immer bist! Du wirst so eine hübsche bunte Mama sein 🙂
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  • Rebecca 28 June 2012, 2:38 am

    Congratulations on your pregnancy!
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  • Jane 28 June 2012, 10:06 pm

    I remember waiting to see what shape my body would be.
    You look far more lovely than I did with my shapeless tents in the early 1990s.
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  • Style Eyes 1 July 2012, 8:34 pm

    Congratulations so pleased for you! The dress looks great on you. I found anything comfortable, stretchy and loose fitting worked for me when pregnant. Also long jersey tops. You will glow anyway so no need to worry too much about it!
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  • Roobeedoo 2 July 2012, 12:19 pm

    Oh my goodness – congratulations! I missed the announcement!
    Funnily enough my knees went to podge when I was pregnant… hmmm you didn’t want to hear that did you?!
    Dress for comfort – that’s my best advice! And don’t break out the smocks too fast or you will be sick of them before Month 6, with 4 more to go!
    Lots of stretch knits!!!
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  • Maya 4 July 2012, 3:04 am

    Very attractive! Pregnancy dressing does seem to be something of a mystery- a whole different figure, or really, a whole set of new figures to dress, while also getting ready to reconfigure your life- I’m impressed by your thoughtfulness.
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  • Heather 8 July 2012, 5:03 am

    From what I remember it s almost impossible to be chic and pregnant unLess you have lots of money to spend on a new wardrobe. It’ll be over before you know it too! And then what do you do with all the maternity clothes? Get some super expandable basics (jeans a couple skirts etc) and just forget about it for a couple months.
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