Apr 11, 2011 8:50 AM
Katie wrote, "Dear Outblush, I am invited to a June wedding and I will be about 22 weeks pregnant. I have started poking around online for something to wear (this is my second pregnancy and given how things are going I will definitely need a maternity dress), but I can't find anything that I like. I have a curvy figure with a very defined waist, so I have no idea how to find a maternity dress that won't end up looking huge and frumpy.
1. What size (shoe or dress) are you? 8
2. What is your maximum budget? ~$300
3. If this is for a wedding or event (i.e. a party, a birthday), when IS the event? wedding, June in the midwest
5. What are you looking for? Give us specifics!!!
6. Please tell us if there's something you really don't like.
I'd prefer something that is a mid-length and not a sheath style (I typically prefer dresses with some fullness in the skirt). I don't want to wear a simple black, brown or grey dress (too blah) and I hate pink. I'd be happy in a fun color or print. However, I don't want a crazy cacophony of colors or crazy bling and I'm not overly fond of shiny fabric. Most maternity prints I've seen are very floral and frumpy (like grandma's tablecloth), which I dislike, but I love the idea of a print. Also, I want to be able to wear normal underwear & bra (I'm not buying a new strapless bra for a one time wear). I'd like the dress to be comfortable enough that I can wear it more than once while I'm pregnant. On that same theme, I'd don't want something that is dry clean only. I have no idea if all this is possible, but I know your shopping prowess far surpasses my own! Thanks, Katie"
1. A Pea in the Pod Short Sleeve Ruffled Maternity Dress ($120 on sale)
2. mama•licious Franca Woven Dress ($27 on sale, in 2 colors)
3. Maternal America Tie-Front Dress ($118)
4. mama•licious Dalia Dress ($32 on sale)
5. Isabella Oliver Maternity Draped Asymmetrical Dress ($175, in 3 colors)
6. ASOS MATERNITY Exclusive Pleat Front Empire Dress ($25 on sale, in 2 colors)
7. ASOS MATERNITY Gathered Waistband Dress ($22 on sale)
8. Moody Mamas Maternity 'Enid' Beaded Charmeuse Dress ($69 on sale)
9. ASOS MATERNITY Exclusive Frill Pleated Detail Empire Dress ($20 on sale)
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