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Personal Shopper: Renae Needs a Post-Birth Dress For Her Sister's Wedding

Renae writes: "Hello. I am 37 weeks pregnant. I just found out that my big sister got engaged and they are planning a wedding for two weeks after my delivery! We are looking at early March here! I am excited but know that I will still look pregnant at the time. That being said I don't have a dress appropriate for this type of event. Looking for something that is either a cheap maternity option or something that could be worn to hide the non-baby bump. But again I don't want to spend a lot as it'll be an odd transition time for my body etc. Any thoughts?"

Hi Renae! I'm Found of You, mother of a 2-year-old mini-man and currently 33 weeks pregnant with Boy #2. I found you some dresses! They're all affordable, will hide your Mommy Tummy, and all of them except #9 would probably work for breastfeeding. #1-3 are specifically designed for breastfeeding and accommodating a postpartum pooch, so if you're bringing your new baby and you plan to breastfeed, one of those is probably your best bet.

1 - Christin Michaels Maternity Sedson Sassy Dress ($30)
2 - Belabumbum Maternity Belly & Beyond Before & After Ruffle Dress ($40)
3 - Moody Mamas Maternity Elbow-Sleeve Ruffled Nursing Dress-Assorted Colors ($12)
4 - rsvp Brielle Dress ($81)
5 - Plum Role Dress ($50)
6 - The Fuchsia of Fashion Dress ($48)
7 - Newport News Beaded Crinkle Chiffon Dress ($69)
8 - Donna Morgan Printed Jersey Dress ($65)
9 - Robert Rodriguez Handkerchief Dress ($95)
10 - Coldwater Creek Empire Mesh Dress ($45, on sale)

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Screen shot 2011-09-28 at 10.01.54 AM.png Found of You here: Rather than find you the perfect LBD, look to me for the perfect accessories! As an accessorizing whiz, I can style your "What do I wear with it?!" clothing, dig up awesome maternity and nursing clothes (I'm a Mommy!), and make your tootsies look perfect in fabulous flats (or pumps, or sandals). Oh, and if you need to give someone (ME!!) a gift, I say buy 'em food and books, and I'd love to help you find just the right stuff.



Posted on 02.08.12 at 4:37 PM

just want to recommend a belly wrap for post birth. belly bandit, taut, etc. good stuff.

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