[Ad/gifted.] Can it really be possible to find occasion nursing dresses that look equally stunning as maternity wear prior to the arrival of the baby? I know for a fact it is, because I’ve found them! Update: I’m years past being pregnant now, and I still have these fabulous dresses in my wardrobe – they’re that good!
Dressing For Pregnancy and Beyond
When I was pregnant with Pixie, I was five months along before I had anything resembling a bump. I put it down to strong stomach muscles at the time, and tried to be grateful for the positive aspects that should bring. As I neared my due date, I measured small and was eventually induced early as a precaution.
But, ridiculous though this may sound – and despite my small frame – I never achieved the coveted pregnancy shape.
To begin with I didn’t look pregnant at all, and then when I did pop I had a wide bump which I considered unattractive. I don’t think anyone else ever explicitly agreed with me, but I definitely recall comments about the way Pixie must be lying and that my bump was not ‘typical’. I loved every aspect of expecting – except the shape of my belly towards the end.
So this time, I’m hoping the baby will show itself a little differently so I can be in love not only with the reason for my bump, but my body too. Update: I definitely had more of a bump second time around! Here’s a (somewhat grainy) pic taken a few days before Elfin arrived:
And I have one particular reason to be super excited about the next few months:
Tiffany Rose will be dressing me; and if anything will improve the appearance of a pregnant belly, it’s beautiful, well-fitting maternity clothes.
I’m delighted to be sharing with you some photos of one of the gorgeous dresses Tiffany Rose sent me, and which I’ll keep for many years. Alas, back when I first created this post my photography was not up to scratch, so I’m also sharing some images directly from Tiffany Rose’s Instagram page.
Tiffany Rose Maternity and Occasion Nursing Dresses
This gorgeous colour block dress in black/deep purple and accented with magenta pink is incredibly flattering. (Also, I totally still wear this dress, despite no longer being pregnant.)
And I’m in love with the Naomi nursing dress in rich festive mulberry:
…Although I must confess I struggled to get this one to lay right across the bust, so gorgeous though it is, it didn’t get as many wears as I’d have liked.
I also picked out the stunning grey and petrol blue lace Eden dress. (Sadly no longer available – but don’t be too disappointed – scroll down for a very similar and equally lovely option.)
The level of detailing and the quality of the lace are second to none – very wearable for a wedding or other elegant event.
An updated version renamed the Amelia, with longer sleeves and every bit as beautiful:
So, no matter the shape of your bump, you’ll be dressing it in style with Tiffany Rose!
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