Outfit: leopard love

I first saw this dress early on in my pregnancy when it was previewed and immediately filed it away for later. It looked stretchy, comfy and like it fitted under the bust rather than on the waist. It was also leopard print, which I’ve always had a fondness for but didn’t yet have a dress in.

Lucky, lucky me to get my hands on one of the first batch to dress my bump in style! It just so happened I had my best friend’s hen do to attend and I was on the verge of giving up trying to find something to wear, but then this pretty arrived and saved the day. It really is so comfortable – the material is super soft and it stretches a treat, just like I hoped. It may struggle with a full-term bump (or in reality, a full-term chest because it’s already getting ridiculous and I frankly had to wrestle them in there), but for 5 (almost 6) months it was perfect.

I’m waiting for the comments that say I don’t look that pregnant again, to which I say, just check out Miss Amy May rocking this dress and tell me I don’t have a bit of extra going on here… The big clue? This is the first ever time we’ve worn the same dress (which happens a lot) and it’s been the same length on both of us – which I’m pretty sure is purely because my added mass is lifting it at the front! Oh, and the fact that unlike Amy I don’t actually have a waist…

I’ll also add I’ve had my first bump measurement taken and I’m on track for where I should be – coming up just 1cm small (which in bump terms is nothing to get remotely worried about – in fact I’m glad if it means a smaller baby!!). And that I’m now a few weeks more pregnant than I was when I took these photos and I don’t look this neat anymore!

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Dress: Raquel c/o Wax Poetic
Cardigan: MAK Sweater via Deadly is the Female
Bag: Banned (old)
Shoes: Irregular Choice

As I enter 6 months, I’ve got the feeling now the struggle to keep wearing nice things really begins…

6 Comments

  1. April 16, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    Hello there pretty kitty! The brand name didn’t ring any bells for me but I checked their site and they have some interesting stuff. The neckline on this dress is really lovely and super flattering, I can imagine on a small bust (i.e. me) it would also flatter, it’s that drapey style they did in the 40s when they had restrictions on flesh showing in film. Certainly accentuates the positive! You look really good, I think you’ll be fine over the last few months, when in doubt stick on some lippy and hair flowers! Xx

  2. Melody
    April 19, 2018 / 12:34 am

    Love that dress! When I was pregnant I found Collectif’s ‘fairy’ style dresses great. I had 2 in different flamingo prints before i was pregnant and wore them for my whole pregnancy…the elastic back in them is great. Lindy Bop’s ‘Corinna’ style also worked well (although i did buy a size bigger in this). Xx

  3. April 20, 2018 / 1:07 am

    I’m so with Porcelina – when I’m having a day where I feel like nothing fits, red lipstick can do wonders. It’s like POOF! Instant glamour. 🙂 I’m loving this look – I especially love that you pair them with baby pink sparkly heels. Both fierce and sweet at the same time. Definitely need to head over and check out Wax Poetic for myself… 😉 xx

  4. May 1, 2018 / 10:29 pm

    I’ve been really enjoying your maternity looks so far (it’s really reassuring to have proof that you can still wear vintage looks with a growing bump) but this is my favourite one yet! I love how vibrant every last bit of this outfit is, I can only imagine you turned a lot of heads in the best sort of way. Not to mention this is a particularly flattering style, I have serious regret that I let go the two dresses I had in this cut! The optical illusion that the print creates is also fun!

  5. May 3, 2018 / 8:26 am

    wow…so charming!…cheers!…

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