Ok, it’s getting really hard to dress myself now. I’m 7 months pregnant and I’m at a point where even my stretchy pre-pregnancy clothes can’t stretch that much. I’ve basically got an enforced capsule wardrobe that features a few maternity bottoms and tops that are mostly practical/basic, and then a handful of dresses that largely aren’t. Like an off the shoulder dress when strapless bras (or any kind of supportive wired bra) are a big fat NO THANKYOU, or a maxi dress that requires both the sun AND heels to make wearing it feasible. You’d think I’d be more sensible with my wardrobe now but… Well, if I was a sensible dresser maybe I wouldn’t have the fodder for a style blog, y’know?
Anyway, I’m finding it so difficult to fit into ‘regular’ clothes, thanks to my bulbous shape (which, taken with a short torso, stumpy legs and a now far-too-generous bust is quite frankly a nightmare to dress well off the peg), that when I’m told a ‘normal’ (i.e. non maternity dress) can accommodate my growing bump I’m pretty sceptical. Add to that that the material itself has no stretch and my eyebrows are raised through the roof. But, I’m wrong! Such a thing as a dress that both I can wear and you, my mostly not 7-months-pregnant delightful readers, actually does exist!
The trick is that this is a wrap dress that actually is a wrap dress. Often when repro brands get into the wrap game, I’ve been disappointed to find many of them are ‘fake’ wraps that button at a fixed point at the waist, which is no good for me right now. The Peggy from Seamstress of Bloomsbury is a 40s style true wrap that really will completely alter to fit. All I had to do was make sure I picked a size that would accommodate my new bust without gaping and I was away! It actually worked!
I’ve loved this hawaii print of theirs for a long time on other ladies, but it was hard to decide whether I went baby pink or baby blue. I tried to balance all the blue lately with going pink again, so if it is a little girl I’m nurturing in there, let her know for the record I was trying to be fair 😉
Fun fact: I never wore this flower crown before I was pregnant as it felt so overwhelmingly huge on me. I mean, it is still pretty big, but apparently it feels a lot more appropriate when the rest of me is pretty giant too…!