It has a ruffle on the bottom edge and was made to be worn either belted or loose, but loose it looks way too much like a muu muu, especially when worn as maternity wear. Not to mention I am losing my waist for a while, so I need all the belted help I can get right now. Also because it was never designed or made to be a maternity dress, it's totally acceptable to wear it after the baby's born. However, I didn't actually wear it after the last baby, mostly because I was ready to have a definitive waist again. Maybe I will wear it more this time, who knows?
I've never been one to try to hide that I'm pregnant and I suppose I usually dress in a way that stands out just a little, but I have to admit this dress really stands out more than most of my maternity wear and I love it that way. After all, why let pregnancy go uncelebrated in your wardrobe? Why not let the joy of a new life growing inside be celebrated even in the way you dress that growing belly?
I don't like the whole wear tight t-shirts and jeans or yoga pants throughout your pregnancy look. I never have. But much prefer to wear quirky, bright, vintagey, clothing even while pregnant. I have noticed that others either seem to love or hate this look, but at a time when I feel awkward about my body, it makes me feel better to dress in a way that makes me happy and bright.
What do you think of bright quirky maternity wear?