When you're pregnant or breastfeeding your wardrobe options are extremely limited. I completely underestimated the breastfeeding aspect after having Roy but when you're nursing a baby you need your girls accessible (yet still covered) when out and about. That meant the majority of my dresses couldn't be worn because of their neckline!
We had a wedding shortly after Roy was born and I had the worst time trying to find something to wear that was stylish yet nursing friendly. (I ended up wearing the one skirt that actually fit me with a top I didn't love in case you were wondering...and no, we don't have any photos from the event because I felt so frumpy ha!)
I was recently sent some clothes from Kimi and Kai (you can also find their clothes at Nordstrom) which included a bump friendly AND nursing friendly black dress! I threw it on immediately and loved how flattering it is. It hugs in all the right places (and ruches in the perfect spots too...wink!) and is the perfect LBD for the pregnant or nursing mama.
Because I'm a believer that things in your closet should be able to be worn for more than just one occasion, here's the dress styled 3 different ways!
First up - classically simple.
The dress itself is beautiful and perfect for a wedding or fancier dinner. I simply paired it with a subtle pink strappy heel, and some statement gold accessories (when the dress is simple I highly recommend wearing funky accessories like our Zia earrings and Kyanite necklace to jazz things up a bit). Add in a fun gold clutch and you're ready to go!
Next up - brunch!
A black dress can easily be dressed down when paired with a something casual like a vest. Fun jewelry like the Zia earrings in white and the Triangle Wire necklace (or even fun turquoise earrings) and either sandals or casual slip ons make this the perfect brunch outfit that all your girlfriends will love (along with that baby they're sure to be passing around once it arrives!). Add a big ole' tote perfect for swinging by the farmer's market after brunch and you're all set!
Finally - date night!
Date night dress options can get really, really repetitive (trust me, I know). Kimonos are every girls best friend since you can literally wear them no matter what size you are and still look chic. I paired my dress with a black and red kimono from Elizabeth Gillett who is so graciously giving all of YOU 20% off through 8/10 with the code sparrow!
I added a long black and gold tassel necklace (that landed right square on my bump but I'm so in love with it that I didn't even care) and some gold earrings. I keep my jewelry and shoes a bit more muted when I'm wearing a more statement piece like the kimono. You don't want to overwhelm your date! ;)
So there you have it! 3 looks out of 1 dress. If you're a pregnant or new mama I highly recommend picking this dress up! It's going to be your go to dress for many (and I mean MANY) months.
photos taken by Chelsie Lopez
a huge thank you to Kimi and Kai for the dress and Elizabeth Gillett for the kimono!