Wednesday, May 28, 2008

An ode to maternity fashion: Part II





(cont'd from last post...)

May 1: Dress search is growing frustrating as most maternity dresses either fit strange or they are black. LA T-shirt designer Splendid delivered a God-send with the Kaplan Swing dress. The stretchy fabric accommodates a growing bump plus the white color is perfect for summer. Bought 2 from Bloomingdales and pretty much wore them to death for about 2 weeks.

May 14: Dress search has officially became an obsession. Tried on about 40 dresses from a sample sale -- sizes ranging from xs to xl. None worked. A Spring 2007 DVF dress in size 8 seems to accommodate my bulging tummy in a size 2 frame.

May 16: The Gap CFDA edition dress designed by ThreeAsFour surprisingly fit well with plenty of fabric to give at the bump. I bought one size bigger so I could wear it now and one in my pre-pregnancy size so I will be able to wear it postpartum. Figured since this is a ThreeAsFour creation, having two as collectibles won't be an indulgence anyway.

May 23: Discovered a maternity-friendly brand Bailey 44. This season the LA-based designer featured simple yet elegant stretchy dresses in tones of white, black and grey. A few of my favorites include the black and white Vespa dress cut with an empire waist, and the white and grey Octopus t-shirt dress that has interesting pleats at the skirt. Figured since I'm growing big I might as well show that big tummy, now growing an inch wider and increasingly weightier. -- Edith Moy.

(to be cont'd...)

Photos from top: Splendid Raglan dress, Spring 2007 DVF dress, ThreeAsFour designed Gap CFDA edition dress, Bailey 44 Octopus dress.

Photo source: shopbop.com, nordstrom.com, gap.com, shoptuso.com