Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring + Summer Wedding Attire - Reviews and Options

My brother's getting married this week! I've been keeping my eye out for bump-friendly dresses to wear for the wedding, whether found in the maternity section or not.  Preferably not, since it's always ideal to be able to wear clothes post-baby, but I'm up for anything that would fit over my bump!  Plus, we've got 3 more weddings this summer, so that's really put me on the lookout for dresses.

A while back I showed this dress on Instagram as the first dress I explored.  You can see all the colors of the maternity version here.  And here are links to two non-maternity versions of it: a) neutral colors and b) "fashion" colors.  (Sounds so silly!)

It's suuuuper roomy with lots of material to grow, though for some reason I don't have confidence that it'd be that flattering with a bigger bump. Even right now it looks a little wide on me, but it nips in nicely with a belt. (Forgot to take pics of that.)  I'd probably accessorize it with a simple metallic belt and cuffs.

Runs pretty large--I got it in XS. And the zipper gets stuck in a very annoying and frustrating way. Like, sometimes I'm worried I won't be able to get it unstuck. Otherwise, cute dress!

This second dress is this non-maternity mint dress from SheInside. It's got an empire waist and flowy skirt which fits nicely over the bump...at least at my bump's current size.  I know that I'll be able to wear it post-baby too, and it's suuuuper cheap.  (For sizing help, follow the detailed measurements on the product page.)

I'd pair this with different accessories of course...like probably that gold belt and blingin' statement necklace.  

Other Maternity Wedding Attire Options
After I posted the first Target dress on Insta, a few people recommended I check out ASOS.  I checked out H&M's maternity wear online too.  ASOS has a pretty large maternity section and while I didn't feel like any of the dresses were right for me there are some great options!

Links to Shop:
one  |  two  |  three  |  four
five  |  six  |  seven  |  eight


  1. I like the second dress more. Weird that it's not a maternity dress. It seems more flattering than the first option! (You look great in both. The first one emphasizes the bump and the second one there's almost no bump. I suppose it depends on what look you're going for.)

  2. Renae of Simple SequinsMonday, April 21, 2014

    Oh ain't you just adorable. I love your blog and your voice here. I'll be back. I always keep my word. lol

  3. Maricel EdwardsMonday, April 21, 2014

    I think you look like a Grecian goddess in the first dress. J'adore! And I say flaunt that bump, girl! I totally milked my pregnancy and got loads of perks with my belly on flagrant display. ;p

  4. I think you look very pretty in both of them.


  5. The first is really pretty, but I do feel that the second would be more versatile, and I love the style.

  6. You look great in both. If I had to choose one, I'd go with the first one! Show off a little shoulder, but the second one looks more like "you?" Maybe it's the belt is throwing me off because the material wrinkled up under the bust. If you can straighten that out, then I say go with #2! :)

  7. I'm not pregnant, but I have no clue what to wear to my friend's wedding in June! We will ignore the fact that I also have no clue who to take as my date. ;) Hahahah.

    I really like the aqua dress, #2! So pretty! I also love the light blue lace one from ASOS!

  8. Albert Viviene BigorniaTuesday, April 22, 2014

    Very nice dress! I love the first one... I just learned today that you are also pregnant! Congratulations! When I first came across your blog, I just randomly clicked posts and didn't go to the 'newest post' Haha.. =p

  9. Congrats to your brother! Both dresses are great options :)

  10. Both are great but I'd go with the second one. If you're really looking to max out your usage I think it would be a lot easier to wear more casually as well than the first one, since the first has the shoulder decoration.

  11. Lauren WickersheimTuesday, April 22, 2014

    I LOOVE the second one!

  12. LOVE the first one! :)

  13. You look lovely in both but the first one I loke more!

  14. You look stunning Audrey!!!! By the way I got an animal print scarf!!!!




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