If you were around back in June while I was pregnant you might remember a shop I introduced called Lilac Clothing (click here for post). Most notably, they specialize in clothes that can be worn whether you’re pregnant or not!
Today I’m collaborating with Lilac Clothing again to try some of their pieces now that I’m no longer pregnant. And for kicks I added a Dressed Up, Dressed Down twist to show you how to wear these pieces two ways.
Dressing Pieces Up or Down
Dressing pieces up or down can be extremely simple. In many cases a quick exchange of accessories does the trick, especially if you have the right base piece. These types of pieces allow you to transition smoothly and easily from one type of event to another without having to change your entire outfit. For example, you can be running errands in a comfortable casual outfit one minute then get in your car and swap out your shoes, necklace, and jacket and be ready to meet friends for a nice night out without having to go home and change!
When I first glanced at this dress my quick assumption was that it would only work for a casual setting, but after a second thought this dress easily goes from dressed down to dressed up. Pair it with boots and a denim jacket for a casual outfit to run errands in, or dress it up with a statement necklace. I added a blazer for even more polish and for a fall layer.
And believe it or not, this dress looks amazing when pregnant. Last time I talked about Lilac Clothing when I was pregnant I wore a dress with a similar construction, and the seams on the side show off a baby bump beautifully!
This dress is super soft and has a faux wrap feature that defines your waist. It’s easy to dress up or down since it’s a nice solid. Add a scarf of any pattern or any necklace–it’s a blank canvas for you to accessorize any way you want. I even kept the accessory colors the same (black) to show just how simple it can be to take a dress from dressed down to dressed up. Just change out casual shoes for pumps or heels and add a classy simple necklace.
Tummy Trimmer Denim
These jeans are special, and I’ll tell you why in a sec. First, dressing up and down. Jeans can be worn a million ways, but one way to make it simpler is to work with a pair of dark wash jeans. While you can of course style lighter washed jeans in a dressed up way, I think darker washes are a lot easier to do this with for some reason.
Now for why these jeans are special–they’re called Tummy Trimmer Denim for a reason.
It’s shapewear denim that comes with a built-in shapewear panel that smooths, contours, and trims your midsection. Supposedly most women typically measure 1-2″ smaller with these. They’re great for postpartum or for any other time you are trying to trim up a tummy. Like…during Thanksgiving? Or is that just ME during Thanksgiving? 😛