Last week I was trying on maternity dresses at Target and getting annoyed that so many of them (not all, but many!) were basically non-maternity dresses–boring ones, at that–with a “maternity” label and a marked up pricetag slapped onto them. I was even more annoyed that they didn’t even flatter your shape! They just draped down and made you look bigger.
So, I retreated to the “normal” section, my Target happy place which I miss dearly. I decided to look for any dress that didn’t have a seam built into the middle, hoping that with good fortune it would flatter a bump better than the drapey maternity dresses I’d just tried. And voila! My faith was restored in Target when I tried on this dress
** and its striped sibling!
It’s a thin, comfy t-shirt material. I got the striped version too, but I love the heathering on this grey one. I rolled up the sleeves since they’re a *little* long and the shoulders are slightly wide since I sized up to accommodate the bump. They fit perfectly in the smaller size though. Anyway, I’d recommend this dress, pregnant or not!
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*Bump status: 32 weeks
**Let me preempt the caring concern about me ruining “normal” clothes by stretching them out beyond repair by saying that I don’t mind if these stretch out beyond use after pregnancy because I intentionally bought them for pregnancy, like as if I were buying maternity dresses. Except, I couldn’t find many maternity dresses I was happy with so I bought non-maternity dresses. If I’m somehow able to wear these dresses post-baby then I consider that a bonus. 🙂