A Vintage Lover's Maternity Dress

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During my third trimester, I found it became more difficult to find clothes that fit – even maternity clothes began feeling snug – so I was pleasantly surprised to find that this vintage silhouetted dress accommodated my bump easily. 

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These days we tend to dress our pregnant bodies in more form-fitting clothes but this wider silhouette hearkens back to what our grandmothers would have been wearing when expecting our mamas. I think there's something quite sweet and unexpected about these silhouettes and I found them to be comfortable – my most important requirement – when my belly skin began to feel tighter. There’s a definite 1960s vibe to this look, especially with the addition of a block heel and this glam-meets-kitsch bag that I just can’t stop wearing.  I completely understand the inclination to wear more billowy silhouettes when expecting since tight clothes were not my friend in the third trimester.

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Although this dress is unfortunately long gone (my baby is now one!), I found some similar silhouetted dresses in burnt siena gingham here, in stripes here, in black here, and in a similar yellow gingham here