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To wear a maxi dress in winter with layers?

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Ghoulelocks Fri 09-Nov-12 20:31:07

Or just too odd.

Nothing is bloody comfy in my wardrobe, I'm 32 weeks, all bump and not much else. Fed up of waists.

I was just looking at my comfy comfy maxis (not strapless, or thin straps) and thinking how comfy I'd be in them with woolly tights, boots, cardi and a scarf.

Too bag lady like? Does it matter when I'm this round anyway?

frootshoots Fri 09-Nov-12 20:37:48

It depends on the style and print, summery and it will look ridiculous, plain then it could work.... Note I said could wink

goingupinsmoke Fri 09-Nov-12 20:38:22

Nope I was looking at my isabell oliver catalogue a few weeks back, the little one that comes in the post and they have a model wearing a long black maxi with scarf, boots, and denim jacket and some other layers it looked really nice. Disclaimer she was about 5'8 an a size 10

WelshMaenad Fri 09-Nov-12 20:39:47

I wore a maxi dress and a warming wrap to a wedding a few weeks ago! Go for it!

Ghoulelocks Fri 09-Nov-12 20:40:14

goingupinsmoke, from the BACK I'm 5'9 and a size 10...

Two of mine are black, one with butterflies and one with flowers. The fabric is very light though. The other is orange...

NapDamnYou Fri 09-Nov-12 20:44:21

I lived in my sleeveless black maxi dress when PG. I started wearing in June with bangles and sandals and by November I was wearing it with boots, scarves, long necklaces, long cardigans, long sleeved T shirt underneath, etc etc. I continued to live in it when DS was born in December.

I think you will look lovely in yours. And they are so comfy when you don't wan to cross your legs in skirts or faff with waistbands on jeans and trousers.

Pilgit Fri 09-Nov-12 20:45:45

if you're comfortable and warm/cool (whatever you want to be) go for it. Other people's opinions don't matter. Personally I love seeing people wear summery clothes in the winter - this country's weather is bad enough without everyone adding to the gloom by wearing black. I don't have a winter or summer wardrobe - just layer whatever's comfortable and team with boots or sandals as appropriate.

Lirogiro Fri 09-Nov-12 20:47:37

This time last year I was in my third trimester and did exactly that. Maxi dress with tights boots and a cardi. I don't think I would have won any style awards but I got away with it.

holidaysarenice Fri 09-Nov-12 20:48:22

My best mate did it when pregnant...looked really well!

Chunky scarves, polo's, chunky cardigans etc

Ghoulelocks Fri 09-Nov-12 20:49:27

You've convinced me.

Step 2: wear it to work!

MissChristmastRee Fri 09-Nov-12 20:52:17

I had a long sleeved navy maxi dress (Next I think) that I wore to DEATH during my pregnancy. DD was born in January grin

goingupinsmoke Fri 09-Nov-12 20:53:15

Ghoulelocks prefect I'm a dwarf so Maxis look awful on me, but take a look here - www.isabellaoliver.com/baukjen/uk/600/dresses/DR502.html

in the catalogue she had this on with denim, furry scarf and what looked like long black boots.

Ghoulelocks Fri 09-Nov-12 20:53:57

found a good example online

Ghoulelocks Fri 09-Nov-12 20:54:50

that link has upset me goingupinsmoke! I will NOT look like that!!! grin]

goingupinsmoke Fri 09-Nov-12 20:57:29

she is a bit lovely, but its her job to make that dress look great, she's really boring honestly and has BO grin

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