Has anyone found nice summer dresses that are suitable for the third trimester and fit my ridiculously specific criteria? Ideally a casual, maxi dress for daytime that is NOT strapless, paisley, tiki, ruffled, bodycon or split up the side to crotch level? Also, no spaghetti straps as I need to wear a serious bra with industrial straps and would rather proper shoulder straps or even short/cap sleeves.
Is this too much to ask? Am huge, it's too hot for all my other maternity wear and I don't want my backfat showcased by a skintight, sausage-casing, bodycon, horizontally striped, strapless minidress?!?!? hormonal rant over Any suggestions welcome!
I have a gorgeous jade green one from Seraphine - it has proper chunky shoulders and a lovely knot detail at the front - I love the colour and always get compliments in it (despite the enormous bump out front at 32 weeks).
New Look also do maxi dresses - I got a plain black one from Asos that again covers my bra straps perfectly. Costs £19 new, so the EBAY option sounds really good.
I am currently living in my Monsoon maxi dress which fits most of your criteria - it is sleeveless so I'm wearing a little cardi to cover the arm flab, but you can wear a big, big bra and is very comfy. It's a bit magic really as fits me when skinny(ish) or like now when 38 weeks pregnant and massive!
yes, the new look black one for ASOS is great. I've never done maxi dresses before but wish I had in previous pregnancies, it's incredibly comfy and cool but covers everything and thick enough not to see through. Also flappy enough to work for breastfeedin-my friend still wears hers. Shame it's not in other colours but black is flattering and hides lots of mess!
the straps are thick enough to wear a bra and although its is meant to be a bodycon type fit its very flattering and comfy (nice stretchy material but not too thin). I think they do it in a green too and its only £20...plus asos do free delivery and returns so always worth a try.
I wouldnt normally go for something so plain but there are lots of lovely chunky statement necklaces around to brighten it up a bit.
I ordered the 10 and its true to size but you may want to order your normal size and the next size up if you are better endowed than me !
peacocks have a nice black new in this one I'm eyeing up £16, wide straps, slightly elasticated under boobs/above bump. They also have ot in a floral pattern. My mate who is 35wks is wearing one from Primark which I think looks good but could be a bit tight fitting. .going to see of I can pull one off myself on the wkend but there's a distinct possibility my arse will be too big!
Mamas & Papas have got a really nice maxi dress in at the mo. it's light grey, v-necked with a lime green trim. Pleated at the front over your bump. Nice enough I wore it to a wedding at 38 wks preggo, but not too smart it's not for a day mooching around in the park.