Middlesbrough, UK

I've spoken previously about how I've struggled accepting my new pregnancy body - Unfortunately hand in hand with that comes the battle to find clothing which a) fits your new spherical body and b) looks good on said spherical body... Now this is difficult at the best of times, but when it comes to finding something Wedding guest appropriate, flaming nora, now that's an ordeal! And one I'm thankfully not going to go through again during this pregnancy. Praise the lord!
You want to be comfortable, but you don't want to look like a tied up sack of spuds.
You want to embrace your new body, but you don't want to be that pregnant lady.

(By 'that pregnant lady' I mean the type who chat pregnancy non stop, the ones who yabber on 24/7 about it being the most amazing thing in the world... Yes it's amazing Karen and it's a wonderful thing to experience, but there's more to you than the baby inside of you, come on!)

There's a great deal to think about when it comes to the mater of finding something to squeeze your pregnant ass into for a wedding. I struggled for a long time. I'm talking months, not weeks, months, much to the annoyance of my other half!

I looked online, I never actually went into any shops (that's a whole other ramble for another day, maybe I'll write a blog post on that too) and eventually decided on a sage green Maya embellished number from ASOS. I'd never heard of the brand Maya before but I wish I'd known about them before my wedding because there's some beautiful bridesmaid appropriate dresses on there - In fact when we were checking into the hotel I got mistaken for one of the bridesmaids because my dress was so nice. Eeek! That was a lovely little confidence boost especially since I'd been feeling a bit down in the dumps.

To say this dress spoke to me would be the understatement of the century. My husband never heard the end of it, after weeks of searching and nothing even sparking the slightest bit of interest I fell hook line and sinker for this baby... Until it went out of stock... Then it came back into stock but didn't fit, but third time lucky this piece of sage green wonderfulness was mine!

To quote Theodore Roosevelt 'Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain & difficulty.' And if that isn't the over statement of the century than I don't know what is... But you get the jist!

Everything about it is perfect & on the day I felt like a force to be reckoned with, which again after feeling not so great about myself was a wonderful feeling. I was comfortable, I felt super girly and like the dress flattered my new figure perfectly. It was an absolute dream to wear & one I'll continue to wear post-pregnancy. I think the cut and the materials will work amazingly well when babys here & I've hopefully got my body back. I'm hoping I'm going to be one of those women whos' body magically pings back into place once the baby's born. #PrayForClaire

PS. The heels admittedly didn't last half as long as the dress did, but that's not the point. Haha.

Heels - Kurt Geiger*
Dan's suit - River Island
Dan's Shoes - Debenhams

Have you or are you finding it difficult dressing your pregnant body?

Claire. X

Have you read my other posts?
Lifestyle | Adjusting to my pregnancy body
Lifestyle | Finding the perfect wedding dress
Lifestyle | The first trimester


  1. Aww, I absolutely adore your dress (and shoes). You look beautiful. I really struggled to dress my bump as I just got really big really quick. I constantly looked like a beached whale LOL. I'm so glad I didn't have to try and dress up for any special occasions while I was pregnant :)

    Louise x

    1. Awh. Thank you! I'm SO pleased with it :-) I can't wait to wear it after babys born too. X

  2. The dress is gorgeous and your hair looked lovely too! I must admit it can be challenging finding things to wear when you're pregnant, although I've definitely embraced the bump! I struggled finding any maternity wear in stores, although New Look had a small section where I managed to pick up maternity jeggings. I have only bought a few maternity items as they can be quite pricey and otherwise I've just sized up! xxx
    Life with the Bruces

    1. Awh. Thank you! I bought some New Look maternity jeggings but I wasn't overly impressed with them tbh. I've got some maternity skinny jeans from Asos though which have been an absolute godsend! I wear them pretty much every day, they're brilliant! I've not really bought many 'maternity' clothes though, I haven't been overly impressed with the selection available on the high street. I've just done the same as you, and bought things the next size up :-) X


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