WIW 2/23-26 39 wk FFBO--dress as tunic, capris, cardi, ballet flats

Found a new 3rd trimester MOTG fast fall back outfit formula: stretchy dress worn as a tunic, with capri leggings underneath, cardigan and ballet flats. Too bad I didn't discover this formula earlier--I'm due in only 2 days! Here are the versions I've been wearing the last four days. These are all non-maternity dresses but they're empire waist and stretchy so they still fit even at 39.5 weeks. However they're a little too short due to the huge belly, which is why I have to add the leggings. Very comfy yet still getting compliments on my clothes! Several people said they were amazed that these are not maternity clothes. I'm also posting pics from my previous WIW's showing how the dresses looked in either first trimester or pre-pregnancy...all of these dresses will still be usable post-partum.

1-4. This was a Jason Wu for Target dress that looks like a huge maternity dress unless you belt it. It still looks like a tent even when I'm pregnant, so I still added a belt to define my "waist". We took the kids to ballet class and a birthday party.
JWT blue floral dress
Red bow belt
WHBM blue cardigan
Nike black capri leggings
Stuart Weitzman red ballet flats
Kate Spade butterfly necklace
WHBM red purse
5. Non-pregnant:

6-7. Dress given to me by Mo! Took the kids to swimming lessons.
WHBM red cardigan and purse
Nike capris
SW red ballet flats
F21 black and white bracelet
8. 1st trimester:

9-10. Wore this $20 TJ Maxx bubbly dress to a little baby shower that the school moms threw for me...so sweet of them. I wanted to play up the champagne/celebration theme and went with matching accessories--blue jewelled bracelet and studs on the purse remind me of bubbles.
WHBM blue cardigan and blue jewelled bracelet
MK black studded satchel
Nike capris
SW black ballet flats
11. First trimester:

12. Wore this to a work meeting and then Mom's Night Out.
Laundry pink/black dress
Calvin Klein glitter tank
WHBM black cardi and black pendant
Nike capris
SW black ballet flats
MK black satchel
13. Non-pregnant: http://goldenpig.lookfab.com/p.....paper-doll

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  • Debora replied 8 years ago

    WOW!!! You should be a maternity model! I can't believe how fab you look in all these dresses. Good luck with your delivery...soon you'll have your beautiful babe in your arms!

  • replied 8 years ago

    A dress over capri leggings with ballarines is a GREAT look for you, pregnant or not. I really, really like all of these on you. Loving the bubble theme. Such cute babies you have, and I can't wait to see the new one....you must be getting excited!

  • Karie replied 8 years ago

    You are the most stylish pregnant woman I have ever seen! You have made such good use of your non-maternity clothes. And that purse in pic 4 is so cute!

    Your children are adorable, can't wait to see the new addition to the family :)

  • shevia replied 8 years ago

    I am in absolute awe of your pregnancy style and energy! The adorableness of your kids is through the roof too!

  • Nicole D replied 8 years ago

    What a beautiful family, and a simply stunning lady. I agree that I have never seen such a gorgeous expectant mom (esp with two kids already). You are an inspiration. Best of luck!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    Natalie - you are AMAZING! I've never seen such gorgeous style at this stage of pregnancy. And your little cherubs just make me smile :)

    I also love that lipstick colour on you in pic #3 - beautiful!

  • Parsley replied 8 years ago

    Great idea, and you do look super stylish and just glowing!
    Can't wait to see the new little one very soon!

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Wow. You look amazing in these outfits, Natalie! LOVE them and love your creativity through this whole pregnancy.

  • amiable replied 8 years ago

    Wow! Congratulations on making it through pregnancy all the way to the end, and on looking so completely wonderful. it's so cool to see these dresses work for your body at such different phases.

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 8 years ago

    You look gorgeous in them all. The first pic of you and your daughter is absolutely precious.

    How are you feeling?

  • Jenava replied 8 years ago

    You look amazing! And I love your daughter's sassy outfit and pose in #11. (-:

    Good luck with the delivery! I'll bet you can't wait to welcome your new baby.

  • Bree replied 8 years ago

    You have a beautiful family, and I love your style! Also, I think the leggings look great!

  • harmonica replied 8 years ago

    beautiful pregnant natalie! you're queen maternity fashionista forever!

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    At this stage I was sitting on the couch like a beached whale in pajamas. Can't get over you and your fabness and your little cuties!

  • Day Vies replied 8 years ago

    You are an inspiration for pregnant women (and not so pregnant women like me) everywhere. I love the red and blue outfit I especially love the red belt and butterfly necklace. (Bows & butterflies have a similar shape from a distance). I also enjoy how you show the before and afters with the dress. This is quite the winning formula.Yay.

    Of course you should still be getting complements on your fabulous outfits because you look wonderful.

  • qfbrenda replied 8 years ago

    That is the best FFBO I've seen on an adorable pregnant lady yet!

  • CocoLion replied 8 years ago

    Natalie, you make pregnancy look so easy! Really fab outfits all, and I love this formula on you, I hope you continue to wear the dress + cropped leggings in the future, after baby's arrival.

  • Tina.b replied 8 years ago

    You look so fantastic, I love how the outfits have transitioned through your pregnancy. Best wishes on your upcoming arrival!

  • biscuitsmom replied 8 years ago

    You look amazing! Hoping everything goes smoothly and soon you'll have a beautiful baby to show us :)

  • goldenpig replied 8 years ago

    Thanks so much Debora, Claire, Karie, Shevia, Nicole, Shannon, Parsley, Suz, Amiable, Dianthus, Jenava, Bree, Harmonica, Una, Day Vies, Brenda, Denise, Tina & Biscuitsmom!

    Claire and Denise, I am definitely going to keep this dress+capri leggings formula in rotation for postpartum MOTG dressing--it's great to have that leg coverage when chasing after babies and toddlers! It's the perfect combo of dressy but totally comfy.

    Dianthus, I am feeling great! Nothing happening yet, but I've finished all my leftover work and meetings and school volunteering yesterday, so now I finally feel like the baby can come now! I still have a bunch of things to do, but none of it absolutely has to get done before the baby comes.

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    WOW comes to mind over and over again for me too! Your dress wardrobe has been PERFECT for your pregnancy. And I am in awe of your KILLER style and stamina. You are incredible!! xo

  • replied 8 years ago

    You look great -- hope you enjoy these last few days!

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