WIW 9/3: My first maxi dress!

I wore this maxi dress when we invited a couple families over to our house for a Labor Day end-of-summer BBQ. Super casual--I paired it with some nude flat sandals. My first maxi dress!

I first found out about this dress when one of my (non-pregnant) friends wore it to her kid's birthday party. I've been looking for a maxi dress for a while and it looked just perfect--I love the print and the turquoise blue with cobalt trim color and the interesting keyhole neckline and how it has a substantial top--no spaghetti straps!

My friend looked great in it. She told me it was from Macy's. This was my first time copying someone IRL, but I couldn't resist. Unfortunately it wasn't being sold online anymore. I tracked it down on eBay--it's INC. The listing said new with tags, but it had kind of a Febreeze-ish heavy laundry detergent smell (what is it with these eBay purchases? I always buy NWT but they still smell like fragrance). I washed it and aired it out and the smell is fading somewhat, but it still peeves me a little. I guess I have to avoid eBay and stick to store purchases to avoid the smell problem.

Anyways, it was fun to wear an empire-waisted tummy-enhancing maxi dress for a change. What do you think of this maxi dress (if you don't have a poison eye for all maxis)? OK for MOTG, or resortwear only? BTW, recently I had dinner with another pregnant mom (8 months) and she was wearing this exact style of INC dress but in another color/pattern. So it's a great maternity dress, even though it's not maternity!

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  • Astrid replied 7 years ago

    This is awesome! Congrats for finding a maxi dress with a great top and neckline. The colors are fantastic and I love the pattern - you look fab! I think this is a great MOTG dress.

  • ramya replied 7 years ago

    Looking fab "always" must be second nature to you GP :)...

  • Jjsloane replied 7 years ago

    Looks great - I loved my maxis during my last pregnancy

  • rute replied 7 years ago

    It's a lovely maternity dress! I love that vertical stripe! It alongates!

  • Kristin L replied 7 years ago

    I think it looks great!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    This is beautiful on you - blues are so gorgeous on you Natalie and this dress really enhances in the best way possible wee baby bump.

  • MsMary replied 7 years ago

    OMG! Totes adorbs!

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