With only a couple weeks left until our baby arrives, I’m on the lookout for some new clothes that I can wear. Not maternity clothes. But, hopefully, nursing friendly.
I found the Ballerina dress from Shabby Apple an online boutique of women’s dresses that has a ton of fabulous clothes, including maternity clothes and kids clothes. It’s plum-colored with folds of soft jersey fabric dip from the shoulders into a ruched waist that runs from bust to hip on this flouncy, ballet-inspired dress. It’s a V-neck and the skirt is fully lined.
They mention on their site it fits generously, so you should size down. Let me say this..nothing about me is an extra-small (especially right now), but many recommendation actually said to size down two sizes, so I did.
The ruching on the tummy will be extra nice post partum to cover up some of my tummy. particularly nice for new mothers as it hides a tummy! The overlapping v-neck will also be nice for nursing.
Now, the lighting is terrible in my room, and it’s definitely closer to the color in the picture above, but you can see, this extra small is pretty roomy. It’s exceptionally roomy in the bust (in fact, I don’t know anybody that is an extra small would fill out the bust of the dress…I certainly don’t and well, my bust is quite large right now).
I’m excited to see how this looks after the baby is born and I think it will make a nice addition to my post-partum wardrobe.
What I’d like to see improved? The seams around the neckline and the bottom of the dress aren’t finished (they aren’t folded and then stitched, the edge of the fabric is just stitched). This worries me particularly at the bottom when washing. I’m worried it will roll up.
Overall the dress is super cute and I’m excited to wear it!
Shabby Apple would like to give one Really, Are You Serious? reader their very own Ballerina dress.