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The Find: A Chic Maternity Dress

Finding maternity clothes has been a challenge.  The sizing is strange.  The quality is often poor.  The prices are high.  And all of it feels a little blah.

This chain print Seraphine dress is a nice maternity option.  The quality wouldn’t be worth full price, but for the reduced price of $39, it’s a steal.  It’s flattering on, and it’s very comfortable.

As for sizing, I bought a six and that would be my pre-pregnancy size.  It fits well, with a bit of room for growth.  I wear it with a slim-fitting jacket and flats.

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  1. Kristen says:

    I had this dress in 2 colors and wore it like crazy in my 3rd tri and those uncomfortable first several posrpartum weeks: https://athleta.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=486452152&cid=89745&pcid=89745&vid=1&cpos=1&kcid=CategoryIDs%3D89745&ctype=Listing&cpid=res22051807705288334612403&ccam=12443#pdp-page-content

    May 18, 2022/Reply
  2. SiRi says:

    Seraphine was a staple of my maternity wear. I was able to go to the store, and the sales associate recommended sizing up one size if you’re on the taller side – I was very glad I did, because it gave what I bought a lot more longevity. I was very glad I did; I didn’t ever get very big, but a few items still ended perilously short!

    May 18, 2022/Reply
  3. JM says:

    Possibly a weird question but—do you think this dress would work for non-maternity? It’s super cute!

    May 19, 2022/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I think the cut of the dress would look like a full-swing style on a non-maternity wearer, so it would work. I will tell you I’m a 6 pre-pregnancy, and the 6 had a little room. So unless you have larger bust or carry weight in your middle, I would likely size down.

      May 19, 2022/Reply
  4. Caroline Wells says:

    Wore this Norma Kamali stretchy LBD for work and fun throughout two third trimesters!

    https://www.shopbop.com/kamali-kulture-long-sleeve-shirred/vp/v=1/1504726858.htm?os=false&fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&folderID=12390&colorId=12867&searchClick=true&searchResultClicked=Kamali+Kulture+Long+Sleeve+Dress+with+Shirred+Waist&ref_=SB_PLP_PDP_WL_W_BRAND_NKAMA_12390_NB_74&breadcrumb=Designers%3ENorma%20Kamali

    May 19, 2022/Reply