When the people at e-Shakti contacted me and offered me a sample from their spring line, I was completely excited: ooh! free dress! Plus, there were even more cute, colorful retro styles than the last time I was offered a sample.
Then I looked down and remembered my gigantic baby bump.
Now at the start of this 9 months, friends and bloggers told me that if I was creative, I could make normal clothes work for my newly maternal figure...for the whole 9 months. One close friend said that she'd never bought any maternity tops, only pants. Another insisted that Ann Taylor pants fit her the whole way through. Everyone declared that maternity clothes were awful monstrosities that should never be put near one's body, for fear of hurting your unborn with bad fashion.
This was not the case for me. (I'm pretty sure these women are crazy, but maybe I'm just freakishly shaped?)
No, I'm the one who orders a maternity top from Gap and still finds that it is too short to fully cover this gigantic baby I'm baking. So "real clothes" were simply a no-go. Laughable, even. I'd show you photos, but it would go from funny to sad very quickly.
Anyway, back to eshakti. Free dress, right? So I thought I'd give this whole non-maternity thing one more go. I ordered a pretty chambray dress with an empire waist. It was originally a maxi-dress, but I ordered it short so that I could wear it as a tunic top with leggings.
|Cute, chambray, too small for giant baby.|
And it's really cute. And it fits my belly! And it has this nice little snap that keeps the top from busting open and over-exposing you.
Except, I forgot one thing. I forgot that the giant baby belly also comes with a serious increase in cup size. We're talking 2+ full cup sizes, without a change in the band size. Seriously. They got big. So big that they can't really properly fit into this dress. Certainly too big to post a photo of me wearing it.
So you'll have to wait. Once we're post-pregnancy, post-breastfeeding, it will make a darling little mini-dress.
Wish me luck.
Thanks to e-shakti for sending me this dress! I'm sorry I couldn't wear it properly, but blame the little one!