Closet Staple || The Most Versatile Casual Dress

So, I actually bought this dress when I was pregnant. It was one of the first pieces of clothing I purchased when my bump began to show. I remember when I began buying clothing items to dress the bump, I had a few criteria. I needed to be able to wear the item again, post pregnancy, it needed to enhance the belly, not hide it, and I needed to feel confident, and comfortable, in it. This dress nailed it in all three categories. I successfully wore it throughout the nine months (here + here at 38 weeks) and many times post-pregnancy as well….

It’s one of those closet staples that’s incredibly versatile. Perfect for a warm summer day, and transitions well across seasons by adding layers and boots. Wear it with sneakers (as see here) or a cute slide, a suede jacket or a denim one…. it dresses up or down seamlessly. I actually brought it to Cleveland to wear on our day of exploring, but it was a little too chilly and I opted for another option…

The key to a body-con dress, if you’re not looking for it to have that “bondage” feel, is to size up one. I did that with this one, due to the bump then, but love the fit of it now…. fitted, yet not too tight. A few other body-con dresses that I am currently loving include this midi tank dress (particularly in the slate color), side ruched tee dress, and this ruched tank dress in the plum color.

(Outfit Details || Dress (wearing S, 4 color option, under $60) | Jacket (wearing S) | Shoes | Bag (less expensive option) | Sunglasses)