1. Casual (as a skirt)
|button up: target (altered) // bubble necklace: c/o wild about jewelry // boots: macys|
2. Casual (as a top)
Since this dress doesn't fold up well into a top that can be paired with pants, my only choice to make it into a top was to layer a skirt over it. I went with a brightly colored stretchy skirt, which helps keep it casual, and then threw on a comfy boyfriend cardigan. Some simple flats and a pendant necklace (which you can't see at all, sorry) pull the outfit together while still keeping it casual.
3. Pattern Mixing
sweater: forever 21 // wedges: payless (shop)
If you're still scared of pattern mixing, the best way to do it is by pairing a large print with a small print, and pair similar color tones. A pair of cute wedges in the same color family and little or no jewelry keeps this outfit from being too crazy.
4. Office Wear
blazer: forever 21 (old) // belt: from another dress // wedges: forever young shoes (old)
5. Evening Attire
Zoe Alexander specializes in maternity wear, but their clothing is made to wear during and after pregnancy. Obviously this dress works perfectly for me post partum, but is definitely stretchy enough to wear if I still had a big belly. Also, all of their clothing is made with your specific measurements, so it fits like a glove. See their entire collection here.