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What I Wear When I Want To Feel Feminine & Pretty

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Mood Elevating Dresses

I don’t know whether it’s the pregnancy hormones but I’ve recently been looking at pretty dresses and more feminine pieces online way more than I usually would. I normally prefer sharp tailoring or relaxed yet sartorial looks but with an ever growing bump (it’s going to be a big baby!) I’m definitely finding dresses easier to style. Particularly when it comes to upsizing non-maternity pieces like this gorgeous blue leopard dress from New Look (now sold out).

As much as I love wearing trousers and jumpsuits, sometimes a pretty dress can be an instant mood changer. In this dress I feel more elegant, more feminine and can appreciate the prettiness of the dress as much as I would the cut of a sharp shoulder on a blazer.

You don’t have to spend a lot on a pretty dress and with so much on the high street to chose from, we really are spoiled for choice. I would normally go for a v neck or something that is lower cut but I felt like changing it up a little with this high neck. I’m wearing the tie around ribbon above my bump for comfort mostly but I’m rather enjoying the bow detail with the print.

I wanted to style this outfit up a bit for lunch with a friend (pre lockdown) so I chose my favourite Kurt Geiger heels, a Valentino by Mario Valentino bag and a light duster coat. Dusters are great for throwing onto a more fancy outfit – 9 times out of 10 it’ll work. I’ve put together an edit of my favourite pretty dresses to buy today – suitable for both mamma’s to be and non maternity.

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Disclaimer:
Items featured in the banner above are ‘in the style of’ this post, the dress and heels I’m wearing are no longer available. I’m currently 7 months pregnant but everything featured in this post is main sizing. The shopping banners and some links within this content use affiliate links. Shoes kindly gifted by Kurt Geiger, watch kindly gifted by Rotary.

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Words & styling by Lauren Silvester, photography by Zoe Griffin

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