April 12, 2012

Accessorizing a Maternity Outfit

I received an email recently from lovely reader needing help accessorizing her maxi dress for her baby shower.

"Hi Kate!
 I needed some fashion advice! I love all your outfits and the jewelry you match with it, you always look so cute! My baby shower is in May and I have a dress already, although I am struggling with what kind of necklace, earrings, and/or bracelet to wear... also shoes. The dress is attached! Any advice is appreciated!! Thanks!!!-Cindy"


I couldn't find that exact one in Polyvore, but I found one similar. The dress's neckline is rounded while the original dress is v-neck, but I thought the style was close enough that we could work off of it!




If it were me, I'd probably choose the jewelry in the top left, and the wedge sandals! And for the bag, I'd have to go with the grey one, of course!

What about you? What would you pair with a simple maternity dress? 

**click here to see where I got the items from! (hover over the images to find the source after you are taken to polyvore.com)




42 comments:

  1. I might do a light flowy scarf instead of a necklace, since the dress is V-neck...but I like everything else you chose!!!

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    paige

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  2. The bangles may not be possible for a third trimester mama. I am 34 weeks, and I just recently had to stop wearing rings and bracelets because of swelling. But everything else it right on!
    I have a blue maxi dress very similar to this one. I may be pulling it out for my baby shower this weekend! :)

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  3. I would choose the necklace and pretty earrings and the sandals also. They are comfy and cute. I like the grey bag also. The neutrals are great with this colorful dress!!

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  4. I'd probably choose the bangles & statement earrings becuase the dress is so simple. Love your ideas!

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  5. ooo I'd definitely go with the white wedges!

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  6. I'd probably do sandals, a statement necklace and studs :)

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  7. Love the bangles & earrings...I feel like long necklaces sometimes rest on a preggo belly and look a little odd.

    I want that grey bag for my life in general, and I am not pregnant...ha!

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  8. Love that you did this Kate!! Love it all! So many choice for any event! :)

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  9. LOVE this! Where did you find this dress? I'm not getting it to link... thanks from a preggo ; )

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    1. click on the bold link at the bottom of the post!

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  10. Oh!! Where is that dress from so pretty! Just what I need! :)

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  11. I would add a statement necklace and simple earrings. And I might choose a colorful purse to add a pop of colour!

    Sarah
    smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

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  12. Love this post! Could you provide shopping links to the items? I would love to know where to purchase those pinky-coral wedges and gray bag!

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    1. click on the bold link at the bottom of the post!

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  13. Where is that dress from? I LOVE it! I prefer fitted maternity dresses but they are hard to come by!

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  14. Love your suggestions, but I can't really handle looking at pregnant ladies in maxi dresses...maybe it's just me?!?! I like to leave a little more to the imagination!

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  15. With this particular outfit I would go with the jewels on the bottom left! Go with the wedges and, of course, the grey bag. :)

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  16. Makes me want to be pregnant...HA!

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  17. I would add some yellow to this outfit for a pop of color!

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  18. Wedges, white bag, white jewelry, then a pop of color with the shoes, like yellow or orange!

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  19. I stumbled upon your blog when one of my friends pinned your hair tutorials on pinterest earlier this week. I've enjoying browsing your archives and love your video hair tutorials and product reviews. I added you to my google reader and look forward to continuing to follow. :)

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  20. So glad to know I'm not the only one wanting to ask you for advice. :). I leave in about a week for a 16 day trip to Nepal and China and have been "warned" by my friend that there most likely will be lack of power....meaning no blow dryer and no curling iron and flat iron!!!! How WILL I survive!?!?!? I have naturally wavy hair that loves to frizz....I'm pretty concerned about what products and what hairstyles to use on this journey. (I currently use Kenra 25 and Aquage uplifting foam.) Any advice Kate would be a blessing!!!! ;) As for the maternity outfit... LOVE! The dress itself makes a statement...so I agree with simple accessories. Love the earrings and maybe a cluster of bracelets if she can't wear bangles. The wedge sandals, of course...and they are comfortable to stand in for an uncomfortable-feeling momma. Of course, the grey bag....but I also love the idea of a yellow one!!! :) Could you post a picture of her at her shower so we can all see what she decided on?? Great post! I never know what to expect and that's what makes this my fave blog. xo

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    1. I just recently started using some AMAZING products called Deva Curl...kind of cheesy name, but they are awesome. My hair is frizzy and I am highly dependent on a straightening iron. With Deva Curl, I use a shampoo, a conditioner, and a gel and it makes my hair have loose, manageable waves...kind of like beach hair. I would recommend using with a microfiber towel for drying...do not wring water from hair, simply squeeze with the towel. I was seriously amazed.

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    2. Thank you so much. I am so packing a microfiber towel!!!! :) Is this a salon product or available at local retailers? I'm standing in the shampoo aisle at Target right now. Ha.

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  21. I'd do the coral wedges, the top left (bangles may not fit on ever swollen limbs at this point,) and maybe a sweet cameo necklace/set in peach or yellow and cream. Something to make you feel like yourself again for a moment.

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  22. I'd do the coral wedges, the top left (bangles may not fit on ever swollen limbs at this point,) and maybe a sweet cameo necklace/set in peach or yellow and cream. Something to make you feel like yourself again for a moment.

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  23. You know we all thought you were making an announcement. ;)

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    1. That's hilarious and WOULD have been a great way to announce the news!!! I enjoy your blog too, Jen, especially the crock pot recipes. You can bet thats how I brown my ground beef now. :)

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    2. I know, I had no clue people would think that. Seriously! I would have made a MUCH bigger deal out of it than just posting an outfit idea! ;)

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  24. Love this!! Such a great dress! Time to put on my Stella & Dot Stylist hat... Cameron Pendant OR the Libby Layering necklace with the Ever After heart necklace, Serenity Small Stone Drop earrings in Lapis, Bardot Spiral bangle in gold and the Jules ring. The white wedges that Kate picked and a white clutch. Gorgeous! Have fun!

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  25. Love your blog post, Kate! Being 5 months preggo myself, do you know of any fun pregnancy style blogs?
    thanks!

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  26. I love the color of the dress. Therefore I would go with the coral colored shoes. I would also do the Jewerly in the upper left corner. Either bag since they are both neutral. Really cute outfit. Congratulations!!!

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  28. These are awesome accessories!! I love these!

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  29. I hope a dress will look like that on ME when I'm pregnant!

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  30. i love the bangles and those t strap wedges!! thats where i would go

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  31. Actually I find your choices very blah.

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  32. This outfit is super cute! I love the neutral accessories with the blue dress. I'm 14 weeks pregnant and not wearing maternity clothes yet, but I will be before long! Thanks for the style inspiration!

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  33. Every couple of months your body is going to change, so you need to purchase maternity dresses and other clothing that will accommodate your growing body throughout the entire pregnancy.Breathable fabrics like cotton, bamboo and viscose / rayon are best for maternity wear, especially in summer.

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  34. All Ornament and dress are looking nice, but which are fit for you and comfortable you may wear it, Specially I love bangles and this maternity dress.

    cheap maternity clothes

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