The perfect during + after modest maternity dress & how pregnancy is changing me


Pregnancy is changing me.

Not just my body — but my mind and spirit, too.



I’ve had a few moments recently where I’ve realized “Wow, mine and Cristian’s lives are really going to change in a few months.” Then I start thinking about how much we have to prepare and it makes me so anxious!

But then I think about how again, this baby is changing me.

And when she comes, I know I’ll be ready to be a mama.


In the meantime, I can do all I can to physically and mentally prepare. Something that helps is having comfortable AND cute clothes! I feel like my belly is getting bigger and bigger every day and SO TIGHT. So I was so happy when I found this darling dress from Cleo Madison.

It’s not maternity, which I LOVE, because it means I can wear if after baby is born, too. It hits in the perfect spot right under my bust/above my tummy, and it’s long enough that I’ll most likely be able to wear it through my 3rd trimester.




Plus, the fabric is so soft and smooth — buttery, even. And the long sleeves make it perfect for this time of year.



I paired it with a deep lip color, some H&M gold tassel earrings (on sale!) and booties.


I feel like this dress would even make the perfect Valentine’s Day dress.


Dress: c/o Cleo Madison // Booties: Ross Dress for Less (old) // Earrings: H&M  (on sale!) // Lip color: LipSense Plum and Bella layered

One of the BEST things about this dress? It’s modest! Something very important to me, pregnant or not. It’s a win-win-win-win….etc. 🙂 This one is sold out, but they have tons of very similar ones available. You can also click on “email me when available” to receive an update when/if it comes back in stock.

Here are some similar ones that I have my eye on:
Kimberly Plaid Dress
Lindy Floral Dress in Mauve
Nora Houndstooth Dress
Tokyo Floral Dress (this is the most similar! Especially in color)

Pretty sure this one is my new favorite dress, and it’s definitely made me feel confident while being pregnant.


I was sent this dress to review, however all opinions are my own.