This past summer I had a wedding to attend. I needed two awesome and fashionable outfits, a day outfit and a reception outfit. I am still not 100% satisfied with my post-baby body so I wanted outfits that would hide the lingering baby belly that has overstayed it’s welcome!
The first dress was a BCBG dress that I previously bought for my daughter’s baptism. This is the type of dress you can really wear through multiple seasons and to multiple functions. I love this cobalt blue colour, and really, is there anyone that doesn’t look good in cobalt blue?! The dress has a round neck and is sleeveless. The ruffled diagonal fabric cuts across the skirt creating a wrap peplum with an A-line skirt and the back has an exposed center back zipper. The front detail of the fabric over the chest area creates a slimmer silhouette. It is comfortable and fitted without showing that post-baby belly!
I paired the dress with a navy blue vintage satin bag with a gold chain handle and nude peep toe high heels.
Bag: Vintage Find
Sunglasses: Saks Fifth Ave.
My evening dress was one I bought in New York while on my shopping trip with my mom and sister! My sister introduced me to Maje (warning: do not shop with my sister unless you want to be exposed to awesome contemporary designers and as a result, blow your shopping budget), I really didn’t hear of the Parisian fashion brand before then. I discovered Maje has beautifully designed clothing made with fantastic fabrics and unique textures. There were so many perfect garments to choose from, I really had a tough time deciding. After quite the internal debate (yes I know it’s just a dress), I decided on the Maje (also available at select Bay Stores in Canada) ‘Annaba’ Pleated Fit and Flare Dress.
What drew me to this dress was its structure, which is built up with different fabrics and layers. It allows for a playful, modern, yet elegant look. Its neutral colour can lend itself to many occasions, not just weddings. The golden metallic colour fabric and the pert pleats of the skirt create the perfect amount volume around the hip area and the best part, the skirt has pockets! The black band of fabric creates an illusion of a smaller waist. The sleeveless cream cropped top of the dress is layered over the black fabric, also helping with the illusion of a smaller waist and creates a tiered look. The back of the dress has an exposed back-zip closure.
I paired my Maje dress with my Tibi shoes and Rebecca Minkoff ‘Kerry Pouch’ I received as a gift. Since the dress and shoes were two statement pieces, I kept it simple with jewelry by wearing my everyday gold chain. I left my hair down in loose waves and went for a natural look with my makeup.
Dress: Mage ‘Annaba’ Dress
Shoes: Tibi ‘Elliot’ Sandal
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff ‘Kerry Pouch’
What do you think of my outfits?
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