I admit that a few kids ago, I’d probably roll my eyes a bit at the idea of maternity loungewear. But after seeing the gorgeous dresses from one of our favorite brands, Belabumbum, I’m almost wishing I had a real excuse to wear them.
They’re so amazing that whether you’re in your 1st, 3rd, or 5th trimester (or 15th? Ahem), they look and feel fabulous.
[don’t miss a great giveaway after the jump!]
To me, the standout in their newest line is the beautiful reversible maternity dress that’s incredibly soft and comfortable. The crossover neck gives you easy nursing access, and the knee length means that you’ll still feel covered when your belly seems to be shortening all of your other dresses. Plus, it is indeed reversible, so you really do get two dresses in one, both of which will look great from the start to finish of your pregnancy, as well as when you’re plowing through those tough post partum days and nights, even after a ton of washes. Yes, it’s made that well.
I’d say you’ll be quite comfortable without a bra in the house, but if you do wear it out, you larger busted ladies will want to wear something underneath. And I’d personally pop a cardigan over top anyway; even though it looks like a dress, it definitely feels more like a nightgown to me.
The good news is that if you’re not knocked up, Belabumbum has a bunch of lovely pieces that could work just for you too, like the Morning Glory Chemise, which I’d probably live in all day long if I could. And hey. I might. -Kristen
EXTRA COOL: WIN IT! We’ve got that beautiful Morning Glory Chemise (size Medium) and the Reversible Dress (size Medium) up for grabs for one lucky Cool Mom Picks reader. Just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “BELABUMBUM” in the subject and include the link to one item you’d love to have (other than the two items we featured in this post). We’ll pick one winner at random; US Residents only please.