If you’re looking for an affordable cocktail dress, this one fits like a glove (with lots of stretch) and would work nicely for parties, engagement photos, or even a medium-dressy wedding! Some of the reviews refer to the unlined white version (which could be iffy), but I can attest to the black being very slimming. From the front view, you can hardly make out a month 4 belly! Soprano dresses tend to run a little small and fit me snugly pre-pregnancy as well – see their ruffled bodycon dress on me in this older post. Here’s the measurements on this dress for more accurate size reference:
Dress in XS: 12″ across waist, 14″ across hips, 12″ across underarms, 14″ across shoulders, 34″ length.
On the topic of special occasions, I’m partnering with Nordstrom today to share some gifting ideas for all sorts of occasions. Their free shipping & returns make for convenient gifting, and I’ve also relied on their e-gift cards for several last-minute needs! Below, I’ve rounded up some tried & true gifts that I’ve either given or received:
– For the bride to be: Kate Spade ring dishes – beautiful and functional for keeping next to the bathroom sink or bed.
– For a friend in need of pampering: A pretty pajama set (this cropped style is great for petites!) perhaps paired with one of your favorite face masks. I love gifting Fresh value kits like this Rose Hydration Set or this Grapefruit Bodycare Set – they smell so good, it’s hard to resist hoarding one for yourself!
P.S. I’m not sure which retailer Nordstrom is price matching right now, but there are TONS of name brand makeup & skincare products currently “price matched” at 15% off. Fresh is not included, but I saw MAC (bought backups for my favorite everyday lipstick in Velvet Teddy), NARS, Laura Mercier, Kiehl’s, SK-II, Lancome, Shiseido, Estee Lauder, etc included in this price match.
– For the home: Did you guys see that Anthropologie home is now online at Nordstrom? No more paying high shipping & returns fees on Anthro’s website … now if only their apparel will follow suit! Their kitchenware can easily be mixed and matched for a custom housewarming gift (I loved receiving pretty Anthro oven mitts and towels, along with mugs and a rolling pin)!
– For the sweet tooth’ed: Even though Sugarfina has become ubiquitous, every single little box I receive is always happily devoured! They also come in fun sets ranging from “will you be my bridesmaid,” to thank you, and even green juice gummies for your health-conscious friend to indulge in.
Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.