Little black maxi dress + third trimester knits

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Soprano ribbed dress S (stretchy & fitted), Sam Edelman sandals sz 5, Celine sunglasses, NARS lip pencil in “red square”

I rarely wore black pre-pregnancy, but this magical, slimming hue has been my uniform as of late! And when combined with a long & lean silhouette, the look from the front view can almost be deceptive (but for me, there’s no hiding things anymore from the side angle!).

This affordable, fitted dress from Nordstrom has lots of stretch and is also petite-friendly in length. It’s a juniors brand so runs a little smaller than womens (I went one size up), so sizing will depend on how curve-hugging you want this to be. I love the elongating effect of a higher neckline paired with a deep side slit. I have to echo the online reviewer in that this is an easy piece to dress up or down – literally from something as casual as a beach outfit (I’ll be pairing it with my straw hat + flip flops) to an outfit dressy enough for a formal wedding guest!

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I also wanted to share try-on photos for two non-maternity pieces that are flowy enough for third trimester outfits, plus are cool and comfy as we enter the hottest few months (fingers crossed I survive August)! I’m trying on regular sizing instead of petite for some extra length to cover the belly. Since I’m still wearing my pre-pregnancy sizes here, I would say both of these tops run a little big.

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Caslon peplum tee xs, ASOS maternity shorts (last posted here), Valentino sandals sz 36 (runs 1 sz small; Melissa brand makes several similar options for less!)

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Chelsea28 tank xxs, ASOS maternity shorts (last posted here), Valentino sandals sz 36

To add a little heat to this solid black look, I swiped on my favorite red lip color in “red square.” I first bought this pencil last year after a frustrating search through dozens of reds. This one was the perfect matte, warmer red-orange hue, and the velvety formula doesn’t accentuate dry flakes / lines on my lips like many other matte lip colors!

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the cutest Sam Edelman shoes ~ also styled in this post

Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.

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  1. A. wrote:

    Pregnancy looks so good on you!

    Posted 6.24.18 Reply
  2. Nie wrote:

    Hey Jean,

    You look stunning in these blacks pieces and the red lip just pulls it all together. If you don’t mind may I ask where you got the sunglasses? Is it the Celine Audrey that appears on here back in March?

    Thank you so much!

    Posted 6.22.18 Reply
  3. The black dress is such a flattering look!

    Posted 6.21.18 Reply
  4. Athira wrote:

    You look gorgeous in all 3 outfits!
    How do you manage to hide your bra in a sleeveless top near the armhole. Most of the sleeveless top ( even in petite sizing) that I find, shows my bra because of a large armhole. What do you do to hide them and make you look so elegant?

    Posted 6.20.18 Reply
  5. Narhee wrote:

    Love black on you! You look so classy!

    Narhee | Made in Mauve

    Posted 6.20.18 Reply
  6. May wrote:

    Love a good black maxi dress. It fits you perfectly too!

    May ||

    Posted 6.20.18 Reply
  7. You look incredible Jean! Happy third trimester! I love all of these outfits!

    I hope you’ve had a lovely Tuesday!

    Posted 6.19.18 Reply
  8. Mireia wrote:

    You always look so fab!

    Posted 6.19.18 Reply
  9. You look amazing, Jean! That black dress is stunning!

    Posted 6.19.18 Reply
  10. KittyC wrote:

    You are just glowing! Fabulous!

    Posted 6.19.18 Reply
  11. Linna wrote:

    You look fabulous! Love the looks – thanks for sharing.

    Posted 6.19.18 Reply
  12. YZ Chan wrote:

    The black maxi dress is so gorgeous and sleek! The red lip is pretty too. 🙂

    Posted 6.19.18 Reply
  13. Rena wrote:

    The black dress suits you very well!
    xx Rena

    Posted 6.19.18 Reply
  14. Roses for Fridays | by mia wrote:

    You absolutely look glowingly beautiful! Love ♥️ the look! 🌷👍🏼🌷


    Posted 6.19.18 Reply
  15. Ahh, you’re such a gorgeous Mama-to-be, Jean! 🙂 I love how glam you look with the black maxi dress. It’s such a simple cut and design, and those dresses tend to look the best!! ❤️❤️

    Posted 6.19.18 Reply
  16. MissLilly wrote:

    You look absolutely stunning!!! I’ve ended up only buying 1 pregnancy dress the rest were my existing dresses as they were baggy. And even the pregnancy dress from h&m can be worn now and you won’t even notice it’s pregnancy one. I guess it helped that I had a really small belly 🙂 almost there! Good luck 🙂

    Posted 6.19.18 Reply
  17. I love your shoes, Jean! 🙂 And this dress is so elegant! <3 Loving the tops that you picked out too! They're perfect for the summer!

    XO, Elizabeth

    Posted 6.19.18 Reply
  18. Kim wrote:

    Love this look!

    Posted 6.19.18 Reply

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