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.


18 thoughts on “Little black maxi dress + third trimester knits

  • Reply Kim June 19, 2018 at 1:09 am

    Love this look!

  • Reply Elizabeth T. June 19, 2018 at 1:39 am

    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

  • Reply MissLilly June 19, 2018 at 1:57 am

    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 🙂

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog June 19, 2018 at 2:00 am

    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!! ❤️❤️

  • Reply Roses for Fridays | by mia June 19, 2018 at 2:47 am

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


  • Reply Rena June 19, 2018 at 2:47 am

    The black dress suits you very well!
    xx Rena

  • Reply YZ Chan June 19, 2018 at 5:52 am

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

  • Reply Linna June 19, 2018 at 9:02 am

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

  • Reply KittyC June 19, 2018 at 9:11 am

    You are just glowing! Fabulous!

  • Reply Shannon Mahaney June 19, 2018 at 10:53 am

    You look amazing, Jean! That black dress is stunning!

  • Reply Mireia June 19, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    You always look so fab!

  • Reply Michael @ Mile in My Glasses June 19, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    You look incredible Jean! Happy third trimester! I love all of these outfits!

    I hope you’ve had a lovely Tuesday!

  • Reply May June 20, 2018 at 12:21 am

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

    May ||

  • Reply Narhee June 20, 2018 at 2:16 am

    Love black on you! You look so classy!

    Narhee | Made in Mauve

  • Reply Athira June 20, 2018 at 5:57 am

    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?

  • Reply Libertad Green June 21, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    The black dress is such a flattering look!

  • Reply Nie June 22, 2018 at 7:38 am

    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!

  • Reply A. June 24, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Pregnancy looks so good on you!

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