Maternity Shoot in Pleated Maxi Gown

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Earlier this month I shared a sunset photoshoot (in this romantic lace dress) that Nick and I did in Ravello. Today’s post is the other half of our session taken in picturesque Positano! I wanted a piece with lots of movement, so chose this ethereal (non-maternity) maxi by Fame & Partners in a soft grey color. This dress is my first time trying the brand – I thought it was very nice quality and gorgeous for special events, or even as an elegant bridesmaid option!

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I actually bought my dress in standard sizing at Shopbop (and altered it), but was pleasantly surprised to learn that it can be made to custom sizing & preferences on Fame & Partners’ own website. For the pleated Allegra dress I’m wearing, you can choose color, fabric, and other options (like closing the leg slit) along with your size and height. If you plan on wearing heels (these Yaro block heels I’m wearing are pretty comfy given the height!), I would factor that in when ordering. And according to their FAQ page, if you’re unhappy with fit, they will refund up to $50 to cover the cost of alterations by your local tailor (with a receipt).

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Since this is not a maternity dress, I sized up and had my tailor shorten the shoulder straps. This alteration lifted the waistline up empire-style, so that it sit comfortably above the bump! I also had my tailor shorten the full skirt lining to above my knees, so that the bottom half would be extra flowy.

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Photos by Lace & Luce.

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28 thoughts on “Maternity Shoot in Pleated Maxi Gown

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog July 25, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    You look SO gorgeous, Jean! I love the pictures! The colour of the gown is spot on, and the background of Positano – wow! 🙂 ❤️

  • Reply HB July 25, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    You and these photos are so stunning – literally took my breath away!

  • Reply Kari July 26, 2018 at 12:20 am

    Stunning!!! ❤️

  • Reply Jenny Yang July 26, 2018 at 12:31 am

    these are beyond stunning! they are so dreamy and love the alterations you made to the dress–it literally looks like something out of a fairy tale! The location is also sooo perfect–italy is one of my favorite places! i’ve been loving following along your two’s journey and can’t wait to see the big day when your little girl is going to arrive!!
    xx jen

  • Reply Rena July 26, 2018 at 2:45 am

    You are such a beautiful couple and the dress is a dream!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Reply Roses for Fridays | by mia July 26, 2018 at 4:52 am

    Beautiful photos that captured such precious moments of the two of you! 🌷👍🏻🌷

  • Reply Maureen July 26, 2018 at 5:52 am

    These are beautiful photos Jean! You make pregnancy look effortless and super chic! Love the color of your dress and the side lattice on the top is such a unique detail that adds subtle sexiness to the overall look!

    Maureen |

  • Reply Mireia July 26, 2018 at 7:40 am

    What a beautiful dress!

  • Reply Michael @ Mile in My Glasses July 26, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Such a gorgeous shoot Jean, you look amazing!

    I hope you have a lovely Thursday!

  • Reply Shopping Obsession July 26, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Looking absolutely gorgeous!! Beautiful pics.

  • Reply Ray Amaari July 26, 2018 at 9:09 am

    You look radiant and gorgeous.

  • Reply Brandi July 26, 2018 at 9:22 am

    So beautiful Jean!! Your tailor did great, the dress just flows perfectly! Thats one of the things Ive learned following your blog over the years, good tailoring is everything. These pictures are so pretty. Its great that you and Nick take so many. Baby girl will have all these cool photos of your adventures to look at in years to come!

  • Reply Mimi July 26, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Beautiful couple, beautiful scenery, beautiful dress. You two are so photogenic. The photos turned out so nice.

  • Reply Belle by Laurelle July 26, 2018 at 10:53 am

    These maternity photos are amazing. I bet you’ll cherish these forever! I love love love that dress on you with that sweet bump.

    xx, Laurelle

  • Reply Antri C. | Beauty Blogger & Reviewer July 26, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Firstly, your dress is everything! You look more than gorgeous with it… Secondly the landscape is amazinggg

  • Reply Caroline July 26, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Such beautiful photos and you look so gorgeous & glowing, Jean! Did you hire a local photog while you were there for this session?

  • Reply Cecilia July 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Just like a Grecian princess!!! Positano is so romantic and perfect for a maternity shoot!

  • Reply Elizabeth T. July 26, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    These photos are sooo romantic and dreamy! Love this elegant dress – you look like a princess! 🙂 <3 It's tailored perfectly!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

  • Reply Kelly Thompson July 26, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    You look so pretty in that gorgeous dress! These photos are so dreamy!

  • Reply May July 27, 2018 at 1:51 am

    So gorgeous! My favorite part is the cutout on the side of the dress.

    May ||

  • Reply Petite Teacher July 27, 2018 at 3:02 am

    Amazing dress Jean. It looks so beautiful and I am surprised how long you have managed to wear ‘normal’ clothes during your pregnancy. The background is stunning. I really feel more and more into visiting this area! Love, Lieske

  • Reply Brittany July 27, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Breathtaking photos!

    Not sure if you’re planning to breastfeed, but if so, I would be really interested to see your finds on nursing clothes! I have a 2 week old and am already pretty close to my regular tiny size, and am having trouble finding nursing clothes that fit well.

    Regardless, you look lovely!

  • Reply Judy July 29, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Jean, do you have a recommendation for a tailor in the Boston metro area? I think k the one in Belmont that you recommended a few years ago (whom I did use and loved) is no longer opened. I would appreciate any new recommendations you may have.

    Thanks in advance!

  • Reply Ashley Moss July 29, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Oh wow, this has to be one of my all-time favorite Extra Petite posts! You look like a mom goddess!

  • Reply Sandeep Cohen July 29, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Beautiful photos. My husband and I are planning a trip to Positano in early September and would love to get such fabulous pictures. Would love to know who your photographer was…

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  • Reply v August 10, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Nice and Perfect looking outfit..

  • Reply Winona Lim August 10, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Awesome dress, may I know which size did you get on it? Thanks

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