There are very few maternity items in my closet that I can go to when I have a last minute event pop up. Many of the outfits are either too casual or too fancy for the occasion. I love when I find a dress that fits both of those categories and is flattering.
I never thought that I would find a maternity dress that I truly loved. That was until I tried on the Raleigh dress from NOM, Belly Dance Maternity's proprietary line.
NOM doesn't sacrifice style when it comes to making clothes to fit your bump. They are known for their hip, fashionable basics with an edgy twist. Their fashionable and comfortable clothes make me both look and feel great as I move further into my pregnancy.
I admit that I thought that the horizontal stripes on this dress would only made me look wider, but the way the dress cinches at the waist, it is very flattering all over! I love the soft, stretchy fabric of the dress and the way that it hits perfectly below the knees.
The dress is beautiful dressed up or down. As the weather gets colder here in New York City, I love pairing this dress with black tights, booties and a great pair of earrings for a special night out with my husband. If I want to go more casual, I put on a great pair of black boots and leggings underneath, which gives the dress an entirely new look.
This dress is so amazing that I am really going to be sad when these nine months come to an end and I will have to retire the dress in my closet. It really is the perfect dress for occasion, big or small.
Lauren Jimeson is a NYC transplant from Florida. She is the wife to a very supportive husband, mother of two year little girl, Harlan, and has another girl due March 2012. After working in television, public relations, and education, she has finally found her niche being able to work from home as a writer and the social media director for several companies. Lauren chronicles her life and journey as a city mom with a suburban mentality on her blog,
A Mommy in the City.
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We did receive the dress for purposes of review.