Several of you have emailed asking for Thanksgiving outfit ideas...and this year I'm looking for the sartorial equivalent of comfort food. But I also want something pretty, dammit! I want to offset all of the hard and ugly of Fall 2013. So whether you've been dealing with your own form of #takethatbreastcancer (and OMG I hope not) or just had a crazy few months....these are for you.
A Glamorous, Long-Sleeved, Maxi
Nothing adds drama like a long, sweeping skirt. I'm picturing myself regally entering the dining room: red lipstick firmly in place, shoulders back, one (sparse) eyebrow perfectly arched, my patchy, bird-like hair - UGH!! SEE? It's why I need the glamorous dress. Such effortless elegance. Besides, these things are crazy-comfortable.
[Dresses 1, 2, 6 and 8 are nursing-friendly. Dresses 4 - 8 would work for pregnancy.]
I think her pose says it all. I'm willing to bet that this is nursing friendly, too.
2. LA Made Jersey Maxi Dress, $105
Awfully boobalicious, I know. Kinda why I like it. A plunging v-neck (and artful ruching) does wonders for hiding a poochy stomach. I'd layer it over a pretty bra and probably pin the neckline a touch, or layer it over a lacy cami.
I love the sophisticated art teacher vibe here.
Hey baby. My naked shoulder is distracting you from my poochy stomach.
5. Rachel Pally Stormy Dress, $248
For when you want to feel like a tall, statuesque goddess. Too pricey? Forever 21 has one that is similar...ish. Similarish.
6. Swell Siren Long Sleeve Maxi, $34
See the little bit of ruching over the pooch? Now that's what we like to see for Thanksgiving.
Ok, I can see her nether regions...but the reviewers like it. I suspect it's just a lighting problem. Most of us don't want around backlit with our legs spread. Just sayin.
8. Three Dots Pleat Jersey Maxi Dress, $198
These long, swingy dresses make me feel like a princess. Or maybe a grecian goddess. In any case, Piperlime also has it in blue.