Pregnant & Fancy
August 17, 2011 4:10 PM Subscribe
Where can I find fantastic formal maternity gown?
posted by BClady to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (14 answers total)
Hello. I'm 6.5 months pregnant and I'm supposed to go to the Emmys. In a month. Which will make me NEARLY 8 MONTHS PREGGO on the day of the awards. And yes, my show is nominated. So there's a slim (pun intended) chance that this maternity gown gets some camera time.
Some details that make this dress search challenging: I was a size 14-16 before I got preg, which put me on the 'plus' fence anytime I needed anything formal. And I have to tell you guys, most plus-sized formal dresses? Yeesh. So many ugly choices, so little time. So I need help. I may still have time to have a designer friend make a dress for me (I especially like Catherine Zeta Jones' Oscar dress from when she was pregnant) but in the meantime I'm doing a speed internet search. Ideally, I want a floor-length dress, not strapless, preferably some sleeve. Thus far, I've searched Motherhood Maternity, A Pea in the Pod, Bella Blu, eBay, and Isabella Oliver, as well as the plus-sized sections of Saks, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, and Macy's. I have a few options, but nothing that I'm wild about. Have I overlooked a fabulous website or store?
My goal: trying to avoid looking like I ate one of our actresses. Help.