The last time I wore this grey midi dress when my baby was teeny tiny and new. I love that this is a dress that is for during pregnancy and after pregnancy. It is a nursing dress too! This grey midi dress is something that looks great with sandals like I am wearing above and also with heels, as I have worn with it before!
This is a super comfy dress by ASOS, but if there is one complaint it is how my tummy looks. And yes, it is still a bit pudgy from having a baby. Lately my body confidence is in the toilet and wearing a dress like this forces me to look at it. At my tummy and such. There is little room for hiding. Post baby body confidence is hard, when you are told how much weight you lost, I was 155 lbs with baby and now am 128. But, when you hear that and think WOW I can maybe wear some of my old things!
So you do what anyone would do hearing that, you go and try on your old things! Did they fit? NO. Some of my skirts, yes, jeans and other pants NO. Needless to say it was a total buzz kill. A total bust of my confidence. It down right sucked to see that, and it certainly did NOT help my post partum depression. If anything it made it worse that day. On top of my mound of self loathing over the fact that I just can not produce enough milk for my baby, and even though my husband and other tell me it is OK, deep down I feel broken. My OBGYN and I have determined that this is all I got and that I did this long was great! There is nothing wrong with formula, and considering my son has trouble with his food intake because of reflux and laryngomalacia he would be on a special formal any way for thick feeding. Still it was another destroyer of confidence in me.
But, back to this comfy and nerve wrecking dress. I wore it with slides as I wanted to see how it would look, and it makes the dress super casual. The bright red bag is just a pop of color thanks to the other more monochromatic tones.Pair that with a red lip like this one from Stila and you get quite an Instagram worthy up close look!
So, what am I going to do? I am cleaning my closet out is what! Donating things I can’t wear will only help my mind, and I can work on the rest. I will keep a lot of things like shirts, etc. But things that do not fit and may not will only hurt my mental state. And who wants that!?
So, am I saying this is a bad dress? Heck no I am not. I wouldn’t wear it at all if so, but I do feel more self conscious. And that is my own hangups, not anyone else’s. And it is only $14 for this midi dress!
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