This Monday I wrote a post about the classic red sheath dress and invited you dear readers to comment on how you've styled your red dress this season. I also promised that the first three ladies who commented with a link to their red dress would get free styling suggestions. To my happy surprise, the first commenter wrote:
Thank you, Momma-to-be, for commenting and sharing your style dilemma! Since you were the very first, this post is dedicated to you. ;) Here is your dress, styled three ways."I have chosen a red dress for baby shower held at a restaurant overlooking the ocean. I'm having a hard time styling it, since it's my shower! Hope you enjoy the challenge of styling a maternity dress! Thank you."
|Dress: Olian. Bag: Mossimo. Turquoise Pendant: Etsy. Studded Pendant: Kenneth Cole. Earrings: Kendra Scott. Sandals: Lola Cruz.|
|Dress: Olian. Bag: Rebecca Minkoff. Cuff: Vince Camuto. Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane. Sandals: Mango (UK)|
|Dress: Olian. Bag: Elie Saab. Cuff: Kenneth Jay Lane. Earrings: Kate Spade. Ring: Emilio Pucci. Sandals: Sam Edelman.|
I have to say again that I love your dress choice! The Goddess style is simple and elegant, and sure to make you look like the most regal of matriarchs at your shower. Since you mentioned that you're in flats exclusively these days, I wanted to make sure that your look didn't seem casual. I want you to be the most fabulous gal there, after all! To elevate the dressiness-factor of all three options, I went with very luxe accessories, predominantly in gold. Nothing says luxe like gold, am I right? I also added a printed bag to each look, for a bit of sexy edginess. Just 'cause you're gonna be a mom doesn't mean you have to look matronly.
Considering that you're pregnant, I know swelling and discomfort are very real things for you right now. With that in mind, I didn't want to load you up with accessories like a Christmas tree. I limited the number of accessories to three max (not including the bag), but made sure that each was a bold statement piece in its own right for maximum impact. For the shoes, I had comfort in mind first and foremost. My second consideration was, of course, that the sandals complimented the bold accessories, but were simple enough to keep the overall look refined.
Since the shower will be outdoors (and we're in the middle of summer), I suggest that you don't wear your hair down. You'll just be uncomfortable and at this stage of the game, I'm sure you don't want to worry about frizz. Instead, I suggest you part your hair down the middle in a low pony tail à la Kim K. Not only does it compliment the style of the dress, it's also a very sleek 'do that will only add to the sexy/edgy factor. Because it's a party and you'll surely be eating and socializing, for make-up, I wouldn't go for a bold color on the lips. Instead, focus the attention on your eyes with light smoky eye, like this one (look at the sixth photo down). Not only will it up your glam-factor, you'll still look made-up even after your lipstick fades away.
I hope my styling suggestions helped! But most of all, I hope you have a wonderful shower, and wish you tons of joy and happiness on your new adventure as a mom.