I’ve had my eye on this Rhode Ella dress style for years now and I recently decided to see if it could work as a non-maternity but bump-friendly style. And honestly I was surprised by how much I love it! I think you could wear it without the belt entirely if you’re well into your third trimester, but it’s such a flowy silhouette that there’s plenty of fabric to cover a bump without worrying about it becoming too short (it also bunches up less when you’re not chasing two toddlers while taking photos, haha). I’m wearing the XS but you could also go up one size if you’re worried about the length. It comes in about a zillion colors and prints and I think it’d be really pretty for a baby shower if you’re pregnant or a bridal shower or welcome party if you’re not! I also can’t get enough of this Tuckernuck shell necklace — I love it with this dress and with this Staud style (seen here) as a fun way to dress up a solid dress. 

rhode ella dress during pregnancy 1

rhode ella dress during pregnancy 1

ralph lauren baby boy yellow chino pants

rhode ella dress during pregnancy 3

Rhode Ella dress  //  Tuckernuck shell necklace

J.Crew clutch (similar)  //  Castaner espadrilles

Ralph Lauren polo shirts and yellow pants  //  Peter’s Nantucket belt

Serena & Lily umbrella  //  Ballard Designs chaises  //  Etsy outdoor pillows

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*photos by Julia Dags


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