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Dressing Up the Bump

I’ve admittedly spent the last few months of my pregnancy in far too many yoga pants. My belly loves them. But on the days I need to dress-up the bump, this lacy number wins.

This feminine piece isn’t necessarily meant to be maternity wear. But like other purchases during my pregnancy, I bought it in a larger size, so it fits over my growing belly. My rationale is I can tailor the dress after I have the baby, and wear it again.

Lace is a mega-trend for 2017, and so many of my favorite brands have incredibly special pieces right now — fromTopShop and H&M to Self-Portrait and Alexis.

If you’re a mama-to-be alongside me and want something more practical, lean toward jersey dresses. They stretch over the bump really well. You can shop them here + here.

PS. a new BUMPdate is coming to you later this week at SEVEN months!

Dress: Thurley [look for LESS here + here + here (maternity-specific)] | Shoes: Louboutin [look for LESS here] | Purse: Similar Here | Ring: Adina Reyter x Damsel in Dior | Lip: NARS matte in ‘burgandy’

Photos by Cibelle Levi

  • Elizabeth Mouton

    Wow. Wow. Wowwwww. Lauren! Seriously knocking it out of THE PARK. I can’t believe you’re already 7 months– you’re teeny! And this dress is the most divine dress I’ve seen in a very long time, period. You are EXQUISITE. Miss you, and hope you’re feeling fantastic! Muah!

    • Lauren Gores Ireland

      Thank you so much Elizabeth, you’re so sweet. We are so excited for the babe to arrive! Hope you’re well. xox