Praise Jesus! I am no longer wearing maternity clothes! I am three weeks postpartum, and my new challenge is covering up my postpartum tummy. I am lucky enough to have quickly lost majority of my baby weight, but I’ve still got “the pooch.” This loose-fitting dress with a blouson top covers up my flaws quite nicely.
I purchased this dress as a little pick-me-up gift to myself while I was waiting to go into labor. It gave me something to look forward to in the days when I was so done being pregnant and so anxious about meeting our little Lincoln. I felt safe purchasing it without trying it on because JCPenney (where I purchased the dress) doesn’t have a strict return policy and I knew I could bring it back if it didn’t fit.
Tangent… Can we talk about JCPenney for a minute? I guess their “no coupon” strategy didn’t quite pan out like they had hoped and it hasn’t improved their low sales numbers. This makes me sad, because I love JCPenney now! I think the no coupon policy is genius. You don’t have to spend hours searching for that elusive coupon you know you have somewhere; instead, you know you’ll be getting a great deal no matter what. I found some great tops in their maternity section while pregnant for only $10 and $15. This dress that I am wearing above was only $25. We recently had a shopping spree for my husband (who usually purchases clothes about once every year or two) and got an entire wardrobe (casual and work clothes) for $300. So take a moment and shop at your local JCPenney, won’t you? You may be surprised at the great style and selection; it’s definitely changed since the days when Bongo and Arizona Jeans ruled the Juniors department (remember that?). (By the way, I am not receiving any compensation from JCPenney for this post; I simply enjoy their store)
Anyway, like I said, I purchased this dress for $25 (belt included), and it’s my subtle take on the neon trend. Normally I wouldn’t wear such a bold pink color, but I am really glad that I went for it, because I ended up loving it when I finally tried it on. I’m not sure if you can see the orange peeking out under my arm, but the slip is a neon orange color. Bonus, the button-down front allows me to breastfeed in it – Woot! Woot! Amazing what excites you when you’re a mom.