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An Ode to Maxi Dresses and White Plum Giveaway

by Meghann on July 22, 2015

This post is sponsored by White Plum.

At the beginning of pregnancy my mom asked what type of pregnant woman I was going to be – one that likes to show the bump with tight shirts like my sister (who looked freaking amazing her entire pregnancy) or one who wears more of the traditional loose and flowing shirts like my mom rocked back in the day. As I enter the third trimester, I think I’ve finally settled into my “maternity look.”  Turns out I’m somewhere in between my sister and my mom. I prefer tanks tops, cardigans, bump defining belts, and maxi dresses.

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Can I just take a minute to talk about how amazing maxi dresses are? They are seriously a pregnant woman’s dream. I’ve bought 5 since becoming pregnant (on top of the ones I already owned) and would buy 10 more if I could. They’re flattering on the bump, super comfortable, and I can get away with wearing my insanely comfortable pregnancy granny panties underneath.

The truth is I hate maternity shorts/pants. It’s way too hot for the full panel and the half panels just roll down. I found a couple of work pants that have the side panels (which I love!), but those are harder to find. Maxi dresses just make it easier. No need to worry about an extra paneling layer on the belly and no need to worry about your shirt rolling up and exposing the bottom of the bump. It’s seamless and simple.

White Plum recently sent me their extremely comfortable Santa Monica Maxi Dress, which I’m currently obsessed with.

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It’s very loose and flowy so I added a belt to give the bump a little definition. I also loved pairing the black dress with a turquoise necklace I already own for a pop of color.

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The dress worked great for the office last week, as well as for my future sister-in-law’s bridal shower over the weekend.

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In fact, I was so comfortable in the dress that when everyone else changed into shorts and tshirts for our girls night, I decided to just keep the dress on. Lord knows staying in the cotton dress was 10 times better than messing with the full panel shorts I had originally packed for the occasion.

With the dress, I also received some fun accessories. I’ve never actually received accessories from White Plum, so it was fun to try them.

First up: Accona Leather Sandal.

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Another pregnant woman’s dream – flat sandals. I’m really not a fan of heels in general, but especially not a fan while pregnant. The sandals were cute and also really comfortable. I love the design and how they’re office friendly.

Iman Layered Necklace

This was a fun surprise I was not expecting. In fact, I almost threw the packaging away when I thought I heard something rattling inside. Turns out there was an adorable double necklace that I’ve been wearing all week. Unfortunately every photo I tried to take of myself actually wearing the necklace turned into a close-up cleavage shot, so you’ll just have to marvel at the photo direct from White Plum’s site. 😉

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1 Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed July 22, 2015 at 7:34 am

I love the pic of you in the black maxi with the tribal pattern and red cardigan, so cute!!!! Maxi dresses really are the best 🙂
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2 Bets July 22, 2015 at 7:36 am

I LOVE that necklace, its so pretty and versatile. I’m 34 weeks pregnant so I feel your pain about the full panel on shorts and pants. My summer staples have been yoga pants/capris and Old Navy basic maternity shirts in every color. I can’t wait to fit in more than 5 of my shirts!

3 Jess July 22, 2015 at 7:42 am

I live in workout clothes over the summer but love a cute dress!!

4 Erica {Erica@EricaDHouse.com} July 22, 2015 at 7:44 am

That dress is gorgeous! At 33 weeks I basically live in maxi dresses as well.
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5 Kate July 22, 2015 at 7:50 am

I’m not pregnant but I’m also loving the maxi dresses this summer! I get to look professional in the office while also being sneakily so comfortable!

6 Itzyskitchen July 22, 2015 at 7:52 am

LOVE the look of their clothes- I haven’t purchased anything from them, I need to get on them! I lived in dresses when I was pregnant

7 Jenna July 22, 2015 at 7:52 am

That black maxi dress looks amazing on you! I love maxi dresses in the summer, and pairing a cute tank top with a pair of jean capris and sandals to go out when it’s not so hot outside!

8 Whitney H July 22, 2015 at 7:53 am

Sports bras and flip flops 😉

9 Marcie July 22, 2015 at 7:53 am

Love Capris this summer!

10 Jess J July 22, 2015 at 7:55 am

My office doesn’t allow maxis! I wear dresses all the time though and just throw a cardigan over them for work!

Could you share where you got the side panel work pants you mention in your post?

11 Kate July 22, 2015 at 7:57 am

I love SANDALS! Love to set my piggies free.

12 Vanessa H. July 22, 2015 at 7:58 am

I’m not pregnant…but I am still all about the maxi dresses this summer. (I’m a FL girl too!)

13 Sarah r July 22, 2015 at 7:59 am

My summer staple is workout clothes… Specifically black Capri leggings 🙂

14 Erin S. July 22, 2015 at 8:00 am

I wore a lot of maxi dresses when I was pregnant last summer. They are so comfortable! I love the turquoise beads with the black dress – looking good!

15 Dori July 22, 2015 at 8:03 am

Current summer staple is shorts!

16 Becki McMahon July 22, 2015 at 8:07 am

I love a maxi… But often have to hem them since I’m so short… And I’m wearing a white plum shift dress as I type. Love white plum!

17 Susan July 22, 2015 at 8:10 am

Love the dress and the shoes!

18 Dietitian Jess July 22, 2015 at 8:17 am

Love all your pregnancy outfits- I have a feeling Ill be the girl wearing the same 3 non cute outfits when I’m pregnant. I’m all about the dresses this summer with 90+ degree heat!
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19 M July 22, 2015 at 8:17 am

I was pregnant last summer and lived in maxis!

20 Nikki July 22, 2015 at 8:19 am

Sounds simple but shorts!

21 cara July 22, 2015 at 8:19 am

love all those looks!

22 Jennifer F July 22, 2015 at 8:21 am

Flip flops!!

23 Vicky N. July 22, 2015 at 8:24 am

Flip-flops, even though they’re terrible for my feet!

24 mindy @ just a one girl revolution. July 22, 2015 at 8:24 am

Meghann, you wear pregnancy so well – you’re looking great!! <3 I'm loving dresses/skirts in general this summer – I have one particular maxi dress I bought last year that I'm just obsessed with and wear as much as possible.
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25 Monica July 22, 2015 at 8:26 am

I love all your outfits! I’m 18 weeks along, so in that “is she pregnant or chubby phase?” I love anything flowy!

26 Leigh July 22, 2015 at 8:27 am

Not pregnant but love maxi dresses- they are so comfy! And you are rocking the belly! 🙂

27 Emily @ Relishments July 22, 2015 at 8:33 am

I still find dresses a bit much for most occasions, but I am way into maxi skirts this summer. It took me years to finally buy some, but why did I wait so long?
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28 Jenni Warren July 22, 2015 at 8:36 am

Maxi dresses are the best!

29 Marissa July 22, 2015 at 8:38 am

I wish I could wear maxi dresses but I’m only 5’2″. This summer if I’m not in work clothes, I am almost always in jean cutoff shorts and a tank top.

30 Amy Usher July 22, 2015 at 8:41 am

maxi dresses are my jam! so light and airy and perfect for summer!

31 nicole July 22, 2015 at 8:46 am

I have also been wearing maxi dresses and skirts this summer and work out clothes

32 Lesley July 22, 2015 at 8:57 am

The best part about maxi dresses is that you can wear them when you are pregnant AND after pregnancy. My summer staple are shorts and tank tops. The florida humidity is killer!

33 Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood July 22, 2015 at 8:58 am

So many cute maxi’s! I love the black one on you!
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34 Laura July 22, 2015 at 8:58 am

My summer staple has definitely been maxi dresses too! You look fantastic! So excited for you and Derek!

35 Jessica July 22, 2015 at 9:01 am

Shorts, tank top, and flip flops are what I’ve been living in during these hot summer days.

36 Janelle July 22, 2015 at 9:03 am

Definitely dresses of any kind – but especially maxi dresses. I never owned one until I was pregnant, but at 32 weeks they are amazing!

37 Rachel C. July 22, 2015 at 9:05 am

You look fantastic! I much prefer skirts and dresses to shorts and pants.

38 Kathleen July 22, 2015 at 9:06 am

I love maxi dresses! Comfy and pretty at the same time!

39 Emily F. July 22, 2015 at 9:12 am

I haven’t liked White Plum before but that dress is cute!

40 Allison July 22, 2015 at 9:14 am

I lived in maxis during my pregnancy last year!

41 Erin W July 22, 2015 at 9:14 am

My summer staple is my black maxi.. goes with everything!

42 kristin July 22, 2015 at 9:15 am

Nursing tanks and shorts are my staple this summer with a 6 month old!

43 Jackie M July 22, 2015 at 9:20 am

I am due in October and live in Memphis (Read: HOT) and have been living in dresses also. So much better than an extra layer on the belly!

44 Jessica July 22, 2015 at 9:23 am

Comfy skirts and tanks. I love all the flat sandals too. I am clumsy so I have to be too careful in heels to enjoy wearing them. 🙂 You look adorable!

45 Gina July 22, 2015 at 9:25 am

My current summer staple are these linen shorts from Old Navy with an elastic and tie waistband- so comfy and lightweight!

46 Jessica C July 22, 2015 at 9:25 am

My current summer staple is tank tops! Way too hot here in Texas…

47 Jess July 22, 2015 at 9:28 am

My summer staples are sundresses and flip flops. Easy and so cute. I need a maxi dress or two in my life though, I just have a hard time finding ones that are long enough!

48 Kim July 22, 2015 at 9:34 am

I need to get a maxi dress. They seem so versatile!

49 Jamie July 22, 2015 at 9:43 am

I wish I could have worn maxi dresses during my pregnancy. During the winter, I was stuck with leggings, leggings and more leggings.
Totally sucked.

50 Megan D July 22, 2015 at 9:44 am

Dresses! Not sure how men survive 😉

51 Lauren July 22, 2015 at 9:46 am

My summer staples are flip flops whenever I’m not running and sunglasses firmly planted on the top of my head at all times!

52 Kay July 22, 2015 at 9:48 am

My staples are anything I can nurse in! Mostly tank tops w/ shorts. I used to live in dresses but I only have a few I can easily pull down to nurse in.

53 Maria D July 22, 2015 at 9:52 am

I love White Plum!! I’m a fan of dresses and skirts in the summer — I can’t stand shorts!!

54 Sarah July 22, 2015 at 9:57 am

I work in a lab so I need to wear pants most of the time. Out of work, I’m in loose flowy dresses!

55 Sarah Bauman July 22, 2015 at 10:07 am

I love maxi dresses!!! They are always so comfortable. I also like that they are easy to dress up or down.

56 Rachel @ Lou Lou Belle July 22, 2015 at 10:09 am

Me too! I’ve been wearing maxi dresses as often as possible! They are the most comfortable option!
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57 Emilie July 22, 2015 at 10:12 am

I went on a White Plum spree in February when they had their $4 deals every day. I am obsessed with a pair of capri leggings I got – I wear them all the time! I am not a fan of pants in general, so I have a feeling I will also prefer maxi dresses when I am pregnant.
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58 Erin July 22, 2015 at 10:18 am

Sleeveless silk blouses for the office!

59 Lacey July 22, 2015 at 10:18 am

Classic white t-shirts are my summer staple.

60 Ashley R July 22, 2015 at 10:21 am

Love a maxi and I’m not pregnant!

61 Mary July 22, 2015 at 10:30 am

A maternity look is never something I would have thought about (childless and not currently pregnant!) but you seem to have pulled one off in style! I love all of the outfits you’ve shown above and he maxi dresses teamed with a belt really suit you. Very glamorous yet practical! 🙂
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62 Heather July 22, 2015 at 10:32 am

I love Maxi dresses too! So super comfy!
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63 Amanda July 22, 2015 at 10:42 am

I absolutely love white plum and have so many of their dresses! Would love to win this giveaway 🙂

64 Kristy July 22, 2015 at 10:44 am

I don’t own a single maxi dress since I am short and figured they wouldn’t work on me. Guess I should reconsider.

65 Judith July 22, 2015 at 10:44 am

Short dresses and wedge heels are my summer staples! Perfect look for working in the city!

66 Kellie July 22, 2015 at 10:46 am

I love those sandals. Meghann, you are rocking the baby bump 🙂

67 Amanda July 22, 2015 at 10:48 am

My current summer staple is a white tank top. It sounds so simple, but I have 2 that are the perfect fit, both flowy but flattering. I can dress them up or down!

68 Kristen @ Glitter and Dust July 22, 2015 at 10:49 am

Maxi dresses and skirts are a pregnant women’s best friend. Now that I am 32 weeks, I could not imagine being 32 weeks during the winter months. I can’t even remember the last time I put on a pair of jeans!
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69 Dana July 22, 2015 at 10:56 am

My summer staple is a pair of JCrew flip flops – I’m always wearing them when I’m not at work.

70 Jamie Horne July 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

Love those sandals! You look adorable in all of those maternity outfits, keep rocking it!

71 melissa July 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

I’m currently 37 weeks pregnant so am a big fan of maxi dresses as well!

72 Lo July 22, 2015 at 11:11 am

Cute!

73 Karen July 22, 2015 at 11:14 am

all about the sundresses. It also helps as I am really tall so most shorts end up being short shorts

74 shaunie July 22, 2015 at 11:15 am

I would have to say tank tops

75 em July 22, 2015 at 11:15 am

I love a summer sundress that you can just throw on for work or play!

76 Heather F July 22, 2015 at 11:16 am

Man, I love sandals! I take my work shoes and tennis shoes off as soon as possible to put on my Chacos!

77 Jenny July 22, 2015 at 11:24 am

I am also rocking some maternity maxi dresses this summer. So comfy!

78 LaTanya July 22, 2015 at 11:27 am

Dresses and skirts with sandals or flats

79 kate July 22, 2015 at 11:34 am

I live in maxi dresses too!

80 Haley July 22, 2015 at 11:35 am

Banana republic shorts! Perfect length, fit, and lightweight material. I have like five different colors ??

81 Katrina July 22, 2015 at 11:38 am

I love maxi dresses so much. I could live in them, they’re so comfy!

82 Andy July 22, 2015 at 11:41 am

You’re looking fab!

83 Charlotte July 22, 2015 at 11:43 am

I’m loving sundresses!

84 Binoli July 22, 2015 at 11:48 am

I looove sundresses and cute wedges!! (with bright jewelry to top it all off :))

85 Tracey July 22, 2015 at 11:49 am

My favorite part of summer is wearing sundresses and sandals!!!
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86 Lindsay Edwards July 22, 2015 at 11:50 am

Loving light tshirts!

87 Tera July 22, 2015 at 11:53 am

Shorts, a tee and my boat shoes! Haven’t felt like showing off my non-pedicured toes this summer.

88 Rebekah Smith July 22, 2015 at 11:54 am

I love any dress that can be dressed up and dressed down. I AM IN!

89 E July 22, 2015 at 11:55 am

Maxi Skirts

90 Jessica Long July 22, 2015 at 11:56 am

I’m also pregnant (30 weeks!) so I’m completely living in anything comfortable right now… maxi dresses, or plain ole’ maternity t-shirts and jeans mostly!

91 Jennifer July 22, 2015 at 11:59 am

Love maxi dresses! And those sandals!

92 Nicole in STL July 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Fellow prego over here (22 weeks!) and I too have been LIVING in maxi dresses! My favorite are the Lush brand from Nordstrom (non-maternity). So comfy!

93 Sarah July 22, 2015 at 12:02 pm

This summer I have lived in maternity shorts with stretchy bands and loose fitting shirts. I haven’t found many dresses-which I’m dying for-that I feel comfortable in at 20 weeks.

94 Rob July 22, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Workout clothes

95 Sarah July 22, 2015 at 12:09 pm

I love maxis, crop tops and high waisted skirts/shorts and light flowy pants. 🙂

96 tara July 22, 2015 at 12:14 pm

My summer staple is the romper – so easy and comfy!

97 Melissa July 22, 2015 at 12:25 pm

I am loving the romper trend right now. I have a couple maxi dresses but always feel weird in them. I think if I had a bump to rock though I would like them a lot more.

98 Anna July 22, 2015 at 12:25 pm

If I am not in workout clothes during the summer, then I am just rocking a basic tank top and shorts with sandals. I keep it low maintenance during the summer!

99 Katie July 22, 2015 at 12:26 pm

I love that black dress on you 🙂

100 Jessica C. July 22, 2015 at 12:28 pm

I still haven’t tried White Plum (I know, I know I have to!). You look amazing!

101 Amanda July 22, 2015 at 12:31 pm

I love maxi dresses too. Sometimes it’s hard to find the right length though being on the shorter side. Looking good mama!

102 Alex July 22, 2015 at 12:36 pm

I love White Plum!! I love ordering from there because their stuff is so versatile! Love that necklace 🙂 & the maxi!!

103 Brittany Boyd July 22, 2015 at 12:41 pm

adorable!

104 Amanda L July 22, 2015 at 12:42 pm

My summer staple is cute sundresses!

105 Hannah Hawley (@sirenical) July 22, 2015 at 12:44 pm

I love maxi dresses! They get worn ALL the time!
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106 Laura July 22, 2015 at 1:07 pm

I’m loving jean shorts and dresses this summer!

107 Steph Garcia July 22, 2015 at 1:13 pm

My favorite summer staple is long tunic tanks that I can layer and cute tan colored flip-flops!
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108 tiffany July 22, 2015 at 1:18 pm

plain ol’ tanks and shorts!

109 Becca July 22, 2015 at 1:23 pm

I love maxi dresses in summer!

110 Anne Weber-Falk July 22, 2015 at 1:27 pm

My summer staple is my Booney Hat. I get so crispy every summer so this year I said no more and I found a Booney Hat. I protects my face, ears and neck from the sun and it’s cute too.

111 Rachel @ FitFoodieFiles July 22, 2015 at 1:45 pm

To be honest, my summer staples are running clothes! I’m training for my first marathon AND I’m a group fitness instructor, so half my time is spent in comfy workout clothes 🙂 No complaints!

112 Samantha Shelton July 22, 2015 at 1:46 pm

I love the necklace and sandals! I got a pair of leggings from White Plum after reading your posts about them, and LOVE them. So obviously I’d love to get more!

113 Carrie L. July 22, 2015 at 1:58 pm

Maxi dresses and colorful shorts have been my go to this summer. The Florida rain showers (and puddles) seem to be the only down fall to maxi dresses!

114 Mary Helen July 22, 2015 at 2:05 pm

With school about to start again, this would help build my teacher wardrobe! Cute outfits!

115 Julianna @ Julianna Bananna July 22, 2015 at 2:15 pm

love that maxi dress!!
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116 alicia szemon July 22, 2015 at 2:22 pm

My current summer staple is cute sandals for the hot weather(:

117 Katherine July 22, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Now that I am chasing around my 18 month old, shorts have been my summer staple!
On date night and even to work, I prefer maxi skirts because they looks so polished but they are still super comfy.

118 Karla July 22, 2015 at 2:41 pm

You look so comfy and happy in all the pics!

119 Natalie July 22, 2015 at 2:42 pm

My summer staple is flowy sundresses! I live in Southern California, so the weather can be really hot and I want something that will keep me cool!

120 Jill July 22, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Dressier shorts from Loft have been my go to this summer.

Thanks.

121 Angie July 22, 2015 at 2:53 pm

Tank tops!! All colors, shapes and sizes!! I can’t get enough of them in this Florida heat!!

You look AMAZING, by the way!!!
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122 Laura Podrasky July 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Super cute! I love that style, cute on anyone. Easy to dress up, too.

123 Nikki F July 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm

I wish I looked good in maxi dresses! I’m a pretty basic shorts and t-shirt person, but when I have to go into the office I’ll wear a denim or cotton skirt, t-shirt and cardigan.

124 Jackie K July 22, 2015 at 3:09 pm

I’ve never worn maxi dresses EVER (and I’ve had two kids) but you make me want to reconsider.

125 Hillary July 22, 2015 at 3:11 pm

My current summer staple is my flat Jack Roger’s sandals.

126 Erica D July 22, 2015 at 3:18 pm

I’ve been enjoying flowing tanks and sleeveless tops, as well as skirts and dresses at work.

127 Dana July 22, 2015 at 3:24 pm

I live in Oregon, and it just rarely is warm enough here to even rationalize shorts ever! I work in the Arctic Tundra (aka: cubicle ville!) so light cardigans and zipup sweatshirts have been my friend! Keeps me warm, but can be tossed in my purse to head to the car.

128 Sarah July 22, 2015 at 3:29 pm

My summer staple has been my birkenstock sandals. I got them in the dead of winter last year on super mega discount!

129 Lisa @ Life as Lisa Knows It July 22, 2015 at 3:33 pm

I love maxi dresses in the summer.

130 Elizabeth H. July 22, 2015 at 3:36 pm

I’m too short for most maxi dresses, but maxi skirts are my favorite thing this summer!

131 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries July 22, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Current summer staple: stretchy/flowy shorts!
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132 Joanna July 22, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Loving the maxi dresses

133 Ana S July 22, 2015 at 4:14 pm

I love your maternity look and i am a very big fan of white plum, my summer staple has been summer dresses 🙂

134 Mackenzie S July 22, 2015 at 4:35 pm

I just bought my first maxi skirt a couple months ago – seeing you in all of your dresses is giving me the confidence to snag a maxi dress before summer is over!

135 Cassidy L. July 22, 2015 at 4:41 pm

LOVE the necklace.

136 Lauren July 22, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Definitely maxi dresses and hats! Love them!

137 Melissa July 22, 2015 at 5:02 pm

I’ve been so into maxi skirts lately. Perfect for my casual work environment but still comfortable for summer.

138 Cathy Wilson July 22, 2015 at 5:06 pm

That black maxi dress is very flattering on you!

139 Lisa N July 22, 2015 at 5:15 pm

My summer staple is a cute “easy waist” dress I found at Target. I love it so much I bought it in 3 different patterns.

140 Lauri July 22, 2015 at 5:17 pm

You look great!

141 Courtney Smith July 22, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Quite honestly I’ve spent most of this summer in running shorts! Not fancy but cool and comfy 🙂

142 Catherine July 22, 2015 at 5:37 pm

I never thought I could wear maxi dresses because I’m so short, but I love them!! They’ve become a total staple.

143 Haley C July 22, 2015 at 5:43 pm

I love anything non-restricting….so basically a dress, short or long

144 Melissa N. July 22, 2015 at 5:59 pm

I love the maxi dress. I am so envious of how they look on others. I don’t think I can pull off the look so well but would love to give it a try!

145 Michelle Takemoto July 22, 2015 at 6:06 pm

Maxi dresses are the best during pregnancy! I’m due October 5th and I’ve been living in them!

146 MegJo July 22, 2015 at 6:10 pm

I love all of these pieces! I hope maxi dresses are still stylish when I’m pregnant! I’m not at my ideal weight right now and not really feeling cute in shorts so I’ve been living in maxi dresses and skirts this summer. Can’t wait to check out White Plum!

147 Megan July 22, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Any sort of stretchy tank top — I’ll wear them with skirts, shorts, pants… I’m pregnant so it’s all about comfort!

148 Janine July 22, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Comfy summer dresses and my birkenstocks…I live in them!

149 Jenny G July 22, 2015 at 6:36 pm

i have lived in shorts and flat sandals from Loft all summer. I love the black dress on you with the contrasting blue necklace. So pretty!

150 Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com July 22, 2015 at 7:16 pm

My current summer staple is any flowy dress!
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151 Erin July 22, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Slip on sandals are the most important things so I can quickly slide them off at the first possible moment! Summer = no shoes!!

152 Renee July 22, 2015 at 7:24 pm

I’m living in anything with a stretchy or forgiving waist for my postpartum belly!

153 Hilary Jones July 22, 2015 at 7:32 pm

I have been loving flowing tanks!
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154 Mary July 22, 2015 at 9:13 pm

Maxi dresses are for SURE a staple for me during the summer (especially now because im trying to get used to the FL heat!) I have thick thighs and have never been a huge fan of shorts. You’re looking good, girl! 🙂

155 Pudyqat July 22, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Shorts and sandals for sure!

156 Katie M July 22, 2015 at 9:40 pm

I’m living in a pair of Bermuda length denim shorts that I got from Old Navy a few years ago.

157 Sheena @ Paws and Pavement July 22, 2015 at 9:52 pm

Love all of your outfits! Show off that bump because you are rocking it!
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158 Whitney S. July 22, 2015 at 9:57 pm

Chaco’s!

159 jessica July 22, 2015 at 10:10 pm

Love maxi dresses in the summer

160 rachel cartucci July 22, 2015 at 10:34 pm

maxi dresses,yoga pants and tank tops…I am pregnant.

161 Lauren M. July 22, 2015 at 10:40 pm

My current summer staple seems to be maxi dresses as well! They are so easy and you don’t have to think about pairing anything together, its just one (adorable) piece!

162 Meredith July 22, 2015 at 10:55 pm

This is my first summer in San Francisco, coldest summer I ever experienced… my summer staple has been my Uggs.

163 Katie R. July 23, 2015 at 1:08 am

Flip flops and tank tops!

164 Laura July 23, 2015 at 6:30 am

I’m a shorts and tee kind of gal!

165 Toni church July 23, 2015 at 7:55 am

I live your pregnancy look! You look amazing!

166 Toni church July 23, 2015 at 7:55 am

I love your pregnancy look! You look amazing!
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167 Erin July 23, 2015 at 8:49 am

I’m loving shorts and light airy tanks!

168 LucyS July 23, 2015 at 8:56 am

I love maxi dresses too! So easy and comfortable.

169 Erin Ellis July 23, 2015 at 9:05 am

My summer staple are comfy tank dresses and maxis. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
Erin

170 Megan Houle July 23, 2015 at 9:05 am

You look fabulous in the black maxi!

My summer staple is my silver birkenstock gizehs.. I live in them!

171 Brandy H. July 23, 2015 at 9:12 am

I LOOVE maxi dresses! So comfy in the summer time (or anytime!). That black one is super cute!
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172 Katie D. July 23, 2015 at 9:26 am

My summer staple is my black cardigan – it helps fight the A/C chill in the office 🙂

173 Lucia P July 23, 2015 at 10:01 am

Dresses for sure! I’m 26 weeks prego and can’t stand the pants either!

174 Kayla B. July 23, 2015 at 10:01 am

maxi dresses and comfy boy tanks with shorts. it’s great for the HOT HOT summer days.

175 Pooja July 23, 2015 at 10:20 am

My summer staple would have to be either every flowy shirt I own (they are just so airy and good at hiding sweat 🙂 ) and my chacos, most definitely. I wear them all the time and I love that they leave a year-round tan on my feet!
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176 Alex M July 23, 2015 at 10:25 am

LOVE that maxi dress paired with the turquoise looking necklace! I get their newsletter every morning and it always has such cute clothes 🙂

177 Paula July 23, 2015 at 10:55 am

My current summer staples are comfy shorts, nursing tanks with a looser top over, and sundresses that make nursing/pumping easy!

178 Carolyn July 23, 2015 at 11:36 am

You are so cute pregnant! I’ve heard being pregnant in the summer time can be… Challenging, to say the least, and I think those maxi dresses are the way to go! I’m wayyyy too short to wear them well, so I’ve mostly been in shorter-length shorts and flowy tank tops this summer.

179 JulieS July 23, 2015 at 11:39 am

Flip flops and shorts!

180 Mary Cloud July 23, 2015 at 11:46 am

My summer staple is a knee length denim skirt – it goes with everything and can be dressed up so many ways

181 Michele Sandler July 23, 2015 at 11:55 am

My current summer staples are maxi skirts and swishy pants. I love wearing a plain tank top and having a more interesting bottom on. I also love love love rainbow sandals. They were a pain to break in but now that my feet have left indents in the leather, I have never worn more comfortable sandals!

182 Rebecca July 23, 2015 at 1:23 pm

I love maxi skirts in addition to the dresses!

183 Stephanie Schmidt July 23, 2015 at 2:03 pm

My favorite summer staple right now is jorts… not office appropriate, but fortunately I work from home!

184 Meghan B. July 23, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Is there anything better than a comfortable dress in the summer?!

185 ErikaMC July 23, 2015 at 3:17 pm

I love those sandals!!!

I had such a hard time dressing my bump and feeling comfortable. I should have tried maxi dresses but I always feel like I’m too short for them.

186 jenna m July 23, 2015 at 3:25 pm

I’m a huge fan of maxi dresses too! I can throw them on for work and still look put together.

187 Kasandra July 23, 2015 at 3:49 pm

You look fabulous! Definitely a glow! The last maxi looks amazing on you – I loved the touches you added. I am 10wks myself and my clothes are already too tight. I am definitely going to check out White Plum!

188 Allison CB July 23, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Carrots and hummus!!!

189 Heather Oswald July 23, 2015 at 4:31 pm

I love, love, love White Plum. I heard about them first here and have been obsessed ever since. And, oh my goodness you’re rocking the bump. Just beautiful!

190 Stacy July 23, 2015 at 4:33 pm

My current summer staple is…my new swimsuits. I’ve basically been living in them.

191 Kerri July 23, 2015 at 4:57 pm

Love White Plum and those super cute sandals!

192 Danielle J. July 23, 2015 at 5:02 pm

I am not pregnant (I was last summer!) but I still love the ease and comfort of maxi dresses and I have one high waisted maxi skirt that I love as well!

193 Susie July 23, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Love sundresses!

194 Stephanie @ My Freckled Life July 23, 2015 at 5:10 pm

I’m just a few weeks postpartum, so this summer I’ve been rocking gym shorts and tank tops. Not the most stylish, but I’m calling it the “new mom” look! 🙂
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195 Gabby @ gogabbith July 23, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Cute, loose fitting sun dresses have been my go to!

196 Julie July 23, 2015 at 5:45 pm

For me, a summer staple is light cardigans. Yeah, I know, I still cover up during the summer… I say it’s for sun protection. 😉

I am normally too short for maxis, but I did buy one when I was pregnant, and it was definitely among the more flattering things I wore. My pregnancy style was just whatever fit without making the belly look too huge. It was hot for most of it, so yeah, the panels were ugh!!

197 krissy murphy July 23, 2015 at 6:02 pm

I am living in tank tops!
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198 Mary Jenkins July 23, 2015 at 6:55 pm

Maxi dresses are my summer staple, for sure. They are perfect for when I want to be cool and breezy, but didn’t have time to shave.
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199 Jennifer V. July 23, 2015 at 7:56 pm

I love white jean shorts with a flowy tank!!!

200 Emily S July 23, 2015 at 8:29 pm

I love maxi skirts.

201 Lauren July 23, 2015 at 9:27 pm

I’ve ordered a handful of things from White Plum after reading about it on your blog and a few others. They have some great deals and unique pieces and I’ve received a lot of compliments wearing their clothes. My only complaint is that the standard shipping takes forever! The dress looks great on you!

202 Bonnie July 23, 2015 at 10:01 pm

My current summer staple is my pair of gladiator style shoes.

203 amy July 23, 2015 at 10:49 pm

Love Maxi dressess

204 Sarah L July 23, 2015 at 11:38 pm

I’m pregnant, too, and love tank tops and shorts or maxi dresses.

205 TENN July 24, 2015 at 5:34 am

Lots of polo shirts in the summer for work.

206 Cole July 24, 2015 at 7:55 am

I currently have been my rocking my knock-off pleather birkenstocks. I love them!

207 Lauren July 24, 2015 at 8:41 am

I’ve been wearing my Clarks sandals quite a bit.

208 Jess Green July 24, 2015 at 10:21 am

maxi skirts and dresses are the best!

209 Megan (Braise The Roof) July 24, 2015 at 10:47 am

So smart – love the maxis on you! I’m so short that I haven’t bought any maxis. I have to get them hemmed and I just never find the time. 🙂 I’ve been living in a few pairs of shorts that I got from Forever 21, believe it or not. (And yes, I’m 30 – ha!) I found some with a reasonable inseam and they fit great and actually look nice with a pair of wedge sandals and summery top.

210 Kate July 24, 2015 at 10:49 am

Cute dress!

211 Michelle R. July 24, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Super cute! I love their maxi skirts and leggings!

212 Sarah K. July 24, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Skirts are my summer staple.

213 Kassie July 24, 2015 at 4:09 pm

I like really easy and simple tank tops that breathe but still look really cute and effortless. I also really love sandals!

214 Emily Lutz July 24, 2015 at 7:01 pm

My current summer staple is nude/gold sandals that match EVERYTHING! I add small accessories like a gold/silver plated watch and simple necklace with gold in it to look put together, and it matches everything!

215 Emily July 24, 2015 at 7:39 pm

My summer staple is my white formfitting lace dress – great for jazzing up a night on the town.

216 Tabitha July 24, 2015 at 8:31 pm

I love a good maxi dress and I love White Plum. You always get me in trouble with these posts.

217 DJ July 24, 2015 at 8:31 pm

I love maxi dresses and wedge heels in the summer.

218 Jennifer July 24, 2015 at 8:59 pm

Shorts and breezy tanks!

219 Hannah July 24, 2015 at 10:51 pm

Comfy skirts for sure.
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220 christine July 25, 2015 at 9:09 am

summer staple is tank, shorts, and sandals. or simple sleeveless dress 🙂

221 Hillary G July 25, 2015 at 10:24 am

Also maxi dresses!

222 Trish July 25, 2015 at 12:47 pm

I loved Maxi’s while pregnant because I could wear them throughout the pregnancy and still wear them afterwards. Plus you didn’t have to worry about your shirt being up and no one telling you.

223 Dandi D July 25, 2015 at 6:39 pm

My summer staple is my maternity capris.

224 Erin M. July 25, 2015 at 6:47 pm

I love flowy maxi dresses for hot summer days!

225 Cindy A. July 25, 2015 at 7:14 pm

Saltwater sandals! I wear them almost daily.

226 genna July 25, 2015 at 7:53 pm

Tanks and maxi skirts (but they are oh so long on me)!
anything that makes the sweat less noticable.
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227 Sarah Ducklow July 26, 2015 at 12:11 pm

I live in shorts over the summer but would love a new maxi dress!

228 Samantha July 26, 2015 at 1:11 pm

You look adorable. I too am addicted to Maxi dresses. I find this becomes even more of an addiction as it gets hotter.

229 Shanda July 26, 2015 at 4:01 pm

I love love love maxi dresses in the summer!

230 Sara July 26, 2015 at 7:07 pm

You look gorgeous and I’ve been loving maxi dresses too.
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231 Carrie July 26, 2015 at 9:01 pm

I love wearing maxi dresses too along with brightly colored sandals!

232 Liz R. July 26, 2015 at 9:51 pm

My Madewell straw panama hat! Makes an otherwise bland outfit look good AND blocks the sun. Win-win.

233 Julie @ Running in a Skirt July 26, 2015 at 10:01 pm

LOVE that dress on you! I live in dresses in the summer too!
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234 Becca H July 26, 2015 at 10:06 pm

Love a dress

235 KRISTIN July 27, 2015 at 10:12 am

maxi dresses and flip flops!

236 Kate July 27, 2015 at 3:23 pm

Dresses I don’t have to wear a bra in!! Minimize any unnecessary feeling of sweat I can ; )

237 ashley July 27, 2015 at 5:02 pm

I love dresses!

238 Stephanie July 28, 2015 at 8:52 am

Dresses! Of any kind — short, flowy, maxi, whatever!

239 Amy July 28, 2015 at 11:14 am

A specific pair of jcrew shorts-I have 4 pairs in different colors!

240 Kristen M July 28, 2015 at 2:39 pm

My summer staple has been shorts and a recycled running shirt. Not very glamorous but I get away with it working at home.

241 Jennifer Hayden July 28, 2015 at 5:19 pm

I’m loving simple cotton dresses that are comfortable but I can dress up when needed.

242 Sarah July 28, 2015 at 9:18 pm

definitely skirts, I’m normally a dress person but find skirts to be easier since I’m still nursing a little one

243 Kaitlin G July 29, 2015 at 10:07 am

My summer staple will always be cotton dresses! So easy!

244 Jessica G July 29, 2015 at 10:13 am

Maxi dresses are a game changer when pregnant!

245 Sharyn July 30, 2015 at 11:30 am

I’m 15 weeks pregnant and live in Florida so maxi dresses are already a huge love of mine. Jeans are just the worse during summer time here so I feel your pain!

246 Carrie July 30, 2015 at 1:26 pm

My current staples are tanks with Gap cargo pants- super comfortable and can be dressed up or down.

247 Kelly July 30, 2015 at 2:28 pm

I’ve been loving the cotton trapeze dresses from Old Navy – I have them in short sleeve & tank styles!

248 Jessica Gipson July 30, 2015 at 3:39 pm

I love my maxi dresses during this season, easy to style and get into.

249 Carol B July 30, 2015 at 9:16 pm

I love maxi dresses and sandals!

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