An Uncomplicated Life Blog: Summer Maternity Fashion: Pops of Neon!


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Summer Maternity Fashion: Pops of Neon!

Oh, hey heyyyyyyy! It's been a while since I've done a fashion post. Months, in fact. I suppose that's what happens when you're deep in the gallows of your first trimester of pregnancy: bloated, broken out and too tired for anything other than a greasy pony tail. And by "you" I mean me.

Alas, I'm busting up out of that dreadful first trimester about as much as my baby bump is busting up out of my non-maternity clothes! They weren't kidding when they said your second baby shows much faster than your first... Whoever "they" are. "They" know their stuff!

I have two pairs of maternity shorts from my pregnancy days with Henry that I pulled out last week, but am not quite bumpalicious enough for maternity shirts. I needed some more "small bump" options.

On a whim I ventured out to Old Navy, which I honestly haven't been in since I was in Jr. High school, and found their maternity section. Not the biggest selection, but I was able to find another pair of shorts and this sundress that wasn't too "loud" and attention-grabbing. Their prices are fantastic and I even picked up some items for Henry!

Dress: Old Navy // Sandals: Sperry // Necklace: J Crew

The dress is cotton and super comfy. The straps are adjustable and there's flattering rouching in the front for growing baby bumps. I paired it with a neon yellow accent color in my sandals and necklace to be colorful for the new summer season! It could also easily have a neutral cardigan and understated accessories as we transition to nope, still summer in Texas fall.

And per usual, you know I love me a good stripe!

If you're looking for affordable maternity options, I'd definitely check out Old Navy. Their online selection is much better than the store I was in. Buyer beware: their sizing is MASSIVE. I bought size XS, and am still swimming in it. Be sure to size down to accommodate their extremely inflated sizes!

Linking up with the ladies over at The Creative Closet to hang out with other bloggers showing off their "pops of neon"!
The Creative Closet


  1. I re-discovered Old Navy a few years ago. I'm so impressed. That place has come a looonnnng way since the 90s.

    You look absolutely adorable! That's such a flattering dress, and it looks super comfortable. Yay for a growing baby.

  2. I love that you are going to be able to wear that dress for months to come as your bump grows and really what more else could you want from maternity clothes!!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. Yes! I still haven't had a chance to get over the Old Navy and going to the outlets as a teenager feeling but I have seen so many great pieces that people have found so maybe I'll start with the online shopping first? That dress looks great on you and loving that necklace. I need lipgloss details because you know I'm addicted to all things pink and glossy.

  4. Old Navy always has the cutest dresses. Their sizing is really big, and really inconsistent. I've ordered similar styles in the same size and had some be too big and one too small. There's a bit of guess work with them but I suppose that's one caveat for their prices being so low. They are the perfect brand for those in-between pieces. Love the stripes!

  5. Cute dress! This is the first full summer that I've ever been pregnant, and I am loving dresses for maternity wear in the summer!

  6. Old Navy has some really cute stuff lately! I always want to buy so many dresses when I go in. I love how you used a statement necklace to add your pop of neon.

  7. Old Navy is so hit or miss! I feel like every once in a while there is something REALLY cute and all the other times it's just...meh. Loving this dress on you though! Perfect for summer and perfect for your growing bump! Congrats, girl!

  8. Wow, you look great. That's a lovely dress and I would never have known it was maternity wear. Great look for you. xx

  9. That dress is adorable on you! I love your pops of neon, too! :)

  10. Cute, cute! Your little bump is adorable!
    I actually really love Old Navy for kids clothes. Most of baby girls clothes are from Old Navy, Gap and Nordstrom (hangs head in shame).

  11. this is such an adorable dress and looks fabulous on you!

  12. It is the best dressing. The pink color looking so nice.