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The Labels I Live In

Pregnancy can be hard.  Uncomfortable.  Heartburn ridden, and swollen.  But that will never be able to negate the fact that we still just want to be fabulous.  With a growing uterus in the way, there are a myriad of maternity options out there to suit any body type.  Yet even with all of these antepartum fashion needs taken into consideration, some girls vehemently decline the maternity motif within their own wardrobes, in search of something more like what they wore before the baby belly.  What’s a modestly expectant girl to do when in need of some sartorial solace for the next 9 months?  These are the labels I have been living in for (almost) 40 weeks, and will continue to don ever after.  That’s the benefit of finding clothing that is not necessarily designated for the pregnant belly brigade;  you can continue to wear them regardless of your maternal state of being.

The Frock NYC

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MIMU Maxi

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Project 6 NY

     IMG 6668 800x877 The Labels I Live In        Sache Dress IMG 6670 800x818 The Labels I Live In IMG 6639 800x777 The Labels I Live In IMG 6656 800x786 The Labels I Live In                                  Headpiece: My Mother’s ArmoireIMG 0487 800x800 The Labels I Live In      Maaya Dress

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Zara and H&M

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                          Zara Embroidered Maxi Dress

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           H&M Shirt Dress

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                H&M Sweater Dress and Leather Pants / Adorna Hat

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Shells (and Maxis)

It is a common and revered staple for every modest girl’s wardrobe and we are always keeping our eyes open for the most perfect version of this foundation piece: The Shell.  I have steered away from using it as a top on its own as of late, but it has not become any less integral for me and my dressing needs.  For reasons of tznius (modesty), a shell provides the necessary inches for covering elbows and collarbones, and proves invaluable in completing certain pieces in our closets.  What’s a girl to do if her favorite vintage maxi is sleeveless?  Or she needs a basic layer to don under a blazer and scarf combo?  And so the shell remains a beloved item in our lives, for the simple reason that it allows us to wear the otherwise impossible, and grants us a degree of sartorial freedom.

When I tried the CHI CHI shells, I found them to be soft, with a generous stretch, and provided the perfect coverage for the dresses I was wearing.  When I try a shell for the first time, I want comfortable sleeves for my on-the-go life as a ‘Yiddishe Mama‘ (as my friend Sharon of Fashion-Isha puts it), and that it yields a seamless blend with the clothing I am topping it with.  The CHI CHI shells fulfilled those requisites and were simply a relief to have in my closet when I needed to grab a layer and run.

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