I’m 33 weeks pregnant now, due August 24th. Not technically “today’s” outfit, I wore this gorgeous Valerie Maxi Dress on Monday and just had to share it with you. I purchased it on ideeli several weeks ago and I absolutely adore this dress. It was love at first sight!
It’s made of a very lightweight and breathable cotton material and although it’s not maternity, it has enough room for my belly. I also love that it’s a bit on the short side for a maxi dress, so it ended up being the perfect length for my short 5’3″ figure.
I’ve worn it with Born Gladiolus Sandals as well as with Born Nordi Sandals, both from Shoeline.com
I can’t find anything about the brand “Valerie” online, but the tag says it’s made in Bali. I’m not sure where you can purchase Valerie clothes from and I had never even heard of the brand before I saw it on ideeli. I didn’t really care what the brand was, when I saw this dress, I just knew I had to have it.
The description of the sale from the ideeli site read:
“Sometimes the journey is the destination. When Miami-based designer Valerie Levy took at trip to Bali to get away from the pressures of everyday life, she found herself at home amidst all the lush foliage, flowers, and intoxicating scents of the tropical paradise. Setting out to capture that same feeling in her designs so that other women could enjoy it, she created Valerie, a collection of sultry dresses that evoke an immediate sense of nirvana when you put them on. Colorful tropical prints and soft tie-dye fabrics call to mind exotic beaches, palm trees, and relaxation. Sexy plunging V-necklines and comfortable empire waistlines embellished with fringe or lace are like Shangri-La in a dress, perfect for a calm day at the beach or a casual night out. Just throw them into your suitcase and go!”
I get so many compliments on the dress everytime I wear it. This dress definitely gets some attention, but not in a bad way. It’s just very eclectic and hippie styled. I’m absolutely thrilled I will still get to keep on wearing it after I give birth because it’s not a maternity dress.
Tell me what you think of this dress in the comments!