Monday, 1 January 2018

30 Wears: Pink Maxi Dress From Mothers En Vogue (Maternity/Nursing Dress)

Happy New Year!

The 30 wears series will continue in 2018, as I had so much fun doing it last year. Each month I'll show you 30 ways I've worn one of the pieces from my wardrobe in an effort to wear more of what I already own, and enjoy what I have instead of constantly buying more.

Kicking off this year's posts with a favourite, my 'Havana' pink maternity/nursing maxi dress from Mothers en Vogue. I'm surprised it's taken me so long to hit 30 wears with this piece, if you've been a regular reader you'll know I wear it often. Through 2 pregnancies and afterwards it always makes me feel great. It's one of the pieces heavily featured in my pregnancy style book too! One of those maternity pieces I'm keeping in my wardrobe, even though my pregnancy days are behind me.



#30 Wears: Pink Mothers En Vogue Empire Waist Maxi Dress


#30 wears: ways to wear a pink maxi dress | Away From Blue Blog


It's tricky to calculate cost per wear on this dress as I received it courtesy of Zibibo back in February 2014. It's nearly 3 years old. 'Courtesy of 'means I didn't have to pay anything for it, although as I said when I got it, it made me rethink my normal budget for a maternity piece as it was certainly worth the $129.90 retail price. 30 wears in almost 3 years means wearing it about once a month on average, which is impressive for such a statement piece and given how many dresses I have already.

All dresses that come into my wardrobe are judged against this dress. If they don't make me feel as good as this dress does, they don't stay! To have a piece that works for pregnancy and breastfeeding, for casual through to more formal events, is such a lifesaver when you're having the 'don't know what to wear' panic before an event.


Pink Dress and Gold Belt


3 ways to wear pink maxi dress and gold glitter belt | awayfromtheblue


This gold belt is a very common accessory! The gold glitter belt works perfectly with the bright pink of my maxi dress, and you'll see it pop up many times in the photos below. Belted over a baby belly, or even just belted over my left over mum-tum, a belt is a frequent go-to with this dress.


PInk Dress Unbelted


3 ways to wear plain pink empire maxi dress unbelted | awayfromblue


The best thing about a maxi dress is that it's an instant outfit. While I do like belting this maxi dress, sometimes you just want the simplicity of a maxi dress and not worrying about accessorising or belting it. As the empire waist on this maxi dress is elasticated, the belt is more for show than function anyway.


Scarf as a Belt


3 outfit ideas pink maxi dress and Louis Vuitton bandeau scarf as belt | awayfromblue


When I do want to belt this pink maxi dress but I want something other than the go-to gold belt option above, I try to mix things up a little with this Louis Vuitton bandeau scarf worn as a belt. I love how the colours in the scarf compliment the pink dress, it's got pinks and purples and orange in the print.


Pink Dress and ColourFul Bags


colourful bags to wear with a pink maxi dress #30wears | away from the blue


A bright pink maxi dress sounds pretty in your face, and when I ordered this I considered the grey one instead as I wasn't sure I could pull off so much pink. Every time I wear it though I'm so grateful I went with the colourful option. It's just so cheerful with all that colour. You don't need to stick with neutral accessories when wearing a bright dress. I like pairing the bright pink dress with colourful bags! Blue, purple or yellow, a colourful bag works nicely. As you can see I particularly love the pink and purple colour combination.

Pink Dress and Denim Jacket


denim jacket and pink maxi dress worn 4 ways | away from blue


I like this combo a lot, as you can see by my wearing it 4 times! The outfit with the printed snood is easily my favourite of all of these ones though. It was the first time I wore this dress without a baby bump, and I found it perfect for those early postpartum days. In spring or autumn a denim jacket is a great layer with a maxi dress, and you can add a printed scarf to keep you cosy if it's really cold.


Pink Dress and Layers


ways to layer up a pink maxi dress for multiple seasons 5 outfit ideas | awayfromblue


It's not just denim jackets that make good layers with maxi dresses! I like to wear cardigans with my maxi dresses, and for something different, a kimono. You can even try belting the layer over the top of the dress too, as I've done in two of the photos above.


Pink Dress in Pregnancy


mothers en vogue havana maternity nursing dress worn with a baby bump | away from blue


This Mothers En Vogue dress is a combo breastfeeding and pregnancy one, and it does both those things so well. With a nice bit of stretch, it easily covered a growing baby bump, even right through to the final days of pregnancy. It was nice to have something pretty I could pull on and feel good about in, no matter the size of the growing belly!


Pink Dress and Special Events


4 ways to wear a pink maxi dress to special events | away from the blue


Pregnant or not, this beautiful dress has become my default for special events. Christmas day, birthday parties, date nights. I think everyone needs that one staple piece in their wardrobe they can pull on for an event that makes them feel special. For me, this pink dress is it. I love how it turned out to be the last thing I photographed for the blog before giving birth to baby boy, it's such a cherished piece and that makes it even more so.




Pink Maternity Maxi Dresses Under $50:



Some of these are nursing ones too!

Non-maternity Pink Maxi Dresses Under $50:







Hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane and the chance to see the baby bumps across two pregnancies. This dress really has been worn to so many things, and accommodated all of the pregnancy and breastfeeding related body changes so well 😂 Want more outfit inspiration? Browse through all the times I've worn this MEV dress on the blog.


2017: A year of 30 wears posts


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60 comments:

  1. Oh Wow, there are so many ways. You rock that dress girl! I love how it is a great transition piece into maternity as well!

    -Brandi Kimberly
    http://www.cutebrandik.com

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    1. Yes it's the best maternity dress! :)

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  2. Happy New Year! This is a really lovely dress and I'm glad you've managed to get so much wear and so many outfits with it! :) xx

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  3. I found that some pregnancy pieces really worked well into transitioning into the breast-feeding and "normal" period, and those were really worth the price. Others didn't work out too well.
    But a maxi dress is always a good option.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. Yes, this one is definitely worth the price IMHO! :)

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  4. I love the 30 Wears series, it's always so inspiring! That's such a great maxi dress and I love the pink on you. I love the denim jacket looks and the scarf-as-belt looks especially.
    Happy New Year Mica!!

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  5. Mica, I am glad you are continuing this series! It really shows how many ways, you can wear things. I need to do that for the clothes in my closet. I love that dress with a denim jacket. It looks so good. Happy New Year to you! Wishing you the best in 2018!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. It's been such a fun challenge to do! :)

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  6. I love your 30 Wears series Mica, your outfits are always so chic and you prove that we really don't need a million pieces in our wardrobe to create different looks! This pink maxi dress is so pretty, and I love seeing how you dressed it up and down using different accessories.
    Happy New Year and I wish you all the best for 2018!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

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  7. I'm glad you went with the pink too - it's really a wonderful colour on you, Mica! Wishing you the very best for 2018 - much love to you and your family for the New Year!

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  8. Happy 2018 Mica! You look so pretty in pink! It's amazing how you have found different ways to wear it and in different seasons of your life. I'm inspired to layer my maxi since we are in the cooler months. That's as always for the inspiration.

    Have a blessed new year and week!

    Tiff
    Http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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    1. Glad I could give you the inspiration! :) I really like getting the most out of my dresses and wearing them year-round.

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  9. I love this series and I'm glad you're going to continue it! I love that dress and how awesome you wore it in 30 different ways! It's so versatile too, as you wore it during pregnancy too!!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. Thank you Deborah, it's a lot of fun to put each post of this series together!

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  10. This is such a lovely dress and you're really great at styling it! Love this series! :)

    A Shimmer, A Shadow

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  11. Such a great picture and lovely outfit!

    Keep it up the good work.

    Happy new year!
    Cheers,
    Alexandra | Perfect Pair Of Thigh-High Boots During This Winter

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  12. I love the versatility of this dress. It is such a gorgeous hue :)
    Happy 2018 lovely <3
    http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/12/the-new-years-eve-edit-parisian-2018.html

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  13. What a fantastic dress, Mica! The colour is so pretty and it's amazing how versatile it is. It's great to have such a versatile piece in your wardrobe that you know looks great, however you style it! I hope that you're having a happy start to 2018, Mica! XXX

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  14. Love this shade of pink! It's a gorgeous color on you too! It's fantastic to have pieces in your wardrobe that are so versatile!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

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  15. The pregnant women have great suggestions for wearing a beautiful pink dress.
    xoxo

    marisascloset.blogspot.com

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  16. i like how you styled this dress in so many different ways.
    The Glossychic

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  17. Such a nice dress on you! The shade of pink is gorgeous! Happy New Year!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  18. That dress is so pretty. I love how you styled it.
    https://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  19. That's so fabulous that you've been able to wear this dress so many times, Mica!!
    Pink is always a standout color, so what a great addition to your wardrobe!!
    Happy 2018!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  20. I am such a fan of this series, Happy New Year Mica! Great dress too, love how bright it is, hope you are well xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  21. You are wearing my favorite color! Love that maxi dress and all its versatility!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  22. One of my favorite dresses on you! I just love the color and how you have worn it while pregnant and not - so versatile.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  23. Dear Mica, honestly I had never thought that this is a pregnancy dress and I'm impressed about the huge variations this wonderful pink dress enables! I'm convinced you'll wear it even much more often than 30 times!
    Happy New Year!
    With love from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. It is such a great maternity dress as it works so well outside of pregnancy too. It will certainly get more wear in my wardrobe!

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  24. Such a pretty dress! I mostly invested in flowy dresses while pregnant that have all been re-worked post pregnancy and it's such a great feeling <3
    Green Fashionista

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    1. It's awesome being able to wear things in pregnancy and afterwards too! :)

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  25. You are so good at remixing, girlfriend!

    Wishing you a happy new year!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  26. That is a lovely dress and definitely worth having. You done a great job styling it different ways. Beautiful!

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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  27. Oh wow, you did such a good job styling this pink dress for 30 different occasions! It's amazing how different you've managed to make it look through some accessories in some cases.. and maternity bump in others! haha :) Hope 2018 is a fantastic year for you!!

    aglassofice.com
    x

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    1. haha the baby bump certainly makes it look different! :)

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  28. Wow, what a great series! And such a beautiful dress on you! It's like finding your soulmate when you find one item that you *always* feel good in and plays so nicely with everything else in your closet - and that you got it as a gift makes it extra special! Like meeting your soulmate on a blind date, who'd have thought?!

    I saw your comment on Nancy's "Styled by" post this morning and am really glad I did! I'll be back for sure!

    Bettye
    https://fashionschlub.com

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    1. haha yes, it was an item that's definitely worked out in my wardrobe :)

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  29. Happy New Year, girlie! I hope this one is filled with so much joy and happiness for you and your family. As for the looks, I love how you've worn and styled this dress in so many different ways, both pregnant and not. It goes to show that such a piece can truly be versatile essential that can be timeless. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  30. SOOO happy to be back to the blogging world! I have missed your posts so much, Mica! My wardrobe has become quite the obstacle since welcoming baby boy three months ago, so I know I'll need some major mommy style inspiration as I attempt to dress my postpartum body once again!

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    1. So glad to see a comment from you again too Kiki! :) Postpartum dressing is tricky but you'll get it! :)

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  31. I love that hot pink dress! It's so pretty and it goes with so many things!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  32. So glad to hear you are continuing your series! You are so creative with coming up with so many different outfits! I do think that dress is flattering and you definitely have exceeded your cost per wear with this outfit - so cute!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  33. Hi Mica,

    It sounds like you have found the unicorn piece in your wardrobe-the magical item that is special and stands the test of time. I love that you show it worn 30 ways and over the course of 3 years-amazing! I hope to fill my closet with more pieces like that but they are certainly hard to find. Also, your dog is adorable!

    sophiewithablog.com

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    1. Yes, I want more of the pieces I add to my wardrobe to be as versatile as this, it really makes me think when purchasing!

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  34. It is indeed a super versatile dress.
    I just follow the blog, follow back?
    Kisses
    http://virginiaferreira91.blogspot.pt/

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  35. I love the many ways you styled the dress. Who knew that maxi dress can be formal, casual, feminine, and even edgy! You definitely look gorgeous in all of them. Stay stylish always! :)


    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

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    1. Thanks! Maxi dresses work for so many occasions! :)

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  36. I think I am in love with your style.
    Nice post and such an inspiration. Keep it up the good work!

    Love,
    Alexandra| Winter Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas That Will Look Good on Everyone

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  37. Pink is one of my favorite colors, and it looks amazing on you! Love all of the ways you styled this dress. You are always so creative! Happy New Year! Can't wait to follow along in 2018 -xo

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  38. Such a gorgeous dress! Love all the ways you styled it and it's perfect for maternity!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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  39. I love this pretty pink dress and you've done really well styling it 30 different ways! I know I couldn't think of that many haha!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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  40. You styled this dress so well Mica! And I love how you remained so stylish during pregnancy!

    www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

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  41. Talk about CPW!!! wow that's a lot of wears and each one is different.
    My faves are with denim jackets and cardis.

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  42. Happy New Year to you and your family Mica!!! <3

    Mica, I'm so impressed with all of your 30 ways to wear series. I was talking to my husband about you!!! Now, I'm off to go read about your shopping diet again!

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    1. Thank you Sam! It's been such a fun series to do!

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  43. This is really such a versatile dress! I love these styling ideas, especially using a scarf as a belt. I need to try that! And it looks so nice paired with other bright colors! This dress would be well worth the investment!

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    1. It definitely would be, it's worked so well in my wardrobe over the years!

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  44. Dear, you have the cutes bump! Pink looks lovely on you, and you're blooming too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  45. I love these kind of posts. I can never think of mix-and-match ideas or one-outfit-many-ways ideas. You look great!

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  46. Wow, what a versatile piece! love the various ways you wore it while pregnant and not. The layering and the colorful purses so very pretty combination. love seeing your pup in the pics too;-)
    Happy New Year Mica!
    jess xx
    thank you for linking!
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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