Friday, April 20, 2012

New Work Dress

Now that I'm back to having a permanent job, I need to add back in some more professional clothes. But I've been hesitant to buy anything new right now because I don't know what my pregnant body is going to look like from week to week. But when Land's End contacted me about trying out their plus size line, I knew I had to take a chance. Quite a few of their dresses suited my professional needs and this heather brown one seemed really versatile for both styling and my changing figure. With the full skirt, it will be more forgiving of my expanding baby bump.

When the dress arrived, I really liked it. Amazingly, I don't have any brown dresses in my wardrobe, so this filled a missing niche. The fabric is soft and stretchy, but still held it's shape well. And the quality is nice. I do have one gripe, and it actually applies to all Land's End clothing. It's a problem that everyone seems to have. The sizing on everything is way off - like, you always need to go down at least one size, if not two. It's not an insurmountable problem, but it is annoying.

What I Wore From Land's End:

2012-04-20 combo

  • brown ponte knit drapefront dress (c/o Land's End)
  • burgundy/orange/brown blouse (Just My Size via Goodwill)
  • stone earrings (hand-me-down)
  • bracelet (so old I can't remember)
  • wooden belt (souvenir from my honeymoon in Costa Rica)
  • suede and fur pumps (J. Renee via Goodwill)
Despite the sizing issues, I will be adding Land's End to my online shopping options. In fact, I've got my eye on a few dresses that they just added. I think that these will all work with the baby bump.

  

1 comment:

Tat said...

Just be careful of anything with too structured a waistline - like the purply one - as as you expand you will find there's very little gap between your bump and your boobs :-)

Love the brown number though - and do lands end still do baby clothes over there? My eldest lived in their little jersey cotton boiler suit type things :-). They stopped doing kids stuff by the time I'd had my second :-(