Ok Mamas! Our shopping week continues with sweatshirt dresses!! (I want you to be well prepared for the after-Christmas sales, Mamas. WELL PREPARED.) And psst: One of my fav sweatshirt dresses is perfect for nursing. Seriously.
I can't say enough about my James Perse sweatshirt dress (you first saw it here). And those of you following me on instagram (@shanachristine) will know how often I've been wearing it. So. If you happen to be in the market for a versatile sweatshirt dress, choices abound! You have your pick from sporty to uber glam, and many are fabulous pooch-hiders.
Basic Sweatshirt Dresses
A. Gap Terry Sweatshirt Dress, $54
This is very similar to my James Perse sweatshirt dress, but half the cost. The main difference is that the James Perse dress has a banded bottom, which helps keep the dress looking a bit dressier. However, the slight A-line of this dress might be better for pear-shaped figures.
B. Hatch Collection Sweatshirt Dress, $208
I am recommending this dress with one major reservation: It's not for small mamas. I had the opportunity to try this dress on recently, and it was horrible. I was crushed. It fell below my knees (I'm almost 5'3") and there was just so much fabric… If you are fairly tall (I'd say 5'7" or above), pregnant, and don't mind a mountain of fabric…this dress might work. But I wouldn't bet on wearing it forever.
C. James Perse Funnel Neck Dress, $195
I love everything about this dress: the color, the sporty collar, the banded bottom. Adorbs.
This dress is actually a sweater dress, with embellishments to make it look like a sweatshirt. Whatever. It works. (And probably drapes a bit better than a true sweatshirt dress.)
Interesting Sweatshirt Dresses
A. Diesel Gertrude Dress, on sale for $132
Nursing Mamas!! Celebrate!! It zips! It hides a pooch! I feel like I should buy this just in case we have a third. I mean SERIOUSLY. I have never, in all of my internet travels, found such a cute nursing and pooch hiding dress.
Thank you, Diesel. I realize that the sleep-deprived, leaky boobed, jelly-bellied Mama *may* not be your key demographic…but thank you anyway.
It's a printed sweatshirt, made into a dress. Looks crazy-fierce on the model with black tights, heels and an oversized scarf. Would look just as cute with some flat boots. This one goes easily from playdate to real date.
Holy. Crap. See that faux-leather panel? OMGLOVE.
D. COMEFORBREAKFAST Short Dress, on sale for $80 at Yoox.com
This unique twist on a sweatshirt dress is only available in sizes XS and S…but it's so…swingy, I'll bet there's a bit of wiggle room in the sizing.
OMG SERIOUSLY I'M NOT EVEN KIDDING. YOU GUYS. It looks like leather…yet it's fleece. And not crazy expensive. Yessssssss.
F. Brown Winter Sweatshirt Dress, $145 from Etsy seller Lirola
For those of you who prefer a vintage, girly vibe to all of that faux-leather, I'm loving Lirola's take on the sweatshirt dress. Puff sleeves and a ruched bottom? Nice.
Now I'm off to pop popcorn. It's Christmas movie night and I'm over the moon because I FINALLY found my favorite, Twas The Night Before Christmas. The one with the mouse? And the clockmaker? Yes?? LOVELOVELOVE
(iTunes also has it for immediate purchase. Yay.)