Storq Maternity Tank Dress (size 3) | gift from the designer to review
James Perse Cashmere cardigan (very old) | secondhand black cashmere cardigans at The Real Real
Golden Goose Hi-Star sneakers | secondhand options at the Real Real
Baggu fanny pack
What a week last week!! I had such a great time with my mom; I am so grateful to have had her here. I’ll share more about our birding trip when I can get the pictures to upload to my computer, but it was pretty amazing. I’m sad to be dropping her off at the airport this morning though, it gets harder and harder every time…
Anyway. Storq surprised me last week and offered to send me a package of maternity pieces after I mentioned wanting to add their caftan to my wardrobe. They sent me that, plus a few other things I’ll reveal as I wear them, and first up is their brand new ribbed tank dress, which I love, and wore all day yesterday (I was tempted to sleep in it). Thank you SO MUCH Storq!! (and just in time too, I was clearly delusional when I thought I’d be able to comfortably fit into “regular” clothes ending out my second trimester)
I wore this yesterday on an Eileen Fisher run with my mom (we always have to visit the store here because she doesn’t have one in Atlanta – which is weird) and was super-comfortable in about 50-55 degree weather. The dress is a size 3, and maybe it seems a bit snug, but it’s meant to be form-fitting; a larger size would have been too big up top/under the arms, and a smaller would have been TOO small and tight.
The dress is a very stretchy, ribbed material, mid-weight so it does a pretty good job of holding things in and smoothing things out, but I have a lot of other bumps (aside from the baby LOL) so I also wore these Belly Bandit support “shorts” underneath. I find them much more comfortable than underwear under form-fitting dresses, and I like the clean look they lend to the dress in the lighter color.
I’ll write more about Storq and their ethics later (need to take my mom to the airport!!), but here is a bit of information on their manufacturing:
Storq products are ethically made in the U.S. and China. This means that when we’re selecting our manufacturing partners, we place a premium on quality, compliance with worker safety, fair wages, and commitment to minimizing environmental impact.
At first glance, everything is very well made and will have longevity, i.e. can be worn through multiple pregnancies and/or passed on/sold on the secondhand market – and that, in itself is also sustainable.
You look GREAT in that dress! I think you’re doing a fab job at retaining your sense of personal style while pregnant. Not easy! The dress is the perfect size, IMHO, because you want to let your bump show in all its glory. Can’t wait to see that cute caftan on you, and I see that it’s designed for nursing, too. That’s a bonus since it takes awhile to get back into regular clothes. So glad you had a great time with your mom. Makes me wish my mom and I could take a trip together (It’ll never happen. My dad is Mr. Needy.)
Grechen Reiter says
thank you 🙂
the caftan is SO CUTE. it’s great belted or not, and i think that will be what I wear home from the hospital! and many many days afterwards, I’m sure….it seems like it will be perfect for nursing.
i love traveling with my mom, since she’s so good at it. i did forget about her snoring though LOLOL