This morning we came across photos of celeb mum-to-be Reese Witherspoon dressed up in a beautiful belted empire dress. The navy blue number got us thinking about the classic cut in mini style and the way we work it into our maternity fashion wardrobe at Blossom.
During pregnancy, the empire dress is particularly appealing in that the raised waist line rests at the top of your bump; flattering your bottom-heavy figure and creating a more elongated shape. Floor length empire dresses are a favourite red carpet style amongst pregnant fashionistas but what Reese demonstrates is the more casual abilities of the mini empire dress. Reese’s messy up do and big sunnies show the flexibility a mini maternity empire cut has to be worn as a transitional outfit.
Focusing on the transitional abilities of the mini empire maternity dress, we’ve selected a mix of our own collection and designer picks that you can choose to dress up or down depending on your mood or occasion.
Blossom’s Seychelles Maternity Dress
The Seychelles dress is the perfect throw on maternity dress. The light fabric allows for easy layering and the woven detail effect around the empire line further flatters your pregnant silhouette
M Missoni Low V Empire Maternity Dress
Missoni are the masters of the empire dress and we absolutely love this cute knee length maternity dress. Available in two colour ways and including a slip dress, the low V Empire dress stands out with its gold sparkle accents.
The Dote Gwen Nursing Dress
What makes the Dote Gwen dress so special is not only its stunning colour and unique style but the fact that you can wear it both during pregnancy and nursing. Once the top layer of the dress is pulled up, the empire band acts as an access feature to nurse baby.
Johnny Was Empire V Neck Tunic
This Johnny Was number is a beautiful addition to our third party collection (and now available in the sale!). We love the romantic detailing of the top that gives it a characteristicly intricate look synonymous with J-Was. Like the Seychelles, this maternity dress can be easily layered due to its light-weight material – perfect for temperamental weather this season.