Maternity Dirndl with No Mama Drama
I've been may times, "Could you make a maternity dirndl?" My response... yes, but do you really want to spend $800+ on a custom dirndl that you might not wear more than once? Probably not... but I have a solution! First thing is to find a simple sleeveless knit dress, like this Michael Stars Hampton Stripe Midi Dress
Then add our off-the-shoulder blouse and a Rare Dirndl hat... and your ready for Oktoberfest!
Any sleeveless knit dress will do and any dirndl blouse can take that dress from ready-to-wear to German momma-to-be!
You can also dress up your look with Edelweiss jewelry like necklaces, earrings and/or bracelets. One of my favorites is the Edelweiss Wrap Bracelets, one mom said, "I LOVE these bracelets. My 8-month-old loves them too! He grabs at them whenever I have them on, but I don't worry about him breaking them like I would with other jewelry."
When I told another mom about this idea she said, "OMG you are brilliant. I love this!" She was going to Oktoberfest with her husband and kiddo... but had another on the way. She wanted to be comfortable, but still dress the part. Being later in September it worked out great to use her Rare Dirndl Hat to go with her comfortable maternity dress and vest.
When I was 8 months pregnant, I also rocked a maternity dress with edelweiss jewelry and a German Inspired Vest! It had an edelweiss cut-out on the back and was the perfect way to show off my heritage while still being comfortable that late in my pregnancy.
Now if you are thinking to yourself, "but Erika... there are Maternity Dirndl out there! It's easy, just make the waist an empire waist." Yes... I understand that, but I believe with all my bones that a knit dress with a blouse, hat, and jewelry is more comfortable, more versatile, and more accessible, so that is my suggestion.
How are you going to dress up your maternity clothes for this year's festival season? Tell us in the comments and share your tips and tricks with other Mama's to be out there.
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As always, ideas and opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. - Erika