Is it just me or are there country music awards like, every other day? So fun! All different types of associations are giving these talented musicians awards left & right & I just love the recognition they’re receiving. Not to mention, award shows are an excellent chance for us to get together with all of our friends for a fun night of music & laughs (& when you’re not pregnant, cocktails.)
With that said, the CMT Awards are next up here in Nashville on June 8th & I am given the exciting task of finding myself a dress for this growing body. Sony provides John with a stylist for his wardrobe & she always helps me with mine but I feel like I’m most aware of my personal style & inevitably, end up choosing my look.
Now, things are a little different in the wardrobe world with this little babe & these boobs getting bigger every day. Luckily, I can still wear lots of my “non-pregnant” clothes which I prefer. I have nothing against maternity clothes & I will admit that maternity shorts are life BUT… maternity clothes are not my style. I feel like unless the clothes are form fitting, the flowy tops just make me look like I’m ten times bigger than I actually am – plus – I am LOVING being pregnant & proud of this little babe so the form fitting look is where it’s at for this momma.
Below were some of my options & yes, I am aware that several of these are hilarious. (Feel free to laugh along with me!)
Okay how freakin funny is that last black, open back dress?! Haha YIKES! I really thought that maybe, just maybe! I could pull something like this off. That one was a “Club L” dress which apparently is a line of clothes ASOS sells. I had never heard of this brand before but the name alone is a dead giveaway that I should steer clear from this polyester, cheap …essentially… garbage clothes. Momma aint goin’ to #TheClub. (I did that when I was like, 19 & thought I was so cool. Mess.)
Keep in mind, the CMT Awards are semi-formal. It’s about a thousand degrees in the beginning of June here in Nashville so short dresses are usually what you see all of the absolutely stunning women wearing on the carpet. It’s a great place to dress fun & edgy. I’ve seen girls in rompers, jumpsuits, feathers, lace, suits, sequins, gowns… you see it all.
What I love about ASOS is they offer free shipping both aways. I slapped all 10 of these dress fails & 3 of the pairs of shoes promptly back in the bags they came in & returned them. My money was returned within a week. SO EASY. I kept several of the Naked Wardrobe dresses (none pictured above) because they’re so comfortable, simple & great to wear anytime. (FYI: Their return policy is 15 days, however, returning shipping is on you. I also got my money back in about a week.)
I recently found “the dress” & I’m looking forward to this fun date night with my babes. Stay tuned to see which one made the cut!
Photography: Aspen Luzier @ MINGO
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