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Soon Maternity Ribbed Body Con Dress Review

Today I’m sharing a new maternity favorite and talking all about this green maternity boydcon midi dress from Soon Maternity. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links.

Green Ribbed Bodycon Maternity + Nursing Dress:

Soon Maternity is a new-to-me maternity brand and I was excited to try out a few of their maternity pieces this pregnancy. This Australian based maternity brand carries a wide range of high quality maternity pieces, many of which are also nursing friendly. They have a wide assortment of dresses, workwear, linen pieces, activewear, and more.

The first piece I’ve worn from them is the Sophia Wrap Feeding Dress, a maternity and nursing friendly ribbed bodycon dress.

It comes in two colors (black and this sage green with a bit of blue in it).

Here’s how it stacks up:

First impressions: 

I loved the material on this dress right out of the bag. It is INCREDIBLY soft and the color is one of my favorites. It is one of those magical colors that works well in every season (wear it with a light trench in the spring, sandals in the summer, cognac booties in the fall + winter).

Fit: 

I’m wearing this in my pre-pregnancy size and it works really well.

I would prefer one size up to wear it through my third trimester. I have gained about 20 pounds so far in 25 weeks of pregnancy and will likely gain another 15-20. If you don’t gain 40 pounds while you’re pregnant, sticking with your pre-pregnancy size is probably just fine. The Soon Maternity website says their pieces have a generous fit so go with your pre-pregnancy size. The material is very stretchy with lots of room for a growing bump.

Quality 

I have worn this 5-6 times now, washed it a handful of times (delicate cycle with like colors and hang dry). The material is mostly rayon with a bit of spandex and incredibly soft and comfortable.

The quality seems fantastic and it is a dress I plan on wearing well past pregnancy. It is something I felt polished and put together in for a professional event in LA last month. It is also something I wore to church and then took a nap in because I didn’t actually have anything more comfortable to change into.

Maternity + Nursing Wear:

This Soon Maternity dress has a wrap v-neck neck line which makes for easy discreet nursing or straight forward pumping. The side ruching and stretchy fabric means it can accommodate a bump through all trimesters.

Soon Maternity has a lot of pieces that work for maternity and nursing. I’ve found a few brands that claim to be maternity and nursing friendly but don’t actually work so well for the third trimester of pregnancy. I get it; it is hard to have a clothing piece look good on someone in their third trimester AND be something a mom 6 months post partum wants to wear nursing. Soon Maternity seems like an exception to this problem and have managed to make nursing friendly pieces you’ll still wear through your whole pregnancy and beyond.

Ideas for wearing Green Bodycon Midi Maternity Dress

  • Maternity or Nursing work wear: I wore this to teach a panel at a professional conference last month. I added a trench for the overly air conditioned rooms and a pair of suede pumps. You could throw on a blazer (navy or black in the fall and a lighter beige for spring + summer). The dress is long sleeved but if your office space is air conditioned, the material is not too hot to wear throughout spring and summer. Also, the color lends itself to all seasons but it also comes in black.
  • Maternity Photos: If you’re on the hunt for a gorgeous bodycon dress to really show off the bump for maternity photos, this one is beautiful (plus, the color photographs really well).
  • Baby Shower: Looking for a gender neutral dress? Trying to avoid the pastel pinks and blues for your baby shower? You’ll look fabulous in this PLUS you’ll be super comfortable opening gifts and chatting with friends and family.
  • Around town: I’ve worn this running errands with my Veja sneakers (reviewed here). You just can’t beat the comfort of this dress.
  • Date night: On a recent trip to Aruba I wore this out for a stroll on the beach to a nicer dinner. I paired with with sandals and a great set of drop earrings.
  • Post-partum: This dress is designed to work when you aren’t pregnant, too. I’ll pass on this one for the first few weeks (maybe months) until I’m more comfortable in a fitted dress again but, whether I’m nursing/pumping or not, this dress is something I plan on wearing for years to come.
  • Don’t Forget Shapewear: A good compression slip is a maternity staple in my book, especially if you’re going to be wearing bodycon dresses. I have been wearing this maternity slip from Blanqi and really love the cooling fabric (full review of it here). I also linked 3 other maternity shapewear options at the bottom of this post.

Conclusion: 

I’m SO happy with this dress. It isn’t something I would have first thought of when buying a maternity dress for a spring/ summer pregnancy BUT it is so versatile, so comfortable, and so beautiful.

I would 100% recommend.

(But also, if I haven’t sold you on a long-sleeved ribbed maternity dress, Soon Maternity has SO many other beautiful options – wishing I’d found this brand a few pregnancies ago)

outfit details:

Dress: Soon Maternity

shoes: Steve Madden (super similar pair here under $20)

Bag: Chicwish (this was the perfect summer bag in Aruba – it is very spacious and fit my DSLR camera, a spare lens, a change of clothes, a water bottle, etc …but also worked well just for carrying a book and sunscreen down to the pool. A fantastic buy for $35 that I’ll use all summer).

Shapewear : Blanqi Cami Slip (full review of this FANTASTIC maternity staple here)

Other maternity shapewear I love:

Don’t own any maternity shapewear yet? If you’re going to wear a bodycon maternity dress I cannot recommend these enough. Plus, the one I’m wearing here from Blanqi is made from a cooling fabric so everything is MORE comfortable and LESS hot while wearing it.


Shop Maternity Shapewear


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