Our babymoon to Lisbon would not have been complete without a maternity shoot at Praça do Comércio.
So, early on our last Friday morning in Lisbon, before the business day and tourist crowds would swarm, I met Sandra and Miguel at the center of Praça do Comércio for a shoot in my favorite maternity look to date at the dreamiest historic location.
Perhaps not surprisingly (since I’m just not a fan of maternity clothing), the dress I chose for this special location was not actually maternity, but a gorgeous coral and pink floral empire waist trapeze mini dress with bell sleeves and ruffle trim from MISA Los Angeles. The silhouette of this dress is perfect for accommodating a baby bump with its high sitting waistline and flowing skirt, and its mini length and deep cut V-neck offer a little balance to all the fabric and frill. In fact, for all of my mamas-to-be, I found that MISA Los Angeles makes an endless number of dreamy baby bump friendly dresses that you’ll be wearing during and after pregnancy (it’s also a great time right now to purchase some items currently on sale for those Resort/Cruise months or an upcoming babymoon). Because the dress is just so undeniably feminine, I wanted to play up all the girly details by wearing oversized gold and pearl flower earrings. To create the illusion of a slim, longer leg, I wore my favorite acrylic and nude block heele sandals that I bought at Zara years ago when acrylic shoes were just becoming a thing. Finally, I carried a simple mini basket bag.