Most of us want to dress nice on special days. We shop obsessively for wedding dresses, birthday party clothes, clothes to travel in. So when you think about it, doesn’t it make sense to take the time to shop for clothes to give birth in? Few days in your life are more meaningful. Or more photographed.
I’m in the homestretch now and really starting to think about delivering my baby. I’ve had my hospital bag packed for a while now but the one thing that was missing, was a cute hospital gown. Not anymore! I’ve discovered B.Y.O.G.!
“Cute hospital gown” was once an oxymoron but no longer. There are a few companies out there now that have stepped up to the challenge of making your baby’s premeire appearance into more of a fashion “do”. B.Y.O.G. (“Bring your own gown”) is by far my favorite choice. Their hospital gowns are so attractive and fun, that I will happily wear mine at home, after I deliver. I had a hard time choosing which gowns I liked best. I went with two for my own delivery – “Pink Lady” and “Appletini”.
What I love most about the B.Y.O.G. gowns, aside from the lovely fabric selections and great customer service, is their unique cut. Never before have I seen a hospital gown styled with a slightly scooped and gathered peasant neckline, gently gathered sleeves and flattering (optional) sash that creates a slimming empire waistline. Their slightly retro chic feeling reminds me a little of the fabulous bedjackets and house frocks my grandma and great aunts would have worn. These inspirational ladies were far too chic to ever be phototgraphed in their old PJs or worse – a public issue gown.
Still – as fashionable as these gowns are, hospital functionality is not sacrificed. A line of snaps goes all the way up the back of this gown, allowing for easy opening without risking rear end exposure. Hidden in the gently gathered sleeves are a line of clever snaps that allow you to discreetly open the entire sleeve and drop it down to breastfeed.
You’re going to take a million pictures when you have your baby, and you are going to want to be comfortable. I can’t think of a better way to do that than with a gown from B.Y.O.G. and I just cannot wait to wear mine!
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