I wore this out to a dinner date with some friends a while ago. This dress makes me look much bigger than I am, plus the photos aren’t helping. I think it is the way the dress just falls over the bump and forms a straight line, rather than hugging it.
I’ve found that hair and make-up play an important role in a capsule wardrobe, They can change the look dramatically. For the dinner date I curled my hair and paired the dress with a red lip. It looked far less casual than it does with straight hair.