CtMM + Mayara Dress Collaboration

I'm so excited to announce the dress I designed for Mayarya! It was an honor to be selected to work with them. 

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When designing the dress I wanted to create something that can go from day to night. It was also important to fit all stages of motherhood. From maternity to nursing and beyond this dress is sure to flatter your ever changing body.  It's a mid length to feel sexy but not too revealing. You can bend down and pick up your baby or load groceries in the car without worrying about flashing the world! It's also an easy length to wear out on the town paired with heels!


I have a love for ruching on dresses so this was a must on my piece. Not only does ruching flatter your body, it helps hide underwear lines. (I hate having to wear special underwear for outfits!) The gathering on the side also works to adjust the length on the dress. If you're a petite mama you can shorten the dress by having the pleats tighter. 



The dress has a discreet nursing panel inside making it perfect for new moms. I didn't want cut outs or anything complicated to have to deal with so after some adjustments we got the perfect discreet panel. It can slide down out of the way for moms who want full breast exposure or slide up over the top of the breast to hide everything while allowing baby to latch on between the panel and pulled down dress. Since there are no holes or clips it's very comfortable for women to wear after nursing! It does not feel maternal at all! You can even easily cut the panel out if you don't want it there. (I like it in to cover up my bumps from my bra. Since post feeding boobs are not as great as they once were!)



Since this was designed with the upcoming summer in mind I also wanted a light weight, comfortable and breathable fabric to be used. The cotton is very soft and has the perfect amount of stretch without feeling tight. It is washer friendly too! No mama wants to have to dry clean or worry if their new purchase can get ruined by the regular laundry. 




Lastly, I chose a racerback design to be flattering and stylish. My upper arms have always bothered me and I find if a sleeveless dress hits them the wrong way I get the fat roll. I know, I know! You all will say I'm crazy but this is my body issues and don't we all have areas we feel self conscious about? The racerback doesn't hit the bad spot and makes me feel fitter for some crazy reason. 


I hope you love this dress as much as I do! It was so fun going back and forth with samples and edits from Mayara! 

The Carmen the Modern Mom X Mayarya will launch April 26!

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