Why do you feel compelled to create these dresses?

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Whitney of Sonnet James: After both of my pregnancies, I found myself still throwing on my old Liz Lange maternity tops from Target because they were comfortable, stretchy, and easy to clean. I longed to wear the fashionable dresses in my closet, but I didn't want to deal with the comfort restrictions or dry-cleaning bills. I may have looked (and felt) the most fabulous in my fitted jeans and high-heels, but I couldn’t run around and play with my kids. I felt like I was forced to choose between looking great and being an involved, adventurous mother. I got stuck in a habit of reaching for my Ugg boots and yoga pants every day. Before I knew it, I’d worn yoga pants eight days in a row, and I was starting to feel frumpy.

I had the idea to make some of my favorite dress silhouettes in maternity fabric: modal-spandex. That was where Sonnet James began—crafted out of four-way stretch fabric, my dresses have the flattering lines of runway designs, but instead of dry-clean-only silk-chiffon, lace, or wool-crepe, Sonnet James dresses are made from soft, stretchy, durable, and easily washable fabrics.

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