Ashley Darby is starting to feel like herself again. Five weeks postpartum, "I really feel like a new woman," the mom of baby Dean exclusively revealed to The Lookbook backstage at The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 4 reunion. "When I came home from the hospital, I didn't wash my hair for a month. I'm admitting that to the public, that's the truth. I didn't wash my hair for a month."
But sitting in hair and makeup ahead of the hotly anticipated reunion, Ashley declared, "It's about time for me to come out and be my normal 'clatchet' — classy ratchet — self."
So, um, how exactly does one channel "classy ratchet?" For the Maryland-based yogi, that entailed going "a little risqué" with her reunion dress. "I am wearing this beautiful white gown," Ashley gushed. "It's a bodysuit and then there's a sheath, a lace sheath with sequins, and then I have a cape. I have a cape." Watch the video above for an exclusive first look at Ashley's daring reunion dress.
Ashley admitted the look can be a little tricky to pull off, but she has all the confidence in the world: "Sometimes [a cape] can be a little matronly, but I think the way we did it is going to dazzle."
Putting together this ensemble required a custom fit. "I do have a little baby pouch still," Ashley explained. "My uterus hasn't quite shrunken down yet, so I had my dress custom made and it camouflages a little bit in the belly here." Ashley promised that her designer, Shari Henry, is "really helping me make a bang."
Watch the video above for an exclusive first look at Ashley's reunion gown.
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