This summer I was lucky enough to be contacted by Heavenly Bump to review some clothes for our trip to Sicily. I’d never heard of the brand before, but I was interested to see how a smaller online maternity wear retailer might compare to the other pieces I’d already been sent to review. Pregnancy can definitely be an expensive time, with big purchases such as prams and cots and other bits and pieces, and often you don’t always want to spend lots of money on clothes that you aren’t going to wear for long either- so it makes sense to be prudent when it comes to choosing clothes. This is why Heavenly Bump is such a great idea- one place to buy all of your maternity essentials without spending a fortune. I was sent two tops, a pair of shorts and a maxi skirt to try, and this is what I thought.
The maxi skirt and long line boob tube
I love this skirt! I chose the deep claret colour as I knew it would be perfect for going through to Autumn too- and I wasn’t wrong. The soft jersey material is so lovely to wear, and so comfortable that it’s been a staple in my wardrobe since it arrived. The skirt has an over the bump band (which I love) and just skims the floor so it’s perfect for both hot and cold weather. During the summer I wore it with vest tops and flip flops, and now I wear it with longer sleeves and flats. The skirt also comes in black and navy- all colours which are extremely flattering and universal, so they’ll go with any top you like. The skirt retails at £25 which is an absolute bargain considering the wear that I’ve already had from it. This is one skirt that will see me through much of my postnatal period too, without a doubt.
I ordered a size 12, which was slightly larger than I expected it to be, so my advice would be to order your pre-pregnancy size. The fabric is stretchy so it will fit, and grow nicely with your bump.
In these photos I am wearing the skirt with the black long line boob tube. The top is just £16 and again, it’s super comfortable and well worth the price. It’s a little shorter than I usually like maternity tops to be, but this means that it will be perfect for after pregnancy too. The stretchy fabric means that it too grows with your bump, but it doesn’t lose it’s shape. The style means that it’s perfect for summer, and I loved wearing it in Sicily.
The flared shorts and ruched wrap vest
I’m not usually a shorts wearer. I don’t usually like to get my legs out at all, unless they’re covered in tights or leggings! Unfortunately, the high temperatures in Sicily meant that covering up wasn’t possible, especially with a bump! I was persuaded to go for the flared shorts and I am actually really glad that I did. They were so super comfortable! Like the skirt, they’re made from soft jersey and have an over the bump panel for comfort. The fact that they’re flared means that they didn’t cling to the top of my legs (the part I hate the most) and they weren’t too short either. They sell for just £18 and, again, they are worth every penny. I actually wear these as pyjama bottoms now and intend to take them to the hospital, where I know the temperatures can be very high.
I wore the shorts with the fuscia ruched wrap vest top (link shows turquoise) which was a fab little outfit.
The top is super flattering and I love the ruche effect so much- it seems to hold the bump really well. It’s a little different from a normal vest too, and of course the colour is nice and bright so it’s perfect for summer. The top sells for just £18 so it’s another bargain! The shorts also went really well with the black boob tube.
Heavenly Bump is a lovely little maternity wear retailer, and a place where you can supplement your wardrobe easily without breaking the bank. Everything I received was well made and flattering, and I would definitely recommend them. Delivery was fast and I cannot find a fault with the service at all. Perfect for cheaper (in price, not quality) maternity wear that will see you through your pregnancy.
My picks for Autumn and Winter: