Pink Blush maternity are an American brand who contacted me to ask whether I would like to review a few pieces from their collection. Absolutely yes! I knew immediately that Pink Blush was a little different, and their clothes looked a lot more fun than most things you can get over here in the UK. I loved the patterns and the bright colours and I ended up choosing items that I would never had otherwise chosen if I’m honest. I wanted to go for things that reminded me of my non-pregnancy days. No more plain black or sensible styles. Pink Blush has so many attention grabbing pieces that it seemed a crime to go for the same old thing again. So I went for three amazing dresses that have won me countless compliments each and every time I wear them!
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.
Babes with Babies is a super maternity brand that I’ve been lucky enough to work with during this pregnancy, and I had a really hard time choosing what I wanted to try out. There are so many dresses on this site (and you know how I like a dress!) and so many wonderful designs that are just made for the changing shape that it really was a struggle to choose. I ended up with three choices that needed to be narrowed down to just one, and the lovely Emily at Babes with Babies was a wonderful help. She knows the clothes inside out and was able to advise based on my body shape and needs. In the end I went for The Magic Dress, a breastfeeding wrap dress. The reason I went for this is because I knew these clothes were something a little bit special. I wanted a dress that I could wear in the cooler months of my pregnancy, and one that would see me through Winter breastfeeding the baby too. And I’m so glad I did because the dress has already proven to be a core staple in my wardrobe! Here are my thoughts on maternity wear from Babes with Babies.
Another brand I’ve been lucky enough to work with during this pregnancy is Isabella Oliver, from whom I received a fantastic black maxi dress. I already had a pencil skirt from this wonderful maternity brand and knew that it was well made and with the changing body in mind, so I didn’t hesitate when ordering. Here are my thoughts on maternity wear from Isbaella Oliver.
It’s worth noting that the sizes at Isabella Oliver do come up slightly bigger than you might expect, so do order your pre-pregnancy size, no matter what trimester you’re in. I ordered my skirt in size 3 (12) and it is still a little on the larger size now at 31 weeks. My dress I ordered in size 2 (10) and it’s a perfect fit. If unsure, give the girls at Isabella Olive a call because they are lovely and only too happy to help….