My bump started to show pretty early on in my second pregnancy and, whilst this is lovely, I really struggle to find maternity clothes down the local shops. When Bonprix asked if I’d like to review a couple of items from their Maternity range, I couldn’t say no. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you will know that I turned 36 weeks pregnant yesterday! Although I would say it’s a little late in the day to start buying new maternity clothes, it’s definitely not in my circumstances as I plan to breastfeed for as long as I can, so I need options that make nursing as easy as possible.
I picked out the Maternity Winter Leggings as leggings have been an essential in my wardrobe during pregnancy. They come up over the bump, which I really like as I find it provides much more comfort than under the bump styles. The leggings are lined with a fleecy fabric which makes them perfect for this cold snap of weather that we seem to be experiencing at the moment. The leggings are available at £17.99 which I think is quite reasonable for this particular design. My only concern is that the sizings are on the small side – but, then again, you wouldn’t want baggy and loose-fitted leggings!
I also chose the Maternity Dotty Dress to pair with the leggings during pregnancy. I really love this product – it’s so comfy! The material is stretchy enough to accommodate a growing bump and bosom, without being overly clingy. A wrap V-neck design coupled with a high waistband also provides concealed buttoned openings to allow for nursing easily. I’m really looking forward to being able to wear this dress with a pair of tights in Spring after the birth of the baby. The dress is available to buy at £29.99, which I think is a good investment for mums wishing to breastfeed.
I styled the dotty dress and leggings with a pair of embellished ballet pumps and a black cape with faux fur collar from Dorothy Perkins.
Did you have a favourite piece of maternity wear?
Disclosure: I was sent these items for the purpose of writing this post, however all words and opinions are my own.