When I was pregnant with Baby J, I bought a fairly extensive maternity wardrobe. Well, maybe it wasn’t. What’s extensive? But many of my friends seem to get by with yoga pants, a pair of jeans or two, and some tops. I, however, had to buy clothes appropriate for work (I was teaching full time), church (played in the church orchestra every Sunday), and the rest of the time. It was difficult to find things that were flattering and appropriate. Okay, some of what I bought wasn’t flattering. *sigh* I recently heard about Pink Blush Maternity (formerly Sweet Pea Maternity). It’s a company I wish I’d known about when pregnant. We do plan on having at least two more children, so next time, I know where to look!
Pink Blush contacted me about reviewing one of their tops or dresses. They offer trendy, cute, and affordable maternity clothing. Although I’m not currently pregnant, many of their clothes function as nursing wear, so I chose the Aqua Scrunchy Maternity/Nursing Maxi Dress to review. The dress appears to currently be sold out on their website. 🙁
Sorry about the overexposed photos! We didn’t have a good photo-taking opportunity.
The dress is lovely with plenty of room to expand in the waist. I don’t think it looks like a “maternity dress” at all. I was planning on nursing my son in this dress, but go figure…he weaned a few days before the dress arrived! If you can tell in the photo above, the bra cups can actually be scrunched down. They will go all the way down if you want, completely exposing your breast, which is exactly what you need for nursing.
For reference, I’m 5’10,” 159 lbs., and wearing a size large. I think I could wear a medium though, because the bust wasn’t at all tight on the size large. I was a little concerned that “the girls” would fall out when I leaned over, but it wasn’t too risque. I wasn’t flashing a nip, anyway. My chest isn’t well-endowed anymore, and when I pulled on the cups, there was plenty of room for bigger “girls.”
The dress is lightweight and feels like nice quality…not cheap. I’ve washed the dress on cold, and hung it to dry without any issues. I wore it to the park and playground when it was at least 90 degrees outside, and I think it’s also the perfect dress for the beach. The only downside is if you uhm “glow” a lot like me, it could potentially show “glow” stains. I didn’t have any issues when I was walking briskly around the lake even though my body temperature was up from exercising. When I sat in my car, however, it took a while for my body to cool down. In the meantime, the back of my dress that was pressed against the car seat…well, there were “glow” marks on my lower back. 🙁 No sweat marks on the front though (away from the seat and towards the A/C vents), so that’s a plus!
As I mentioned above, I’m really excited about this company and look forward to wearing trendy maternity clothes during my next pregnancy! Seriously, where were these cute clothes when I was lumbering around town?
If my dress shows a little too much skin for your taste, Pink Blush has plenty of modest dresses and other maternity clothes. They have an awesome sale section, I’ve noticed. And standard shipping is $5 with free shipping on orders over $50. They also ship to Canada and other locations.
Note: I received a complimentary dress by Pink Blush Maternity to review. I was not otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions are mine and may differ from yours.