If you follow me on Instagram then you would’ve seen my recent post announcing that my new multifunctional tshirt is soon to be launched for sale. If you don’t follow me, then what are you waiting for? go go go >>> follow <<<
When I was pregnant I was always complaining about how I could never find any maternity wear that I liked. It was all basic or grannified. I mean, I know I was on the path to becoming a mum and there are certain stereotypes of what mums should wear, but come on, just because I was becoming a mother doesn’t mean I wanted to add 10 years to my style.
I did a lot of searching for maternity wear in my first trimester looking for clothes that weren’t boring or styles that were on trend but I didn’t have much luck. Eventually I gave up and just ended up adapting everyday fashion with pregnancy accessories. These included a waist extender belt that I could fit onto regular jeans, but then needed a bump band to keep it covered and neat. (And so the layering began.) Maternity jeans can set you back £30+ per pair that you’ll only have use for for 8/9 months. After which, it’s kind of weird wearing maternity jeans when you’ve had the baby already don’t you think? 🤷🏽♀️
I started wearing 1-2 sizes larger in tshirts/dresses to keep me comfortable as I didn’t always fancy wearing a fitted top showing my bump. Especially in summer, it was just too hot to wear anything fitted except leggings. Then there was the hassle of finding a top long enough to cover the vaj and bum area because no one in their right mind is going to be wearing a thong in the middle of summer at 7/8 months preggers. So that VPL and possible camel toe needed to be covered!
When E was born and I started leaving the house and nursing outside, I realised how inconvenient a normal tshirt/top was when trying to nurse in public. By this time it was winter so I’m finding myself hiking my top up and my tummy is completely out brrrrrr. So I started wearing vests underneath which then became fiddly when trying to pull down at the strap to make it accessible for E to latch on. 🤦🏽♀️
I found myself back on the internet and in the stores looking for nursing tops for that extra convenience to be a bit more confident to nurse E while I was out. But, again….. there was not much that really complimented me and my style.
So here we are, a few months later with my own multifunctional tshirt design. It took a bit of encouragement from the hubby to get me going, but I’m glad he pushed me to do it. I guess when I thought he wasn’t listening, he clearly heard all the moaning I made about no pregnancy and no nursing clothes being of my taste and style. (He bought every point up that I had moaned to him about in his effort to persuade me to design my own 😬)
My design is made from soft cotton that stretches and grows with you throughout your pregnancy. It’s slightly fitted for a relaxed and supportive feel. It’s long enough to wear with leggings to avoid any camel toe or VPL awkwardness. It’s designed with invisible and conveniently zipped nursing panels on both sides. They’re machine washable and fade resistant so they can be worn way after your little bubba is born, cause it’s not about having to spend more money on extra clothes when bubba is born. Trust me, you’ll want to save that money for nappies! 👍🏽
It’s an investment piece. An investment of your comfort, convenience and style from the start of your journey through motherhood.
Stay tuned for the release of my “Mama Love Maternity Tshirt” and get it exclusively with me only.