Monday, 28 May 2012

Seraphine Maternity and Nursing Wear

New mum Mellow Mummy has swapped her bump for a breastfeeding newborn so has been reviewing some of the maternity and nursing fashion on offer at online fashion retailer, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary.

When I first browsed the Seraphine website I was in the last weeks of my pregnancy and really regretted not having discovered them sooner. Their range of maternity clothes is one of the most refreshing that I've seen to date - lots of maternity clothes these days are very clingy and follow some very predictable fashions but the clothes at Seraphine have a large range of colours, shapes and fabrics. The range of maternity dresses is awesome.

As it was, my practical side took over and instead i focussed in on the Seraphine range of award-winning breastfeeding clothes in their nursing section. Once again, I was really impressed with how different the styles of the clothes were to almost all of the other websites I had visited - I was genuinely spoilt for choice.

In the end I plumped for this floaty, angled breastfeeding t-shirt because it looked casually elegant and totally different to my other nursing tops.

The t-shirt is a very light cotton mix with poppers along each side of the t-shirt. The design makes it look as if the t-shirt pops together all the way along both side seams but in fact it only has poppers which open around the breast area. The opening for feeding is at the side and at first it felt very alien to me because all of my other tops open at the front. I found that to feed, I had to reveal quite a bit of breast until I got the hang of things!!! I also found it quite tricky to re-pop the poppers after use and had to get my husband to help me out as I couldn't manage it with my daughter in my arms!

Despite the teething problems, I really like the top - it goes well with jeans and leggings and will be perfect during the summer (if we ever get a summer, that is) because it is so light. I think it would work well paired with full-length or calf-length white or cream linen trousers.

My favourite part of the Seraphine website is the "Shop the Look" section which has some gorgeous photos as outfit inspiration - it makes me want to buy the entire range of clothes and accessories and is an inspiration to lose some of that baby weight.

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