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I bought quite a lot of blooming marvellous stuff whilst I was pregnant because I found that the range fitted me a lot better than the stuff from Mamas and Papas. One of the things I bought was this wraparound nursing top, which is actually got in green and white stripes rather than the grey one shown here. They are exactly the same though apart from the colour.
The top was in the sale so only cost me £5 which is exceptional value for money. Even at full price though it is only £10 which I thought was still very good. The top like I said is green and white striped, and the green is a lovely minty colour which I really like. I prefer the stripy one to the plain ones because they are a bit more flattering.
The material is a clingy material which stretches to fit, but doesn't exactly hide a multitude of sines, which is a shame because I would have liked it to have been a bit more flowy to cover up my belly, post pregnancy.
The fact that it is a nursing top means that it has a hidden panel behind the breast bit at the top, which looks nice, but means that you can breastfeed discreetly, it is very well designed and is easy to whip up when the need arises and easy to put back down again so you don't look like you've been dragged through a hedge backwards.
Overall I would recommend this range of tops but I prefer the ones with a bit more to them than the plain ones and beware that they don't hide your belly, which is something to bear in mind at a time when you are probably going to be quite conscious of your outward appearance.
A UK-based shop specialising in top quality maternity fashionwear and breastfeeding clothes for women during and after pregnancy, offered in an assortment of sizes that are little and large. Additionally offering a range of changing bags, nursery furniture, toys and clothing for pre school children and babies.
GOOD POINTS: The Blooming Marvellous maternity collection is a wonderfully fashionable and fairly priced range of clothes for expectant and new mums, to satisfy every occasion.
An extensive range of shirts, tops, t shirts and camisoles are available in a selection of long, half and short sleeved designs. The choice of designs and delightfully daring and subtle colours cater for both smart and casual attire, along with the good and flattering quality materials provide coverage that is generous to enlarge along with your figure that is pregnant. A lot of the tops double up as garments that are breastfeeding, with easy-to-use clip fastenings, lift- up layers and wrapping layouts to create nursing your little one fast and distinct.
Blooming MarvellousIn addition, Blooming Marvellous offer a wide selection of hot and hip clothing, in differing durations and wonderful flattering colours and styles to grow along with your bump. Their variety of skirts are also accessible in shorter and longer span designs, with roll top waistbands for a comfortable fit over and elastane or jersey fashion panel or under your bump.
An appealing assortment of jeans pants and leggings (both tailored and fit) will satisfy all everyday and formal occasions, and can be found in both underbump and lump styles for simple and long-lasting support and adjustment throughout pregnancy. For warmer climates, a set of linen and cropped trousers help mums-to-be remain cool, while for additional style in cooler climates, an array of cardigans and waistcoats will compliment any ensemble.
The lingerie variety comprises a distinct and alluring Blooming Marvellousselection of supportive maternity briefs and breastfeeding bras, as well as the sleepwear collection supplies nightdresses and satin pyjama sets and soft cotton, in practical layouts for pregnant bodies and nighttime feeding routines.
In our view, that is a delightfully designed and stylish selection of maternity clothes which are readily available and affordable in a great choice of sizes to satisfy all proportions, and which cater perfectly for all periods of pregnancy.
BAD POINTS: There is a very limited range of maternity coats OR jackets.
This is a review of the Blooming Marvellous Maternity Wrap Around Nursing Top that I bought in grey whilst pregnant (towards the end) with a view to wearing it when out and about nursing the baby. I also bought the same top in black which I have actually worn far more than the grey version.
The top is nice and long on the body, with super stretchy material and will suit either before or after the baby is born. It has a cross over style top with a false panel in between that helps with discretion whilst nursing (although I haven't really figured out how this works on me as I find it easier to lift up my top than work around secret panels. I just add a blanket over the baby once she is fixed on and hide any flashing body parts this way!.
I like the style of this top. It is super flattering and looks lovely on even me. The only problem I have is with the colour. If you have a leaky milk mishap on grey marl it will look really obvious whilst you will get away with it with the black version. I do use breast pads in my bra but sometimes they shift about and I end up with no protection there.
Price and sizes
The top is very reasonably priced at £14. For some reason I always thought that the Blooming Marvellous range was expensive so never really looked in to it but wish I had more now. The top is available in sizes 8 to 18.
I love this top but am scared to wear it outside the home because of the colour. I much prefer it in the black rather than grey but have been impressed with the quality of the top and how well it washes with no ironing required!