Finding clothing which a) fits and b) is comfortable can be a really difficult job when you're pregnant. I've lost count of the amount of times I have either been in stores or online desperately trying to find clothes to fit my ever growing bump, and been left feeling frustrated and wondering why when so many people are pregnant, so many shops don't cater well for us. This pregnancy, I have invested mostly in stretchy vest tops, a few maternity tank tops and two pairs of maternity jeans and for the most part I have paired those things up mostly with cardigans or open shirts and leggings.
But when it comes to wearing something a little bit different or something a bit more special, I really haven't had a huge amount to choose from without ruining and stretching my normal clothes. So I was really over the moon when George at Asda got in touch to ask if I'd like to pick a few pieces from their online maternity collection. Because I was 36 weeks pregnant at the time, and aware that I wouldn't get many weeks use of the clothes, I immediately went to have a browse on the George website. My initial reactions were the amazing prices and secondly, the huge range of choice.
With items from trousers and jeans in a number of styles, to tops, jumpers, cardigans, dresses, swimwear, lingerie, nursing wear and sleepwear, there really is enough choice to deck out your entire maternity wadrobe, all at really great prices. I could have spent all night browsing, but decided on just a few key items to get me through these last few weeks of my second pregnancy, and because I have chosen things which aren't obviously maternity wear, I hope to get further use of them after baby is born too.
Here is what I chose. Excuse the dodgy modelling in the garden in the rain photos...
This heart jumper was one of the first things which caught my eye. It's super soft and although made from acrylic, it ha the look and feel of angora. It's perfect for Christmas and the winter months. I love the bronzey embellished sequin hearts. Priced at just £16, I think this is a total bargain for a well fitting maternity jumper. I have paired it up with a bobble hat and jeans, but it also looks lovely with smarter trousers or leggings. I am 5ft 4" and bought it in a size 10 which fits perfectly.
I LOVE this Marl Maternity top in pale grey. I got this in a size 8 as size 10 was out of stock, but it fits really well and I think is really flattering on a huge baby bump like mine. I love that it covers your bum so can be worn comfortably with leggings and Ugg boots or pumps. The fabric is really soft too and I actually spilt turmeric risotto down it as soon as I wore it, but it washed so well and the stains came right out. It costs just £12.
I then chose this black Knitted Wrap which initially I wasn't sure about. It doesn't have sleeves like a cardigan so it drapes over your shoulders and has a ruffled detail around the lapel. Because it comes in one size, I had thought it might drown my small frame, but it's really comfy and super snuggly. It's a great piece to have in the wardrobe, especially for shopping trips where you may not want to wear a proper coat. It's priced at £14.
This grey embellished top is very typical of the sort of thing I normally wear. I love loose fitting tops and I also love grey, so this was perfect for me. The shoulders have a really pretty embellished detail too. I got this is a size 10, and it fits really well. Here I have paired it with my bobble hat and black skinny jeans.
The final item I chose was this pair of black lounge pants. I thought it's be a good idea to invest in some sort of trousers and these are just so comfortable. They're not the most flattering things to wear, particularly if you're quite short like I am, but for lounging about the house, it doesn't really matter. The ankles are cuffed and the waist band is deep. I got a size 10 which is a bit on the generous side for me, but I am going to be putting these in my hospital bag for sure. And I think they'd be ideal if you had a C-section because the waist band is loose and so comfy.
If you're looking for some great pieces of maternity wear which don't cost too much, I'd really recommend heading over to have a look at the George website. I am so pleased with the clothes and am amazed at the good quality of the styles, fabric and overall feel of the clothes. I just wish I'd had the chance to pick these clothes a bit sooner, so I could have enjoyed them for longer!
NB: I was very kindly offered an allowance to purchase these lovely items from the George at Asda website. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.