This guest reviewer’s name is Sally. She and I used to work together at a boutique PR firm many moons ago. She works for a certain bottling company that may or may not rhyme with “smoke,” and she’s about to have her first baby.
Sally received an item of her choice from PinkBlush Maternity in exchange for her honest review.
I had the awesome opportunity to provide a guest review for PinkBlush Maternity, an online maternity store that carries fun, stylish, maternity wear at relatively affordable prices. I was given the opportunity to select one piece from the store to try out.
After much deliberation (how was I to choose just one?) and polling some of my most stylish friends, I selected the Navy Blue Geometric Print Maternity/Nursing Maxi Dress. The dress retailed for $58.99 USD but is no longer available; however, a similar maxi dress is currently on sale for $19.99 USD. (Wow!)
PinkBlush has a wide selection of youthful, on-trend maternity wear that I haven’t been able to find in any store in Canada. Traditional maternity stores are boring and pricey, chains that carry some maternity are great but choices are limited, and high-end boutiques are, well, a little too high-end when you consider how short a time you will wear the clothes. As someone who doesn’t believe that being pregnant means that you can’t look good, I think PinkBlush fills the gap quite well and I will definitely buy from them in the future.
The dress I selected is super-comfortable, lightweight and easy to wear (in fact I’m wearing it now). I’ve gotten lots of compliments on it from colleagues (two as I write this review) and even a few strangers, which is always nice. There isn’t too much draping fabric concealing (or enhancing) the size of my 29-week belly. And, as an added bonus, I can tell that it will be something I can wear while not pregnant, too.
I know online shopping, especially for clothes, can be daunting for many, but PinkBlush has reasonable shipping rates and return policies. The site offers a sizing chart to help reduce the need for returns. My experience with the dress is that the size is in line with my pre-pregnancy size – except that, even for my 5’11” frame, it’s a bit short, coming in at mid-calf. The dress length was included on the site, though, so I wasn’t surprised by this.
While PinkBlush’s prices at full-price are not out of reach, they are a bit high in my opinion. I only feel this way because many of the items that I looked at on the site are made with synthetic materials, which I try to avoid where possible. The dress I picked is made partially with synthetics and what’s not synthetic is very thin. But look at the Clearance Rack for amazing deals.
My only other issue is that the dress I bought (I can’t speak for anything else on the site) came with the dreaded “hand wash only” tag. Have you ever tried hand-washing a maxi dress? I now have and I hope never to again. The good news here is that after hand-washing and hanging to dry (I wanted to be fair to PinkBlush in my review), I decided to attempt running the dress through the machine on delicate and hanging it to dry. The dress came out fine, it didn’t require ironing afterwards, and I will certainly do it this way from now on.
So…where can you get it?
- Directly from PinkBlush Maternity