***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
I remember always feeling so tired and frumpy while I was expecting. I wish I had know about Mothers En Vogue back then! They prove that maternity clothing can be not only incredibly comfortable, but oh-so-chic as well! This wonderful boutique offers some truly beautiful clothing for moms to be, nursing mothers, and even women who are simply trying to get their pre-baby body back. (Like yours truly!)
Their apparel ranges from casual tops and dresses to more elegant looks perfect for the office or even a special occasion. Rich colors, luxurious, eco-friendly fabrics....This is the fashion we crave when we're not expecting, so why not enjoy it then, too! The best part? Many of these pieces are designed to be worn both during and after pregnancy. How cool is that?!
Mothers en vogue's commitment to the environment:
●Cotton – a natural fibre of vegetable origin is especially recommended for nursing wear due to its softness, breathability and excellent absorbing capabilities.
●Modal – made of cellulose from beech trees, it is very soft, drapes beautifully and absorbs water well. This sturdy bio-based fibre does not fade or pill easily too.
●Linen – A natural textile made from the fibres of the flax plant is exceptionally cool to wear, especially in warm weather.
●Silk – is a natural protein fibre; silk’s absorbency makes it comfortable to wear in warm weather and while active. Its low conductivity keeps warm air close to the skin during cold weather.
●Organic Cotton – grown without the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals that can contaminate the environment, this earth-friendly fabric not only feels good, it feels right too. Organic cotton yarns that are used in the manufacture of MEV clothing are certified according to Standard OE100 of the Textile Exchange.
●Bamboo Rayon – made from the pulp of bamboo grass, is earth’s fastest growing plant, and is also a sustainable source of fibre. Its environmental benefits arise largely out of its ability to grow and spread quickly without the use of fertilizers and caustic pesticides that can contaminate and damage the environment. Bamboo rayon is a soft, breathable, super absorbent and lustrous fabric that is lightweight and has a cooling effect on the skin.
My Top Fashion Finds :
Here are just a few of my top picks from MEV:
My Review of the Sweet Pea Tiered Dress:
The top part of this dress is made from a 95% cotton 5% spandex blend, and the bottom is 100% cotton. The skirt is rather lightweight, and a bit on the sheer side. No worries, though. It's fully lined, too, so there won't be any unwanted peek-a-boos.
Constructed with empire-line access for discreet breastfeeding. Inner lining extends from empire “opening” to neckline so as to minimize accidental exposures. Recommended for the first-time nursing mom. One simple motion - pull band upwards and you're ready to feed!
Please excuse the no-make-up-ombre-hair thing I have going on here. I need to redo my red!
I was very pleased with both the quality of construction and the feel of this dress. I received a medium, and it fits very well. It is a bit on the long side for my liking, but I am vertically challenged at only 5'3". While this dress is meant to fall right above the knee, it falls mid-calf on me, which is kind of an awkward length. I feel it makes me appear even shorter than I am. That being said, I still wear it often. It looks great on its own, or paired with a lightweight summer cardigan like I am wearing above. This really is the perfect summer dress!