“ Brand: Red Herring / Type: Maternity Top „
This is a review of Navy Spotted Yummy Mummy Maternity Top from the Red Herring range at Debenhams. I treated myself to this top when I first found out I was pregnant as I really liked it and can never seem to find things when I am looking under pressure (ie because nothing left in my wardrobe fits!). I had saved most of the clothes I wore during my first pregnancy but I wanted a few new bits and pieces this time round.
I immediately liked the top on sight as it was a nice dark blue colour with a pretty white spot pattern on the material. The shoulders were kind of ruffled which lent some detail to the shape of the top which didn't focus on the stomach. Around the sides are gathered material which allows for more space where you need it but it is really discretely designed so it will fit you at the beginning and end of the pregnancy. The top is 50% Cotton and 50% Polyester. I normally prefer 100% cotton but have not had any problems so far with the material.
Why this top?
The top appealed as I could tell it was nice and long in the body. I already have a long top half as I am tall at 5 foot 10 so often find tops to be lacking in length (and don't even get me started on long leg maternity trousers!!). Whilst I can wear a bump band to make up the shortfall it is nice to find a top that is long enough to go without one!
Price and availability
When I bought the top it cost £16 but it is currently on offer for £12.80 in the shop's 20 % sale. There are often promotions so purchases, if timed right can be better value for money. I bought it straight away as I needed a big size and these are often the first to go from the rails.
I have worn the top a couple of times already although I can still wear most of my normal wardrobe too at the moment. The material on the shoulders is made into a kind of knot which is a different way of wearing a top but it still covers bra straps etc. I can already tell it's going to be one of those tops that as soon as it's out of the wash, it'll be back on and by the end of this pregnancy I will never ever want to see it again!! Seriously though, I think for the price paid, as it is comfortable and can be dressed up or down it has been a really good buy and a far better impulse purchase than some sale shopping I have done in the past where I grab what is in my size because it's a bargain then never wear it as it looks awful on!
Obviously, maternity clothes are a fairly niche market but I have to say to any retailers reading this that it is nigh on impossible for 16+ size people to find comfy clothes during pregnancy. Buying normal clothes in bigger sizes doesn't really work as you are mainly trying to accommodate a bump. I can happily recommend the 'Yummy Mummy' top from the Red Herring range as a comfy and versatile top which is reasonably priced.