The Mama Maven Blog would like to welcome Valerie Umans, as our new maternity contributing writer! Valerie is currently 20 weeks pregnant and will review all this maternity and baby related for us! — Nancy, Editor, The Mama Maven Blog
By Valerie Umans, Contributing Writer
Being about 20 weeks pregnant now, I’m finding it a bit difficult to look good and feel good in what I’m wearing, especially when I’m exercising. I had the pleasure of trying two new exercise tops from FitBump this week.
The first top I tried was called Thalia:
I liked that it had a snug fit with light and breathable fabric. I think the orange color is great for a little splash, too. What I liked best about this top though was the ruching in the stomach area. It really rounded out my bump in a cute way, since right now I’m still in a sort of awkward belly bump phase. It also has stretch and room for my bump to grow into, which is nice for long-term use. The only con with this shirt is that during my prenatal yoga class the top kept riding up in front and back, which was annoying. However, for walking it was fine.
The second top I tried was called Pandora:
The maternity detail on this top is amazing. The front of the top has the ruching in the stomach area to allow for future growth, like the top above, but the back is where it’s really special. It has a zipper going up the back that you can unzip to let out more fabric so that you have even more room for when your bump is really big. I think that will be really helpful later in my pregnancy. The fabric on this top is similar to a swimsuit, stretchy and smooth. It wore great during my prenatal yoga class, because it was longer like a tunic – so no need to worry about it riding up!
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Thank you to FitBump for sending two of their products for review. No compensation was received.