Quick note: I've been traveling and just recently got back so my apologies if you've been expecting a reply to comments/questions. I hope to catch up with everything soon.
NMPNW= non-maternity pregnancy/nursing wear. Awhile back Urkye had a storewide sale and I jumped at the opportunity to snatch up the Skolowana Morska, which I've been lusting after for awhile now.
|Urkye Skolowana Morska|
|Perfect Cami Basic Solid Mini Camisole|
As you can see from the pictures it's works prefectly over my baby bump! Now, according to my measurements I should actually be in a 40ooooo (my bust is measuring about 42.5" last time I checked). So you do see from the side view that the seam is pulled forward a bit due to this. However, I imagine if I were to go up to a 42oo/ooo it would be too big everywhere else. In the pictures I'm just over 28 weeks.
You can see in the front view how it looks combined with the perfect cami and since I don't have any low cut bras at the moment (Ewa Michalak order hurry up!), it's been a necessity to cover my full-fit bras. That being said, I think with an Ewa Michalak plunge I might be able to wear it without the cami.
It's not that obvious from the pictures but I do find the hem in the front is slightly elevated compared to the back simply because of the bump, but, really, that's a small price to pay for clothes that actually take a large bust into account! Most off-the-rack maternity clothes have had to be boughten in a significantly larger size (or sometimes multiple sizes!) up and then have the back/shoulders altered down. I've actually done that to find that the bust was STILL too small afterwards!
The material is great and oh so soft, which is really a bonus on my super sensitive pregnancy skin. About the only complaint that I can muster up is that I do find the tags on Urkye clothes annoying. They're rather large and always end up poking me (and for some reason I forget to cut them off at the end of the day!).
Overall, I'm really happy with this purchase, especially considering I was only expecting it to work post-partum. I have a few other Urkye purchases that I'll be review shortly as well as a more thorough review of the Perfect Cami and an in-depth explanation of how they can be used for nursing in public, so look for those soon!
I also want to mention that this is the first of many posts on non-maternity clothes that can be used during pregnancy. I've found some good finds along the way and ironically some of them are a lot more comfortable than my actual maternity clothes!