Queen Bee contacted me during my pregnancy and invited me to review their maternity clothes. I still hadn't found an every day dress for maternity so I was very happy to take a dress for a test run.
I chose Floressa - a simple black tank dress that has space for a big belly as well as breastfeeding access making it very versatile and long lasting.
It is a beautiful dress, and I enjoyed wearing it during my pregnancy. It is stretchy and comfy and made of soft cotton. It fit over my BIG belly even in the final weeks of my pregnancy.
Those of you who know me know I love tank dresses! Dress them up or down, accessorise and layer and you can wear a tank dress almost every day. If you only want to buy a few staple pieces for your pregnancy this dress is great for you.
I was a little disappointed with the dress for breastfeeding. The breastfeeding access is great, but the ruched belly didn't work for my postpartum body. Designed to stretch over a big tummy it ended up looking floppy and accentuating my belly afterwards which didn't make me feel great.
My dream maternity dress would have pockets!! As a mum of three I never have a spare hand for car keys / phone / loose change so that is a feature I would love to see on maternity clothes.
My dream maternity dress would also be ethically made. Queen Bee are a retailer and have over 60 brands of clothing so they can't speak for all of their suppliers. However they do support Every Mother Counts, sponsor two children through World Vision and also donate clothes to various charities where appropriate.