The black skinny fit maternity jeans from Blooming Marvellous are a surprisingly comfy option for mums-to-be who want to look fashionable. However, you might want to steer clear if you have put on a lot of weight on your bottom half.
There are three styles of maternity jean on the market – those with a large stretchy band that stretches over the top of your bump; those that sit on the bump itself and those with a slim under bump band. The Blooming Marvellous black skinny fit jeans fall in to the latter category with a modest sized stretchy panel that fits snugly underneath your tummy.
Although they’re billed as skinny jeans I think the Blooming Marvellous black skinny fit jeans might be better described as slim fit as they don’t cling tightly to the leg like some skinny jeans. This is a good thing as it means they’re easier to pull on and off, don’t feel as though they’re cutting off the blood supply in your legs and still provide the neat, narrow silhouette, which is spot on for this season.
What we love
Because Blooming Marvellous skinny fit jeans come in black they’re smart enough for work and can be dressed up for evening, too.
They also manage to bridge the gap between comfort and style better than other brands of jean on the market, which thus far I’ve found to have mostly frumpy offerings. These are fashionably skinny but still comfy so they’ll last through from the earlier months to later in your pregnancy.
What to watch out for
I found the sizing on the generous side – I’m normally a small size 12 but in this style these were on the baggy side and slipped down around the bum and hips, whereas the size 10 provided a more authentic, tight skinny fit. If you sometimes fall between sizes this may be one to try on in the shop rather than take a chance on mail order.
The Blooming Marvellous skinny fit jeans style only comes in black, which is a shame.
Who are Blooming Marvellous black skinny fit jeans best for?
Trend-conscious mums-to-be happy to show off their figure.
The Blooming Marvellous black skinny fit jeans are a versatile addition to your maternity wardrobe if you’ve managed to keep relatively trim. These skinny jeans are worth the £35 price tag as they’ll see you right through your pregnancy for both work and play, but watch out for the generous sizing.