I swear Moms come up with the very best inventions. Mom designer Amy Naylor contacted me to share her innovative design of comfortable bodysuits for the pregnant mom-to-be, The Bashful Bump. She came up with the concept herself when she was newly pregnant and scouting for clothing options for layering. She wanted to avoid exposing her back and belly unwillingly, a problem that many pregnant women face, especially in their third trimester.
This is what the site says about the product:
Bashful Bump Maternity Bodysuits are made of an ultra soft, knit fabric that won’t fade, pill, or lose its shape. Subtle side ruching flatters your figure and allows for belly growth. Built-in shelf bra provides light support. The snaps are moved forward for easy reach and maximum comfort. Available in both full-seat and thong styles.
I see there is a tank, cap sleeve, camisole and three-quarter length sleeve option.
My only concern about this fantastic concept is that it appears you’d have to figure out how to get this leotard over and above your tummy in later months. This would require you to bend over and do a little bit of balance gymnastics it looks like. There appears to be enough fabric to accommodate a growing belly, but still. The mental image I’m getting of the bulbous mom working this for the first time makes me giggle. I didn’t get a sample to check out so I can’t tell you if there is a side zipper that I am certain would make the job less daunting. I hear mention of a snap, so it may be that you pull it over your head and snap it underneath.
Oh and it’s a bit on the pricey side starting at $88.00! Not recession friendly at all, but I guess there’s a price for comfort and it may be constructed well enough to last through your entire pregnancy and for subsequent ones, thus well worth the investment.
Overall, though, I love the idea! Kudos Amy! You get two belly bumps up!
Get yours On The Bashful Bump Maternity website.