Bashful Bump Maternity Suits: Review

Let’s be honest here – baby bumps, however precious, can be difficult to dress.

I have this fear that my shirt will lift and the world will be exposed to the massive watermelon that I’m hiding in my skin. {I have this fear when I’m not pregnant too, although I’ll give myself some credit and say it’s less of a watermelon and more of a zucchini.}


I was recently given the opportunity to test a camisole by Bashful Bump Maternity Suits to help squelch my fears of exposing my bump to the world.

Here’s what they say:

While pregnant with my second child, I was thrilled to find that my favorite designers were coming out with maternity lines. Finally, I could be pregnant and still be able to dress and feel like my normal self! As my closet filled with fabulous maternity low rise jeans and designer track pants, I found myself constantly tugging my shirt down to cover my exposed belly and lower back. I didn’t want to always have to wear long tops nor rely on tight accessories that looked untucked. I wanted something that wouldn’t creep up, something that could become the foundation of my new maternity chic wardrobe. I needed a bodysuit.

After much research, I was surprised to find that no one had ever heard of a maternity bodysuit, so I decided to make one. Then I made three more. I wore them everyday either alone as a cute top or layered under my other favorite maternity shirts. No more fabric hanging down to my thighs. Best of all, the bodysuits freed me from the worry of flashing my belly and lower back. I never had to tug my shirt down again and with Bashful Bump Maternity Bodysuits, neither will you!

What I like:

The fabric is light, breathable and stretchy – perfect for my August due-date. There’s plenty of room for my bump to grow – you have no idea how much of a relief this was to me. Some store’s maternity lines are a little pitiful when it comes to the room they allow for your bump to grow. It’s like they’re expecting every women to have a 4-pound baby or something! I never worried, for a single second, about my shirt lifting and revealing my bump or my less-than-flattering-at-the-present-time backside.

What I would change: I’m 5’10” and was disappointed when I realized that the straps aren’t adjustable – the body suit is a little short for me, and I felt like I was being smushed down all day. While the body suit provides the comfort of not having to worry about your bump being revealed, it is annoying to have to unsnap the body suit to go to the bathroom and re-snap it when you’re finished.

All in all, I liked the product. I found that the pros outweighed the cons, and really, what more can you ask for?

If you’re expecting – give Bashful Bump maternity suits a try!

I received a sample of this product in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Yeah, I don’t think I could handle un-doing it to go potty. But otherwise, a nice concept.

    On the other hand, I’m glad I don’t have to worry about covering a baby bump ever again. πŸ™‚

  2. So glad to hear they’re comfortable! How much of a pain is it to unbutton when going to the bathroom? Are the snaps easily within reach?

    • they are easy to reach and easy to un-do – it’s the re-doing the snaps that was the most annoying…

  3. The re-snapping is what would get me. I think I’d be more apt to say “FORGET THIS!” and let the flaps… well, flap in the wind. πŸ˜‰

  4. I have the cap sleeve one of these and actually really like it. The snaps are an extra step but I got the hang of them and now wear the suit pretty often. πŸ™‚