Annee Matthew Maternity Review and Giveaway: CLOSED

Hey, guys, remember I told you that I discovered quite a few lesser known maternity brands that I’m loving so much I will be featuring them throughout my pregnancy? And not only featuring but giving you all an opportunity to score some goodies as well!

Well, here’s one of them!

Annee Matthew Maternity

I remember how daunting it was: the concept of buying clothes that looked bad, felt uncomfortable, cost too much and would only be worn for a maximum of a few months before being put away in the furthest corner of my closet to hopefully never be seen again. Oh the fear of maternity clothes! And how surprised I was to find out that “Hey, maternitywear does come in pre- and post- version too”.

But then somebody dropped a bomb on me:”If you’re going to be breastfeeding, you will need to buy a whole new wardrobe to be nursing friendly”  !BAM!

That’s where Annee Matthew maternity clothing comes in and that’s one of the things that I LOVE about it. It can be worn before pregnancy, during pregnancy, during the “whale period” of pregnancy AND while breastfeeding, it’s comfortable, it’s affordable, it fits like a glove and it’s super cute.

For some of you this might not come as a surprise, but as a first time mom who pretty much never had to deal with babies or pregnant friends (most of my friends are still waiting to have babies), this seemed really cool!

Check it out:

You lift up the flap on the shirt to expose your wondrous nutritious BOOBIES through special openings any time you need to breastfeed in public (or private). Your probably still squishy tummy stays hidden by the shirt, your baby is happily nursing away and you’re still looking fabulous ( picture below right)

So this was a new concept to me and a fun one too!

Next:  Softness! Aaaaahhhh! I literally melted! One word: organic bamboo ( ok, that’s two words). It’s made out of luxurious, eco-friendly bamboo fibers and probably the softest, most pleasant-to-touch piece of clothing in my whole wardrobe ( not kidding!)

We all know how sensitive our skin gets the second we get pregnant (ugh), and this shirt is like wearing a cloud ( again, not kidding).

It’s really incredibly comfortable. When I first got it, I kept prancing around the house and twirling ( yes at 22 weeks pregnant) and just enjoying the feel of it. It also fit me PERFECTLY! The fabric is really nice and stretchy, so I’d imagine it would hug everyone’s curves just the right way.

 

Next: Another thing I noticed is that the flap in the front sort of concealed my belly in a good way. I was 22 week pregnant while taking these photos and I was showing quite a bit. However, I could totally pull off the “what? I’m not pregnant!” look, which means that when I am really big, I’d hope that this shirt would make me look less like an elephant (I’m tired of the “whale” methaphor) and more like a … umm… you know…whatever is smaller and cuter than an elephant. A baby elephant? You get my point!

And post partum is going to be another story. I’ll probably live in this shirt, deny that I still look 5 months pregnant and keep telling myself that I am back to my prebaby shape. Because it makes you look THAT good.

Annee Matthew store has all kinds of styles: short sleeved, long sleeved, dresses, casual, dressy. I didn’t get to to try out the dresses ( remember, I am a dress addict?), but they look just as comfy.
My absolute favorite is Vanna Dress.

Ok, now onto the coolest part: GIVEAWAY

Annee Matthew would like to give  the same shirt  (found here) away to one of my readers. You’ll be able to pick the size and color ( it comes in plum{shown above} and black)

So, if you guys want to experience the coolness factor of wearing fun, soft, comfy, nice looking, versatile “maternity and beyond” clothing ( you don’t have to be pregnant to do that), enter the giveaway!

BELOW  ARE THE GIVEAWAY RULES and Mandatory Entries: {read carefully}
There are two mandatory entries, after which you will have additional entries available.

All comments will be moderated and will appear once approved.Please make sure to comment on which item from Annee Matthew store you liked to be eligible (entry #2)

{If you’re not sure how to use to enter, feel free to watch this video tutorial.
Otherwise, make sure to read everything carefully. Click the DO IT link first, then I’VE DONE IT once the action is completed}
Open to US residents only.






Disclosure: I received this shirt from Annee Matthew for review. All opinions are my own.

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42 Comments

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    BirdsinaBush
    October 9, 2011 at 2:35 AM

    What a perfect concept for a maternity shirt! LOVEing the plum.

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    Mandy
    October 9, 2011 at 8:22 AM

    I really like the Maternity & Transitional Yoga Pants.

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    VernaStephenson
    October 9, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Since I’m not in labor I can enter myself! ; ) I love this shirt! The Kate Dress is beautiful too!!

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    sabriena
    October 9, 2011 at 9:59 AM

    What a gorgeous shirt!

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    Nathalie M.
    October 9, 2011 at 10:26 AM

    LOVE the shirt! Also love the Geisha Wrap shirt, finding maternity and nursing tops are a challenge!

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    Ashley
    October 9, 2011 at 10:45 AM

    I adore the Chantel dress, it looks so flattering!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Bee
    October 9, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    I love the Evita dress for work.

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    Sarah
    October 9, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    Such a flattering shirt! As a hoodie fan, I love the Zoe hoodie as well!

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    JBaby
    October 9, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Love the shirt in Plum!

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    Megan
    October 9, 2011 at 12:09 PM

    Ok so I have never heard of her stuff before. However, I ordered something right away! I ordered the pashmina scarf to use as a nursing cover. It’s gorgeous, and will totally come in handy for chilly Northern California outtings. I also really love the “shimmer top”…will have to add that to my amazon wish list. 🙂

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    Mandi@CatholicNewlywed
    October 9, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    I like the Geisha Wrap. So cute!

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    Tamara
    October 9, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Thank you so much for posting about this company. I’m getting incredibly tired of my clothing options right now at almost 28 weeks pregnant, and I’m thinking ahead to my post-partum/nursing options and feeling even worse!

    I want to only buy stuff right now that will work immediately after birth AND beyond, and I haven’t seen much that fits that criteria.

    Can I pick 2 favorites from the Annee Matthew website? The Kate dress and the Kelly Two-Tone Tee. Both are so cute and look like stuff I’d wear even if I wasn’t forced to pick pregnancy and nursing clothes.

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    Katie
    October 9, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    I have never heard of this line, but when we decide we’re ready for baby #3, I will look into it! I love the Jenna Bamboo Bubble Top!

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    Katie
    October 9, 2011 at 2:41 PM

    I love the bamboo rouge long sleeve shirt. It looks so comfy!

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    Dee
    October 9, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    This would be perfect! I’m pregnant with #3 right now! 🙂 I also love this-
    http://www.anneematthew.net/flynntop1.html
    twoofakind868@aol.com

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    Rachel
    October 9, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    I love the bamboo pleated bib tunic like you’re modeling. That’s BRILLIANT! I am breastfeeding and I had NO IDEA that you needed special clothes to breastfeed, but of course I found out! It is not easy to plan your outfit when you need to be able to whip those out at a moment’s notice, LOL! (Especially in public!)
    I just recently took forever to find a dress to wear for Josh and my anniversary coming up in November! (But I did find one that is not maternity and is low cut enough to be able for me to nurse easily!)

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    DomesticDiva
    October 9, 2011 at 3:54 PM

    I like the Bella Top. (And I follow on gfc — I forgot to put that in my first comment box).

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    CandaceBoice
    October 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    What a great store! I love the Valencia dress as well as the shirt you’re wearing! Adorable!

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    Amanda
    October 9, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    Love this! Not pregnant (yet) but can’t wait and this shirt looks amazing for before,during and after!

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    Miranda H
    October 9, 2011 at 6:09 PM

    “your wondrous nutritious BOOBIES” Hehehe that’s one way of describing them lol Wish i had had that when I was preggo!

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    peg
    October 9, 2011 at 7:11 PM

    I’m having a hard time deciding between the Flynn Top and the Yoko Wrap! Love them both!

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    JessicaBraswell
    October 9, 2011 at 9:53 PM

    I like the geisha wrap top.

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    Vanessa
    October 9, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    I really like the Lace Henley!!! You look amazing!

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    Emily
    October 10, 2011 at 10:21 AM

    I love the Leticia Cowneck Dress for work!

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    Kaitlyn
    October 10, 2011 at 11:11 AM

    Like you, I love dresses. My favorite is the Diana Maxi Dress.

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    Meegs
    October 10, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    I love the Zara shimmer top!

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    StephanieAnfinson
    October 10, 2011 at 12:28 PM

    Just found your blog over the weekend and pretty much read it front start to finish. Thanks for offering such a great giveaway!

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    StephanieClark
    October 10, 2011 at 1:07 PM

    I love the top you are wearing Elena and I saw the Jenna Bamboo Bubble Top on the site. Looks like it would be good at hiding those post baby bump leftovers!

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    Kate
    October 10, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    I like the bamboo rouge long sleeved shirt!

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    Krista
    October 10, 2011 at 9:00 PM

    Super super cute! I would love this! I also really like the Evita dress… 😉
    Mother’s Boutique sent me! 🙂

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    Lisa
    October 10, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    I love the dresses. There are so many dresses that are flattering to a new Mommy. One of my favorites is the Elena Cap dress.

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    Alison Cromie
    October 10, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    I’ve always liked the geisha top, but have never had the guts to try ordering it online.

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    BethanyEskro
    October 10, 2011 at 9:11 PM

    I love the Yoko Wrap Top! 🙂

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    Lynn
    October 10, 2011 at 9:45 PM

    Love the Rosette top! Also, found your blog through the ‘A Mother’s Boutique’ blog… 🙂

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    Lara
    October 11, 2011 at 1:55 PM

    I love the Marissa Maxi Sundress!

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    Dana
    October 11, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    I really like the raglan turtleneck and also the vanna dress. I’m pregnant with my first and 20 weeks.

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    Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews
    October 11, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    I like the criss cross pajamas! Looks comfy.

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    Shannon
    October 12, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    I really like the plum color top that is shown in the photos. I also really like the Criss Cross top on the website.

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    JodiFaye
    October 12, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    I love the Kate dress!!!

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    Abigail
    October 14, 2011 at 12:51 AM

    I love the Pleated Bib Tunic in Maroon! <3

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    Sarah
    October 14, 2011 at 11:34 AM

    I think I would live in the Giselle dress at work. Comfy + Style + work appropriate 🙂

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    Amber
    October 15, 2011 at 1:49 AM

    I love the Flynn Top and the Two-Tone Sweater!

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