During my first pregnancy with our son, I spent a lot of time searching through all the maternity clothing options, deals, and discount websites trying to find what would be most versatile, practical, and the best use of my money. My husband, Philip, would find me asleep in front of my phone or computer on another maternity wear website with items in my cart that I never purchased.
Looking back on those pregnant months I realized there were many maternity items I did purchase (often motivated by a “can’t miss this deal” pitch) and rarely wore because of the fit or lack of comfort. Inspired by a dress I loved and wore all the time for both formal and casual occasions, but was on loan to me from a dear friend, my husband and I began wondering if we could offer a better shopping experience, saving time and money for the pregnant moms and moms-to-be out there.
What I loved about this particular dress was, it flattered my bump rather than hiding it under layers of fabric. The cut was sleek and comfortable with just the right amount of coverage for me to not have to worry about wearing a certain bra (as my pregnancy boobs were getting ridiculous and comfort and support was a must!). And the best part was, it remained flattering and comfortable as my bump grew, up until days before our Torrin was born.
The only thing this perfect maternity staple was missing was availability and affordability.
With experience, I can say that there comes a point in your pregnancy when the comfort and fit of your clothing can make all the difference in how you feel emotionally and physically. I reflected on the times I’d worn this dress and how it made me feel. I felt beautiful, proud and confident in my body, and it reminded me of how strong I was to be carrying another life in my belly.
Our sweet Torrin was born in August 2016, and despite having zero extra time with a newborn, but high on love for our new son and delirious with lack of sleep and sanity, the idea of Bump Body was formed and we couldn’t shake it.
We set out to make a brand that features a boutique maternity dress in fun colors and super cute designs, without compromising comfort, and offered at an affordable price.
We wanted to simplify the shopping experience from browsing to wearing. No gimmicks. No distractions. No added noise. Just a simple style and a beautiful dress, that could be worn on its own or as a base to many outfit ideas that would see you through your pregnancy.
Our hope is that Bump Body will continue to provide maternity products you can count-on that support the confidence and beauty that you deserve as a Mom rocking this pregnancy.