Storq generously sent me quite a few things to review recently: the ribbed tank dress, the ribbed jumpsuit, the caftan, and the Basics bundle (includes leggings, white tank, black dress and this pencil skirt). I have worn the ribbed tank dress out once and then at home almost every day, and this skirt twice out so far. Yesterday I had a dr. appointment which requires two pieces for the obligatory measuring-and-listening to the belly, otherwise I would have worn a dress since it’s getting HOT here.
I’m not sure the leggings or the jumpsuit will work for me; my waist is too short for both. As my belly grows, they may fit better (I hope so!!), but for now, I can’t wear the jumpsuit. I love a drop crotch, but it’s a bit too dropped, and the fit is just wrong right now. Same with the leggings – I think Elaine mentioned having a similar problem with their leggings, so not great for short people I’m afraid. I’ll give both of those pieces a try again in a couple of months.
This skirt though….It’s fabulous!! So comfortable, and just right. I wear it high over my belly and I prefer that it hits right below my knees that way, but you could wear it lower if you wanted to; it’s very flexible that way. It’s double layered, so it smooths out a lot of bumps, etc., and the elastic at the waist is forgiving and doesn’t cut into me anywhere. The size 3 is not too snug on me, so doesn’t feel tight at all, but the pencil style is slightly more challenging to walk in sometimes, but I don’t find it a problem.
The other pieces, aside from the jumpsuit and leggings are also great. The caftan is SO GOOD and I know I will wear that more than any other item. The tee dress is also great, but it droops a little up top since I’m still smaller proportionately up there than around my belly/hips. But it’s very comfortable and more casual than the skirt – and less restrictive for walking fast! The white tank is also nice to have, it fits well and will be a good layering piece, but I’m not sure it’s necessary. All this is to say, I don’t necessarily recommend the Basics bundle unless you’re tall and love to wear leggings – I’d purchase the pieces you think you’d wear/need more often separately. I don’t love leggings anyway….so take that for what it’s worth. Also, why do people want pregnant women to wear leggings all the time???
Again, I am so grateful for the opportunity to review these pieces from Storq, they are truly a lifesaver right now; I couldn’t be more comfortable. Thank you Storq 🙂
And if I may repeat myself once again, if you are pregnant and hesitating to spend money on maternity clothes, I would just encourage you to reconsider. Maternity pieces don’t have to be new (there are secondhand maternity pieces on Poshmark and The Real Real), and they don’t have to be expensive, but if you can find a piece you wear a lot in your “previous” life like jeans, or a pencil skirt, in a maternity version, it will make you feel so much better in your body, I promise you.