Melba Maternity is, as the name suggests, a maternity range of clothing to make mums-to-be and new mums feel beautiful, sensual and feminine, at a time when style is often foregone for comfort.

Maternity Camisole BlackThey stock what you would expect them to: night wear, breastfeeding tops, lingerie sets, knitwear and trousers, and also offer bundles including a hospital set which consists of a camisole, trousers and nightwear.

If you expect to be returning many times over the years, or will be buying a lot for your pregnancy, Melba London also offer a loyalty scheme where you can earn points and delivery is free for purchases over £100.

So, what are the clothes like?

Roll Top TrousersWell, they are certainly luxurious. I tested a camisole and roll-top trousers and they’re really gorgeous.  They are incredibly soft and almost flow-y in texture and feel. Unfortunately, like most luxury brands their clothes only go to a UK size 16, which at my sickest with Hyperemesis Gravidarum was my size, but as the sickness lifted, and my size return to normal – and more – they quickly became a bit snug for me. While I did wear them though, I found them incredibly comfortable.

The camisole has a lace detail on the front and the wide shoulder straps are lace too, and it definitely leaves you feeling very feminine and beautiful. Just to back up that feeling – apologies for the pun – there’s a ‘woman’ symbol in diamante detail in the back. It’s all very pretty.

The main thing with the clothing I tested is that it does feel very luxurious, and it does leave you feeling very feminine, which at a time when you’re dealing with a plethora of other things taking over your body, is most welcome.



Melba Maternity have offered Diary of a First Child readers an opportunity to win the beautiful Red Camisole and Briefs set, valued at £30.

To be in with a chance to win, leave a comment below saying which size you’d prefer for both the cami and briefs.

For an additional entry, (which is not compulsory, and is not sponsored by Facebook and which has nothing to do with Facebook or its employees) you can like Melba Maternity on Facebook, and leave a message on their wall saying I’ve sent you.

This competition finishes at 23:59 on 27 February 2012 and the winner will be randomly drawn.




Please read the competition rules.

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Melba Maternity Review And Competition (UK Only)

  1. id prefer a 16 in both! Im a little shy writing that but at 23 weeks preg my desire to win is higher than my desire to pretend my bottom is smaller than it is lol!

  2. Aw what a beautiful set would be a real treat I seem to have been pregnant forever would be nice to feel sexy
    size 16 in both if im lucky xx

  3. These look lovely and off to explore the website further. If I was lucky enough to win I’d have them both in size 16.

  4. Really beautiful and looks very comfortable as well, which is usually a rare combination! I would like in size 8, please, if I win. Many thanks

  5. Maternity wear has come a long way since i was pregnant first time around. This range looks so cosy and yet so pretty at the same time.

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