I have a wardrobe of pretty dresses I love to wear but do you know what? My current favourite items are my Selfish Mother tee and sweatshirt.
I’d been spotting the Mother tee on social media for a while, and was delighted to find one in my Mumsnet Blogfest goodybag last month.
There are a diverse range of colours available – mine is a charcoal grey with ‘Mother’ in silver writing. I was especially chuffed to discover that a size medium fit, and is even slightly baggy!
Being winter it’s not exactly t-shirt weather but I make mine wearable for the season by adding a long-sleeved top beneath it. The charcoal grey is a darker shade than I would typically wear, so my favourite top to wear beneath my Mother tee is a sparkly purple one. It looks fab with a denim skirt, if I say so myself!
I am especially proud of my Mother tee because with no living children the fact that I am a mother can feel a little strange sometimes. But, thanks to my beautiful Hugo I am a proud mother and I always will be.
Profits from the sale of Mother tees and sweatshirts are donated to organisations helping women in war zones rebuild their lives, meaning the items are also a way to show solidarity with those less fortunate than ourselves.
There are a range of slogans available in the shop, including Maman (helping refugees in Calais); Sista (to represent sisterhood rather than just genetic siblings!); Human (for the Refugee Council, and also features in the men’s range); as well as ‘kin’, ‘girl’ and ‘boy’ for children.
I wanted to do my bit too, so I bought a Mother sweat. I chose an ink one (it’s a deep denim blue) with ‘Mother’ in light grey.
It’s so cosy I have been getting a lot of wear out of it in the past week since it arrived – and wearing it with huge pride!
My #MatExp co-conspirator Flo saw the pictures of mine on social media and has indulged in a ‘Human’ tee and a ‘Mother’ sweat too – doesn’t she look fab? What is especially wonderful is that Flo is a consultant obstetrician and has a very important role to play in helping women become mothers.
A tee or sweat would make a perfect Christmas present – a stylish item that also helps people in need has got to be a winner, so why not have a look on their site?
Sizing can be a pickle when buying online whether buying for yourself or for someone else – I am usually a 14/16 (and a 34F) and as I say above the medium is fine – it’s quite a relaxed fit. With the sweat I bought a large, which is a 12/14 – I prefer a snug rather than a loose baggy fit. I hope that helps!
So go on, be a not-so selfish mother in a Selfish Mother tee – be stylish while helping support some very worthy causes.