I’m not a style blogger by any means, but I am a practical woman who happens to have just had a baby five weeks ago. I’m dying to get back into my pre-baby clothes, if for no other reason than I don’t want to have to buy new sizes in everything.

A little over a month ago I was contacted by BLANQI to do a review on their new, more affordable line coming to Target stores. It’s called Bumped by BLANQI. The line features maternity and postpartum tanks that support your belly, or slim the post-baby curves.

I wasn’t brave enough to put on a sports bra and leggings and dance around for a photo demo, but I found a lovely model to do it for me.

I was brave enough to put on normal clothes and put a little make up on.

I have other maternity/postpartum tanks and honestly, I can’t get enough of them. So I was excited to try this one out and tell you about it. First, to explain what I think of it I’m going to compare it to other types of shirts I have with similar results in mind:

-I have a maternity/postpartum tank that stretches long to cover up zippers that may or may not be buttoned/zipped.

-I have belly bands that do the same thing, and maybe a bit of belly slimming, but they aren’t tank tops that go all the way up the back.

-I have nursing tanks that unsnap when I’m feeding my baby, but they aren’t real long or stretchy.

Capri jeans: Old Navy; Necklace: Banana Republic; Cami: c/o Bumped by BLANQI

The Bumped by BLANQI cami is sort of like the best of all of these. The cami swoops down below the bust line, (“low ridin”)so there’s no need to unsnap both your cami and your nursing bra. It’s long and stretchy, so even though I appear to be fitting in my pre-pregnancy size 4s, no one knows they aren’t actually buttoned or zipped. … Well, now you do.

The cami also helps me “suck it in” for pictures, without actually having to suck it in, in a good way. I mean, it’s slimming, but not restricting. It’s also very breathable, and it has a nice stay-dry design.

Big T’s Romper: Baby GAP (via consignment); Lime onesie: Baby GAP (via consignment)

Overall it’s really comfortable, and I honestly wear it almost every day. In fact, I am ordering another one in black. For just $34.99 it’s worth it for a new wardrobe staple. And since I’ll be nursing my little guy for at least a year (maybe two) it’ll come in handy when we’re out and about.

I recorded a video so you can see how it works. Big T told be he wanted to be in it but then he fell asleep right before we hit record (I didn’t bore him to death I swear). I haven’t done a video review in a long time so I was a bit rusty, my husband was uninterested, and I still haven’t managed my postpartum blog/life balance during daylight hours. All that is to say… Don’t judge.

The only criticism I have, which comes with a lot of tops made of this material, is sometimes it rolls up and doesn’t stay stretched out flat, depending what I’m wearing. It’s pretty flawless with jeans, but sometimes with yoga pants or workout clothes it’ll roll up. Still, not bad enough to keep me from buying another.

BLANQI makes two types of camis:

Both camis come in either ivory or black.

And now here’s your chance to win:

I’m giving away a BUMPED by BLANQI maternity or postpartum nursing/smoothing cami in black or ivory (your choice!), and a $25.00 Target gift card to one lucky reader. All you have to do is enter in the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Big thanks to BLANQI for sending me a cami to try out and for sponsoring this giveaway. Opinions are all mine.

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Milcah says:

I can use something to help tuck things in.

Mish says:

Love the idea that it’s longer as you say, and the slimming effect…. But not restricting.
Quick question, it looks pretty short in the pics and video, and you kept adjusting it, so are you just taller? Haha

Great question! I am tall.. 5′ 11″, but it stays about the length you see in the photos on me. I was adjusting to show how stretchy it is and cause I was fidgeting. Lol.
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MS says:

I have just the perfect person to gift this to…new baby girl yesterday. Thanks for the opportunity. ;>) MS

I like that the tanks are longer. Like you said it’s good for covering up unbuttoned jeans!
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Val says:

The length! Thanks for hosting!

Jennifer W says:

The slimming effect for sure!
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Ashleigh says:

I don’t have to do a dance to get to my nursing bra! It glides right underneath it, love that.

Kim says:

love that it works easily with nursing!

Jessica E says:

I love that it swoops below the bra line, I wear cammis under a good majority of my shirts and I hate having to pull up my shirt and cammi and unsnap my bra…things just get uncomfy!
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Jamie says:

I love that it will hold in the jiggle of my not quite firm belly.

Amanda says:

I am interested in buying this however, I wear an xxl nursing tank and they fit comfortably. Will the L/XL size fit me? I do have some pre-pregnancy smoothing tank tops that were XL and they fit me now. Just wanted to make sure before I ordered. Thank you!!

Jessie C. says:

I like it lift and support the body.

Jessica To says:

I like that it is slimming but not restrictive.

Elena says:

I like the extra support

Wild Orchid says:

I like that they are extra long.

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Amanda Sakovitz says:

I love the colors and how flattering they are

Tabathia B says:

I like the belly support

Thomas Murphy says:

I like how comfortable it looks. My wife would love this!

Jennifer Marie says:

I like that you do not have to unsnap both the cami and nursing bra.

Meaghan says:

I love the slimming feature of both the maternity & postpartum tank!
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meredith says:

I like that its long and stretchy!

Fran says:

When will they be available in stores? I have the maternity tank but want to buy the nursing one asap. Lol

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