Review + Giveaway | The Essential One Maternity Nightwear

Pyjamas are a staple in my wardrobe, especially at the weekend when there’s usually no pressure to get dressed properly. The only problem is, with an ever expanding waistline, I seem to be growing out of all my sets pretty quickly! However, I have found one of the loveliest maternity nightwear ranges with The Essential One.

I think it goes without saying that being comfortable during pregnancy is an absolute must, and I find no better time to get comfortable than when the boys are in bed and I can slip into my pyjamas. That, my friends, is my idea of a rock ‘n’ roll kind of night.

the essential one maternity nightwear two piece star vest grey joggers pregnancy pyjamas comfortable

A small, family owned business, you can tell are passionate about what they do and that every thought is with the mother and the baby. They’re all about providing products that new mums genuinely need – especially when we hardly know what we need ourselves sometimes!

I’m hoping to breastfeed again with this third little one so after looking through The Essential One maternity nightwear I came across a short sleeved star set that was both perfect for a growing bump, and most likely growing boobs after the birth! As an aside, I was also in love with the print as soon as I set eyes on it – grey and stars are perfect together.

The Essential One Maternity Nightwear

This set turned up beautifully packaged in the most lovely, printed tissue paper! Lovingly wrapped and sent, you could absolutely choose this to be sent as a gift or order and place in a gift basket for a baby shower.

Once I got the set out I did think ‘oh my goodness, this looks huge’ but it fitted perfectly with plenty of room for a growing bump! The fabric is super soft and stretchy, really light and doesn’t cling too much which is an absolute must when you’re pregnant – you don’t want to feel too restricted or feel like what you’re wearing is pulling everywhere. These pyjamas from The Essential One are the absolute epitome of comfort and style.

the essential one maternity nightwear two piece star vest grey joggers pregnancy pyjamas comfortable

The vest top is pretty longline and has three buttons down the front to allow access to the boob for breastfeeding which means you can guarantee I’ll be packing these in my hospital take to wear once the baby is here. I had a nightie last time but I found I didn’t really like it and it wasn’t specifically a maternity one either so I had to lift it all the way up to my neck to feed. These pyjamas are also a great choice for Summer because the vest is sleeveless!

Depending on the size of your bump the trousers will sit at the top of, or on, your bump. I’ve found that as my bump grows, the waistband of the trousers sits further down my tummy but I can’t convey to you just how comfy they are. I wouldn’t say they’re figure hugging material, but they do have a cuff round the bottom which gives them a more fitted feel and look.

I can’t wait to see how these work when I’m breastfeeding! The buttons look like they come down far enough to accommodate a small milk monster. If you struggle that way this is easy to pull up and out of the way! I’ll update when the time comes!

The Essential One Maternity/Nursing Bra

I also chose to see what one of their maternity/nursing, clip strap sleep bras would be like. I didn’t buy it specifically to sleep in but more just to have a bit of extra comfort if I needed it when my boobs are feeling particularly sensitive or full and, without a doubt, I’ll be needing this in my hospital bag too!

I ordered the same size (8-10) as I did the pyjamas and even though the fabric is super comfortable, I did find it a little tight around the band underneath. This could be that I’ve put on a little extra weight but I would personally size up just to make sure. The actual space for boobs (plus breast pads) is great though.

The clip strap opening is super easy to use and you can do it one handed, and there’s plenty of space for baby to feed from without any material in their face. The straps themselves are fully adjustable, too. This is much softer than some of the maternity crops I’ve tried in the past which makes it one of the most comfortable I’ve worn. It’s perfect for sleeping in, wearing around the house with a newborn or to use while out and about.

Win With The Essential One

If you’d like to win £30 to spend at The Essential One right here on the blog, then get entering! They have some incredibly beautiful maternity pieces as well as some super stunning things for babies and nurseries.

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Terms and Conditions

  • This competition will open on 12th May 2018 and will close on 27th May at 11.59pm
  • One winner will be selected at random
  • One winner will receive a £30 gift voucher code to spend at The Essential One
  • The voucher code does not cover delivery, is one time use and expires on 31st August 2018
  • You must be a UK resident aged 18 or over
  • No cash alternative will be offered
  • The winner will be contacted by email and announced on Raising the Rings Facebook and Twitter
  • The winner will have 28 days to respond to their winner’s email
  • You must enter using at least one of the entry methods in the Rafflecopter widget above, they are not all mandatory
  • Prize will be provided within 28 days from winner’s response

*I received these products in return for a review. All views and opinions are my own.



  1. Tee simpson
    May 27, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    I would buy a couple of the Maternity Luxury Lace Sleep Bra.

  2. Tee simpson
    May 27, 2018 / 10:53 pm

    I would buy a couple of the Maternity Luxury Lace Sleep Bra

  3. Chloe Bailey
    May 27, 2018 / 6:42 pm

    A maternity bra and leggings! This would be amazing!

  4. sharon martin
    May 27, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    my friend is expecting her first , a little boy, so proberly a sleep suit

  5. Tammy Neal
    May 27, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    A unisex baby grow x

  6. Jeanette Leighton
    May 27, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    Bear badge jeans and a shirt for my baby Charlie who is almost 2

  7. Miss Tracy Hanson
    May 27, 2018 / 11:39 am

    Wow, that was a hard decision but love the Bluebell Sleeveless Wrap Nursing Vest. Thanks for the chance.

  8. paula cheadle
    May 26, 2018 / 10:49 pm

    Maternity Short Sleeve Star Nursing Jogger Pyjamas

  9. Kim Styles
    May 26, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    I would buy the Tiny Bear 2 Piece Legging and T-Shirt Set

  10. Diana
    May 25, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    Essential One pj’s :)

  11. May 21, 2018 / 1:23 am

    There is so many beautiful pieces on The Essential One, id most likely buy something for my son who will be 9 months old on the 23rd I’d May, but I couldn’t tell you what I’d buy, all so pretty!

    Great giveaway!

  12. katrina walsh
    May 19, 2018 / 10:16 pm

    Short sleeved pink jogger set

  13. Jessica Barber
    May 19, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    The unisex baby spotty sleepsuits! They’re gorgeous and would be perfect for my friend who is expecting!

  14. Jessica Barber
    May 19, 2018 / 3:52 pm

    The baby unisex spotty star sleepsuits! They’re gorgeous and would be perfect for my friend who is expecting!

  15. Rich Tyler
    May 18, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    Sunshine Sleepsuits are lovely

  16. Amanda Noble
    May 18, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    The floral onsie and body suit set for my little granddaughter who is due to arrive very soon!

  17. Tracy Hanley
    May 17, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    Essential Maternity legging

  18. Jodi hill
    May 17, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    I’d buy my daughter a pack of the adorable floral bunny sleepsuits & id buy my sister in law the floral bunny starter pack as her daughter is due in July :)

  19. Debra Simmons
    May 17, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    My daughter is having my first grandchild in December. I’m so excited! I would love to win this for her as a lovely surprise.

  20. Debra Simmons
    May 17, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    My daughter is having my first grandchild in December. I’m so excited! I would love to win this for her.

  21. Lorna Ledger
    May 16, 2018 / 2:57 pm

    Black 3/4 Sleeve Tie Front Nursing Top

  22. amy bondoc
    May 16, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    id buy the star pjs for my nephew or niece to be!

  23. claire glace
    May 15, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    Lovely thank you….Maxie Monkey Soft Toy

  24. Ren Taylor
    May 15, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    Lovely clothing….I would put it towards the Maternity Short Sleeve Pink Nursing Jogger Pyjamas for my sister who is expecting her second child !

  25. Karen Barrett
    May 15, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    The Baby Unisex Sunshine Sleepsuits – 2 Pack are very cute

  26. lillian walker
    May 15, 2018 / 7:12 am

    I would pick these pyjamas they look really comfortable. Thanks For The Chance x

  27. Rosemary Tily
    May 14, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    I would choose, as a gift, for my daughter who is expecting her first baby, the Maternity Short Sleeve Star Nursing Pyjamas
    Product code : EOM213

  28. Fay
    May 14, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    I would get the Sleeveless Print Nursing dress for my sister who is nursing her newborn

  29. May 13, 2018 / 8:24 am

    These look super comfy and the built in bra is a good idea. I’m 36 weeks and my boobs are super sore, these will be really good for breastfeeding after I think too.

  30. Solange
    May 13, 2018 / 12:24 am

    A unisex sleepsuit.

  31. Margaret GALLAGHER
    May 12, 2018 / 11:59 pm

    Short sleeved pink jogger set – my neice would love it

    • raisingtherings
      May 12, 2018 / 8:14 pm

      The material is divine! x

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