I’m lucky in that our primary school only ask that we buy our embroidered jumpers and cardigans from a specialist uniform shop, the rest of the uniform I can buy on the high street in school colours. So when BHS got in touch asking if we would like to review some school uniform here on the blog, I was very interested to take a look.
First of all, I have to say that I was really impressed by the vast range that they have on offer and not only that but their sizings too. From generous fit, to tall and shorter lengths there is the perfect fit for everybody. I have to say that my girls tend to be quite ‘standard’ in their sizings but I can see how handy this must be and note that there is a really comprehensive sizing guide online to make shopping even easier.
My girls love pinafores and I have to say that I do too because they are so practical. This charcoal pinafore comes as a set with the white blouse. The pinafore has a dropped waist with a pleated skirt and the blouse has short capped sleeves. Both items are made from super soft stretchy material and are really comfortable to wear. The pinafore is also pull on with a side zip so no fiddly fastenings to battle with on a morning. With prices starting at just £11 for the set, I think they are exceptionally good value.
This charcoal skirt comes from the great value range as a pack of two and prices start at just £7. The skirt has three side pleats and looks so smart. I love that it has an adjustable waist for a comfortable fit too. The material feels like great quality and has been treated with Teflon R Shield+ protecting against water and spills so will also stand up to pretty much anything that is thrown at it. Essential for my girls! The white polo shirts also come as a pack of two. They are a slim fit with capped sleeves and a little pocket on the chest and with prices starting at just £6 again, are really great value.
I have to say that I was seriously impressed by the uniform we chose from BHS. It is exceptionally good value but also very good quality. My girls are really tough on their clothes, especially their school uniform so it is essential that they wash and iron well. They have to be smart and practical but also very hardwearing. I’m pleased to say that they definitely ticked all those boxes for me.
Now I know you might think it is mad to be thinking about ‘back to school’ before the poor little mites have broken up for their summer holidays yet but, and it’s a big but, in my experience it never hurts to be too organised when it comes to these things. I know I know! But if there is one thing that four children and twelve school years has taught me it’s that summer holidays are over in a flash and school uniform does sell out. Believe me, come the end of August you do not want to be chasing around school uniform shopping. For what it’s worth, this is probably the only thing that I have learnt to be consistently on the ball with. I am my usual disorganised self for the rest of the year. Promise!