School Uniforms – we all know the stress! Am I right?! However many you buy of each item, you will never be able to find any at 8:00 in the morning (plus you’re bound to be running late, having burnt the toast, spilt your tea, and tripped over the cat at least three times!)
When I was approached by Trutex to review their school uniforms, I was thrilled: My daughter’s school cardigan is a Trutex one and we’ve been really impressed with the quality (it has a lovely, fluffy lining) and washability (is that even a word?!) so far, so I was keen to see what the rest of the range was like.
1. Trutex Skirt
The first item on our shopping list was a skirt. Even though mummy spends her life in jeans, Jenny is a skirts and dresses girl, and would probably have a fit if I tried to send her to school in trousers!
We ordered the Junior Two Pocket Skirt which is a smooth, panelled design with two pleats at the front. It’s a very pretty item and there was a good variety of colours. It would’ve been nice if the pockets were actual pockets rather than mocks, as Jenny has a habit of collecting random rocks little treasures and needs somewhere to stuff them. I think the larger sizes have real pockets, though (ours was age 5-6yrs).
Mummy was pleased because the skirt has an adjustable waist (and this is included from age 3 to age 12). Jenny is quite slim, so getting skirts that will actually stay up can be a bit of a nightmare. Plus, an adjustable waist means there’s plenty of growing room so I’m hoping she’ll be able to wear it for quite a while.
2. Trutex Pinafore Dress
Now, as I said, Jenny is a skirts and dresses girl, so next on the agenda was the Junior Embroidered Zip Pinafore.
From a practical point of view, I only consider school dresses where the zip comes down the front (otherwise it’s impossible for little ones to get themselves dressed / undressed for P.E.). Thankfully the Trutex pinafore fit the bill and the beautiful embroidered detail on the chest pocket meant Jenny loved it too.
The cut of the dress is very straight but the material feels durable and it has washed well so far.
3. Trutex Polo Shirt
Finally, we road-tested a classic Polo Shirt and, with a massive 16 colours to choose from, they’re sure to stock the one you’re after!
Overall, I think the polo shirt impressed me the most; it is much thicker and weightier than Jenny’s supermarket-brand polo shirts and I’m sure it will keep her toasty and warm through the cold, northern winter!
The Trutex school uniform range is of a very high quality, and the designs offer you something just that little bit different and special. Both Jenny and I would thoroughly recommend them (but make sure you try your items on before buying as the sizing is a little on the large side).
Trutex work with lots independent retailers up and down the country so here is the link to find your nearest stockist of Trutex school uniforms.
We were sent these items by Trutex for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own. For more info, please see my disclosure policy.