I was recently sent some School uniform pieces from the lovely team at Matalan for my Teen to take a look at from their extensive Back to School range.
We do tend to buy rather a large selection of her clothes from Matalan, as they do a great teen range of clothing but the uniform choices in the past had been somewhat restricted, especially with the older/teen girls and its also nice to see that it will be available year round too!
It was nice to see that this range has drastically increased since I had last looked and it was nice to see the range on a whole with more neat features such as the permanent pleats, adjustable waists and shower resistant (not on all items) these are all key features that I do look for in uniforms for Bethany as her uniform needs to be hard-wearing and it needs to last.
We both totally loved the shirts that were sent and with a short sleeve and 3/4 sleeve she has the choice! I loved the hard collar making it easy to add her school tie … although I don’t think she like that feature (the pocket was more her thing)
We were sent some school skirts which we loved the look of and fit beautifully, although sadly they are about and inch too short as her school are very particular on length and hers have to be knee-length.
Having said that we both liked the tulip skirt on the right as an alternative to the ones that were sent, they are slightly longer and so would be perfect and at £8 they seem very reasonably priced too.
The shoes that were sent I am afraid that Bethany has refused to wear .. please bare in mind she is a teen and therefore is super opinionated and so she has refused to wear the shoes as “I’m 13, not 10” … (to a teen there is logic there somewhere!)
Sorry Matalan about my picky daughter, however she has fallen in love with (her words not mine) “some trendy brogues” and at £12 a pair I would be happy with these too.
So overall we love the range, it seems that the only issue for us has been that the pieces that were sent were not to Beth’s personal taste (the joy of teenagers)
All the pieces were more than reasonably priced and lots of thought has gone into the teenage range which was fantastic to see.
Disclaimer: These products were given to us for the purposes of giving an honest review. All Opinions in this review were independently formed by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse