What we think of Matalan school uniforn

When both my girls started school one of the things they were most excited about was wearing a school uniform. No joke. I think with my youngest especially it was because she wanted to be a big girl like her older sister. It’s safe to say that now they are both established at school the novelty has worn off! They are still very opinionated about what kind of uniform they want though, for example now that N is in the juniors she no longer wears pinafore dresses, apparently they are just not cool (who knew?). I like to get organised with the Autumn/Winter uniform and will start buying bits now. Of course I size up as kids grow like weeds over the summer holidays. The only thing I leave until the last minute is shoes, I get them at the end of August.

I tend to buy a lot of uniform, especially for my youngest, she is always coming home with board marker on her shirts and dresses and food stains down her top. We joke that you can tell what she’s been doing and eating during the day as you can see it all over her clothes! N on the other hand has always taken great pride in her appearance and is really fussy when it comes to clothes and that even includes uniform!

We’re lucky in that my girls school doesn’t have a strict policy where you can only buy uniform from them or a certain shop, you don’t even need to have the school badge on anything. This means that somewhere like Matalan is perfect. Here’s a few examples from the Matalan school uniform range.

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As you can see we’ll never make serious kids fashion bloggers, will we?!

 

Our Matalan school uniform review

Matalan is a great place to pick up school uniform, my girls have always had various things from there and considering how affordable it is we’ve been really happy with how they’ve worn and washed. It’s not often you manage to get affordability and quality clothing. I’m particularly happy that the pinafore you see E wearing is stain resistant! As I mentioned early she’s not the neatest and cleanest of children so having a Teflon stain resistant coating that repels water and stains AND restricts stains from absorbing into the fabric is a must for her uniform!

The only downside to buying in lots of uniform is sewing name tags in everything, oh well at least I have all summer to get around to doing that job..!

 

 

(Thanks to Matalan for sending over this school uniform for my growing girls. All prices were correct at time of publishing. As always all opinions are our own.)

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  • Pamela |Life With Munchers - July 6, 2016 reply

    Our school has the same colours…Although I’m gutted there is no tie! That is a really cute pinafore! I can’t wait to get Munch ready for her first day at school! xx

  • Beth @ Twinderelmo - July 6, 2016 reply

    I got my sons school trousers in there for the first time last summer as nowhere seemed to do elasticated waists over the age of 7 and with an incredibly tall skinny boy they are essential!
    10 months on after an absolute hammering they still look new. I am an absolute Matalan uniform convert after last year and love how much variety they have. My twins start pre-school in September so that’ll be the shop of choice. Enjoy the sewing (iron on labels are much easier!!)
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  • Gemma - July 6, 2016 reply

    Brilliant post! Love the pictures!
    I was wondering where to get uniform this year, we did Next last year which has worn well but the material seems to have changed this year. Will definitely be heading off to Matalan!

  • RachelSwirl - July 7, 2016 reply

    I will deffo add Matalan to my uniform shopping list
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  • Tracey Williams - July 10, 2016 reply

    I went to a Matalan event last year and I was really impressed with the quality of the uniform. Laughing at your daughter not wearing pinafores as my daughter, who will be going into year 6, has insisted she wants a pinafore as they are ‘on trend’…. her words not mine lol. I have given up sewing name tags in and just write them in now with a biro… bad mummy x
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