MandM Direct Clothing Product Review
MandM Direct, an online store that purchases clearance goods from favourite fashion, sports and outdoor brands and sells it onto the consumer, has provided Motherhood Diaries with a great selection of clothes for the purposes of a review. The vast array of clothes on offer is quite amazing and the prices are cheaper than your average clothing store. So, let’s check out how these clothes fared in a Motherhood Diaries’ quality control test!
MandM Direct’s Website and Social Networking Sites:
Blog – MandM Direct
Catalogue – MandM Direct
Facebook – @mandmdirect
Twitter – @mandmdirect
Google+ – +mandmdirect
YouTube – Mandmdirectdotcom
Instagram – @mandm_direct
What is MandM Direct all about?
As stated above, MandM Direct buy clearance goods from all our favourite fashion, sport and outdoor brands and deliver them to us from their warehouse within 24 hours. It’s like hunting for a bargain and then selling at a profit. MandM Direct has over 28 years of experience in trading and it all started with their 2 founders, Mark Ellis and Martin Churchward (the ‘two Ms’) who joined forces in 1987 to sell big brand clearance direct to customers. With over 3 million customers and 57 million website visitors a year, it’s safe to say that they are doing quite well.
Products for review:
(Price update at 18 October 2015)
- Onfire Women’s Dress Black/White in Size 10 – £5.99
- Onfire Women’s Skinny Jeans Dark Wash in Size 10 – £11.39 (currently sold out)
- Onfire Women’s T-Shirt Black in Size 10 – £6.49 (currently sold out)
- Onfire Women’s Twill Jeans Inky Blue in Size 10 (currently unavailable)
- Onfire Women’s Dress Navy Multi in Size 10 – £9.99
- Fluid Women’s Sweater Pink in Size 10 – £14.99
- Fluid Women’s Canvas Pumps Blue in Size 5 – £9.99
- Fluid Women’s Vest Dark Blue in Size 10 – £4.99
- Board Angels Women’s Boob Tube Navy/White in Size 10 – £5.99 (currently sold out)
Leyla Preston of www.motherhooddiaries.com
Onfire Women’s Dress Black/White in Size 10 – £5.99
Click here to buy – RRP £29.99
Onfire soft jersey all-over print cami dress.
88% polyester 12% elastane.
Length: 85cm approx.
£5.99 is staggeringly cheap for a dress, but you don’t feel it in the quality of the material, which is thicker and softer than I’d imagined. The Recommended Retail Price (RRP) was £29.99, so it’s a whopping discount to pay for a dress that looks great at the beach or even better as a maternity dress during the latter stages of pregnancy.
Onfire Women’s Skinny Jeans Dark Wash in Size 10 – £11.39
Click here to buy – RRP £39.99 (currently sold out)
Due to specific dyeing process item may lose colour. Wash before wear.
Colour: Dark Navy
Onfire skinny fit stretch jeans.
97% cotton 3% Spandex.
Zip fly with button fastening.
Classic five pocket design.
Trouser hem width: 14cm approx.
These jeans are quite comfortable and flattering. The pockets fit nicely at the back and lift up the bottom and the material is a little rough and sturdy, but wearable. The colour has already started to fade a bit after a couple of washes, but it still looks and feels great to wear, especially with boots and a nice flowing top.
Onfire Women’s T-Shirt Black in Size 10 – £6.49 (currently sold out)
Click to buy here – RRP £24.99
Onfire short sleeve jersey tee.
Ribbed neck trim.
I really like the flower pattern on otherwise quite a boring shirt. The fit isn’t great, so the shirt makes me look quite frumpy. But the material is soft and comfortable on the skin. Perhaps, I would have benefited from sizing down, but I looked bigger and frumpier in this shirt and didn’t really wear it again.
These jeans are a ¾ length version of the Onfire Womens Skinny Jeans Dark Wash and they fit just as well. I really liked how thin they made my legs and they’re durable enough to fold at the bottom. I wore these in North Cyprus a lot and loved how comfortable they felt, even in the heat.
Click to buy here – RRP £39.99
Onfire floral print sleeveless dress with a smocked back waist.
Length: 100cm approx.
A very pretty dress that just did not sit right on my body The bust area was too tight and the waist was too loose, so I looked as uncomfortable as I felt in it. The material is very light and perfect for the summer, but I see this dress more as a beach dress than a casual or party dress.
Fluid Women’s Sweater Pink in Size 10 – £14.99
Click to buy here – RRP £34.99
Colour: Pale Pink
Fluid rib knit jumper.
60% acrylic 40% cotton.
Ribbed cuffs and hem.
This jumper feels really nice and soft, but, again the cut and style of the jumper was not a good fit for me. The sides draped over the waist, making me look bigger than I was and it was not fitted at the bust, so it looked as if I had no shape. Perhaps a size 8 would have been a better fit for me, but I’ve worn this once and I haven’t worn it again. The colour and quality of the material is lovely though.
Fluid Women’s Canvas Pumps Blue in Size 5 – £9.99
Click to buy here – RRP £24.99
Fluid simple 6 eyelet lace canvas pumps.
Textile upper and lining.
My favourite of all the clothes I’ve reviewed from MandM Direct. These pumps have taken a beating and they’re still going strong. Strong and very comfortable, I love walking in these, doing the school run, jumping in and out of the car, walking on stony, hilly paths and basically doing everything in them and there are no signs of wear or tear yet. They are a little dirty, but they are still holding up. So, I would definitely buy these again for the price of £9.99
Fluid Women’s Vest Dark Blue in Size 10 – £4.99
Click to buy here – RRP £19.99
Fluid slub jersey vest top with embroidered heart detail.
Raw edge finish.
I initially loved this top and found it really comfortable to wear, especially in the summer. I found the bottom of the vest a little strange as there are excess bits of material that you need to tie at the back to give the vest a more fitted shape. But, unfortunately, after a couple of washes, the string on the patterned heart started to fray and give way. So, it’s only been suitable to wear at home now. Still very comfortable and perfect for hiding that bulging belly.
Click to buy here – RRP £12.99 (currently sold out)
Board Angels jersey boob tube.
I wore this boob tube at a fancy club in North Cyprus and I received a lot of compliments. It’s very flattering, hiding the belly and accentuating the toned shoulder and arms. You can team this top up with almost anything. I wore it with the ¾ length Onfire Women’s Jeans and some heels and I felt great. The material is soft and thick, yet flowing and loose and the colours are bright and vibrant. After a couple of washes, the colour hasn’t faded that much either. A very versatile top and one of my favourites.
What did I like most about MandM Direct?
There’s something for everyone and as the products are clearance items, they’re very affordable for the quality you get. I would definitely recommend having a look on the website and trying out some of the clothes they have in stock, as you can easily return the items if there is a problem or exchange for another.
4 out of 5 – Some of the quality in the clothes were a let-down, but not enough to deter me from MandM Direct. There are some diamonds available for a great price and the variety of products available is impressive. Well worth taking a look.
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