Wednesday 23 January 2013

Isabella Oliver Maternity Wear

When I was pregnant with Ethan, I lusted over Isabella Oliver but never got round to treating myself to any.  With this pregnancy I was planning to remedy that.  As it turns out, I got very lucky and Isabella Oliver offered to send me a top to flaunt around my blog.

My word.  I'd always heard good things about Isabella Oliver maternity wear, but  I can honestly say that it is with good reason!  I opted for a fairly basic looking top in an army green type shade.  Nothing in your face.  I was tempted by the well known wrap tops that made Isabella Oliver famous but having read up on them, whilst they were no doubt very flattering, most women commented that they were a little high maintenance and best used for more special occasions.  I wanted something that could be dressed up or down.  I chose a v shaped neckline because I already have large boobs and don't want them to look any bigger (which a higher neckline tends to do).

When I received my package (which was received very quickly) it was beautifully wrapped.  It does make you feel a little special!  These little touches do help!

This is a top that definitely says more on than it does off.  But once it's on.  WOW.  I can say hands down that this is the most comfortable maternity top I've ever had the pleasure to wear.  It clings to your curves and bumps but only accentuates them.  The ruching affect is incredibly flattering serving to hide bumps and lumps.  I can see how this top would grow with you as your bump grows.  Despite clinging to my body, it doesn't feel restrictive.  It really stays in place as well.  My top covers my bum which is very handy, I feel comfortable wearing it on it's own with leggings.  The best thing is that it just stays put!  I can relax and not feel I have to keep tugging it over my bum.

Isabella Oliver Maternity "Poppy Top" in khaki green - RRP £55 but currently £33 in the sale

I honestly did not expect to be this impressed with what essentially looks like a basic top.  I will be sad when my bump is gone and the top too big.. what I'm hoping though is that it'll still come in handy (hello, Christmas dinner!!).   I think due to the v neckline it'll be a handy breastfeeding top.

Isabella Oliver, you have rocked my world!  Any pregnant ladies reading, get yourself over there, there's a sale on at the moment!!

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  1. My daughter is pregnant...I will show your post to her.

    1. Oh, thanks Pam :) I hope she likes it! I honestly think Isabella Oliver clothing is lovely whilst pregnant :) x

  2. Alex, this top looks wonderful, and you are lovely too - thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

  3. I love tops like that that show off your bump!


  4. I'm so happy for pregnant mommies these days ... such cool things to wear. Who says the third trimester can't be edgy and cute? Looking good, Alex.

  5. My sister is expecting twins in July...twins :) (the thought makes me go cross-eyed with tiredness). I hadn't heard of this company and as always you look fabulous so I'm off to have a look. Good tip about the neck line for bigger boobies, my sister has those too. I'm sure by the time her milk comes in she will turn into two huge boobs..hah!

    Take care, looking fab! x

  6. The packaging really does help! Super cute top :)

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