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!!
Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Lily Among Thorns, Not Dead Yet Fashion & Sunday Style.