Friday 19 October 2012

Isabella Oliver Maternity Wear Review

I discovered Isabella Oliver Maternity wear when I was pregnant with Dylan and in need of a dress to wear to a wedding.  I bought a gorgeous blue one shoulder dress which fitted perfectly and was so comfortable over my huge bump.  It was five days before he was born and the dress perfectly hugged my curves and made me feel elegant (no easy feat with a beach ball shape on your front!)

I wore the same dress this year to a wedding at 16 weeks pregnant and it still fitted beautifully.  The way it hugs your body means even a little bump is defined and I did not need to worry about the 'fat or pregnant' question coming up! I felt comfortable in it and love how versatile it is, adapting to each stage of pregnancy.

Isabella Oliver have sent me one of their new collection and I love it for all the same reasons.  The dress is ruched all the way down meaning it fits your expanding waistline and grows with your body.  The material is soft and stretchy and emphasises all the right features.  

I think this dress would be perfect office wear or for a lovely meal out, but can also be dressed down with black tights and boots and a long cardigan.  I love showing off my bump so I find their styles are perfect for me.  There is nothing to stop you wearing Isabella Oliver maternity after baby has arrived either as the dresses are designed to fit every shape.

The dress is priced at £119 which is not cheap but I see it as an investment.  My original dress is on it's second pregnancy and going strong and there is nothing worse than going to a big event pregnant and feeling frumpy.  The dresses also have a great resale value on ebay and this is a great place to pick up some second hand maternity bargains too.  If you are looking for a great piece that will last all through pregnancy and beyond then Isabella Oliver is the place to look.

Disclaimer:  I was sent a dress for the purpose of this review but all thoughts, opinions and pictures are my own and the original dress was bought my me.


  1. I agree it looks beautiful :) the color is no doubt so cool and amazing that even i would like to buy the same dress in same color :)

  2. I used to love Isabella Oliver when i was pregnant - bought a gorgeous dress for a wedding too much sadly only wore it once :( I continue to get their online catalogue though as now they do non-maternity wear too :)

  3. Isabella Oliver quality is TERRIBLE. I had a horrible experience with them. All their clothes shrank with first wash. Not only that, I got hit with ridiculous import duties that they didn't inform me about and they refused to address it. I will not be buying from them again, their prices are ridiculous for the poor quality and customer service.

    1. Wow, I had the complete opposite experience. I bought the layering tank and also scoop neck layering top in 2012. I've worn a couple of times a week since then snd they are only now starting to look a bit worn. Im done having babies, but Im contemplating buying new pieces to replace these as they are so good!


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