So it’s hot, and you’re pregnant. What do you wear? Eliza was due in January, so I had a whole different winter wardrobe last time.
But this time, I’m pregnant over the summer, and in case you hadn’t noticed, it’s really, really hot (did I mention the weather?). It’s difficult to find the balance between something that looks good and won’t leave you roasting, isn’t it?
So when Isabella Oliver, makers of stylishly lovely, luxury maternity clothes offered to send me something to review a dress seemed like the obvious hot weather choice.
I picked the Leora Maternity Tunic in French Navy. I did buy a handful of lovely tops and dresses from Isabella Oliver last time round, but as they were all very tight fitting I went for the slightly different option this time
And do you know what? I love it. It’s a perfect summer maternity dress that looks good and isn’t hot to wear. It’s also really flattering, and I always get nice comments when wearing it (or maybe people are just scared of upsetting me?!) And not a dreaded spaghetti strap in sight.
You can tie it at the back – and the models on the site are wearing it this way – but I think it looks better to tie it around first, then at the back, and emphasise the good bits. Espeically when you’re packing a giant pillow down your front.
Isabella Oliver clothes are slightly pricier than your average high street selection, but they’re really well made and fit so well. I’ve been wearing this again and again so they do work out as worth the money. All my clothes from last time still look pristine, so I’ll be wearing them once it cools down slightly (and this dress, with tights and long sleeves over it). I can also see myself wearing this dress next summer, as it doesn’t scream ‘frumpy maternity.’
The tunic is currently in the sale for a bargainous £41. There’s at least a month left of summer – what are you waiting for?
P.S. my necklace is another from the Tigerlilly Quinn shop – I bought two and was going to give one to my mum, but it hasn’t happened yet…