A perfect hot weather maternity dress

August 13, 2014

Isabella Oliver maternity dresses

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…

12 Comments

  • Adele @ Circus Queen

    August 13, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    That colour is amazing on you. I love how this dress drapes on you. You’re looking beautifully pregnant.

  • Kathryn (@KatGotTheCream)

    August 13, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Great colour, I love blue. It makes such a difference when you find something that makes you look and feel good during pregnancy. Cute necklace too!

  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    August 13, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    You look great. I really could have done with some dresses when I was pregnant, all I wore was leggings! x

  • Alice

    August 13, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    You look fab! I love Isabella Oliver – sooo stylish. I remember just wearing a lot of bikinis when I was pregnant in the summer 😉 x

  • laura redburn

    August 14, 2014 at 11:53 am

    love this dress. it looks so fantastic on you and i love this colour!

  • Laura

    August 15, 2014 at 12:07 am

    Oooh I really love this dress – so nice and floaty and perfect for when your pregnant on a hot day. It’s going to be interesting as my next one is due in winter. You look amazing btw

    Laura x

  • Lori

    August 15, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    This is such a lovely dress, the colour is great and super stylish for summer x

  • fritha

    August 15, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    ooh I love isabella oliver! I bought a dress off ebay lately by her and accidentally bought it in two sizes too small (think I got confused after ordering some clothes in the states just before) so back on Ebay it will go! Love this colour and you look fantastic as always! x

  • Alison Perry

    August 21, 2014 at 9:31 am

    You look FAB! I didn’t really embrace the maternity brands when pregnant (just bought from maternity ranges of high street shops) but if I got preggers again (if I said…) then I’d totally go down this road. Isabella Oliver seems like such great quality when I’ve seen people wearing their stuff.

  • abigail

    August 23, 2014 at 8:09 am

    This dress looks so comfortable, and something you could definitely get away with wearing post-pregnancy too!

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