20% Off Maternity Workwear at Isabella Oliver

Apr 17

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As your pregnancy starts showing, one of the hardest things to decide on is what you are going to wear to work. Though you may be only at work for a few short months before your maternity leave starts, it is essential that you look smart and feel confident. So let Isabella Oliver take the effort out of choosing your maternity work wear with the Guide To What To Wear For Work and take advantage of 20% off all selected workwear from Isabella Oliver until Sunday 22nd April 2012. There is no voucher code, simply click on the item that you want to buy and the discount will be deducted from the price on the screen in front of you.

Tie Front Maternity Blouse from Isabella OliverWhen you think about clothes to wear from work, the first thing that comes to most people’s mind is a pencil skirt and matching jacket, probably in dark blue or black.

And though this can look incredibly smart for the classic business style, there are so many ways to build on this look when you are pregnant that it would be shame not to give it a go.

If you want to maintain a traditional corporate look during your pregnancy, then what better way to dress up your style and flatter your changing shape than with this tie front maternity blouse, ideal for the office, the court room or the boardroom.

Made in classic white cotton, this gorgeous blouse is especially flattering for later in pregnancy and when you have finished work looks incredible with jeans, pencil skirts or even shorts to create a smart casual look that you can continue to wear even after the baby is born.

Maternity Wrap Dress from Isabella OliverAnd when you need that striking signature outfit that shows you mean business, try opting for a splash of block colour with emphasises your style without distracting from the work in hand.

This Maternity Wrap Dress looks and feels phenomenal when you are pregnant. Made of soft, stretchy Isabella Oliver jersey, this dress keeps it shape and style throughout the entire working day and even into the night for those late corporate events.

The self tie under the bust gives a sophisticated shape to your body and is fully adjustable so that you can continue to enjoy wearing this dress for the entire period of your pregnancy and for many months after.

This style works particularly well if you need flexibility to your wardrobe. Start with a tailored jacket and court shoes for the main core of your working day and simply change your shoes, take off the jacket, add some sparkly jewellery and put on some lip gloss and you have the perfect evening outfit without anyone being aware you have changed.

The gorgeous shade of pink rose used in this dress is the perfect attention drawing colour which will make you stand out from all the men, but if you want something a little more subtle opt for the black or cobalt blue options that will suit any occasion.

Maternity Pencil Skirt from Isabella OliverBut when it comes to the crunch, what most women want for their working wardrobe is a good quality pencil skirt that is going to look good, feel comfortable and go with anything. And that is just what you get with the Midi Pencil Skirt at Isabella Oliver.

Like all maternity work wear, you can claim 20% off this gorgeous skirt simply by clicking on the picture and placing your order, and the product that you will receive may just be the best purchase you make during your pregnancy.

The classic lines and sleek style that this maternity skirt create just can’t be questioned and is created in the easy care Isabella Oliver jersey fabric that is going to look great how ever many times you wear it.

Finishing just below the knee, this skirt accentuates the length of your body and provides you with femininity and sophistication in a design that is incredibly flattering but oh so comfortable.

This is a skirt that can be worn anywhere, for any occasion and still attracts 20% off until Sunday.

But these are just a few of our favourites from the maternity work wear range at Isabella Oliver. Simply click on one of the garments to be taken directly to the Isabella Oliver site to see the full range of items that could give you the boost you need to keep working during your pregnancy and give you the style to stay ahead of the game when you are at work.


The Key Look For Spring – The Wrap Dress

Jan 10

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As we are seeing the new stock coming in for Spring 2012, there is no mistaking that the key style for this seasons dress is wrap. With the likes of High Street stores such as Marks and Spencer and Dorothy Perkins releasing the first wave of their Spring stock, as well as online stores including Vertbaudet and Crave Maternity, we are seeing some beautiful wrap dresses ideal for Spring that are really going to make us feel sunny, even if the sun never raises its head above the clouds.

Maternity Wrap Dress from Crave MaternityAnd the wrap dress is perfect for pregnancy. The wrap style with a tie back enables you to adjust your dress so that you get a perfect fit throughout your pregnancy, but still have the opportunity to let it out a bit when you need that extra space. The tie itself creates definition at the waist line to draw you in, and the v style neckline draws the eye up your body to balance out your growing bump.

We love this ruched sided wrap dress from Crave Maternity which gives your bump even further space to grow and then shrinks back with you after the baby is born so that you can continue to wear this dress as you regain your pre-pregnancy shape.

The gorgeous deep blue colour can be dresses up or down for evening or day wear and the tones used to create this colour are so beautiful that it can be worn by almost anybody.

Recently seen on Amanda Holden, this dress ties at the side rather than the back to draw your eye across the body and further flatten out your growing tummy.

Heavenly Bump Polka Dot TunicOr if you are looking for a more economical design why not try this Heavenly Bump Polka Dot Tunic from New Look which uses the same wrap style but has given it an up to the minute fresh slant using a funky polka dot design that will really put a spring in your step.

This tunic dress can be worn with leggings or tights for the colder days and then can be worn on its own or with cropped leggings or shorts when it starts to get warmer.

These are just the first of the maternity wrap dresses to come out for this season, but we are sure this is going to be the first of many and you can be rest assured that we will keep you updated and include all the latest styles in the full range of categories you can find on our site. So whatever kind of style you are looking for this season, take another look at Simply Maternity, we are sure you will find the dress for you.

Choosing Your Maternity Wrap Dress

Jul 07

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The Wrap Dress at Isabella OliverThe maternity wrap dress is ideal for a multi functioning style outfit that can be dressed up or dressed down with differing accessories, shoes and hairstyles and is one of the most popular styles of maternity dress on our site.

The V style neckline of the traditional wrap dress provides definition to your bust and draws attention up your body line giving you a longer sleeker look during your pregnancy accentuating your assets and giving you a neat, comfortable silhouette.

Traditionally cut just on the knee, the wrap cut flatters your bump and skims your body to provide a tailored look that is still extremely comfortable.

Choose from block colours that will accentuate the length of your body and provide a more tailored look or opt for bold patterns for a more fun special occasion dress that is going to add colour and fun to this design.

Look out for:

  • Dresses with an adjustable tie under the bust or on the wrap itself so that your dress will expand with you during pregnancy and then reduce again after the birth to provide you with a flattering style that you can wear until you are back in your standard clothes.
  • Jersey or material with added extra stretch to provide a flattering but comfortable fit.
  • Ruched sides which will provide side detail drawing the eye across your body and giving you the room to expand into your dress as your pregnancy progresses.
  • Differing length sleeves for differing seasons and occasions. Remember you will be warmer during your pregnancy that at other times due to the increased blood in your system so thinner layers that you can add and remove easily will work better than one thick layer which will not be so easy to adjust.
  • Breastfeeding design incorporated into the dress which will making nursing easier and more convenient.

Coordinate with:

  • High heels and sparkling jewellery for night or special occasion.
  • Broad rimmed hats or fascinators look great with a wrap dress as they provide further balance to your figure and extend your body length further.
  • Or add a scarf or sash under the bust and tie at the side or back to create eye catching detail which could add colour or sparkle to your outfit.
  • Use wedges and oversized bags for a funky day look
  • Or keep simple with court shoes for classic maternity work wear adding a maternity blazer for a more formal, corporate look.

Suggested Brands

  • For a standard wrap dress that is going to be both versatile and comfortable, opt for a brand such as Marks and Spencers or for something with a bit more colour, look to Dorothy Perkins for a splash of colour and pattern in your dress.
  • If you are looking for something a bit more special, look out for dresses from Crave Maternity or Isabella Oliver that is going to look and feel incredible during your pregnancy.