Isabella Oliver’s new fall collection is helping me maintain my "hot mama" status. I checked out the smokin’ Halter Wrap Top ($100) from this beautiful line. Not only was this top stunning, it’s probably the sexiest thing I’ve ever owned (even pre-pregnancy) and it fit nicely over my bump. And shhh.. it was comfortable (and cool, since I am always burning up these days). This top comes in black, white, crimson red, chocolate brown, and a blush pink. The site recommends pairing it with wide legged maternity pants and platform shoes – a suggestion which is sorely appreciated by a height-challenged non-fashionista like myself (meaning I’m short and either need to take my best friend or my mom clothes shopping with me).
Moms are going to love their 9+ months while wearing Isabella Oliver’s clothes. With sizes equivalent from 0-18, there are lots of choices of styles and colors. I also love that her site is easy to navigate. You can shop by a department (like outerwear), occasion (like a wedding or work), body type (I’m in the curvy maternity category), budget or even size. They’ll even tell you their best sellers and their favorites. How smart is that? You won’t believe how many choices there are for each category. Check out the Ruffle Wrap dress ($165) – this is perfect for a cocktail party or a wedding (or even rock it at work). The glamourous Portrait Top ($100) works for the office or casual. Dress it up with one of their skirts.
There is a drawing every month – this month it’s for the Ruched Cowl neck, to enter, click here and fill out a short survey.
Vanessa Knox-Brien and Baukjen de Swaan Arons are the founders of Isabella Oliver. They started the company in 2003. Vanessa’s oldest child (aged 5) is the Isabella and Baukjen’s oldest (aged 4) is the Oliver behind the company’s name. Vanessa’s a New Yorker and Baukjen is from Amsterdam. They both live in England with their now bigger families.