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Isabella Oliver Maternity Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress

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Review 1 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Fab Dress
Date:Aug 13
Posted by AllyB
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"It was my first time using this website and am deligted with my dress. It's exactly the same as the pictures on the website. Other sites sell clothing, when you get them delivered they are nothing like what they are on their websites. This dress is fab. It's so comfortable and will be perfect for an upcoming wedding."
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Posted by AllyB
Review 2 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Wonderful dress for day or night; runs large.
Date:Jun 13
Posted by nsgartNY
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"I love this dress! The color is true to the model. I like how it flows without clinging, especially in the back. Also, the dress does not dip down on me as far in the back as the model shows. I am 5'7" and will have to shorten the dress unless I wear tall heels. I am usually a size 3 in Isabella Oliver maternity dresses, but I am glad I ordered a size 2 in this dress. Order down a size. So happy with this dress!"
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Posted by nsgartNY
Review 3 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Gorgeous... accessories ideas?
Date:Sep 12
Posted by gardenwedding
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"Great dress! Love the way it falls. I am totally swimming in it though... I may need to exchange this for a smaller size, it is really tough to tell because there is sooo much material! I definitely need to have it hemmed, and trying to figure out the right shoes and accessories for an evening garden wedding...
Anyone have any necklace ideas? Tough one with the pregnancy breasts!!!"
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Posted by gardenwedding
Review 4 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Almost perfect!
Date:Jun 12
Posted by Sassy83
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"This is a beautiful dress, which I purchased for a wedding I have upcoming in a few days and another in 2.5 months. I am currently 22 weeks pregnant.
Contrary to earlier reviews, I found this dress to be a true cobalt blue colour - I don't know if it has changed or whether my view of the colour is different - anyway it was not purpley.
I do, however, agree with previous reviewers about the absurd length. I am 5 ft 6in, plan to wear 4" heels and have today had to drop my dress off for adjustment - to take a whopping 4" off the bottom - at a cost of £18. They really should do this in different (normal-people-sized!) lengths.
Other than the length, the dress drapes beautifully over the body and gives a fluid shape. As it is jersey, it can be dressed up or down.
I am a size 12 (bordering on 14) and I found the size 3 too big - I returned this for a much better fitting size 2, which equates to a size 10. Even though I am very busty (F/G cup pre-pregnancy) the size 2 was still a better fit.
Overall a lovely dress, but beware issues about the length and size."
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Posted by Sassy83
Review 5 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Beautiful Dress!
Date:Jun 12
Posted by NewMama
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"I love this dress! The color and cut are beautiful. It's definitely long and I'll have to get it hemmed (I'm 5'4") but the material is soft and the cut is beautiful. The dress runs big. I'm usually a size 4-6 US and I ordered a size 1. Debating if I should go down to a zero. All that said, it's a wonderful purchase and the Isabella Oliver customer service was excellent!"
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Posted by NewMama
Review 6 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Elegant Dress
Date:Apr 12
Posted by MaxiGirl
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"This is an amazing dress. It makes you feel regal when you put it on. It drapes over the body beautifully because it's a heavy material and it gathers in the back, so it doesn't stick outward to make you look even bigger, as long dresses usually tend to. The extra length is helpful if you are tall because you can just take it to your dry cleaners and have it hemmed to your exact height in 3 days, whereas maxi dresses from other brands can be a bit short, and then you can't do anything about it. The cobalt blue color is more vibrant in real life than in the picture, but it's not neon or obnoxious. It's definitely not the standard boring electric blue. It's very pleasant to look at. Unfortunately, I had to return it because I have a husky build, so this dress accentuated my big arms, but it hides everything else very nicely. If it were only made with elbow-length sleeves and came in different colors, I would buy all of them."
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Posted by MaxiGirl
Review 7 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Glad I bought it
Date:Mar 12
Posted by Fruitcake
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"First only negative comment to get it out of the way...this could be sold at different lengths as it's miles too long and I'm not short.
You do have to be careful as it does come up a little big, but i'd read previous comments so I was prepared. A bigger size wouldve drowned me and I've got quite a big bump now.
Beautiful colour, not very glitzy for evening but could be dressed up for more glam occasions. VERY comfy. Think I could wear this for special events when I'm slimming after pregnancy also.
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Posted by Fruitcake
Review 8 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Perfect!
Date:Dec 11
Posted by linloo
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"I was worried that I didn't order a size down as everyone had suggested, but I had no issues with this dress whatsoever and I am by no means tall. My belly is big enough and with a nice pair of heels, it was the perfect length. The fabric is super comfy and that, along with the cut, make for a very flattering dress. I dressed it up w/ heels and some cute jewelry for a wedding, but it could go more casual as well. Very versatile. I am just hoping I can alter it after pregnancy so I can wear it again."
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Posted by linloo
Review 9 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Great dress, bit long
Date:Dec 11
Posted by Anonymous
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"This is a fab dress. Flattering in early pregnancy. I am four months. I can see I will be wearing it alot over the coming months. The only downside is the length. I am 5'6" and even wearing my highest heels it's a little long."
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Posted by Anonymous
Review 10 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Just gorgeous
Date:Oct 11
Posted by JoJoH
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"I love this dress - it's stylish, flattering and very comfortable. I have it in both the blue and the black and wish it came in red! My only gripe is that it needed to be shortened. I think Isabella Oliver should consider offering lengths."
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Posted by JoJoH
Review 11 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Love it!
Date:Oct 11
Posted by stuceh
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"Bought this in black for a wedding. Definitely comes up big so order a size smaller and also is very long. I am only 5'4" but I was wearing 4 inch heels and still had to have 2 inches taken off of the bottom and it's still almost floor length!
Jersey fabric was a little disappoiniting for the price until I got it on and then realised it is heavy jersy and so hangs beautifully and is very flattering. This also makes it versatile as it looks just as good with heels for a wedding as it does with a denim jacket for a more casual look. Overall a great buy. But one thing - why doesn't show a picture of the back?!
"
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Posted by stuceh
Review 12 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Unsuitable design
Date:Sep 11
Posted by Vogue
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"Colour: agree with other reviewers, very purple-blue which does not suit everybody but certainly stands out.
Design: the main flaw of the dress. The folds in the middle of the back (mirroring the front folds) are far too full and heavy for this elasticated fabric. As a result, the whole back pulls down in the middle of the dress; the view in profile which is not advertised in the catalog/website is very unflattering - it is clear that something is wrong with your dress. The length is another problem - I am 171 sm high but about extra 10 cm of the dress were on the floor around me.
Size: you would need to go one size down, as other reviews suggested.
If you are not very fussy about the back view and can make the dress shorter, it might be OK."
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Posted by Vogue
Review 13 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Very Comfortable, but very long!
Date:Aug 11
Posted by AlisonJ
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"This is a really comfortable dress, but my advice would be to order a size down as it is rather large (I orderd a size 14, but wish I had ordered a 12). I bought the dress in the sale though and had a friend bring it over to France for me so could not send it back, therefore I have had it taken in under the arms and the hem brought up (a lot). I am 5.8ft and 26 weeks pregnant so I thought the length would be fine, but it was hysterically long! All in all, I am very excited about wearing this dress to a friends wedding in 2 weeks time. p.s The colour is more purply/blue than electric blue, but is still fabulous."
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Posted by AlisonJ
Review 14 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Great, Classy Dress
Date:Aug 11
Posted by Rosanna
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"I am from Canada and was very nervous when I bought this dress but I am so happy I listened to my gut. It arrived at my door in two days and it fit perfect. Go a size down as the fabric is very generous. The colour is goregous and the cut very flattering."
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Posted by Rosanna
Review 15 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Fab dress
Date:Aug 11
Posted by Ciara
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"I recently bought a dress and top and LOVE them both. The dress is perfect for dressy occasions, I did have to get it taken up as it was very long but no hardship and it now fits like a glove and is very flattering to my ever growing twin bump."
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Posted by Ciara
Review 16 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Very nice! Not too long if you're tall.
Date:Aug 11
Posted by CatReich
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"I am very happy with this purchase and am sure it will "grow" with me beautifully! Only thing was it's a bit short (I'm 5'9). Definitely won't be wearing it with heels, but it's flattering and I love the purple color."
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Posted by CatReich
Review 17 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Stunner
Date:Jul 11
Posted by EmmaRachel
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"This dress is absolutely stunning. Like previous reviews I have to agree the colour is not exactly electric blue and does have a purply tinge to it but it is still more blue than purple. Also, the sizing does come up big. I asked 'The Girls' which size I should order being a big size 12 and they recommended a size 2 which fits perfectly. I'm 5"4 and the dress is really long though so even with heels I might have it taken in a bit although the length does ensure that I will be able to wear it throughout my whole pregnancy.
Definitely recommended, falls over bump beautifully, covers up nicely if you don't want to show too much flesh!
"
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Posted by EmmaRachel
Review 18 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Love this dress!
Date:Jun 11
Posted by Thea
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"This dress is gorgeous and super flattering! I bought the caviar black and I swear I look a size smaller. The style is very flattering and it is extremely comfortable.
I would recommend going down a size as I originally bought the size 3 as I'm a size 12 and it was too big. Received the size 2 yesterday and it was perfect.
Regarding the length, I am 5'6" and it was a tad too long with flat sandals on. I am having it taken up by a few cm as I only like wearing flat shoes. The length would have been fine if I was wearing higher shoes. I would say though that the size 3 was much longer than the size 2 - not sure why this would be the case!
Would love to purchase in the electric blue too but unofrtunately it's sold out! Gorgeous dress"
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Posted by Thea
Review 19 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Gathered Maxi Dress
Date:May 11
Posted by Michala
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3 out of 5
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"Sadly I had to return this dress. Pre pregnancy I am a size 8, but this dress was far too big for me. It was also very long, but when you consider that I'm 5"3 and the models used to pose the garments are considerably taller I suppose I shouldn't have been suprised by that. As one reviewer has already said, the electric blue does have a slight purple hue to it. This dress is beautiful, but you need to be alot taller than me to pull it off! xx"
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Posted by Michala
Review 20 for Gathered Detail Maternity Maxi Dress
Wish it had worked!
Date:May 11
Posted by BrianneS
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"I am in the last few weeks of my pregnancy and am all baby out front. I have been buying 3's in dresses (I was a size 6 pre-pregnancy). I bought a 4 in this dress because I figured I needed the extra room in the belly. I'm glad I got the 4 from a length perspective, but did not need it from a roominess one. I will say it was far, far too short on me, and I'm only 5'8. Not sure why, because the other maxi dress I have from IO is perfect. Either way, it had to be returned."
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Posted by BrianneS
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