Isabella Oliver Answers Our 5 Questions

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Who better to get some maternity style pointers from than the experts. Vanessa Knox-Brein and Baukjen de Swann Arons, the brilliant co- founders of Isabella & Oliver gave us some very useful tips when it comes to dressing your changing pregnant body.   Read this and share it with your expecting friends. We already have.

Celeb Baby: We all need basics for our wardrobe.  What do you feel are three essentials for a maternity wardrobe?

V&B: A sexy Black Wrap Dress- always works- for day or evening, extremely feminine and plays up your beautiful curves and has a comfortable, adjustable fit. A crisp White Shirt- another classic that always works, with jeans or tailored trousers for the office. A flattering pair of jeans- an absolute everyday wardrobe essential.

Celeb Baby: Where do you get your ideas and inspiration from for new lines?

V&B:From the beginning, we were hugely inspired by the lackof choices there were for pregnant women who wanted to remain stylish during pregnancy, so we set outto create something that we felt pregnant women wanted (and desperately needed). We wanted pieces that not only worked with our personal dressing  style but our lifestyles as well.  It was a simple concept- a capsule collection of mainly jersey pieces that could be dressed up or down, for day or evening and most importantly, make you feel beautiful and sexy.  We still live by this main principle.

Celeb Baby: Maternity wear has come a long way since our grandmothers and mothers…when did you see style start to come into play?

V&B:When pregnant celebrities started coming out in the magazines looking amazing and showing all.  One of the main turning points, we feel was that famous Vanity Fair Cover with Demi Moore in full glory.

Celeb Baby: You have a very impressive list of celebrity clients. Is there a celebrity mom in particular you’d love to dress?

V&B:Cate Blanchett- we love her style.  Always elegant and timeless.