Babes with Babies -The Magic Maxi dress Review

I was very fortunate to be able to sample a very elegant dress from the London based Babes with Babies.dressboxed

Just to give a little background Babes with Babies offer a whole range of beautiful maternity wear which is designed to flatter all throughout pregnancy and beyond.

Our aim at Bb London is to hunt out those little luxury pieces that can go some way towards helping you feel fabulous when your body and life is changing dramatically.”

They have a beautiful inspirational website which offers a mother to be (like me), confidence and a belief that we too can still look good.

As this is my second pregnancy I had already gone through the whole maternity clothing dilemma, I found that I lived in leggings , stretchy tops and especially towards the end I only had a couple of things that I still fitted into. I threw everything away after months of wearing the same clothing before and after Sydney was born, I couldn’t stand the sight of them any more.

dressopenedI soon realised once I was pregnant again that the time had come to get those stretchy jeans and Lycra tops bought and once again have found myself wearing the same clothing. I live in jeans, tops and flats- extremely comfortable and practical especially with a toddler but not really flattering.

I was really excited to receive a beautiful package from Babes with Babies and was unbelievably impressed when I discovered the attention to detail in the service, packaging and presentation of the Magic Maxi dress. I was desperate to try on the dress… a dress … a dress!! I put it on and I instantly felt wonderful! I couldn’t believe how well it fitted around my bump. The fabric was so soft, stretchy, and of very good quality. Other maxi dresses that I had previously tried on during my first pregnancy made me feel huge and they didn’t really flatter my bump, I just felt like I was wearing a tent! This magic maxi was in a different league, it felt amazing and I knew that it would be a great all round dress.

Putting the dress to the test!

We had a family day at the beach planned so I decided it to test out the dress. It was a very hot day I knew that I would be covered up but feel cool at the same time. I did fear slightly for the dress as I knew going to the seaside with Sydney, along with ice cream and fish and chips in the mix would be a messy business and I wondered how it would survive!

daydressThe dress felt great on, it was so nice not having to wear jeans and leggings. I wore flip flops put my hair up and was on my way! When Sydney saw me he said “..awww mummy a dress” and gave me a big hug!!

The dress as predicted did suffer some abuse, by the end of the day it was covered in sand and ice cream finger prints and other unidentifiable marks that I had gathered. I put the dress straight in the wash when we got home (30degress) and hung it up to dry. It dried quickly and looked as good as new and there was no need to iron it, perfect!!

I knew that if it passed the toddler test and still looked good that it was a dress definitely worth having.

The nice thing about the dress is the fact that it is versatile and could be easily dressed up. I tried it on with heels and my leather jacket and felt glam in it.dressjac

I feel that wherever possible I will be living in this dress for the rest of my pregnancy and it will be amazing for after the birth of my son as it has a special design for breast feeding

All in all I love this dress, I feel girly yet comfortable and with the practicality of the breastfeeding feature and the fact that it washes so well with low maintenance , I feel it is the a must for any mum to be’s wardrobe.

Thank you Babes with Babies for injecting a bit of glamour in a pregnant mummy’s life, I am very grateful for that.

For more information and to have a look at their beautiful range check out;

Babes With Babies Maternity & Breastfeeding



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  1. Kim Carberry says:

    Lovely dress!! You look fantastic x

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