Emily Maternity Dress


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Every mama-to-be needs a flattering and timeless modern dress, meet yours. Add it to your armoury of day-to-night pieces. Just add your finishing accents.

  • Crafted in premium jersey
  • Waist wrap detail
  • Soft, flowing skirt
  • Designed with 18-hour agendas in mind
    • 90% Viscose, 10% Elastane
    • Machine Wash - 30°
    • Product Code: DR149
    • Back shoulder at neck to hem - 92cm (36¼")
    • Sleeve Length - 43cm (17")
    • For more sizing information please click the 'Sizing' link under the size selection box
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Reviews Average Rating 50 Reviews on
20th July 2018

Dress is comfortable and looks cute. However it is a bit short on me (I am tall & very pregnant). Also I question the quality of the material and sewing, and wish it were machine-dryable.

4th July 2017

Great quality, suitable for work and casual.

11th March 2017

A bit fussy with the ties but comfortable and good quality as expected.

26th February 2017

Lovely dress, great fit

19th November 2016

I wear this to work. My only wish was that the ties came all the way back around the front.

19th November 2016

Very comfortable. A bit too long for me (I'm 5'4) but other than that great!

27th June 2016

Not suitable for me

14th June 2016

I wore this dress for one of my showers and also for work events. It hangs very nicely and fits well.

25th May 2016

Good quality and a luxury to wear. I did return it however as I thought I may be able to get away with it post-pregnancy but it is firmly a maternity dress only (as advised on the site!)

18th May 2016

I bought this dress to wear to work and have received a lot of compliments on it. I was concerned about the neckline being too low for a higher sitting bra but this has not been a problem as the dress is quite adjustable. Best of all, the dress is very comfortable and the material is good quality.

23rd March 2016

Beautiful blue colour, love the shorter length, which is perfect "at knee" for my shorter stature.

23rd March 2016

Love the sleeve length and comfort of this dress. Easy to dress up for the office and great for casual too.

9th February 2016

Great for day and night and can be dressed up and down.

5th January 2016

A great dress for both work and for social events. It fits well and is very comfortable. It is also a beautiful color of blue. Note that the front straps tie behind it like a sash, which I didn't realize when I purchased it.

29th December 2015

Worn at Christmas. Great style, fabric and colour. Like the cross over which opens for feeding later.

4th August 2015

I have worn it few times just meeting friends etc. Very flattering and comfortable.

3rd August 2015

Extremely confortable! I wore it at work and weekend

3rd August 2015

This dress was a bit shorter than I was expecting, it hits me about 10cm above the knee (I'm 6 feet tall).The material is actually quite heavy and was too warm for a summer wedding.The wrap portion ties in the back which is slightly uncomfortable when sitting against a hard object. Very easy to breastfeed in.

3rd August 2015

Good casual dress-great fit

27th July 2015

This is a great dress. I have worn it to work several times and it's also suitable for more casual wear. It's comfortable and soft.

27th July 2015

very high quality dress, beautifully made

24th July 2015


23rd July 2015

I plan to wear this to work, it is very comfortable and feels good quality. I don't have much of a bump at the moment so the front of the dress hangs a bit low, but hopefully in a few months I shall be able to wear it.

23rd July 2015

Where to work or weekend . A little short in length (I'm 5'11")

21st July 2015

Soft material but had to return as the neck line was too long for petite women

20th July 2015

Really flattering, lovely colour and great length - was concerned it might be too short, as I'm 5'10"!

20th July 2015

Amazingly flattering dress, versatile and extremely comfortable. Will be buying more. :)

17th July 2015

Great workwear!

16th July 2015

Good dress for work, very stylish but very comfortable at the same time. Could see me wearing this dress a lot!

9th July 2015

Wear to work or evening. Love the versatility of this dress. The tie can be done up in the back or on the side for a different look. Would recommend for any trimester as the bump can grow with this dress.

3rd July 2015

Perfect dress for everyday casual wear.

18th May 2015

The quality is great. I am us size 4 top and 4 or 6 on bottom. I bought size 1 (us size 4) and fits perfect. Definitely two thumbs up.

20th March 2015

I thought this dress doesn't have any tie but surprisingly it has. Luckily I can tie the knot at side which is better than the back. The color is great. Easy to match while not as boring as black. The cut is just right at chest level so it doesn't show any cleavage.

13th May 2014

I wear it to work and out and about. I also wore it to my baby shower. It's so versatile. At work I also wear a navy blazer over it.

13th May 2014

I've worn the dress out for dinner, and to family occasions.\nIt makes me feel feminine when sometimes I struggle to feel like myself.

29th April 2014

Bought this together with the ruched t-shirt dress. Compared to the surprisingly sexy ruched, the Emily became a little bland. Its a good maternity dress, I was concerned the neckline would be too low but the inner panel solved that. Material is heavier than Ruched, and hence hotter. The long wraps add to weight as well. I wouldnt wear this on a weekend,had worn it for work cocktail events. Its still a very pretty dress, just not sure if i'd wear it post-birth. May be prettier in a lighter colour, where you can see the drape details. The navy is very dark.

20th December 2013

I wear it to go to work but also in more formal occasions. It's perfect even after pregnancy. The quality is very high.

19th December 2013

a little tighter than I like

Cute dress
2nd May 2013

I have this dress in French Navy and Grey Melange. The navy fabric has a little more drape to it, which I prefer. Both are cute dresses though. Both times I've worn it (starting at 16 weeks) no one can believe it is a maternity dress. It covers the chest enough that it can be worn to work. It also looks cute over leggings with flats. My only complaint is the knot / tie in back can be uncomfortable when sitting at a desk all day, if not tied perfectly flat. Of all my IO pieces, I am not convinced yet this one will last the pregnancy! It's more fitted in the chest and arms, so we'll have to see how things play out.

A nice dress
2nd May 2013

Simple design but fit nicely. The material isn't the softest but it's OK.

Great staple piece
30th March 2013

I've purchased this in French Navy and Steel Grey. The grey is considerably shorter than the navy for some reason, but still wearable. However I'm only 5 months now, so at term the grey may have to stay in the wardrobe. Lovely cut, drape and material, as you come to expect of IO. Can be worn with a twist too. I'll be using this as a nursing dress too. If I want to look pregnant, this dress will do the trick as it seems to accentuate the top of my bump (under my rib cage, I'm 5'2") as where other styles I can get away with not looking pregnant yet. Very stylish dress though.

Love this dress
22nd March 2013

I'm 4 months and my belly just "popped" - this dress is perfect. I know I will be able to wear this throughout my pregnancy and I absolutely love it. Very comfortable without sacrificing style.

A great pregnancy basic
12th February 2013

I bought this dress early in my pregnancy because I think it will be a great staple to wear throughout. I like the fit and the length is prefect (I'm 5 foot 10 and its not too short). I

Good but didn't suit me
23rd October 2012

The quality of this dress is quite good and its very comfortable. However, the fit is not for someone curvy like me. I usually avoid loose fitting garments and go for ones that flatter my curves. I thought this one would as well. But it doesn't. It looks slightly matronly and makes my butt look wider. I do not recommend this for curvy figures.

Good quality
23rd October 2012

The dress was of great quality, however, a little shorter above the knee than I would have liked, and a little more fitted through the shoulders than expected (compared to the capped wrap dress I also purchased, same size). Looking back at the photos, the Emily dress does show that the dress is a few inches above the knee. I kept the capped wrap dress which was longer and again wonderful quality and fit.

Maternity MUST HAVE!!!
17th October 2012

I would buy this in every color if my budget would allow it! It is wonderful! I bought the navy color as it would work throughout Fall, Winter and Spring. Its super easy to make this dressy with heels or more casual with boots and tights. PLEASE BUY THIS!!! You'll feel and look gorgeous - it is ultra flattering!

Wonderful dress!
16th October 2012

This is a beautiful, comfortable, very flattering dress. I'm currently in my second trimester, and adore this dress. It looks very good on me, but is also extremely comfortable to wear, and I suspect it'll look great through my whole pregnancy as well as after. It fits well, has plenty of room for belly growth, but also isn't so much fabric or cut in such a way that it couldn't be worn afterwards as well. I think it would also be extremely easy to nurse in. The wine color I purchased it in is also especially nice. I cannot say enough good things about this dress!

Best Dress I Own
16th October 2012

This dress is amazing. Its super comfortable but also incredibly flattering. It is even cuter than it looks in the pictures. I get stares from strangers when I wear it. I have it in French Navy and would buy it in Black too if it were available. I wear an 8 US and bought a size 3, it fits perfectly.

Beautiful Dress!
9th October 2012

I was a little worried about this dress because of the thin material, but it is sooo flattering and comfy! It also makes my boobs look fantastic:) I can see myself wearing this after pregnancy and for nursing as well. I ordered the steel gray in a size 4 and I am in my 3rd trimester, fits true to size with room for belly growth. Beautiful dress!

7th October 2012

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