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Isabella Oliver wrap - technique please!

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lucamom Sat 04-Jun-11 10:26:37

After coveting the IO wrap top through 2 previous pregnancies, I've finally justified the splurge and bought one this time around.

After much practice I finally got it wrapped so it covered my tum, but I can't get it to look anything like the IO website promises (have watched their demo video), and I keep having to check for gaps as i find it rides up or separates and I end up flashing.

I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, as I just don't feel safe to bend or move around (and especially go to the loo and pull trousers down) without constantly having to readjust.

Before I stick it on ebay, is there a fail safe way to combat this, or has anyone else found the same problem?

midori1999 Sat 04-Jun-11 11:09:07

I wear a vest top under mine just in case it seperates, but it never has.

I haven't watched the demo, but I wrap one side first, making sure I don't let it ruche at all and that each layer well overlaps the above layer. I find I can wrap it round three times this way. Then I wrap the other side and make sure each 'wrap' covers the joins where the other side overlaps and that each bit is ruched/gathered a bit. I also find I can wrap it three times this way and then obviously tie it, usually at the side, but I have tied at the back before.

I hope that makes some sort of sense?

midori1999 Sat 04-Jun-11 11:09:52

Just to add, I love the way it looks, but I rarely wear it as going to the loo etc means it has to be completely undone and wrapped again and it's too much of a faff!

BrassicaBabe Sat 04-Jun-11 11:51:11

grin I feel your pain! I don't wear mine very often as it takes an extra 20 mins to get dressed before going out and needs redoing when I "nip" to the loo.

SybilBeddows Sat 04-Jun-11 11:54:31

I gave up on mine and gave it away. It just wouldn't stay put, it was always rucking up and gaping.
My other Isabella Oliver tops were great.

awpo Sat 04-Jun-11 12:02:40

Agree about issues going to the loo! It's a big effort to get it looking right in the first place and then too much os a palava to have to sort it out again. By the time the flexible sizing is of most benefit you're weeing so often anyway it's a pain!! Thinks the JoJoMaman wraps tops might be a bit easier but not sure.

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