Hi. I’m Mallory. Mum, wife, fashion designer and founder of Maive & Bo.
I started Maive & Bo for the same reason that you’re on this site – because as a mum-to-be I wanted beautiful, flattering and high-quality clothes that didn’t rival the cost of nursery furniture!
When I couldn’t find what I was looking for, I started designing my own. [They were little more than sketches at first – but I found a seamstress and I started to bring them to life.] Maive & Bo was born. It’s only fitting then that the company embraces the name we chose for our second little girl (who turned out to be a little boy!).
This was the start of Maive & Bo. Now, with two kids (and two pregnancies) under my belt, I’m thrilled to be able to bring Maive & Bo’s maternity clothes to you. My ‘babies’ might be growing up (though I’m in denial), but my determination to create beautiful clothes that will make you feel amazing throughout your entire pregnancy and support you during your breastfeeding journey remains.
If you ever have any questions or feedback, please get in touch! I love to hear from you – our real mums-to-be – about what works well (and what doesn’t!). We’re constantly striving to create better items for you and your feedback helps us get there!
Embrace the Bump
At Maive & Bo we encourage women to embrace the bump! We are huge proponents of women’s self-image in pregnancy. So many women who visit our shop feel down about their pregnant bodies. We get that! But we want to change that perception. We want all mums-to-be to see how beautiful they truly are.
To do that, we always design our clothes with the true pregnant body in mind – that means taking into account the changes that happen everywhere, not just designing extra room for a bump! And we always use pregnant models for our shoots. We want you to see how our clothes look on a real belly (housing a real adorable bub). And we love how our models bring that special pregnancy glow to all our shots.
From Bumps to Boobs
During pregnancy your body is changing daily. So, we created clothes that embrace that change, by being wearable from ‘bumps to boobs’ (from pregnancy through breastfeeding). Most of our styles contain hidden nursing access and are adjustable as your body changes. So you feel good during the first, second, third… and fourth trimesters!
Mum to two gorgeous kids (five-year-old Rhys and seven-year-old Emily), Mallory began designing maternity clothes to fill a gap in her own wardrobe (where beautiful, flattering, feminine and affordable mum-to-be clothes should be). As a designer she is continuously working to make sure everything she creates is true to the beautiful pregnancy shapes of Australian women.
Weirdest pregnancy craving: Chicken-Flavoured Fantastic Noodles
Chloe, Campaign Manager
Chloe has been in the fashion industry her entire working life – from the design room and shop floor, to the buying room and management office. She’s intensely passionate about bringing beautiful clothing to women and believes that everyone deserves to wear clothes that make them feel good in their own skin.
Mum to two little boys, ages five and two, and step-mum to one big boy, [Chloe also knows more about matchbox cars, garbage trucks and Star Wars than she ever thought possible.]
Weirdest pregnancy craving: Vegemite Toast and Summer Rolls
Melissa, Customer Service
With over ten years’ experience in retail, Melissa understands what makes a wonderful shopping experience. She’s committed to seeing Maive & Bo clients walk away with a smile on their faces and a sway in their steps!
She’s also a mum to three amazing, growing boys [(which means she also struggles to keep the refrigerator stocked!)], so she knows that mums need a clean, streamlined shopping journey. She works hard to make sure that Maive & Bo is always giving that to you.
Weirdest pregnancy craving: Steak with Pineapple
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