Hi! I'm Mimi, mama to Eli (5) and Della (2) and the founder and designer of Della B. When I was preparing for the birth of my first chid, I was inspired by my doula to create an alternative to the traditional hospital gown. She said, "It's your baby's birthday, wear something special!" Dissatisfied with the lack of style and functionality of the alternative gowns on the market, I searched high and low for my "something special". Ultimately, I went to work hand-sewing and altering a beloved tunic I had in my closet, and my first "Della B." gown was born.
I am a yogi at heart, and my time traveling through India introduced me to the captivating tradition of hand block printing. These beautiful fabrics, with deep saturated colors and charming imperfections, seemed like the perfect match for the tunic design of the gown. After years of creating gowns out of my living room, just for friends and family, Della B. gowns are finally available for mamas everywhere, online and in select retail stores.
Della B. birth and recovery gowns are designed to compliment the beauty of your birth experience. Combining beautiful design with comfort and functionality, we believe you don't have to abandon your personal style or your modesty before, during or after your birthing time.
Our signature tunic style utilizes a hidden zipper down the front, making Della B. the only gown that allows for immediate skin-to-skin bonding with your newborn. With snaps in all the right places, Della B. gowns allow for freedom of movement during birth and any procedure. After delivery, Della B.'s soft voile fabric is gentle on mother and baby's skin and the front center opening makes nursing easy.
Della B. gowns are handmade using ultra-lightweight cotton voile that is GOTS certified 100% organic and hand-block printed in India using all natural AZO free botanical dyes. This is so important, and makes our gowns better for you, your baby, and the environment. All Della B. gowns are designed in Newport Beach, California and handmade in Jaipur, India using fair labor practices. Our manufacturer, Mehera Shaw, is committed to sustainable and ethical fashion, and is a certified fair trade manufacturer and member of the Fair Trade Federation. Learn more them at www.MeheraShaw.com
Your Della B. birth gown comes packaged in a matching drawstring bag, making it easy to bring your beautiful gown to your beautiful birth. Something special to wear on your baby's birthday.