I love a novelty print. Actually, I BLOODY LOVE a novelty print. And right now, there’s one brand killing it on the novelty front; Lindy Bop! I’ve posted a few of my favourite novelty prints from them before, and I’m always in awe of the quality. So I jumped at the chance to review the Lindy Bop Bambi Dress – in Watermelon Pip Print!
Surprisingly for some, I don’t often wear red dresses for fear of clashing against my hair, but I just fell in love with this print. Unlike other watermelon prints, it’s just the flesh and pips, which I think makes it unique. It also reminds me of some abstract art, so it makes me feel just a liiiittle bit cultured!
I also generally steer clear of orange-based reds because of the hair and skin tone. However, I don’t think this looks bad at all? Oooh, that means I’ve gone and learned something about myself.
The Bambi Dress is a cute little sundress with a sweetheart neckline, elasticated waist and back, and side seam pockets. I’ll say off the bat – this runs LARGE. I usually wear a 22 in Lindy Bop, and I’m wearing an 18 in this dress, but could easily go down to a 16. I always end up talking about my boobs when reviewing, but being less-busty means the straps are a bit loose for me.
The elasticated waist is a great design point, but can end up a bit too blousy in the bodice if you don’t size down. My sizing suggestion is; go one size down from your usual Lindy Bop size if you’re busty. Two sizes down if you’re less busty. Three sizes down for a much more fitted look.
It’s funny how recently I’m less inclined to dress up because of anxiety – I’ve always dressed ‘weird’ or ‘outlandish’ since a young age. I’ve got one hell of a hard shell because of this, and although it’s been a long time since I’ve had any comments, it’s been a bit difficult to be looked at so much.
Also funny because I decided to take all my photos in a busy London park by myself, which really opens you up to questions, looks and people taking photos. How on earth do anxious bloggers do this all the time?!
But hey, aside from anxiety – how cute is the Biscuit Shop Grab Bag from Vendula London?
Wearing black with this dress was my attempt to almost tone it down because it’s a real in-your-face colour, but the white bag brings out those white accents and I kinda love it. I’d love to wear this with green, too, to up the Watermelon realness!
Buuuuut godamnit this dress is comfy, and if we ever have the sun back I’m going to wear it all summer!