How are we feeling? Getting Christmassy at all?
I’m not feeling Christmas this year if I’m honest, and although I want to be Cindy Lou Who, I’m most certainly a Grinch at the moment. Bring on the mince pies and mulled wine, I say! I need a Christmas injection soon. But for now I’m serving some New Years Eve Glamour with the Lindy Bop Gina dress!
Remember when I showed you my favourite plus-size friendly party dresses? Well, you might remember the Lindy Bop Gina dress! I’ve now started a good collection of Lindy Bop dresses, which you’ve now seen most of. But one thing I didn’t have of theirs? Something really classical!
Now, I’m a total gold girl. I love gold everything – jewellery, gold phone, gold accessories, gold shoes. Before this dress I had no clothes that were gold though! Well, half gold. (The word gold has lost all meaning to me now) And isn’t it just so pretty?
How does it fit?
I took my usual 22 in this dress, and would say it’s roughly true to size. However, if you have a bigger bust or bigger arms, I’d definitely size up. My upper arms are quite big, and the sleeves were just that bit too tight. It doesn’t make the dress uncomfortable, luckily, but any tighter and there would’ve been an issue.
The waist was, if anything, a little larger than the bust would lead you to believe, actually! It fit well without a belt, which is the main thing.
As you can see in the photo below, the arms could do with an extra inch. There is some stretch, and it helps with the bust, but the sleeves don’t have too much give.
The bodice is made from buttery soft cotton sateen, and the skirt is a cotton twill. I love cotton twill because it’s the sort of fabric that could withstand a hurricane, which is offset nicely by the sateen. For those of you that don’t know fabric, the top has a sheen and some stretch, and the skirt keeps its shape amazingly well.
The surplice bodice is quite moveable, and the stretch means it would be a great breastfeeding dress! I had to move it to sit under my breast, though – remember that larger busts should size up! Or else fear the split-boob-look. Do you want that? No. No you do not.
There’s a bow at the side, too. It’s cute enough, but I really wished the ties were more structured, personally. I’ve loved massive bows ever since my lolita days, but I admit it’s my least favourite part of this dress. I may just take off the ties to rectify it, though!
I went for a slightly classic 50s look with this dress, wearing a gorgeous new-to-me halo pillbox hat. Although I suspect the hat is 80’s, it’s absolutely gorgeous and only cost me £3.50, too! I didn’t get great photos of it, but believe me on this one.
What do you think, guys?
I mean really, you cannot go wrong when this dress costs £38. Yes, it really is that cheap! And you’ll be stunned by the quality of it, I promise you. Now, who’s wearing it for New Years Eve?