Yello! How are we doing today?
Had a good week by any chance? I’m tired, but it’s also been a productive sort of week. I happen to be off on my first foray into commercial modelling today, actually! I’m excited for a lot of what is coming on at the moment, especially after the recent diagnoses of CFS. But we’re up and fighting as usual, and travelling south today for some plus size 70s style in Somerset!
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So me and The Boyfriend® travelled to Bridgwater at the weekend. We were up in Somerset for a gorgeous wedding on an organic farm. That bit was wonderful, but Bridgwater itself wasn’t really worth the early morning coach there! It was also really strange to see people looking at me with confusion or ridicule. I’ve not lived in a small town for about 7 years, so I’ve forgotten the looks you get when you have bright hair and eyebrows. Such a stark contrast from London, where no one bats an eye!
Plus Size 70’s Style
But I digress. This post is all about this dress — the Lindy Bop Ivory dress in blue! I’m going to start the review off by saying one thing; this really isn’t a ‘me’ dress, if you will. I loved the look of it, and the colour is absolutely beautiful. But after talking to Lindy Bop again, I probably just needed a size down to make it perfect. I often make the mistake of throwing the tags off clothes before I shoot them, so the sizing is my mistake rather than the dress’!
This dress is an adorable tea-dress style with massive cuffed bishop sleeves! I don’t often go for this style since it’s more of a 70’s style in my opinion — hence my styling is a bit more toned-down and 70’s-esque. I loved the option of trying a new style out that I ordinarily wouldn’t, which is something I love so much about this whole blogging thing.
Lindy Bop Ivory Dress
It’s made from polyester, but a soft one at that, with textured “polka dots” running through the shell fabric. It’s got a bit of stretch to it, with a stretchy lining. Which is great when you have bigger hips like mine! It caters to them very well, especially with an elasticated waist.
I took my usual 22 in this dress, and the sizing is a little large, honestly. As I said above, this would look a bit better on me if it wasn’t so blousey up top. If you’re busty, go with your regular size, but size down if you’ve got a smaller bust. The waist is really forgiving, so that bust measurement is the only one to go for!
The Lindy Bop Ivory dress is incredibly comfortable. I mean sitting-on-a-coach-for-hours comfortable. (Which is also why it’s a bit creased — oops) Soft fabrics and stretch make a real difference with dresses, and this one would be perfect as a day dress, or even one for the office! Personally, I wish there was pockets in it to make it perfect for all occasions.
I love the sleeves so much — the one downfall this dress really has is that the cuffs are just a bit too wide. Not sure if that’s with the sizing or the dress itself, although it won’t take much to alter, honestly!