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Lady Vintage Fruit Swing Dress – Review

September 6, 2013

A few weeks ago the lovely people at Lady Vintage sent me this gorgeous 50s style dress to review. I love fruity vintage prints and this dress was the perfect one for me to try. I’m going to do a proper outfit post with this one later in the week, but today I’m going to let you know what I thought.

Lady Vintage sell a large selection of vintage style dresses, there are just a few styles but they all come in a very wide selection of prints. So if you find a dress you like you can get it in loads of colours.

The dress is made with thick 100% cotton fabric with a viscose lining, and hangs beautifully because the fabric has quite a bit of weight to it. I’ve photographed it with a petticoat under the full circle skirt.

The print is bright and vibrant, which I love. It come with a matching tie belt which can be worn at the back or the front, it is completely removable so you can also wear it without. I personally like it best with the bow at the back (as pictured)

I love the squared off shape of the neckline and the little capped sleeves which are really flattering and elegant. The neckline is probably my favourite part of the dress as it really gives it that vintage feel which you don’t always get with vintage style dresses.

The dress has a high neckline at the back, making it perfect to wear on it’s own or with a little cardigan. It fastens with a concealed centre zip. I often find that dresses without a side zip don’t give such a good fit on the body, however this one fits my waist and bust very well. I checked my measurements on the website first to make sure I got the right size and the dress comes up very true to the measurements provided.

The dress costs £45 and although I got this one as a sample to review I would definitely be happy to spend this on a dress like this. I will probably be buying this dress again in other prints as I was so happy with the fit. The swing dresses range in price from £40-£60 depending on the print so theres something for every budget.

The company recently moved their manufacture from abroad to London. As I’ve said many times I’m a great supporter of British business and I’m delighted to hear of a brand moving their manufacture locally. This is definitely something which makes me keener to buy more dresses from Lady Vintage.

The quality is very good, and I couldn’t find any faults with the fabric or construction so I’m sure the dress will last for a long time. I haven’t washed the dress yet but it can go in the washing machine at 40 degrees so it should be pretty easy to look after.

Here’s the dress pictured with the belt at the front, which I also really like.

So in conclusion I am really impressed with the fit and overall quality of the dress, and will definitely keep it for many years as a staple part of my wardrobe. I will try and do an outfit post later this week. Possibly when I pick the fruit trees in my garden (you know I like to match my surroundings!)

You can find the full range of swing dresses here

What do you think of the dress, do you own a Lady Vintage dress or will you be buying one. Please comment below.

*edit* since publishing my review this morning, the dress has just gone into the Lady V Sale so is now only £27 along with lot’s of other lovely dresses which have been reduced! So grab a bargain while you can. Find the sale here.

I was given this dress by Lady Vintage to review, I don’t do sponsored posts but am always happy to review products. All opinions are entirely my own.

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    September 6, 2013 at 7:47 am

    What a fab dress, it looks like so much fun and a great price. Looking forward to seeing you in it. Haven’t heard of Lady Vintage but I better look into them now!

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      September 6, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      They have some amazing prints so definitely worth a look. Xxx

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    Miss Fairchild
    September 6, 2013 at 7:53 am

    So pretty!

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    Helen Mae
    September 6, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I’ve not come across this company before but I might have to give them a try – that’s such a nice dress and the prices are really affordable.

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      September 6, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      The prices are great. I was so impressed. I have my eye on a couple of autumn ones. But can’t choose which to get!

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    September 6, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. I’m swooning. If they have it in my (gigantic) size, I’m getting one.

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    September 6, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Great prices and so pretty and cool!!

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      September 9, 2013 at 9:00 am

      The prices really are good, great for building up a vintage style wardrobe without spending a fortune!

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    September 6, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Wow, now that is a gorgeous dress!

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    Jessica Cangiano
    September 8, 2013 at 9:22 am

    Great review, dear gal! You are so, so lucky!!! Of all of Lady Vintage’s current offerings, this fruit print dress is the one that I’m most coveting (ok, technically it’s tied equally with their awesome lemon print dress).

    I’ve bought one dress from them so far (a super cute butterfly print number), and hope to purchase more in the future. They don’t, unfortunately, offer much in the way of a shipping discount when more than one dress is bought at at a time, and as each costs around $20 Cnd to ship (so $40 for two, $60 for three, etc), with the steep conversion rate between Pounds and Cnd dollars, their offers are big time investments for me, but again, I truly do hope to add more to closet in time.

    ♥ Jessica

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      September 9, 2013 at 9:01 am

      Wow that is expensive on postage. If you ever want anything from the UK feel free to ask me. I might be able to order and ship to you for less.

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    September 8, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    What a sweet fruity dress… I adore it- bet it looks fab on!

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    September 9, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Such a vibrant print! x

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      September 9, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      I know! I’d like one of their more subtle prints as well.

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    October 3, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Okay. This fabric is too dang cute. No, I do not own one of this seller’s frocks. I sew my own vintage-style garments.

    Thank you for sharing this. It made me smile.



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