As I mentioned in yesterdays blog post, one of the main things I want to do on the blog this year is share more of my vintage inspired outfits. It’s nice to have an incentive to get dressed up everyday and I love wearing all the lovely clothes in my wardrobe and making sure they all get worn. Today I put on a dress from Lindy Bop which I bought in the sale a few weeks ago. Luckily it’s still available and reduced to just £20.99, so if you’re looking for a winter dress at a bargain price then this might be what you’re looking for.
Today was a typical English wet and windy day and Rob and I braved the cold for a few minutes to get a few shots of my outfit in the garden. I paired the lovely tartan dress with an old belt and my Clarks Orla Kiely shoes which I blogged about a couple of weeks ago.
I don’t own that many dresses which work well in winter. I’m always drawn to pretty, bright floral summer dresses and never really buy dark colours. I chose this dress because I knew it work work well in the winter worn with tights and a cardi. The dress is made from a lovely soft brushed cotton and reminds me of flannel shirts. I love the simple 50s shapes and the cute scalloped detail around the neckline.
Lindy Bop sizing can really differ from dress to dress and this one comes up a little bigger than most. I bought my usual size 14 and it fits really comfortably. I like that theres loads of room in the bust and I had no pulling or squatting at all. I’m 5’6″ and worn with a full petticoat the dress sits just below the knee on me, making it the perfect length.
The dress also comes in a selection of other prints, many of which are also in the sale at the moment. It is also available in kids sizes.
Dress – £20.99 – Lindy Bop
Necklace and Belt – Old from Primark
Bangles – Car boot sale finds
Shoes – Clarks Orla Kiely
Do you struggle to find vintage inspired winter outfits? Do you have any tips for creating great winter looks?
swiveltamJanuary 3, 2016 at 4:09 pm
Thank you for the review on the Lindy Bop dresses. I’m trying to figure out which dress I want to try first and your review helps.
I love this style b/c in the winter I can put a turtleneck underneath and then it looks kind of pinafore style and keeps me warm. I’m super wimpy about the cold! LOL!
You look adorable and I LOVE plaids!
~ Tam Francis ~
Miss FairchildJanuary 3, 2016 at 7:03 pm
sweetsonpointJanuary 4, 2016 at 11:36 am
This dress is darling on you! I wish I could pull off something like this!
We went to London for the first time last year and, yep, typical English day. Even in July! Loved the city though.
SaraLilyJanuary 4, 2016 at 2:42 pm
Oh you look great in this! I love the dark accents paired with the plaid. So moody and 90s!
It’s a challenge to find winter looks when you live in dresses like we do! I layer up with cardigans (I have so many colors at this point!) and rotate between tights and thigh high socks. I don’t like to wear tights too often so I try to only wear them once or twice a week. In-between I may have a pants day or wear these thigh high wool socks I get from American Apparel that go so high, it’s pretty much tights without the annoying top and waistband bits haha!
Jessica CangianoJanuary 4, 2016 at 11:35 pm
So pretty! I adore the scalloped neckline. It’s sweet, fun and a great way to inject further interest into this garment without competing with the bold (beautiful!) plaid pattern.
GeorgiaFebruary 16, 2016 at 7:26 pm
Loved the review! This might sound like an odd comment, but how tall are you? I ask because I’ve been looking to order from Lindy Bop and this dress looks the perfect length on you, but I’m pretty tiny!
vintagefrillsFebruary 16, 2016 at 7:27 pm
I’m about 5’6″ tall. Xxx