I love it when a reproduction or vintage style item, looks like it could be an original. I really feel that way about the Lindy Bop Maybelle jacket and dress sets. They really do pay homage to that early 60s Mad Men era style. When I went out last week with my mum and dad they were genuinely amazed that this wasn’t a real vintage find.
The set was hugely popular when it first launched in a couple of different colours and I was delighted to see lots of new additions this season. I’m not usually a big wiggle or pencil dress wearer, because I prefer to hide my tummy and hips, which definitely show the signs of having had two babies, but I really like the slightly heavier fabric and lining on this dress, which definitely help smoothen things out a bit.
When Lindy Bop contacted me, to see if I wanted to review one of their new items, I chose this straight away. I love anything in a mustard colour and I thought this would be a great addition to my wardrobe. It makes a nice change from my usual dresses and it’s useful to own something a bit smarter and more formal.
The jacquard fabric definitely reminds me of real vintage pieces I’ve come across in the past and I really like that it had a little bit of stretch. The combination of fitted dress and slightly more boxy jacket works really well too and gives it a very authentic feel.
Quality wise I’m pretty impressed. I like the little details like the concealed zip, fabric covered buttons and the bow on the dress. The lining is a great addition, which I think makes the dress fit and hang better. The set is also finished very well, giving it a more expensive feel. At just £55 I think its great value for money.
Fit wise I went for my usual size 14 and it was absolutely fine. With Lindy Bop it is always worth looking at the size guide, as they really do vary a lot.
I’ve worn the outfit with a pair of Hotter Viviene heels. I think it works well to keep the outfit simple and not go overboard with accessories, so something simple and cream is perfect.
The outfit comes in a selection of colours. If a fitted dress isn’t your thing, then there is also a very similar style in the same fabric with a fuller skirt, which is also absolutely gorgeous.
Top Row – Maybelle Dresses Bottom Row – Marianne Dresses (more colours available)
Which is your favourite colour and style?
*Thank you to Lindy Bop for sending me this dress for the purposes of review. All opinions as always are my own.
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Laura Bambrey (@LauraBambrey)April 29, 2017 at 8:19 am
I was eyeing this set up the other day and so chuffed to have found your review on it- you give a great feel for how the fit and fabric are. I’m really tempted by the burnt orange in the to centre of your pics. Yum!! Ps the wiggle shape really suits you. Lx
PorcelinaMay 1, 2017 at 7:56 am
I’ve been eyeing these styles for a while, they’re really beautiful and like you say, have an authentic feel to them! I love the colour you chose, very pretty. x
SaraLilyMay 2, 2017 at 1:18 pm
Man, I’d love the red set!! I cannot decide if the wiggle or swing is better for me (I, too, lean toward swing over wiggle) but there is just SOMETHING about the wiggle version that is just perfection. You’re rocking the mustard set for sure – I love this color on you!!
BellaJuly 22, 2017 at 5:20 am
This is stunning! Thank you for reviewing it! You mentioned you are a size 14 but is there a chance you might share your bust hip waist measurements? Trying to guess my size!
BellaJuly 22, 2017 at 5:21 am
Ooh and height?
Simply Megan JoySeptember 28, 2017 at 7:32 pm
I was just looking at these dresses on Lindy Bop the other day! I would love to have the blue Marianne dress! It’s just so awesomely vintage!
~ Megan Joy