Lady V London are consistently a favourite company of mine, super inclusive sizing and always bringing out new styles and patterns. A lot of plus size babes love the vintage life, I'm not super into vintage designs, but I cannot resist a good Lady V London dress, worn my own way!
When Lady V London asked me what my faves were from the new collection, it was a hard choice, the new Lyra prints are stunning, and I haven't tried one of them yet, but the Phoebe dress* in fuchsia and black was too cute to resist. I've had a few pieces from them, but never a longer sleeved style, and this might just be my favourite yet.
It nips you in it at the waist with a faux waistband in the same fabric, has cute ruffles at the shoulders to give the sleeves a bit of something extra, and best of all in my opinion, the dress has an underskirt with it, hemmed with net! It gives the dress a really lovely fullness to it, and you could easily add a full tulle underskirt underneath it too, if you really wanted to give it some volume.
On me the dress sits just below knee length, I'm 5ft 11 so on most it would be more of a true midi style. The sleeves come to just below my elbows and it has a round neck that isn't too low. I got my usual size, and it fits perfectly on the waist, but there is room in the shoulders/bust area. If you are bustier than me you should be just fine with your usual size.
In true 'Kitty' style, I opted to pair it with my trusty pleather jacket and biker boots, a faux fur collar, and some mesh striped leggings. I also couldn't resist my Quay Australia rose gold sunglasses to hide my terrible eye bags. Which I then promptly dropped on the floor and scratched, so gutted!
Vintage dresses can be worn so many different ways, I like to make mine a bit more rock and roll, whilst still keeping the vintage silhouette. You can get the Phoebe dress in a variety of patterns and I think I am totally going to need to add more to my collection. It's the perfect style for winter parties, the longer sleeves keep you that bit warmer, whilst still looking lush.
What are your favourite styles from Lady V London?
*denotes an item that was gifted for review purposes. In no way does this impact upon my opinions which was entirely my own.
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