Remember how I said I had another Lindy Bop dress in addition to this one, but the quality wasn't so great? Meet the not-so-great-quality, but still-quite-cute-anyway Lindy Bop dress. Oh, and finally an autumn outfit post - good things come to those who wait, eh ;) I did, at least, warn you that my wardrobe would be full of checks... this is just the first of many on a similar theme!
The heartbreaking thing about this dress is that it's so much better for everyday wear than the other one, but it's not all that comfortable and there's a bit of a problem with the straps that'll be familiar to my fellow petite ladies - they just won't stay up. I've re-sewn the buttons to shorten them - twice - and they still slip off my narrow shoulders occasionally, so I've given up on that idea now. Aside from the strap issue that could be a less common one, the other problem with this dress is that the plaid part has no stretch in it at all, so sitting down in it and eating more than soup come with a severe split warning. But, of course, a size any larger and it wouldn't have looked right, being a wiggle type - that old chestnut.
One good thing to come of owning this not-so-everyday dress is that it taught me two valuable (read: superficial) life lessons: 1) I like turtlenecks and 2) I like pinafore style dresses. Both of which I'm already investing more in for this autumn/winter. Can you believe I hadn't owned a turtleneck as an adult until owning this dress? No more cold neck for me!
Something else this outfit taught me is that while hair bows look great on some ladies, I'm not sure they're for me. It just makes me feel a bit childlike, something I'm always nervous of with my small frame and young-ish face (or am I not the only one who gets IDed for looking under 16??)...
Headscarf: ASOS (available in black)
Dress: Lindy Bop 'Meredith'
Shoes: Clarks (old)
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