If you think you've seen this dress before you're probably right... it's very popular and there's several good reasons for it (and do check it out on the fabulous Nora and Sammi in different colourways too). It's a bargain, great quality, seems to be universally flattering and it presents a first in repro 50s swing-style dresses to my knowledge - a petite version for short-stuff like me! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this on Lindy Bop's site. Why has no one ever thought that petite ladies like me might want to wear a 50s style dress that doesn't finish at approximately ankle height? That's without getting to the issue of strap length, which is a personal favourite of mine to whinge about and a constant feature of my sewing to-do list. In case you're a newer reader or have stumbled on this post, I'm 5ft2", and go for a trouser length of 29" (I have no idea if that sizing applies beyond UK, apologies!). Most 50s style skirts hit me at mid calf, which added to the fact I'm relatively tiny generally, just swamps me when it's a full skirt.
Not a problem anymore, with a dress that feels like it was literally custom made for me...
Hair flower: Retro Vixens (cream version)
Petticoat: Banned 24" @ Sirens & Starlets
Shoes: Marks & Spencer
I find Lindy Bop a bit hit and miss with quality - I've got another dress of theirs to post about in the future and it's nowhere near as nice as this one. But that was a slightly older one in the sale, and this dress is one of their flagship styles and I do think it's really very good value indeed. I feel like I should now buy all of their other petite styles before they change their minds and stop selling them (as so often happens)!
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