A Pin-Up Swoon

A Pin-Up Swoon

Sometimes, you see a dress and swoon!
I did just that with the beautiful Lindy Bop Midnight Blue Vanessa dress from Nyla Rose.
Luckily for me, I’m spoilt!  And my wonderful husband bought it me for Valentines day!


Now, this dress is not the most flattering of dresses for full busted ladies as the neckline does emphasise the fact that I am more than a little top-heavy!  Nevertheless, I am completely head over heels in love with it!
The skirt is fully lined and which really helps to create that smooth silhouette of the 50’s pin-up girl and the waist really does cinch in which is so refreshing after finding pencil dress after pencil dress that gapes at my waist.

The material has a nice stretch to it, which really helps with the wiggle dress fit, and the length is perfect on me, skimming my knees.  It will fall longer on those who fall shy of my 5ft10 but I think that will simply give you more a fifties fit.
At only £35, this really is a little bit of a bargain.  The dress feels well made and is unique enough that you’re not going to turn up at a party to find another girl emulating your style!
The size range is great (8-26) and the dress comes in a multitude of patterns – I love the poppy print version!

I really love the collar detail at the back (even if I had to iron them before wear) and the red belt breaks up the navy.  The belt, however, is a little stiff and I will probably replace it with a skinny gold belt when wearing this dress out.
As I mentioned earlier, this dress really does overemphasise my bust … it makes me look a bit like a caricature, which is always a risk of the well endowed ladies out there! I do think, however, this dress will look stunning on someone with a more manageable bra size!
The dress also really made me feel like a 50’s pin-up, so here are my best (and very comical) attempts at being one … as you can see, I have a way to go before anyone calls me Bettie Page!

 

What do you think?  Have you tried a wiggle dress from Lindy Bop?

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Charli is a simple country bumpkin with a passion for long country walks, wooly jumpers, velvet blazers, and luxurious lingerie.

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  1. February 19, 2015 / 10:59 pm

    Looking absolutely incredible missy! That dress was literally made for you! I wish I could wear dresses like this but I don't have a good shape for it. You look awesome xxx

  2. February 20, 2015 / 9:25 am

    That dress is STUNNING and you're wearing it magnificently. I've never even heard of the site it came from but I think I'm going to lose Friday to it.
    I've also definitely seen worse attempts at 50s pin up posing so bravo!
    M x

  3. February 20, 2015 / 11:54 am

    Oh my goodness, you look like a stunning vintage pin-up! 🙂 x

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  4. Anonymous
    February 20, 2015 / 3:22 pm

    I have just had this dress arrive and it's fab, I have big boobs but it sits nicely and gives me a good cleavage

  5. February 24, 2015 / 1:34 pm

    Great post…nice photos and this outfit is so breathtaking…You shine such charisma…cheers!

  6. February 24, 2015 / 4:46 pm

    Thank you 🙂 Let me know if you buy anything … so many nice dresses!!!

    C xx

  7. February 24, 2015 / 4:47 pm

    Thank you 🙂 Now just to find some suitably pin-up inspired lingerie to go with it!

    C xx

  8. March 6, 2015 / 4:01 pm

    I'm in love. You look amazing. I love everything! The dress is as made for you and I love that your shoes are white!! You are such a stunning woman. 🙂

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