Anyone who is dizzy about vintage inspired plus size fashion will have heard of Lady Voluptuous – it has fast become a staple of some many women’s wardrobes and offers such beautiful dresses in an array of gorgeous fabrics.
The Lyra was instantly one of my favourites – a classic 40s wrap shape with a cinched waist and flowing skirt makes it one of those effortlessly easy dresses to throw on and feel fabulous even when you’re feeling a little low.
Despite this, it’s taken me a long time to cave and buy a Lyra. I have a wardrobe full of dresses made from the same cut and just didn’t feel I could justify buying yet another. A flash sale and the addition of a long sleeve finally made me cave and I wasn’t disappointed.
Made from a lightweight jersey the dress has a beautiful flow and movement to the skirt. The only downside of this is that the dress isn’t the warmest – so I’ve worn it here with a smoothing slip beneath and my knee-high boots for added protection from the cold.
I feel there is something very 70s about my style here – I’m potentially going to need to buy a big floppy hat to complete the look.
I’m wearing the size 16 and it fits me very well – the jersey has a fair amount of give and stretch in it to allow for my top heavy half whilst still cinching at the waist. Unfortunately, I find the arms very baggy and not quite long enough for me. I would have much preferred a more fitted arm that reached to the wrist.
The skirt on this dress is quite long and sits an inch or two below the knee. I really love a midi skirt and feel it really elevates a dress from pretty cute to stylish.
The Lyra retails at £50 but Lady V London frequently have sales on. At the time of writing the dress is on sale for just £25 but is very limited on the remaining sizes so if you want one of these you will have to be very quick!
I honestly believe the dress is worth the money and I can see myself wearing this a lot through winter and through to spring. It will be great for all the travels I have coming up as I can throw it in a suitcase and not worry about it creasing during the journey – it will definitely be coming to San Francisco with me in Spring.
Underslip – Past Season Marks & Spencer (similar here)
Necklace – Chain & Pearl Necklace from Very
Do you own any Lady Voluptuous? What’s your favourite dress?