Lindy Bop have been around for quite a while but until recently I wasn’t able to shop with them due to their dresses peaking at a UK22. However, over the last six months they’ve introduced sizes 24 and 26 into the mix which brought joy to my size 24 body!
They have an enormous range of dresses all of which are very reasonably priced. Plus size pin-up and retro style clothing used to come with a rather large price tag so it’s brilliant seeing companies charging the same amount as they would for straight sizes. Lindy Bop stock the increasingly popular Ophelia dresses (which now come in 34 different prints!) and have recently introduced a dress I have lusted after for a long time, Bella, in plus size too.
For some reason though I didn’t dive in with the Bella straight away, instead I went for the Lana Red Polka Dot Swing Dress. It felt a little more like an every day dress and it’s definitely proved to be that!
I originally bought this in my usual size 24 but found it a struggle to get over my boobs. I’m not sure if it was due to the thick material, my massive ol’ boobs or whether the dress just comes up a little small. I exchanged it for a 26 which fits perfectly. It’s comfortable over my bust, the waist nips in nicely with room for dinner and the length is, for once, spot on! The dress is lined and the fabric is heavy so falls well without any riding up against tights and very little creasing. Considering it cost £29.99 I am extremely pleased! It comes with a black cinch belt but I have quite a small torso so often find wider belts don’t fit well and tend to scrunch up. However, I love how it looks without one!
(I know, I know, the hem was turned up but husband conveniently didn’t see that…)
I really hope Lindy Bop will eventually extend their plus size range to include larger plus sizes too. It’s such a shame to make that step into the plus size world but it still be limited to some. Plus size pin-up dresses for all!