Hello! I mentioned in my previous post about Lady V London (http://www.ladyvlondon.com) that I had purchased three more dresses in the sale. Those dresses arrived and then I actually won a competition on the Lady V London page which meant that I got a £50 voucher to spend! So, In the space of a month I’ve gone from having 2 Lady V London dresses….to having seven. Slight addiction. Thats so me though, I find a brand I like and I buy everything! I’m never really comfortable buying off the internet, however I’ve now gotten used to Lady V’s sizing and so I feel confident purchasing from them.
So on to the dresses!
These first three dresses I purchased in the Lady V huuuge sale and I definitely got some bargains.
The first dress was this green floral dress from the plus size range. (http://www.ladyvlondon.com/Green-Floral-Dress_A1AZFN.aspx) which I had been looking at for a long time. The fabric was really lovely and silky and the dress just feels like summer to me – if that makes sence! The dress was a size 22/24 and definitely came up big on my waist/shoulders, but the pull in belt definitely helps to combat that.
I felt like the colours in the dress complimented my eyes and skin-tone well, and I love the mesh top! Mesh is one of my big things!!
The length is lovely on me, coming just under the knee – however the torso is a little long on me (petite girl prooooblems). I absolutely adore the cute little keyhole detailing with the button which is a very nice touch!
I also wasn’t a massive fan of the way the mesh is stitched down into the bust. I think it’s to create a larger sleeve, but it made no sense to me!
I also thought that there would be more volume to the skirt with it being a swing style dress – but it’s not the end of the world and it defintely makes it more of a summers dress. My only criticism would be that a sweetheart neck would of been cuter/more flattering, but I’m definitely in love with this dress.
I also bought this dress in the grey rose print with the black mesh top (http://www.ladyvlondon.com/Grey-Rose-Floral-Dress_A1AZFL.aspx). I was extremely unsure of this dress when I saw it online, but I thought it would make a lovely work dress. I was so impressed by this dress and how different it is to the green one – considering they’re the same shape. This dress is stiffer, with a different material which is slightly crêpey, but the colours just go so well together. The dress is so simply elegant I really loved it.
One again I loved the cute back detailing.
And was once again confused by the sleeves!
I decided to dress this lovely number up and wear it out before me and Adam went to Leeds as I had a few errands to run! The first thing I HAD to pair this lovely dress with was big bold red lips.
My absolute fave lippie to wear is NYX soft matte lip cream in Amterdam (http://www.nyxcosmeticsstore.co.uk/acatalog/SMLC_-_Soft_Matte_Lip_Cream.html) It’s decently priced, Vegan/Cruelty free and definitely does the job! I love this stuff and definitely need to order some of the other shades. It’s a pretty good dupe of the Lime Crime Velvetines which I avoid as Doe Deere is a disgusting human being, and Lime Crime is an awful company.
I teamed this dress with my statement lips, a hairtie (my hair was a mess and I was going to get it cut) my Cath Kidston carry-all and little primark bow fronted pumps and felt fantastic. The dress is a great length that I don’t have to wear tights, however a pair of super shiny black tights would look lush with this!
Of course one of my errands was to visit the beautiful Olde Young Teahouse in Middlesbrough which is pretty much my favourite place to visit. This tiny tearoom is so kitsch and cute and best thing is – they cater for us vegans! Carli who owns the teahouse does vegan cakes as special request and always has a supply of homous and bagels for me when I feel peckish in town. I was sipping on a gorgeous Spiced Apple tea whilst chatting away before my hair appointment. If you ever get the chance to visit – do it! It’s the perfect place. You can go give them a like at (https://www.facebook.com/oldeyoungteahouse).
I also got my hair cut that day and went for a high, slightly curved fringe which I adore. Reece over at Heads Hairdressing is amazing.
The next sale dress I bagged was this beautiful Ditsy print swing dress which I had raved over for so long! I’m glad I waited and got it for half price!! (http://www.ladyvlondon.com/Ditsy-Print-Floral-Swing-Dress_A19E9E.aspx)
The swing dress skirts are so gorgeous and full! I almost wish Lady V did a line of just skirts!
I’m not actually wearing a bra here because the chest is rather tight on me! I again wish for sweetheart necks!
LOVE how cute these sleeves are. They cap the shoulder perfectly and the little “puff” makes them adorable.
The length is gorgeous on me, and the lapped zip is a nice touch.
I mentioned before that I won the competition and a gift voucher which I was incredibly pleased about because as a plus sized girl, it’s so nice to see people vouching for you and making lovely comments.
I won by an amazing 271 likes! The most amazing thing is the person in second place was on 101, so I had an INCREDIBLE amount of support. Thank you to anybody who voted for me!
So onto my prize..
I actually chose dresses i’ve not had before and so I was rather nervous about them arriving! I slipped this Polka dot teadress on and knew i’d made the right decision. This dress is like the Hepburn and Swing dress combined! I had a major problem with the fit of the hepburn and had to add darts allover the place, but this dress fits wonderfully (little squashed on the boobs but thats to be expected)
The dress length is perfect on me hitting my knee nicely and the big fat full skirt is crying out for my big white petticoat! I can’t wait to wear it out.
I was also impressed with the back! There’s a bow tie which is cute, and the back is deep v’d which nicely shows off my many tattoos! I love dresses with cute backs. I almost wish lady v did a dress that was V shaped at the front though! However, if cleavage and “va va voom” is what I wanted..thats what I got with the wiggle.
I was SOO nervous about the wiggle. I never wear tight dresses and so I just couldn’t wait to see what it looked like. I tried it on with my lightish shapewear as Adam wasn’t here to help crowbar me into my maidenform shapewear! I also had my Panache Superbra on which gives zero cleavage and is very full cupped. I’m excited to try this dress on with my “boobie” bra. Everybody has one of those right?
The dress slipped on with zero problem! I could of POSSIBLY squeezed into a size down if i’m honest. I will definitely be taking the bottom in ever so slightly to get a more fitted look. I adore the detailing on the sleeves and collar!
I was absolutely boal-ed over (name pun…to those who know me) by this dress and absolutely adore it. I was surprised at how slim I actually look! It’s Adam’s birthday tomorrow and I may possibly wear this out to dinner! The only thing I didn’t like about the dress is the buttons. I think I’ll remove them In favour of a belt.
All in all Lady V are pretty much my go-to brand for dresses now and I’ve not been disappointed! But please Lady V – SWEETHEART NECKLINES I BEG OF YOU!!!