Margarita dress from Lindy Bop
Belt from Banned
Handbag from Collectif
Hair flower from Deadly Is The Female
Shoes from New Look
If you’re a bombshell on a budget, then get your broke but fabulous ass over to Lindy Bop.
Their range is full of gorgeous, affordable vintage-inspired dresses. Perfect for those times when you want to look like a million dollars but your budget’s thirty quid.
Case in point – their new season Margarita dress
It’s a brand new shape for Lindy Bop and for me. I usually stick to the kind of structured tailoring that hides a multitude of sins and wobbly bits. So this clingy body con did make me nervous at first. But due to the expert design, the gathering around the tummy and the below-the-knee-length, the Margarita was flattering enough to soothe my body con angst. In fact, I went from body conscious to body confident. I even added a waist-cinching belt to pull my silhouette in further. The belt is totally optional though as the dress is very figure-skimming on its own. And if cap sleeves make your arms feel shy or it’s a bit chilly outside, just add a cropped cardigan like this one from Pinup Girl Clothing.
The fabric is stretchy and slinky
There are no zips and no faff – you just pull it on and you’re ready. The easy-to-wear factor means I’d feel comfortable donning this dress for all sorts of occasions, from cafe-hopping and cruising vintage markets to sipping cocktails and dancing the night away. I love dresses like this. I find I get more wear out of them than anything else in my overstuffed wardrobe, because of their versatility and comfort. Yes, sometimes I like to be comfortable!
The colours are much brighter and more vibrant than they look on the website
The Margarita is a perfect holiday dress because it doesn’t crease, it’s super comfy, it features tropical colours and it’s named after a cocktail. I’ve accessorised my Margarita with red because it makes me feel sassy and nudes because they make me feel like a lady. This dress would also look great worn with warm pink, lush green or clean white for your accent colour and coordinate accordingly.
I’m a UK12-14 and the size 12 is spot on. If you’re between sizes, I’d definitely recommend sizing down. There’s plenty of give in the fabric and a snugger fit emphasises your curves more. The Margarita dress is a bargain at £32. It’s machine washable (woohoo!) and is available in sizes UK 6-26 from Lindy Bop.