Madison dress by Lady V London
Belt from another dress by Pinup Girl Clothing
Handbag from Pinup Girl Clothing
Shoes from New Look
Hair flower from Deadly Is The Female
Can We Please Talk About That Neckline?
The Madison dress, by gorgeous retro repro brand Lady V London, has one of the most swoon-worthy necklines I’ve ever worn. Based on an original 1950s pattern, the ruched bust panel is neatly framed by a squared strip of folded over fabric and wide shoulder straps. The effect is incredibly feminine, presenting your face and décolletage in all their glory. I’m particularly impressed by the expert stitching, which holds the crossover bust perfectly in place and stops it riding down and letting your assets spill out all over the place. It’s seductive but not too scandalous, like a slightly sexier spin on The Sound of Music’s girlish vintage charm.
Size Down For A Snug, Pinup Fit
This stunning dress is available in sizes UK8-22. I’m a UK12-14 and a buxom wench. I find the size 12 in this design is a perfect fit. The waist and bust are generously cut and the cotton sateen has plenty of stretch so you can easily size down for the most flattering, pinup princess look. There’s a concealed side zip that helps make the dress even more fitted and fifties. I’m addicted to an exaggerated hourglass shape so I added a white belt to cinch my waist in further. The full swing skirt can be worn with or without a petticoat, depending on personal preference. In these photos I’m going without but I’d love to try it with one to create a 1950s tea party silhouette.
My New Favourite Print
The vibrant hot pink roses on the light background is a brand new print for Lady V London and I absolutely adore it. It’s as scrumptious and summery as a bowl of fresh raspberries with cream. This print really pops when you wear it with bright red or hot pink lipstick.
If it’s not quite your taste or you find yourself completely hooked on the gorgeous Madison dress shape and hungry for more, then don’t worry. This style comes in a huge range of fabulous prints so you’re bound to find one (or in my case, eight) that you love.
Exclusive Discount for Roxy Vintage Style Readers
Thanks to the lovely team at Lady V London, there’s an exclusive discount code especially for my readers. As a reward for having such exquisite taste in blogs, your can get 10% off your purchase with the secret password, ROXY10. So what are you waiting for? Happy shopping, bombshells!