Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Oh Oh Oh Ophelia! Review of the Lindy Bop Ophelia Dress

I have no idea what took me so long to order something from Lindy Bop. With their reasonably priced vintage reproductions they are right up my alley!

They have loads of lovely styles on offer, and each one they produce in a wide range of colour ways, which means you're pretty much guaranteed to find something to your taste. I have been eyeing out the Ophelia for ages, having seen many a blogger look quite delicious in this sexy style. A few weeks back a work colleague (who I have recently converted to vintage style dresses) came in sporting an Ophelia and I knew I had to have one!



Black Belt and Black Suede Wedges - Primark


The colour and pattern choices had me deliberating for days. But I settled on this red and white polka dot delight, with black boob scallops (I'm not sure what else to call them?!). I think I picked it because it reminded me of sexy Minnie Mouse - is that weird?





I ordered the Ophelia in my usual size 22 and it is a snug fit. I like how fitted it is, but if I was carrying anymore weight on my upper tummy or was any wider across my back it would not fit, and my giant control pants were very much needed to keep me feeling svelte. So if you like a bit more room to move I would certainly size up. It comes over the knee which I sometimes find a bit frumpy but the rest of this dress is so fitted and sexy that I appreciate the coverage that the full skirt gives me. Please note this dress is actually sleeveless and here I am wearing Wingz - more on those further on.



I would describe this as a medium to heavy weight stretch cotton, which is not clingy and so quite forgiving on the lumps and bumps. I added a skinny black belt here because I felt it drew attention to my waist (which is looking more pronounced here than usual) and just broke up the pattern a little bit.



The Ophelia is super sexy. It really plays to your assets - the scallops enhance the bust (on the day I wore this someone actually asked me "have you always had those?!") and the very vintage shelf like design gives support to the more chesty among us. It did sort of make me feel like I was offering them up, but not necessarily in a bad way!

My arms are not my favourite feature. What it is boiling hot I will get them out but if there is a way to cover them up I am all for it. Enter Wingz, this brilliant little invention that allows you to add sleeves to almost anything.


So you can see what they look like underneath - from the website...


This is honestly a revelation for me. And so I tested my Wingz out with Ophelia for the first time and I was incredibly pleased with the results. They stayed put, looked pretty seamless with the dress and we're cool and comfortable. I will certainly be investing in a few more styles soon - probably some in lace.



All in all the Ophelia is a damn foxy dress, which makes me feel like a million bucks and for £34.99 that ain't half bad! I shall be investing in more sexy little Ophelias soon.

Got any Lindy Bops? Tell me about them in the comments...
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  1. There are some gorgeous Lindy Bop dresses and this one looks stunning on you!

    I see you couldn't resist another red dress ;)

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    1. This was bought before my promise to steer clear of red dresses for a while so I'm excused I think ;) but yes I think I may need another Ophelia soon! X

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  2. Gorgeous! I had this dress but sold it as it was a bit too snug on my tum. I wish they'd increase their size range, but until they do I can live vicariously through you. :) xx

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    1. Yeah it's really touch and go. All that stands between me and ruin in this dress is a Sunday lunch! I think maybe they need a dedicated plus size range. Rather than just increasing the measurements of their straight sizes incrementally! Lndy Bop if you're thinking of doing one...call me!

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