Over the past 6 months, my style has started to evolve and I’ve been experimenting with alternative shaped dresses and skirts, than the standard full/circle that I previously leaned towards. One of the eras that has most taken my fancy recently is the sixties. The sassy, structured styles of the early 60s really appeal to me and it’s been good for my confidence to begin experimenting with clothing that doesn’t hide my figure, but compliments and accentuates it.
When I was offered a collaboration with Lindybop, I was really keen to try something outside of my usual full skirted style. Having previous admired their Maybelle twin sets [Link], I knew that I’d like to try out one of their sixties inspired range. The Emma dress has previously been released in five other colourways, but it was the dusky pinks and blues of the Carnation [Link] dress that caught my attention.
This beautiful pencil style dress features pleating around the dress, which makes it really flattering on my least favourite part of my body, my stomach. The twist collar creates a beautiful keyhole detailing and the dress fastens at the back with an invisible zip and three buttons around the neckline. The dress is fully lined and the fabric and beautifully soft and good quality. There’s actually nothing about this dress I don’t like. I’d feel equally as comfortable wearing it to work as I would on a dinner date.
As usual, I went for a size 10 in this dress. For reference, my measurements are 35-28-42. Unlike many non-stretch pencil style dresses, Emma has no problems in accommodating my hips, which I think is largely owing to the waistline pleats. This makes it a great option for us bottom heavy ladies who struggle with sizing to fit all proportions.
Emma is available now in UK sizes 8-22 and is priced at a very reasonable £38.
Disclaimer – I was kindly gifted this dress by Lindybop. However, this has not in any way influenced my review and all views expressed within this post are an honest reflection of how I feel about this garment.