Vintage online fashion store Clarence & Alabama kindly gave me a dress from their newest collection to review.
I chose the Ophelia Vintage 1950s Picnic Dress by Lindy Bop in black and floral, because as you can see from the photographs, it’s stunning!
I’m really starting to get into vintage fashion, particularly 1950s as that era seems to suit us curvier women so well, and the dresses are so much more interesting than the more modern ones!
To help the dress reach it’s full potential you need to iron it and add a petticoat, so please bear in mind I did neither when I took my selfies!
I teamed the dress up with some gladiator sandals, just to give it a slightly modern look; I’m unsure whether the two go together, but I was comfortable!
Last weekend I wore the dress with black leggings, a short black shrug and some kitten heels for a dating event, and I felt the most glam girl there!
The sweetheart neckline with ruched bust panel is one of my favourite parts of the dress, because it shows off a girl’s cleavage, but in a way that still maintains your elegance!
The dress is very comfortable to wear, but it’s slightly heavier than your average dress, but that’s because the fabric is of good quality.
I love how the black really helps the colours of the flowers pop out, and the dress also comes in other colours including a gorgeous baby blue that I’m thinking of adding to my collection.
I have now got my eye on the wiggle dresses, but think I’m going to wait until I have shed some pounds, because they won’t be as flattering on my current tummy as this picnic dress is!
What’s even more exciting is that as I write this, Clarence & Alabama are having a SALE so check it out!
Clarence & Alabama kindly gave me this dress in order to review it. All opinions are honest and my own, and I did not receive any payment for this post.