Friday, August 15, 2014

Penny Pinching Pin Up - A party dress with swing

We all have those times where we see a dress we lust after 
but just can't justify or can't afford

The affordable alternatives can be found at times and i was lucky to find one recently.


The Lindy Bop Ophelia Dress


I have wanted one of these style dresses for while but have always talked myself out of it. I was very unsure with the fit and for the cost it wasn't worth the risk. 




Enter the Ophelia, it is only £34.99 so without VAT to Australia and Postage it was £33.91 so about $60 aud.

It was worth the try.


and the result... it worked and fits.




The bust is a little odd but still works. the waist is perfect.


I ordered a size 20 in this dress to help accommodate the boobage.




The material is a lovely heavy stretch cotton.
They say medium weight on the site but it is a thick material and suits the dress to a tee.

The skirt is almost a full circle so the shape and swish to it is awesome.
It also has pockets !!



I wore a crinoline underneath to add a little shape but it really didn't need it.



Downside... the zipper was very cheap and actually broke. but I had a new one put it for $10 at my alterations place while I was at work.

The cost of the dress was so low for what it was I didn't mind at all 


So the final verdict... the dress was a winner and i now want all the colours.


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6 comments

  1. You look stunning and I love this dress! It works for you in so many ways!

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  2. That dress looks SO amazing on you!

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  3. Holy hotness. $60 AUS? Bargain!

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  4. You look great. That dress was made for you!

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