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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