Back in February, right at the start of my spending ban, the fantastic plus size range for Lady Vintage London launched, aptly called Lady Voluptuous.
In their own words: Lady Voluptuous is the UK's first dedicated Plus Size Vintage Clothing label and is proud to be Made in London, England. Lady Voluptuous was created in collaboration with Georgina Horne, from the blog Fuller Figure Fuller Bust.
I've been a supporter of Lady Vintage London since they first launched, and rocked their swing dresses for all I was worth! I remember talking Georgina through what style of dress to order, and pointing her in the direction of the Hepburn. The rest is history, and I can't think of a better pairing of Lady V and Georgina, and if Lady Voluptuous is their first borne, I can't wait to see what they produce together next!
Why Debz and Lucia? Because they represent what makes Lady Voluptuous extra special - that they go up to a size 32. Not only that, but the sizes at the top end of the spectrum were the ones that sold out first! Showing that if you build it (or sew it, in this case), they will come!
When I finally got round to placing an order, I knew the Lyra would be the dress for me - not only because the His Dark Materials trilogy is one of my favs - but because the tea dress is a classic shape missing from my wardrobe! I've got body con, skater, but no tea dresses!
I opted for the 22-24, and it is a perfect fit, hugging my waist (with the tie pulled as tight as I can get it), and skimming everything else.
It is also one of the only wrap dresses where I don't think I'll need to pin / sew it shut. It is a perfect fit for my 36JJ bust.
The Lyra comes in an assortment of colours, and I opted for the jade to start with, but I was tempted by the navy, which may well be my next purchase, but to be honest, I want one in every colour:
This dress may seem a wardrobe staple, but it's a dress I've been hunting for - and that Lady Voluptuous have been the first to deliver!
Much love my lovelies,