This is one of my all time favourite Lady V dresses and guarantees compliments from others, too. I can dress it up to be Christmasy, yet it’s also good for Valentine’s Day and work events. I like Lady V so much because they have great prints and I know what I’m buying when I purchase from them. The dresses wash well (on a cool wash) and require minimal maintenance (a light iron), so they’re my favourite. Whenever I wear a Lady V dress, I always receive compliments.
Today I’m reviewing the The Red & Green Rose Floral Tea Dress which I bought in their 2015 Christmas sale.
Taken from Lady V’s website;
All dresses are designed in house at Lady V London. Until June 2013, all dresses had been made within the EU. We have never made our dresses outside of the EU and do not approve of making garments in China. We have travelled to China and believe the quality is not good enough for Lady Vintage. Not to mention the language barrier, work standards, poor packaging, slow delivery and their ethical treatment of workers. We have seen first-hand child workers in China, and never wish to support this kind of labour.
In June 2013 we began manufacturing Lady Vintage dresses in the heart of London as we strongly believe in supporting British Businesses and British Workers. We are proud that our dresses are made in the UK’s capital and that we are able to provide work for many people in our country and support the British economy, especially in these difficult times.
We are now able to liaise directly with the workers, and oversee quality control ourselves – which means that Lady Vintage Dresses are higher quality than ever! With your support we can keep Lady Vintage in London and help boost London’s clothing manufacturing industry.
I like that the dresses are designed and produced in the UK, which is always a plus, as we should support our British businesses, but it also means that my orders have arrived after only a couple of days.
This dress would look nice with a petticoat, too, such as a red or black 23 inch one from Lady V themselves, but it still sits nicely without, as you can see.
This dress costs £50.00 full price, which I can’t argue with since the quality is so worth it, but I did get it half price in the sale. I adore their tea dress style and own sooo many. They’re classy and come in various prints. The shape is incredibly flattering and suitable for all shapes, sizes and ages.
This dress is made from 97% cotton and 3% elastine and is very comfortable to wear. The material is thick and the dress is very well made. It requires a light iron and washes well which makes it very low maintenance.
It comes with an attached fabric belt which ties in to a bow around the back. This looks super cute and makes the dress, for me. I find it’s not easy to tie a good bow myself so I get my other half to do it for me.
The vibrant red roses make for a gorgeous print that really makes you stand out from the crowd. The tea dress style means it has a high neck front and V neck back, which looks very cute and elegant.
As you can see from the photos, I wore black tights and burgundy heels with the dress to match the red and black. I pulled my hair back and added a butterfly to finish the pretty look.
I bought this dress last year in Lady V’s AW2015 collection, when I was two stone heavier and a size 12, but since I’ve lost all that weight, I’m now back to a 10 in their clothes. As you can see though, it’s not a terrible fit, still. I do buy new dresses from lady V in a 10 now, but I still wear my 12’s. I find that because they have the tie-belt, it still looks very fitted anyway. Lady V have a really handy measurement chart on their site which is accurate, so I’d suggest taking measurements and using the chart to help you decide what size to get. I’d say Lady V run true to size.
This dress is still available in selected sizes in their site, but they restock it sporadically.
Lady V cover UK sizes 8-32, with a specific line for the fuller figure called Lady Voluptuous which focuses on styles that flatter sizes 16-32 especially. Recently, they also launched the Little Lady Vintage line for 3-12 year olds, which is adorable.
I would always recommend Lady V London.
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