I bought this day dress last year, in Lady V’s end of summer sale. It’s actually much more of a wintery print, but I loved the colours used and that fact that it’s a day dress, which means I can wear it for more informal events, too. It’s worked for work, work events, meetings, days with family and trips out.
Lady V’s dresses are easily a favourite of mine, as they wash so well (on a cool wash) and require minimal maintenance. Whenever I wear a Lady V dress, I always receive compliments.
Today I’m reviewing the The Darling Rosebud Day Dress.
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 cost around £40.00 full price, which I can’t argue with since the quality is worth it, but I did get it for only £10.00 in the sale, with a few pounds on top in postage. The day dress is more informal than the tea dress, which I have many of, and features cap sleeves, a pleated neckline, fabric belt and lighter material.
This dress is made from 65% polyester, 35% cotton and is very comfortable to wear. The material is light and air and can be a little see through, so worth bearing in mind before heading out the door! It requires a good iron after being washed as it creases very easily.
It comes with an attached fabric belt which ties in to a bow around the back, although I prefer tying it to the front as I like the way it looks better.
As you can see from the photos, I went for burgundy heels with the dress to match the red tones, and jewellery to match.
I bought this dress in a size 10, as I’m a size 10 pretty much everywhere else and it fits well. 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 print isn’t still available, but other prints in the day dress style are.
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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