Next up in my reviews of Lady V dresses (I have a lottttt to get through) is a flowery, pretty number, which has serious spring vibes.
Believe it or not, this was my twenty-first Lady V dress.. I know, I know, I’m totally addicted, aren’t I? Yep.
I just adore their prints, the style of the 1950’s tea dress in particular and the customer service is always spot on. The dresses wash well (on a cool wash) and require minimal maintenance (a light iron), so they’re a sure winner. Whenever I wear a Lady V dress, I always receive compliments. Every. Single. Time. And they’re very versatile.
Most of my Lady V dresses so far have been bought in the sales – they do brilliant sales often, usually 10-15% off, but in their end of line sales as much as 50% off – but I actually received this one as a birthday present last year. The name of my blog hints at the fact I love floral prints, so it’s no surprise I thought this print was really pretty.
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 £50.00 full price, which is on the pricier side for me, but it’s really worth it for the quality. This dress is made from 97% cotton and 3% elastane and is very comfortable to wear, formally or casually. It comes with an attached fabric belt which ties in to a bow around the back, which adds to the cuteness of the dress. It would be perfect for afternoon tea or a girly day out.
The tea dress style means it has a high neck front and V neck back, which looks very sophisticated and elegant. The flared skirt can be made even fuller by wearing a twenty-three inch petticoat underneath, which I have but chose not to wear here as I prefer this particular dress without it. But it does look girlier and more vintage with one.
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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