Ammy Lau is the sweetest lady around, and the proud founder of Singapore-based online store Bluebelle. Ammy started off bringing European repro labels such as Lindy Bop to the Singapore vintage scene, but at the end of last year branched out into designing and manufacturing her own 50s-inspired creations. Today I’m featuring one of Ammy’s new additions to her collection, the gorgeous Lulu Tea Dress.
The Lulu Tea dress is very well constructed and features a round modest neckline and slight V-neck back with an invisible zip, a tie at the waist and a pleated, full-flared skirt. The fabric is light and floaty (perfect for summer!) and the dress is fully lined with satin. The skirt goes to just below my knees and my petticoat shortened to 22″ sits just underneath the hemline. Originally I thought the print was clouds but it’s actually a very lovely yet subtle seashell print, featuring pale blue, turquoise, mint and white, and for this shoot I chose to bring out the turquoise with slightly darker accessories.
This dress is currently available in sizes UK8 to UK18. Each Bluebelle item features specific measurements for each size on its product page, so you can get your best fit. I am wearing a UK6 (which has sold out in the Lulu but is available in other styles), which is listed as having measurements of 31.5″-25″ and a length of 37.5″ on the Bluebelle website, which I’d say were accurate as it fits me perfectly, especially as I can use the tie at the waist to cinch it in a little.
The Lulu Tea dress retails for $149SGD and is available to purchase online through the Bluebelle website. They ship locally and internationally, with the international rate set at a flat $35SGD, and I received mine within a week. Ammy has many more styles coming to Bluebelle very soon so to keep up with her progress I recommend following @shopbluebelle on Instagram and Shopbluebelle on Facebook.
Full outfit details:
Dress – c/o Bluebelle
Hair bow – cutebows4girls
Necklace – vintage
Petticoat – Banned Apparel
Heels – BAIT Footwear
Thank you so much to Ammy for this collaboration, and to @cmjsnz for the pictures! These shots were taken during our US road trip in Dallas at the Kennedy Dealey Plaza memorial, shortly before we went to the Sixth Floor Book Depository museum.
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