I am so excited to get to try a Lady V London dress! The brand was started in 2011 by husband and wife team Sergio and Victoria, and they’ve been creating beautiful, classic, and affordable vintage-inspired clothing ever since. Having been a longtime admirer of theirs I couldn’t wait to style their Lily dress in Hummingbirds and Roses print for the blog.
Lady V London have been outdoing themselves with winning prints this season, including the delightful Hummingbirds & Roses print seen in this post. This cotton/elastine blend features a mix of pink and blue roses, orange hibiscus, and bright blue hummingbirds all on a light champagne background. The Lily dress itself is a sleeveless style with a lovely sweetheart neckline and back cut-out. It’s a classic fit and flare design, and has a pleated below-the-knee-length skirt with enough volume to fit a two-layer petticoat underneath.
The size range at Lady V London caters for UK8-32 across their Lady Vintage and Lady Voluptuous brands. The Lily dress is a Lady Vintage piece, and so comes in sizes UK8-22. I’m wearing a UK8, as the 33″-27″ measurements per the size chart were closest to my own. Unfortunately the dress did gape a little on me in the chest area, however I’m not blessed in that department so it’s always something I expect! Otherwise the fit was good and as well as being generally fabulous I found the Lily dress really comfortable to wear too.
The Lily dress can be purchased via the Lady V London website for £50/$87NZD, and it’s currently still available in most sizes, though selling fast. This is such a budget-friendly price for a quality pin-up dress! Shipping is free within the UK if you spend over £75, or free internationally when you spend over £150; otherwise shipping prices are very reasonable if you spend under that threshold, such as £12 to New Zealand.
Full outfit details:
Necklace – vintage
Cardigan – Review
Belt – thrifted
Heels – Modcloth
A huge thank you to Cara and the team at Lady V London for letting me try their brand new Lily dress! They have so many stunning new styles at the moment which are selling like hotcakes so make sure you’re following them on Instagram to see when designs are released. Thank you also as always to @cmjsnz for these pics at the Parnell Rose Gardens.
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