IN DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR, I SUDDENLY DEVELOPED AN OBSESSION WITH LINDY BOP DRESSES.
Now, don’t get me wrong: I’d been aware of Lindy Bop before then, and I’d even bought a couple of their dresses, but somehow in December they all of sudden went from “like” to “LOVE” for me, and I couldn’t get enough of the brand. I bought two dresses in December alone, and have another one on the way as I write this (oh, and I’m rather partial to their capri pants, too). What happened, I wonder? Did Lindy Bop suddenly get REALLY good, or I did I just start to REALLY look at their dresses for the first time? I’m not quite sure, but what I DO know is that, since then, I’ve added many more of their offerings to my Wish List, so here are some of my favourite Lindy Bop dresses right now:
TOP 10 | LINDY BOP DRESSES
This dress is actually more-or-less identical to Trashy Diva’s ‘Honey’ dress: so much so, in fact, that I can’t help but wonder how they got away with it! With that said, it’s a gorgeous dress: I have the ‘Honey’ dress in emerald green, but I also love this pale green version – so sweet!
As I’m publishing this post on February 12th, I feel obliged to point out that Fay here would be perfect for Valentine’s day. Really, though, when ISN’T it a good day for a heart-print dress? Exactly.
Joni is one of those dresses I absolutely LOVE… but would probably never have an opportunity to wear, on account of the fact that a) I’m not a bride and b) it’s not the early 1960s. And, I mean, I’m sure there are plenty of other places you could wear a dress like this, if you just put your mind to it, but ’60s bride’ was the image that first popped into my head, and now I just can’t shake it. Seriously, imagine this dress with a little pillbox hat, a birdcage veil and a cute little cropped jacket. A bit like this, actually:
This is actually a different dress (Maybelle), but it’s equally gorgeous, and very “Mad Men”, dontchya think?
I’m partial to black and white (or black and cream, in this case) stripes, and this dress has so much impact, considering the simple shape. I, of course, would wear it with red shoes, lipstick and nails, but it will work with just about any colour you can think of!
The bodice of this dress is very similar to the ‘Ophelia’ dress, but this one has a pencil shape, and a more day-time appropriate fabric and feel. I love the summery blue and white stripes: and, speaking of stripes…
Matilda is currently sold out in my size, otherwise I don’t think I’d have been able to resist those glorious, ice-cream colours. This is a style Lindy Bop tend to release throughout the year, in tons of different colours and prints, though, so if I don’t get lucky with this one, I’m sure I’ll find something else!
Tabby is also available in a range of colours: I love this pink polka dot version, but honestly, I’d struggle to choose between them all!
Although many of the styles I’ve shown you so far are rather summery in feel, I think Gilda could work right now, thanks to the darker colours: just add a cropped cardi and a pair of tights, and you’re all set.
Audrey is a Lindy Bop classic, and, like many Lindy Bop dresses, is constantly being re-invented, with different colours and prints to set off the perfect, 50s-inspired shape. This one, though, is my favourite – for now, at least.
Finally, I know many of you – myself included – love dresses with sleeves, which aren’t always the easiest to find. Lindy Bop’s ‘Charlotte’, however, is a fabulous day dress for spring summer, complete with long sleeves: they do exist!
Which is your favourite of these Lindy Bop dresses?