I told you at the weekend all about how much I love the Stella dress by Lady V London, so much so that it spurred me to buy this Margot dress because I loved its similarity of shape, simplicity, and the identical fabric from which it’s crafted. Margot is sleeveless, but that’s never stopped me from wearing a great dress in cold weather. Let’s layer up and take a little look, shall we?
Dress: Ganache Margot dress by Lady V London
Blouse: Cream Luiza blouse by Collectif*
Leopard shawl: Primark
Brooch and bag: Vintage
Boots: Old Cecily boots by JustFab
Margot is made from the same weighty stretch material as Stella, and fully lined throughout. Boasting a collared V-neck, a fitted waistband and a three-quarter circle skirt, this dress is a timeless, flattering shape that highlights the waist while offering plenty of volume in the skirt. There’s room for a full volume petticoat, but even a medium volume petti as I’ve worn in these pictures gives a gorgeous gentle flare in the shape. Oh, and I shouldn’t go any further without taking the requisite pause for the fact that there are pockets: POCKETS!
While this dress is listed as a sleeveless style, the edge of the sleeves are cut in an almost bat-wing fashion which gives the look of a slight cap sleeve. Obviously in the colder months this means you’ll have to get creative with your layers, but I’m sure you all have your favourite ways to do so, just as I do (hello pussybow blouse worn underneath!)
Since this style is such a straightforward cut, I do love the versatility it offers in daily wear and outfit pairings. Mixing vintage and modern elements together is so fun, as well as an easy way to remove the pressure of making every outfit ‘authentically’ vintage, and I love that the earthy tone of this ganache brown helps lend this dress toward a dozen different pairings and aesthetics, depending entirely upon my mood. If you want more colour, however, there are mid green and bright Cadbury’s purple versions of this dress available too. I sat for several minutes on the check out page on Black Friday trying to choose between this brown and the green, only opting for the brown because it was £5 cheaper in the sale and it’s so rare for me to ever be interested in brown clothing.
I bought the Margot dress in the size 20 and the size chart is accurate. The waist flat measures 39 inches with stretch to 42, while the bust flat measures 44 inches with stretch to 48. The skirt is 30.5 inches long. This dress closes with a hidden back zipper and is machine washable.
The Margot dress is available in UK sizes 8-22 in Ganache brown, Shaded Spruce green and Tillandsia purple. Lady V London ship worldwide, and have select stockists worldwide.
Disclaimer: Items marked with an asterix* are items I bought myself from companies that have previously gifted me other items for review. All opinions expressed in this review are truthful and my own, with no input from any of the companies listed or any other individuals.
COVID-19 NOTE: These pictures were taken alone and safely in a secluded outdoors area with no other individuals present, practising responsible social distancing to help limit the spread of Covid-19.
Gorgeous dress, Lady V is my favourite brand! Can you recommend any vintage brands that sell sweater/jumper dresses for winter? The only one I’ve found is Belle Poque, and while their dresses are lovely I’d like a bit more variety. Thank you!
I’m not a knitwear person myself, so I can’t claim that jumper dresses are an area I pay much attention to, even in the vintage realm. All I can think of is the fact that Emmy Designs have definitely done knitwear sets that look like dresses (and may even have done actual knitted dresses) previously, so you can check if they have anything currently.
Thank you! I’m one of those people who really feels the cold, so I need some knitted dresses unless I’m going to spend all of winter wrapped in massive cardis 🙂