I am all about big skirts. If a skirt isn’t a full circle it legitimately makes me sad. If a skirt can encompass two or three petticoats, I am a happy girl. So it should come as no surprise that I’m addicted to wearing petticoats. I own several cheap eBay Hong Kong type McJobbies that I layer two or three deep to get premium puff on the regular, as well as a beautiful Malco Modes Jennifer petticoat that puts all others to shame with the sheer superlative of it’s softness. I was very intrigued, therefore, when I recently saw that Lindy Bop, pinup budget brand giant, greatly extended their own petticoat line.
I’m not sure if I’m mistaken in believing that Lindy Bop has offered petticoats before now, but now their range includes 26″, 28″, 30″ length petticoats as well as 9 different colours. Lindy Bop have been offering 10-15% off orders pretty regularly lately so I jumped on board with one of these voucher codes and ordered a 26″ black petticoat to review.
I recently came across Bitter Root Vintage for the first time, a charming company that offers a selection of dresses, separates and accessories. They stock plenty of lovely repro items as well as some non-repro items which are also incredibly pretty and still classy, able to be styled in a retro fashion should you wish. For my first BRV dress I chose one of their repro style dresses, of course, namely Polly//All The Umbrellas In Paris.
This is a beautiful dress. The print is delicate and pretty, something that’s new for me because the prints I favour are often bold or bright, making this dress a lovely departure for me. I love the piping detail along the waistline and shoulders, and the little buttons on the cinched waist. Also, the name itself is just downright adorable. All The Umbrellas In Paris? Too cute! I couldn’t resist incorporating some of that umbrella whimsy into this blog shoot while I showed you this dress in action. Continue reading →