Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Backyard Bella - Navy Swing Dress - Chic Style Boutique

Because I have the body shape of a banana, it is often really difficult to find dresses that fit me on every part of my body. Usually, either the bust is too small or the hips are too big, or it's just too long as I am a hobbit. So when I find dresses that fit like they were made for me, it is very exciting and naturally, they get worn to death. This is the case for the Bella Navy Swing dress from Chic Style Boutique, by Lindy Bop.

Bella Navy Swing dress from Chic Style Boutique, by Lindy Bop

This dress is an absolute dream for me. It fits perfectly, the colour is great and perfect for wearing at work or for a casual night and and above all, it is comfortable! It is made from a really nice stretch cotton material of a medium thickness, so it is probably wearable over multiple seasons, something which you know I am a fan of! 

The details on this dress are plentiful - the sweetheart neckline, the decorative buttons and ruched detailing to the front, the puffy capped sleeves and the ribbon tie at the back. It makes what looks upon first glance to be a pretty standard dress, stand out and take on a slightly more interesting form than your regular swing dress.

Bella Navy Swing dress from Chic Style Boutique, by Lindy Bop

I am wearing a UK Size 8 and in terms of sizing, I would say that the bust is quite generous. I am a 35 inch bust and this dress is described as being 32.3 inches. It is a snug fit for me, but a fit nonetheless, so I would suggest that there is ample stretch in the bust if you are a bit top heavy. I am a 26.5 inch waist and the dress is listed at 26.4, which is a pretty spot on fit for me. 

Bella Navy Swing dress from Chic Style Boutique, by Lindy Bop

The skirt on this dress is pretty full, so it could be worn with a petticoat if desired, but to be honest, it doesn't really need it. 

I have to say, this is probably my favourite dress at the moment, just because it is so incredibly easy to wear. I sit down at a desk all day, so having something comfortable to wear is really crucial for me. If this dress came in more colours, I would definitely stock up as it is the prefect 'everyday' dress, in my opinion!  

Bella Navy Swing dress from Chic Style Boutique, by Lindy Bop

- x - LMDW - x -


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