A few weeks ago I was feeling depressed about the whole house business and ordered this dress from Lindy Bop. I know, retail therapy can be dangerous, hehehe! Anywho, they were having a sale, so I ordered the Bletchley Black Stripe Shirt Dress that had been on my radar. A shirt dress that is black and white stripes?! Yes, please! I was excited for it's arrival, sort of....
To put it bluntly, the fit is bizarre. I followed the size chart, I made sure I looked at the material content, and read the description before I ordered=these are all things I make sure I review before handing over my payment information. The dress is too big in the waist, though according to their size chart it should be 1/2 inch smaller than my natural waist (I went with the size closest to my measurements as the first dress I ordered was WAY too big), but I figured the material had a slight stretch and I would be OK.
The cut of the dress is not made for taller gals, even though I'm only 5' 7" which is not that tall, yet it sits too high above my natural waist getting into the almost empire waist zone! I can't wear the belt that the dress came with because, I need more cinching power or it looks like a maturity dress. Okay, I know I sound a bit dramatic, but I demonstrated the dress's volume while I was at work and Julie Ann agreed.
I will not be ordering from Lindy Bop again, due to their fit and their generic size charts. I understand this is a less expensive brand, but it's still disappointing! I really wanted this to be a favorite in the closet.
Have you ever ordered from Lindy Bop? If so, how was your experience?
Thank you for reading, until next time!