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Lindy bop sizing (posting here too for traffic)

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planeymcplaneface Mon 18-Jul-16 23:22:40

s lindy bop sizing rigid or is it slightly roomier? Just ive found a gorgeous dress that is ideal for my friends wedding as its the same purple as ds kilt and i love it. Thing is the only sizes they have are 8 10 and 12 but im a 14. Im wondering since its down to £8 just now do i just order it and if it doesnt fit send it back or go on a major diet til the wedding? grin

TrippyMcTrapFace Mon 18-Jul-16 23:34:31

For their wiggle dresses in particular I find Lindy Bop quite inconsistent. How do your own measurements compare to their size chart? And what style are you considering?

planeymcplaneface Mon 18-Jul-16 23:37:50

This is the one id like. My sizes arent too dissimilar to theirs. Ill get my auntie to measure me. Shes a kiltmaker so knows her stuff

AdjustableWench Mon 18-Jul-16 23:38:24

My experience is that LindyBop comes up a bit small. My daughter usually wears a 20 and her LindyBop dresses are size 24. They have a size guide online, which is pretty accurate, so measure yourself and go by their guide.

AdjustableWench Mon 18-Jul-16 23:40:39

That's a beautiful dress! I hope you find one that fits you.

Love your username too smile.

planeymcplaneface Mon 18-Jul-16 23:40:42

I wonder if it would be an idea to phone them direct and ask about it

planeymcplaneface Mon 18-Jul-16 23:41:39

I love it and at £8 its a total bargain!. And thank you smile

TrippyMcTrapFace Mon 18-Jul-16 23:43:00

That's gorgeous, love the colour. And the price. With that style I find them TTS. Can be quite generous on the top half though, which may or may not be an issue for you.

planeymcplaneface Mon 18-Jul-16 23:46:01

Im a 34g so need something that wont squash me and the lindy bop dresses in this style seems ideal for that

TestingTestingWonTooFree Mon 18-Jul-16 23:48:05

I'm afraid I think they're small. I'm usually a 14-16 and in LB I'm an 18. You have to pay for returns to them. I'd still risk it for £8.

RobinsAreTerritorialFuckers Mon 18-Jul-16 23:51:36

Small in the bust, large in the waist, IME. An odd combination for a retro-styled brand. I am a cup size DD and they are never big enough for me. In most retro wear I'm a size 14, so in high street a 10, and their stuff fits me well enough on the waist at a 10, but is too tiny in the bust. A 14 gapes at the waist but fits on the bust.

planeymcplaneface Mon 18-Jul-16 23:52:08

Thats what i was thinking as £8 is a lot better than paying £32 for it tightfistedness coming out in me

Twingo78 Mon 18-Jul-16 23:55:05

Hmm, if you're a 34g, I don't think it will fit you, unfortunately.

I'm a size 12 and bought that dress recently and it didn't quite fit round the bust. There was no give in the material and it has a zip up the back.

I'm breastfeeding and have still got a bit of baby weight to lose so I kept it and I'm hoping I may fit into it one day ...!

ConcreteUnderpants Mon 18-Jul-16 23:58:53

I agree. I always have to go for a size larger.
I think inhave that dress (or a very very similar one but in green). Like Twingo said, it's not stretchy at all.
If I were you, sorry, but I'd continue the search. X

planeymcplaneface Tue 19-Jul-16 00:01:51

Ahh damn sad it looked so nice as well. Is there anywhere on the high st that would have something similar to it that wont break my piggy bank?

ConcreteUnderpants Tue 19-Jul-16 00:08:13

My sil managed to very recently get a 50's look spotty dress from New Look. Or look on Fleabay.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Tue 19-Jul-16 00:10:34

I think (if it makes you feel any better about it) you might have ended up spending more than £8 anyway - I think that it might have needed a petticoat to look really good.

planeymcplaneface Tue 19-Jul-16 00:10:42

Ill have a look on new look. Would rather not go to ebay as have been burned before. I wonder if i can hire a nice dress?

LemonySmithit Tue 19-Jul-16 00:16:17

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planeymcplaneface Tue 19-Jul-16 00:16:32

Hiring is out as thats a ££ option

LemonySmithit Tue 19-Jul-16 00:18:02

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Mozismyhero Tue 19-Jul-16 00:33:35

I have that dress in a different colour. I'm a 16 and the dress is too.

DeathStare Tue 19-Jul-16 06:15:42

Bout this dress last week for my DD who is a size 6. I bought the 8 and the top was very tight.

I have an almost identical Lindy Bop dress in a 16 and I am a 16 and it fits.

CaptainBrickbeard Tue 19-Jul-16 06:26:44

Funnily enough, I find Lindy Bop true to size and a little generous in the Ophelia style. Other styles I've had to go up two sizes or randomly down a size - they are really inconsistent. I am also a 34G and my boobs go in the Ophelia - I sort of hook them up once the dress is on and it's pretty low cut but it fits. I would really recommend the dress if you can get one that fits, I get so many compliments when I wear mine. Try Elsie's Attic if Lindy Bop don't have your size, they do the same style dress but call it the Hermione I think.

CaptainBrickbeard Tue 19-Jul-16 06:27:23

I HOIK my boobs, not hook them!

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