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Whats the quality of Lindy bop clothes like?

(36 Posts)
Ashoething Wed 01-May-13 10:29:42

Has anyone bought any clothes from Lindy bop? I love vintage/50's style and buy a lot from Collectif,Lady vintage and Hell bunny. Someone on here mentioned Lindy bop and I have had a look.

Clothes look lovely but surprisingly cheap so am unsure of quality. Has anyone on here used them? Thanks.

SingingSands Wed 01-May-13 10:32:18

Think it's quite good. My cousin buys quite a few bits from them and she wore one of their dresses as a bridesmaid dress recently. Looked fab in it too!

They have a good returns system so you could order and return if you're not happy.

dutchmanswife Wed 01-May-13 10:44:17

I've got three of their dresses and they're all good quality especially for the money. I'm currently living in this one.
There sizes are small though so go by the actual measurements that they list under the description.

MrsLettuce Wed 01-May-13 10:59:06

Yes, the quality is fine. Similar to HellBunny and the like.

ThePortlyPinUp Wed 01-May-13 11:48:41

I have 4 and love them, my dad and my sister bought me the black and leopard print wiggle dress for my birthday and it's my favourite dress smile I think the bengaline ones are easily as good quality as Collectif. If you like them on Facebook you can use the code FACEBOOK10 to get 10% off each time smile

Ashoething Wed 01-May-13 13:27:45

thanks that i know about the 10% off am going to order 2 dresses!

StephaniePowers Wed 01-May-13 13:35:53

What fabric are the dresses? They don't say on the website <suspicious>

KoreRenati Wed 01-May-13 13:36:56

How on earth had I not heard of this site?? The prices are pretty good!

ThePortlyPinUp Wed 01-May-13 15:24:34

The swing dresses are mainly stretch cotton.

Ashoething Wed 01-May-13 19:27:48

it was the low prices.that made me a bit suspicious of quality as collectif are twice the price.have ordered the emmeline wiggle dress and the polka dot swing dress.

ClaudiaCutie Thu 02-May-13 10:47:41

Stephanie - the fabrics are different for each style. I've got the Nina in navy and it's a very light stretch cotton. I ordered one of the Landgirl style teadresses and the fabric was the most gorgeous stretch jersey with a silky sheen. To my great dismay the style didn't suit me at all so had to return it, such a shame.

I've also got a swing dress with 3/4 sleeves/polkadot fabric and that's almost a silk/taffeta effect fabric but softer (sorry not describing very well, but it is a manmade fabric). It's really nice although the swing dress is well below the knee which looks very frumpy on me so I'm getting it altered. But that's obviously personal taste.

Better made that Collectif, true to size if you use the measurement guidelines on the website too. I would definitely buy from them again.

Jupers Fri 30-May-14 21:56:42

I am a vintage entertainer and still wear Lindybop dresses that I bought 3 yrs ago they wash well and wear well defiantly worth the money I really buy elsewhere

groceries Tue 16-Jun-15 18:52:40

Quality very good I have several dresses so far. Great styles and good enough for a special occasion...

squizita Tue 16-Jun-15 19:17:35

I would rate them as far more consistent and long lasting than collectif. Very decent value. Not top end repro but worth the price.

broadbeanstew Tue 16-Jun-15 19:21:22

Good! I got a dress from there for a vintage style party. I found the sizes big- I ordered the 10 and the 12, and even the 10 was a bit big (I am usually 10/12 depending on the shop). Returns were free and easy to do.

LadyMaryofDownton Tue 16-Jun-15 20:34:10

Hi just putting in my two pence. I bought a dress from there a week ago, I wasn't impressed. They look beautiful, classy & well made in the website. Unfortunately mine was a horrible dull stretchy material & was much bigger than my size.

If you are someone who wears good quality clothing you will see the poor quality straight away. I wanted mine for a wedding which is being held at a very exclusive resort so I sent it back straight away, defiantly not suitable for such an event.

Personally I wouldn't recommend.

shopalot Tue 16-Jun-15 20:57:38

I have an account with LindyBop as we use them for costumes at my dance school. I would say the quality varies from dress to dress. The Lana is amazing and great quality. But personally the thin cotton ones do look a bit cheap. HTH

squizita Tue 16-Jun-15 21:57:47

Lady In the nicest possible way, what did you expect for the price? They're clearly a "high street" repro brand rather than a small handmade firm like Heyday. Good for what they're good for.
If you order a dress for an exclusive resort wedding if course you'll be disappointed. .. it would be like getting it from New Look or Dotty P's.

Runningupthathill82 Wed 17-Jun-15 07:04:26

I've been so impressed with my Lindy Bop swing dress. It's a thick-ish stretch cotton, not at all dissimilar to my Vivien of Holloway one which was three times the price.
Can't recommend Lindy Bop enough!

ForSaleChesterDraws Wed 17-Jun-15 07:13:35

I'm careful when I order and make sure I avoid the polyester dresses and have always been happy with my purchases.

Emilymow Wed 04-Nov-15 17:31:10

What are the sizings like please? Specifically I'm after the Gina dress! In River Island I can wear stretchy tens-do we think that would apply to this dress? Thanks guys!

wonkylegs Wed 04-Nov-15 17:36:43

I have two and was really impressed with the quality for the price. I have a floral Audrey( satin) and a floral print Ophelia(stretch cotton) - the belt on the Audrey was rubbish but I replaced it with a big elasticated one that's fab.

evelynj Wed 04-Nov-15 18:30:31

I like it. I'm a larger lady & have bought a few dresses including the one I wore to my bro's wedding. Will probably get another for next bro's wedding. Great for pear shapes. The made in Britain ones are lovely stretch Jersey fabric

scotinka Thu 19-Jan-17 14:37:11

I also bought 4 Lindy Bop dresses, but they didn't look as good as yours. I had to return all 4 of them, because the tailoring was awful. Customer service is also horrible. I'd advide everyone avoiding them.

DianaT1969 Thu 19-Jan-17 18:18:34

I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality each time. I have a polka dot wiggle dress, red summer 'Audrey' dress and a black pencil skirt. Love them all. The pencil skirt gets worn most for work and has washed well. I like the fabric on all, so for the price I would definitely recommend.

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