Hello dolls! Well Spring has sprung and I am so happy we have sunshine; Summer used to fill baby Belle with dread, but older Belle now looks forward to long sun drenched days dressed in pretty clothing. I can appreciate that at the moment it is hard to wake up in the mornings, get dressed and feel productive. I am fortunate to be able, and enjoy working from home (hello introversion!) and while initially I was living bra less in lounge wear, I found it gave me the feeling of being forever in bed. So now, mornings are spent, much like if I were going to work-get up, shower, get properly dressed (yes bra and all!) and doing my hair. However, I am still sitting at home most of the day so I also want my clothes to be comfortable-enter the Lady V Lyra Spring Bird Tea Dress (say that five times quickly.)
The Lyra dress is one of the classic plus size dresses from Lady Vintage, running from size 14 to size 30/32, but it is also a generous dress due to its composition of 95% polyester and 5% elastene. I personally pipped for a 20, but in reality probably could have gone for a size 16 or 18, it is a lot more forgiving than most clothing brands which is what attracted me. That combined with seeing countless reviews from plus size bloggers about how comfortable they are-I was pretty sold.
The dress itself is a wrap style tea dress, with a crossover bust and fitted waist, with tie back. There are no zips, buttons, poppers or corsetry in site; it is fully a pull over your head and you’re good to go dress. What I also love is that while the dress is polyester, it is very heavy fabric which means it doesn’t feel cheap or flimsy; lightweight with substance I would say. The sleeves may be one of my favourite features of the dress, Gorgeous fluted sleeves that don’t cling or billow, I honestly love a good sleeve.
Now onto the pattern and colour! Turquoise is not necessarily a colour I would normally wear, but I also want to wear more colours, I thought why not. The dress is covered in blooming flowers and purple birds which give it a playful spring time look. As I say, this colour combination is certainly a stand out but who really wants to blend in?
The Lady V Lyra Spring Bird is available in sizes 14-30/32 (as are all Lyra dresses) and retails are £49.99, I bought mine from Tiger Milly as it was sold out on Lady V, but I would encourage you to look at their other dresses if you’re looking for something easy, breezy and beautiful (ANTM anyone?)
Until next time my loves, stay safe and stay indoors!