Don’t let the sunbeams and shades fool you in these pictures – it was still a freezing cold winter’s day, and I only look my enormous faux fur trimmed coat off very briefly to grab a couple of quick shots of this gorgeous ‘Victoria’ Purple Jacquard Swing Dress from Lindy Bop.
I bought this dress before Christmas on sale and had all but forgotten about it until I was trying to work out what to wear to go to my first Lindy Hop class of 2017.
Since it’s been so cold this year so far, I wanted to wear something that would be warm enough to stop me shivering, but comfy enough to move around in, and this Lindy Bop dress was the perfect solution! It’s made of a really heavy stretch fabric and falls slightly lower than most of my mid length retro style dresses. The weight of the dress means it hangs really nicely, the stretch meaning it’s great for dancing, just as much as it is suited for sitting at a desk all day!
I’ve waxed lyrical about this coat enough, but I’ll mention again just how wonderful it is. The enormous faux fur collar is perfect for burying your head into when the icy wind picks up, and the oversized swing cut flows beautifully over a swing skirt, just as well as it looks great thrown over a more modern outfit. I particularly like how the longer length of this dress peeps out from the hem adding a pop of purple to a black and white look.
Although I managed to wear these suede block heels all day at the office, and all the way through dance class, my goodness did they hurt at the end of the day! I admire women who can wear heels all day, they must have feet of steel! I’ve finished the outfit with a classic pair of tortoiseshell glasses and a polished stone pendant to add a touch of glamour and protect my eyes from the bright winter afternoon sun.
Coat: Collectif (Half price!)
Dress: Lindy Bop (sold out, similar here)
Shrug: Market. Similar here
Shoes: Jones The Bootmaker. Similar here