I just received my Lady V London Isabella dress in Cadbury Purple Polka Dot yesterday and it was love at first sight!
The Isabella is probably my favorite pinup/vintage dress to date...it looks/feels like it was cut specifically for my body, which is more than I can say for the rest of my pinup/vintage collection! I haven't been so lucky with my recent purchases...they have been hit-or-miss on my body type.
Good to know! It sounds like I will have to suck it up and get a Heidi, and compare them side-by-side. They look gorgeous in pics! Which Heidi colors/prints do you own? :)
Wow! The Heidis look fantastic on you! :) Thanks for sharing your pics.
I don't own anything from Lady V; but that's because when I've looked at the size charts, the dresses are cut for a different body shape than my own - I'm a classic hourglass shape, but Lady V are one of the brands that seem to (or actually do) produce clothes specifically for more pear-shaped figures. Having said that, I love my Heidi, and can't wait to be able to get more.
Ah yes, that would make sense then...I am very pear-shaped: 36A - 28 - 42. I may just have to wait for a good sale (or a swap) to try the Heidi and hope for the best! I think my biggest concern is that the shoulders and bust won't fit well. My Erin dress, for example, is VERY tight across my wide back/shoulders, yet very loose in the bust. ;)
Thanks for the info! Very useful information.
One of my hesitations is that I will NOT enjoy the fuller skirt and thicker material as everyone else does. I know that sounds ridiculous, so please let me explain! ;) I have several thick, full PUG dresses, and the weight of the material makes me look much heavier than I am. The very full skirts swallow me up and make my legs look very short. However, I'm willing to take a chance on a Heidi, though, if I can get it on sale. :)
Hi Brandi! :) Yes, I have an account on their site. Will keep an eye out for upcoming discounts!
Oh my goodness, I've always wanted to go to a PUG yard sale! Sounds awesome. I'm in New England so it's kind of tough to make it out there, but I wouldn't mind coordinating a trip to CA around the same time as a yard sale hehe. ;) Unfortunately I don't have any friends who live in CA.
P.S. I just bought my very first petticoat! I ordered it from Malco Modes, and I highly recommend this brand! I looooooove how soft it is! No scratchiness. I wore it all day in NYC this past weekend in 16 degree weather, and it kept me surprisingly warm! I felt like I was sitting on a cloud lol. I went conservative with this first petticoat purchase because I didn't want to look like a giant cupcake, so I chose a black '580/Zooey' style. Am so impressed, that next time I might just buy the fuller '582/Jennifer'. These are in the $50-$60 range, and you can find some deals on Amazon. :)
I've never owned an Isabella though I can see why it would be love at first sight Kristina. As for the Heidi's, I own five of those. White with black dots, black with white dots, royal blue, leopard and red. I agree with Brandi Shuey that cotton sateen has a lot of stretch to it so you have a healthy range of sizes that can fit the same dress. It's very figure flattering too, especially in the bust no matter what cup size you are.
Without a doubt it's my favourite pinup dress of all time, and I would absolutely recommend them to any curious pinup :) Also as an added bonus the waist belts are great quality and can be swapped out to use with countless other pinup dresses or separates!
Thank you, Tahitia! <3 Very excited to try the Heidi...sounds like an all-around winner for many body types!
P.S. I love your style and I love following all of your posts! :)
Awww really? Thank you so much Kristina! That means a lot to me and yes the Heidi is a friend to every body type. You're going to love it :)