Lady V London are an exciting new online retailer, selling stunning 50’s reproduction dresses from size 8 to 32.
‘Swing Dresses, Hepburn Dresses, Wiggle Dresses plus much much more!!‘
Lady Vintage dresses are the perfect option for curves, as swing dresses and a 50’s shape is so flattering. Create or emphasise hourglass proportions with a large, full skirt; that ‘swish’ effect is guaranteed to turn heads!
Wear with a petticoat for a full 50’s effect or alone for a more subtle yet girly look, and choose from a huge array of styles and print to really customise your look.
If you’re a fan of polka dots, florals animal prints, geometric, kitsch prints or something fruity, there’s something to suit every taste at Lady V London.
I myself have the Hawaiian Swing Dress (pictured above) and I find I can’t help but feel special in it. The bright, bold print is very attention grabbing, but it can even be dressed down with a cardigan and basic ballet pumps for every day. I’ve worn this dress on a night out, but I’d equally pop it on for a picnic in the park! It’s such a versatile item, plus Hawaiian prints are so on trend this season – and that’s not something I can usually boast.
The fit is great, it really nips in on the waist in a size 8, and my boobs fit in pretty comfortably.
Girls with a fuller chest than me (I’m a 30FF at the moment) such as Blogger Becky Mount (a 30G) and Kelly Parks (a 28GG) both have the Swing Dresses in a size 8 and still get on with this size well. 36J blogger Georgina Horne loves her Lady V midi dress and fits into it perfectyl. Yey for boob-friendly clothing!
Kelly Parks, from her Lady V blog review
About Lady V:
“‘Lady Vintage’ dresses are designed and manufactured by us, and we are the sole distributor. Many ‘Lady Vintage’ dresses are Limited Editions, which means that we cap the number of dresses we make (usually under 100) so that you can be assured that your dress is one of a kind and unlikely to be seen on anyone else at your special event. Our dresses are always made of the best quality fabric and to our very high standards, yet without the usual price tag. No other company in the UK offers such a variety of prints in such small quantities.
‘Lady Vintage’ dresses come in Sizes 8-22, with special ranges also made in Sizes 16-32.
Our customers play a very big part in our business. We have many loyal customers who regularly feature our dresses on their blogs. We take every bit of feedback very seriously, and are always here to listen to any ideas for new designs or improvements.
We have customers worldwide and offer affordable delivery to all countries as far away as Australia. We have worked very hard to get the cheapest and quickest delivery available. We currently offer express delivery services to many countries in Europe, plus Australia and the USA.”
Lady V have gained a lot of attention from the likes of bloggersand were even recently featured in LOOK Magazine.
For more reviews, check out Gemma Cartwright of Big Girl’s Browse’s review of Lady V’s gorgeous Swing Dress here:
Curvy Kate tested the waters in America to see the demand for D-K cup lingerie and swimwear by showcasing the new SS12 and some AW11 stock at the Curveexpo in New York early August.
Caroline Accardi the USA and Canada Distributor was there to give us the play by play as to what the reaction was from the lingerie buyers and and customers… and wow are we blown away by their response, here’s how it all went down…
Sunday July 31/11 began like any other hot, sticky summer day in New York City but who would have thought that the Curvy Kate booth would soon become the centre of all the HEAT! That very first day at Booth 386 otherwise known as D-K Cup Heaven soon became abuzz with customers trickling by, stopped in their tracks by the lovely Lauren, our 30G live model and winner of the Star in a Bra Contest in 2009. The 12-15 customers who stopped in our tiny 10×10 booth that first day, stayed for a full on presentation of Spring ’12 and sometimes even Fall ’11 such was the demand for our product. The response was overwhelming and the reaction each time Lauren emerged from her fitting room wearing a new bra and panty was a chorus of Oohs and Aahs. Who can blame our potential customers? With beautiful colours, a fantastic fit, incredible size range and a spot on price point, it is no wonder that Curvy Kate was the envy of many of the other vendors as evidenced by many walk bys and stares. Ah, the price a pretty bra has to pay!
“I Love It……When Can I Get It?” was asked more than once by Franchesca from The Full Cup, a Bra Fitting Salon with 2 locations in Virginia. Day 2 started off with a bang when all the customers who heard about us for the first time on Sunday came by for their full on presentation……….at what seemed like the exact same time! What is a Sales Agent to do………..classroom style. Thankfully all of the customers were happy to oblige me and sit together while I introduced Curvy Kate to them at breakneck speeds, such was their willingness to see, touch and hear all about Curvy Kate. It was almost as though I couldn’t keep up……..the love for Curvy Kate was unbelievable.
Day 2 brought close to 20+ accounts sitting at the booth and in fact often times there were people 3 & 4 deep in the aisle straining to see and hear what all the commotion was about. Lest you think it was just small boutiques that were interested……..the amount of journalists, bloggers and even competition that stopped in for a peek was something to note and I they are to be thanked. Humans especially Lingerie buyers are a very curious bunch and when they spot a crowd they have to stop and find out what is going on. For Curvy Kate it meant even more buzz and attention, exactly what we wanted. Curvy Kate was poised to become a very sought-after appointment for the NY Curvexpo and Steve Hudson, Managing Director, Mark Caskenette, North American Distributor, Lauren Colfer Miss Curvy Kate and myself had our game face on ready to tackle accounts head on!
Tuesday, the last day of the show and traditionally the slowest day of any trade show had just made itself into a LIAR! The sheer number of buyers vying for an appointment time was mind boggling, with some of them even returning for a 2nd time just to review their choices! Intimacy’s Head Buyer Eve Turner, Mindi and Lynn from Bare Necessities, Linda the Bra Lady and countless others honoured us by viewing the line and complimenting us on a job well done. Each and every single buyer was saying the same thing, “You’re filling a real void in the market. There are not nearly enough D-K cups and none are as fun, youthful, fresh and with such a fantastic fit as Curvy Kate” , ” It is so nice and refreshing to see a REAL girl modelling!” Tell us something we didn’t already know and that we haven’t been proving in close to 15 countries worldwide since Curvy Kate’s inception since 2009.
In fact Curvy Kate had been a sparkle in Steve Hudson’s eye long before, and with his expertise and tirelessness in creating an exceptionally well fitting bra that curvy girls would actually be excited to wear, he has managed to put a product on the market that the U.S. and Canada have fallen in love with……and who could blame the buyers………it was NY after all!
My size: 30HH
Fit: I’m wearing a 30HH in this picture and it’s absolutely perfect. As soon as I put it on I felt completely supported and was wowed by the fantastic shape it gives too, natural but full and uplifted. The band is tight but that’s something that I really like in a bra as it provides much more support and also makes your bras last longer too. I also love how this bra allows you to adjust the straps fully as well so you can have them just how you like them!
Colour: This bra is available in lots of stunning colours – Black/Ivory, Ivory/Black, Black/Teal, Teal/Gold Black/Raspberry, Raspberry/Black, Black/Pink and Pink/Black. The detail on the cup is absolutely gorgeous and I love the little ribbon that runs along the top on the cup. It’s very pretty, cute, feminine and sexy all at the same time – that’s my idea of a perfect bra!
Comfort: This bra is really comfortable. The only thing to bear in mind is that it’s quite tight around the back when you first start wearing it so it digs in for a while but with wear it loosens off and begins to become even more comfortable. It’s still only new as I got this bra about a week ago so it needs to be broken in like a new pair of shoes!
Occasion: I feel this bra is an “any occasion” bra! I would wear this bra to work, to go shopping, i’d even wear it on a night out as it gives me such a fabulous uplift that I feel sexy in it too.
Briefs: The CK briefs are known for being a bit on the small side. I normally wear a 10 but I got the size 12 for these briefs and they fit wonderfully. They are very comfortable and they even have, what I would call, a cheeky peephole at the back. Very cute indeed!
Have your say: If you have any comments or questions about this bra, please just comment below.