Good times were had paddling in the sea this Monday afternoon wearing my Lindybop gingham Audrey dress. Having bagged a few treats from Lindybop I’ve been suitably impressed with the speed of delivery, fabric quality, fit and comfort. I know a few of you have already confessed to share in my love of Lindybop, high five ladies!
The gingham Audrey dress is lined and made of soft gingham check cotton in a classic 1950’s swing style. The dress comes with a self fabric belt but would also look great with a plaited skinny leather belt in tan or white, but I forgot to pack mine! If you’ve yet to shop with Lindybop I would say, “go for it” the styles are classic and flattering, they go up to a size 26UK, the quality is good and the fit is comfortable, oh and the price is pretty keen too! I must confess I’m a sucker for red and white gingham fabric, so the Lindybop gingham Audrey dress is hands-down my current favorite.
Fabulous facts about gingham (for my fellow history geeks): Gingham fabric is said to have been imported from the Dutch to the English in the 17th century, originally striped in pattern, the growth in popularity and mass manufacture of gingham in the Manchester cotton mills throughout the Victorian era meant the check pattern we know and love today was introduced and eventually outstripped the stripe!
The worlds love affair with gingham has prevailed through history, most famously Brigitte Bardot got married in pink gingham starting a trend which caused a shortage of the fabric in France at the time.
The Lindybop gingham Audrey dress proved to be the perfect choice for playing next to the sea and whiling away a lazy Monday afternoon. When the afternoon drew in and the sun began to hide I wore my cropped crew cardigan from Woolovers (also another favourite online store) and headed home for some fresh salmon and vegetables, divine.
Much love from Malta.