20 October 2018

Cruise Skirt OOTD


Hello everyone!

I wanted to showcase more of my vintage-inspired fashion looks on my blog, so I thought I'd do a series of three posts for a week showing off some of my 40s and 50s style outfits. To start this series, here is an outfit I styled around the Lindybop 'Cruise' skirt.



I'd seen the skirt on the Lindybop website for a while and had thought it was really nice, but when I saw it shown off by both Louise Pentland and Carrie Hope Fletcher, I knew I had to have it because they both looked gorgeous in it! I'm also going on a cruise next year, and my mum and I were mid-discussion about it when I ordered this so it felt relevant to me (therefore I had to buy it, of course).


I love bright colours, so the vibrant, sunny yellow honestly thrills me. I also love the accent of the white stripe and navy waves towards the bottom. It's nice and simple but it still has something interesting about it.


I'm a UK dress size 14, and bought this in a 14, and found it slightly too big. If you're in the middle or on the smaller end of your dress size, I'd be confident recommending sizing down, but if you're on larger end of your dress size, it's probably better to stick to your normal dress size. If it is a little roomy, it can bery easily be taken in, but it can't be let out!


On the top, I'm wearing an off the shoulder bodysuit from Primark. This was a very good purchase in my opinion, because this goes with a lot of things and is really comfortable. I was a bit worried about it being off the shoulder, because I'm rather busty and very aware that strapless things can be a nightmare. However, it stays up without an issue which I appreciate. I wear a nude bra with this and I'm not that bothered about the straps showing, but if that bothers you I'm sure you could wear this with a strapless bra.


This bodysuit has a sort of flowy 'cape' sewn around the neckhole, which is another thing I really like. It's more interesting than just a bog standard t-shirt, and I find it to be really flattering since it doesn't make my chest look even bigger like ruffles and things like that do.


My shoes are also from Primark; they're simple grey t-bar flats. They're honestly very comfortable and I have the same pair in black which have got me through many a shift at work, and I think the style is really pretty as well.


The soles are very very thin so they don't offer much support, but if that's not an issue for you, these are very nice shoes and work really well with outfits like this!


So that's the first outfit of the week, starring the 'Cruise' skirt from Lindybop! What do you think?


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