Lindy Bop Haul & Try On // Retro Review [CC]

Lindy Bop Haul & Try On // Retro Review [CC]

Hello! Today, I look like a massive cream puff. Because I wanted to wear something that went with every dress that I’m about to show you. And apparently, cream. If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that I am currently, vaguely recovering from having shingles. Generally feel quite ill. To basically make myself way happier and just cheer myself up, I have a Lindy Bop haul. It looks like Santa. Like Santa’s bag. And it came here so quick actually. I would say two days, possibly less. But it was very very speedy. I was very impressed. Now this is all new stuff from their new season. It’s not even- It’s not even sale stuff. Tilly is watching very intently, as only a puppy can. Now this were actually larger than my normal sizing would be for Lindy Pop. I kind of generally… I would buy the size 8. But I had a really good look at their sizing chart. As I told you, in my Lindy Hop review video, which you can see in the card above. The sizing with Lindy Bop is very… It’s very item specific. Ooh. Item number one. Woooo I’m always the one who gets this mixed up. Right, gingham or plaid? I was really excited about this particular thing. Because I have, for a really long time, loved that Lindy Bop does this… Um. Does sort of sets. So it’ll have a dress in it and then also a little jacket. This is called the Liana. And it is a rather cute, little dress Here, we’ve got the sweetheart neckline, which you know is my favorite. And little straps. It’s very summery! I have some elastic on the back, which is good. Really cute little sleeves as well. I think it’s cotton. Oh, gingham. Says on the label, gingham. Oooh Yeah, yeah, no. This is also gingham because that’s how I was feeling. This top is the Charo. Wait, isn’t she in drag race? C: Yeah J: Ha! So this is the top and they also have a skirt that matches this. But I thought maybe that was a bit- That was a bit too much gingham. But it’s very cute. I am a huge fan of bateau top bordering neckline. I think it’s lovely. This has the addition of some little straps. There’s a zip on the side. Which hopefully mean it’s going to be beautifully fitted. Piece number three. Okay, this was maybe a little kind of moment of madness. This is something I have never owned in my life. Oh my God, it’s really silky. Oooh! It is… dun dun dun dun dun dun dun! Yes, there are legs! I mean, as you know, I now only own one piece of trouser related clothing. Thanks to my top vintage review. Really this pattern though is so gorgeous. It’s beautifully silky fabric. And it has a lovely contrast across the bust. Got a zip at the back. Let’s see, I have a rather square bottom. And piece number four. Oh, this I really really loved. As you probably know, Lindy Bop do a whole range of Audrey dresses. Have that classic Audrey Hepburn high necked sort of slit cut neckline. And a very basic and elegant. I’m going to say, really gorgeous. And this one is quite a new thing for them to do because it’s striped across. So actually sections up the bust. Whereas previously it’s been one piece fabric. Of all the individual pieces we’ve got here, this is definitely the heaviest. Oooh! Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh! I’m very excited to try this one on. It’s really nice. Really quite weighty. Oh and it’s got a lining as well. The Audrey dresses are the type of thing you can wear with a petticoat, but you can probably also wear without. So if you are a big retro vintage fan, but not a petticoat lover… Or you just find petticoats don’t fit with your aesthetic… Like you’re more of a 1940s than 1950s. Then you do not have to wear them. And yes, petticoats video coming soon. I said I’d do it, it will happen. Got the zipper in the back, as always. It’s quite good. That’s quite a good hefty zip really. I really appreciate that this type of- this type of zip. If you don’t know why… You should go to Liability Magazine and check out my little video on why ribbon is amazing. Ooh, what does it mean? Who knows? Follow the link in the description. Oh, really nice gathering of the skirt, and I very much appreciate that it comes with a belt. My fifth and final item is… also a bit of a departure. Ooooh The belt actually goes with the dress. The Vanessa, and it doesn’t have a massive skirt. You’re actually going to wear a pencil skirt? Yes, I do own them. Oh, yeah, we’ve got stretch to this fabric. So if you sit down, you will not be worried about busting a seam. Now, they do a range that I think is called Ophelia, which has this thing and contrasting bust detail here. And have large skirts, which is Vanessa. I like to kind of fold over necklines. They’re really lovely. However… I do know from past experience, that at the back it can be a little difficult when you’re wearing a cardigan. All right. Let’s go try some stuff on. As you can see, the top here is a little big. Okay, yeah, the whole thing is too big. It’s a size 10 and although it should fit according to the size guides, we can see the extra inches. The colors are really pretty though and the belt is lovely but…. No. Too Big. Oooh, I like this dress. The neckline is greatly improved in the size 8, and it looks fabulous with my pearls. I’ve got on some very simple kitten heel, open toed, Laura Ashton blue suede shoes. The skirt is so lovely, and I really like the color blocking. It has quite a thick lining through the dress, which is sure to keep you warm. That’s my own petticoat underneath and you can find it in my Grace Karin video. The back of the dress is equally sweet and do not worry, the zip is straight. That is just my own scoliosis throwing it off. Whoa. So, this dress I’m falling out of. The straps seem to be a little too long or else the body is too short. This waistband is too high. Right? Is that just me? No. Oh… Lord. That’s a lot of boob. Let’s look at some positives, the skirt is nice and full and it’s very light as a whole but that’s just not going to fit. Oh wait. Okay, let’s put the jacket on. Oh, very cute. I feel like Dorothy. I love this jacket. It just doesn’t help the dress though. There’s no fixing this. Here’s the ultra adorable gingham set. Much better in the 8. But wait, hold on. Hmm. The jacket is very nice, but then you take it off and… Gasp! That’s a lot of boob! This strap should really be shorter and this body should really be longer. I cannot be the only person who has this issue. Oh ugh. I’m just going to put the top back on. Okay? Oh, there we go. Back to being adorable. Oh, it’s so cute. I look like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. It’s my bum. It looks so nice in this dress. Except for all of the extra fabric, and it’s little too big. And I’m pretty sure I could fit another set of boobs in the top, up here. Which is strange, considering I’m a Double D. Oh! I could wear it like this though. That’s very cute! As long as don’t look at the back, but okay, whatever. Again, this is a size 10, but it’s just- it’s just not working. Oh. Okay, hang on. See this comes with a belt, see that makes a difference. Uh. Well… Uh, not- not really. No… Woo! This is a size 8, and you can see it’s a much better fit. It feels snug but not so tight I can’t move. The top is sitting really well. I can no longer fit a small puppy in there. It has a really gorgeous pattern, as you can see, and here’s my bum again because… reasons. I’m styling it in my vintagest shoes from Hotter and some actual vintage pearls. Letting the dress speak for itself. It’s cute. I feel good. Well, oh. Jesus, boobs again. Let’s pull that up. Whoop, not helping. This top fit me according to the size chart, but again, it’s just not happening. What- what is this? Oh, maybe if I do this it will look a little better. And now you can see my waist at least but… Okay, we just have to find a way to hide all this extra fabric in the back because this… This is what happens. Oh. This top looks much much better in an 8. It has a very Spanish vibe. So I’m just ramping that up with this big orange skirt from (?). Cute heels from Phase Eight and flowers in my hair. I wasn’t sure about the big ruffle at first, but I actually really love it. The straps are also adjustable, excellently. It’s still a little baggy on the body as it’s a very square cut but not everything has to be form-fitting. Oh, I like this outfit. Oh my gosh. Look! A piece that actually fits me. That’s so exciting! Also look, theses are my thighs. You probably haven’t seen them before because they live under skirts. Very much enjoying the pockets.
They’re always nice to have. I feel very cute in this outfit. It has a beautiful back as well. Tad-ah! so good. The accents of my boobs seem to ride up, but I will let that go. It’s again a size 10, but well fitted around the waist, the hips, and the chest. And another shot of the play suit. I have no idea when I’m going to wear it, but I feel very cute. So there you go. There are my five new things from Lindy Bop. Let me know in the comments down below what you thought. Which did you like the best? Super cool thing, that I had seen on the Lindy Bop site, is they are running a new competition. Which every month, if you follow them on their social medias and then you tag them. And use the hashtag #showusyourlindy to a picture of you wearing Lindy Bop clothing. You could win stuff! Until your wife gets really mad at you about the fact that you’re now encroaching on her wardrobe space as well. But really, I mean, who needs ten versions of the same shirt?


  • Emma says:

    Ooohhh nice!!

  • Mabs CRNL says:

    ayeee…. notification squad ^_^
    ouchhhhh!!! headache attack :-

  • Amy Crossley says:


  • Katrina Vernon says:

    I liked the play suits and the pencil dress! I'm not sure I could pull off the play suit only 5'4 ! Lol!

  • Elizabeth Bulfer says:

    I can't get over how beautiful you are!!!! Ahhhhh 😍

    I love gingham! (I think plaid is the multi-colored with varying stripe length, whereas gingham is two tone with evenly sized stripes.) That yellow shirt was AMAZING! And now I have to find out if I can get Lindy Bop in the USA.

    Does the gray on the romper match a color in the main fabric? In the video it just seems kind of stark and random? I agree tho, it's very cute! To keep the top from riding up you could potentially pin the top to the base with a few small stitches (this works best if the gray part is 2 layers, or you can sometimes hide it on a seam or in a fold). I've had to do that to most of my crossover style tops because my chest is shaped such that they always uncross and expose me to some degree!

    I also love the blue gingham dress! I think the "lot of boob" thing is intentional? Or maybe it's that you have a lot of boob already and it fits a little less revealing-ly on someone smaller? It's absolutely adorable with the jacket tho! I feel like a wide, brightly colored belt would go with it very well! (Particularly red or yellow.) Not sure if that'd be vintage tho…

  • Tiffany Sailor says:

    Very cute… They all look wonderful on you πŸ˜ŠπŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

  • Marie Esmann Winther says:

    You're so gorgeous!

  • Absolutamente Nadie says:

    These are amazing, I wish I could get my mom to buy more vintage clothes

  • Beverley Butterfly says:

    That silky trouser suit is stunning the fabric is so pretty omg!

  • Lauraphoid says:

    Sizing is weird πŸ™‚

  • Florentina Avalos says:

    The skirts were awesome

  • Baby Blue says:

    I love Lindy Bop! I have a pair of Bethan check cigarette pants that you can't get for love nor money anymore #smugface

  • Flow says:

    I love the beautiful white top you're wearing in the video! Which brand is it? Very elegant!

  • Miranda Starr says:

    Plaid is less symmetrical and has multiple colors involved….That's the difference between the two if you were curious πŸ˜‰
    And that pant suit is so cute!

  • JessThomps31 says:

    You look absolutely lovely in a pencil skirt! πŸ™‚ I don't think I've ever seen you in one before. It's nice to see something quite different every now and then. πŸ™‚ <3

  • Teaveezed123 says:

    Love your style.πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

  • JennyG says:

    They're all lovely! It's hard to pick a favourite, but I did like the pencil skirt dress and playsuit πŸ˜€

  • Lamiah says:

    Wow you look so lovely in all of them while I would look like a potato if I would wear those clothes. πŸ˜… I especially like the the yellow top with the peach coloured skirt! πŸ™‚

  • Justaname says:

    The links are not working love..

  • Christen Szajner says:

    I was wondering if this site shipped to the US?? I'd love to try them out!

  • cupcakexlindsay says:

    Super cute outfits! Extremely frustrating that the sizes didn't fit even though they should've according to the sizing charts. Lol at that shade thrown at Claudia at the end πŸ˜‚

  • whossoul says:

    I have the same issue with the straps being too long on every sleeveless Lindy Bop dress I own! Which is odd because I have huge boobs (38HH) and they typically eat up so much fabric that straps are always too short. Which leaves me wondering how bad the strap length issue must be for girls with small chests! Luckily it's a quick fix with my sewing machine!

  • Lara Niamh says:

    My favourite was the trouser suit <3 Beautiful pattern & looked great on you. Don't be afraid to wear trousers πŸ˜€

  • Sofia Monterroso says:

    jessica you make such fantastic videos <3

  • Keara Graves says:

    Love this darling girl! You're super beautiful and look lovely in all of these peices❀

  • moss Martinez says:

    I love your style it fit u , and u look beautiful ! The love between you and Claudia is lovely to see. I also like your πŸ• .

  • Zhoratrope says:

    Hello! Just came across your channel as I was looking for reviews on Lindy Bop. Specifically reviews for the Marianne style. Do you happen to own that style or know whether its true to size?Β 

    Also, sorry to hear about getting Shingles. I got them when I was 11 and I can understand how terrible they make you feel.

  • Sunsets&Stars says:

    I bought a lovely wriggle dress from Lindy Bop which was on sale. I too fitted the measurements. I tried it on and it was huge, especially on the top. I'm cup size B and the fabric doing that weird droopy pouch thing around my bust and collarbone because it was so large on my top half. I will have to get it adjusted I think. I was impressed with the quality for the price but I think they need to work on making dresses that are small sized being actually small on the top too!


    I believe Claudia likes your bottom, Jessica? πŸ˜›

  • rikkir says:

    I love Lindy Bop dresses.Β  My problem is that I wish they were a bit bigger!

  • Erica says:

    What strapless bra are you wearing? I'm DD as well and I can't seem to find one good enough to support the girls.

  • detsnumber1 says:

    Just found you and I fell in love …… amusement ramp up! You made me grin and you look darling…..

  • NothingToNoOneInParticular says:

    Charo, was the 'it' girl of the 60’s & 70’s. Behold Charo.

  • Charlotte M says:

    I enjoy buying lindy bop but 100% agree the body is always so so short it never falls on my natural waist. I wish they would put some more fabric and lengthen the top out to fir correctly x

  • KaylaMaeNOT says:

    Typically gigham has only 2 colors (usually one of them being White) while plaid is 3 or more. I bought the yellow gigham skirt and the blue Audrey (and the burgendy one xp). With Lindy bop, I've found I typically size down in Audrey, and anything with a ruched/elastic waist 😁

  • Mariann Rusnak says:

    Ordered the yellow top after watching this video. It's bloody gorgeous! The size chart was indeed a bit strange (As are my measurements – there is ZERO consistency in what size I am, especially online)… Wish me luck! πŸ˜›

  • Liz Lemon says:

    This was a wonderful review (and very belated sympathies about your bout of shingles). Thank you so much for popping the sizes up. So few people bother and it's kind of half the point with reviews.

  • Stefanie Watson says:

    Hi jessica! thanks for your videos. thinking of buying from lindy bop. My waist is 78cm which should be a size 12. would you go with the website size guide?

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