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Like a tiger with Ursula from Lady Volup

 Would you believe me if I told you that prior to my 20s I was pretty much a fashion victim. I felt lost and confuddled in the world of modern clothing. Nothing seemed to suit my curvier shape or speak to me in the way pinup does. When I found pinup/retro styling, it felt like I was coming home and that I’d found my fit. Sometimes, you find a dress that can still give you that wonderful warm feeling. I got that with my Ursula Dress in Bohemain Tiger Print dress from Lady Voluptuous.

Flowers ~ Orange Double Roses from Daisy Jean
Earrings ~ Hollywood Hoops from Retro Resins
Bangle ~ Butterscotch Maiden Bangle from Spendette
Dress ~ Bohemian Tiger Print Ursula Dress from Lady Voluptuous
Shoes ~ Addie Heels in navy by Miss L Fire From Royal Vintage Shoes

This is my second dress from Lady V London, my first from the Lady Voluptuous range which is their plus size range and I must admit its definitely a very welcome addition to my wardrobe (you can read my first review by clicking here). Lady V London/Lady Voluptuous is a UK based brand that specialising in fun prints in swing and wiggle style dresses. Their cuts are timeless, flattering across a range of figures and comfortable. Their dresses feature conventional ‘pretty’ pinup prints in florals as well as fun different prints like the Bohemian Tiger print Ursula dress. It was this unusual print that drew me to this stunning dress.

The Ursula cut of dress is a stunning V ‘wrap’ front style bust, which allows for cleavage with also offering some coverage. The skirt is a swing style with some front pleats that are great for smoothing the hips and tummy. This dress is also super flattering with or without a petticoat on due to these pleats. This dress features a back zip that didn’t catch and zipped with ease. The short sleeves also offer some upper arm coverage for gals who prefer sleeved styles to sleeveless.

This Bohemian Tiger print is also so beautiful. I love the play of colours through this pattern. The main focus of this pattern is the water colour tigers head, but this print also features other goodies like pineapples, tropical leaves, peacock fathers, hibiscus and lotus flowers. The colours are so fun and varied which makes it such fun to accessorize! For this shoot I had fun teaming it with navy and orange, who colours that play strongly through the print.

 For size reference, I’m wearing the size 16. I do find it a bit loose in the shoulders, but this is a common issue I have as my shoulders are quite narrow and rounded. In this style though it definitely doesn’t hinder the wear of this dress. I can also comfortably wear this style with or without a corset, which was my aim. I prefer dresses I can wear with or without shapewear, as there are definitely days I don’t feel like rocking a corset. 

I’m so grateful to the amazing retro community that have helped me find myself in my mid to late 20s. For making such beautiful clothes that we can enjoy and wear to help embrace our own unique beauty and I love being able to share that with you all! And not just brands that cater to our pinup love but also who cater to curvier girls as well! Fabulous brands like Lady Volup help ladies of all sizes shine bright.

 This gorgeous Ursula dress is currently on sale for £35.00/58AUD + postage, which for such a fabulous dress is an absolute steal! This is a dress I’m definitely going to get a lot of wear out of this coming spring and I’m looking forward to the weather warming up enough so I can enjoy it more!

I hope you’ve all enjoyed this review lovelies! 

Til next time

Disclaimer: Whilst I received this dress in collaboration with Lady Volup, all opinions expressed are honest to help ensure the most accurate information for my readers. 

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