Dress: Whispering Ivy
This dress is longer on my 5'9" frame than my other Whispering Ivy dress, and as such feels a bit more formal. I would happily wear this one to a wedding or to a posh afternoon tea event. The extra lovely touches in this dress include a bit of netting for added pouf, a lined skirt, and lovely piping and bow detail around the neck. The fabric belt is also rather nice and will always last so much longer than those faux-leather ones. Overall these touches mean it's once again good quality and value for money.
I mentioned previously that the sizing varies between dresses. I wore a Medium in the 'Josephine' style and found it a tad snug across the back. Because the style of this one is belted, I chose a size Large, as you can get away with the little bit of extra room at the waist that way - and it also means this is a dress I can eat dinner in! If you want the skin-tight pinup look then I'd go for your usual size, paying close attention to the size charts if possible.
Whispering Ivy have been working on their sizing, and now do selected styles in up to size 22. For more information please have a look at their Facebook page. I've been impressed with both dresses I've reviewed and will definitely be keeping an eye on their range in the future.
I don't have such grand settings on a day to day basis, so this dress will probably next be worn to the shops, just to give my neighbours something to talk about.
I was kindly sent this dress for review. Words and opinions are my own!