Here at She Might Be, we are big fans of GatsbyLady. They consistently make beautiful pieces inspired by vintage fashion, they are always inclusive, and their social media is a wonderful variety of the different sizes they sell. When they mentioned that they were introducing day dresses to their line I was so excited. Their flapper inspired dresses are incredible, but obviously aren’t your usual day to day fashion, but the day dresses… oh my!
They very kindly sent me the ‘Amy Bohemian Dress with Bell Sleeves‘ to try out, and it was love at first sight. The print is a wonderful mixture of animal prints and paisley inspired designs making it very striking and different from anything I’ve seen lately, and the bell sleeves are an absolute seventies dream!
Statement sleeves look to be a big trend this season and GatsbyLady are very on trend with this dress in an authentically vintage way that still fits their aesthetic wonderfully. The material is thick, without being too heavy, and softly stretchy in a way that makes it really comfortable.
I’m pretty tall, 5ft 11 bare foot, and this dress hits me a couple of inches above the knee which is just fine by me! It will be more knee length on those of a more average height, but I never mind flashing a bit of thigh. I decided I wanted to feel like Marianne Faithful and popped on my biker boots with a simple necklace and let the dress do all the talking.
I wore this out on my birthday and got so many compliments on it! So far GatsbyLady have two other day dresses, the ‘Farah’ which is a bodycon dress, and the ‘Faith’ which is a mesh and halterneck dress, both with a similar print to the dress I’m wearing. I cannot wait to see what they do next!
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