Ever since I got into vintage clothing, Trashy Diva has been right up there as one of the best repro brands out there. Given that’s *cough* ten years this year… that’s a very long time! I have amassed quite a few of their dresses over the years and, without exception, they are all lovely – they truly never disappoint (though it must be said that some are on the shorter side for a lanky git like me). So when they got in touch recently and asked me if I’d be interested in reviewing something from their brand new Red Waterlilies collection, I of course jumped at the chance! I also opted for something a little different this time.
The Trixie Romper in Red Waterlilies is what I decided upon, and having had weeks of gloriously hot weather here in the UK, its arrival coincided perfectly with the abrupt end of said beautiful, playsuit-friendly weather. Instead I dodged some rain showers and serious wind to take these photos. Thanks, Hurricane Bertha.
The bodice is tucked and draped to be flattering and quite supportive! The straps are also adjustable with a button to fasten and three buttonhole heights, which is brilliant if you’re long-bodied like me. I often find playsuits to be too short in the torso – not that it was a risk with these in the end as the rise is authentically 40s and long. I have the straps on the middle button so there’s room for someone who’s even longer!
I like the shirring at the side which gives it a little leeway on size though I found it came up slightly large. It’s not sized the same as the dresses, which come in standard dress sizes, but in XS to XXL. I went for the M as my measurements of 37″ bust and 27″ waist would seem to need it but I definitely should have gone for a S – hence the belt! But I think it works perfectly with said belt.
Did I mention how much I love the fullness of the shorts? I headed off for a picnic after this… not really – I’m just pretend posing with a picnic hamper before I ran back home to put on a jumper.
Please come back summer – all is forgiven!
Thank you to Trashy Diva for giving me this opportunity… to catch a cold. 😉 Seriously though – only love for this fabulous brand!
Do you have any favourite TD pieces from now or days gone by?