Welcome to my review of the Lindy Bop butterfly-print circle skirt.
How Much?: Twenty pounds from Lindy Bop’s UK website, or ~ $60 Australian from online retailers.
Where From?: I purchased mine for AU$60 online from Wild Kitty Clothing Australia, but they no longer have it in stock. It’s worth looking around for other Australian sellers, though, if you’re not making a large enough UK order to justify the shipping costs to Australia.
What Is It Made Of?: 100% cotton, with no stretch, so make sure you buy the correct size based on your waist measurement, as there is no give to the waistband.
About It: Coming to mid-shin on me (I’m 159cm tall), this is a full circle skirt made from four quarter panels stitched together at the centre front, centre back, and left and right sides. It closes with an invisible zip on the right hand side, allowing you to pull the skirt up rather than having to put it on over your head. Because it is a full circle, you can fit a full petticoat under it with ease, or just wear it alone, as I have in these photos.
Despite being unlined, the weight of the skirt means it hangs nicely when on – unlike skirts made of lightweight, thin cotton, which have no “drape” when worn. The print is beautiful – butterflies of various colours and sizes, mixed with flowers and leaves on a navy blue background. This skirt often gets compliments, with people admiring the print and the way it flares out when you turn quickly in the supermarket!
I often pair it with either this top in navy blue or red, as the multiway straps give you lots of options to change up your look. Today, I’ve worn a grey v-neck long sleeve top, with a pale blue belt and cardigan.
This is a really easy to wear skirt, and because it is easy to care for too (throw it in the washing machine, dry it on the line and iron if needed), I definitely recommend it. As it is mid-priced and not obviously super-retro, it’s a great piece to buy to start building up a pin-up wardrobe if you are new to the look.