Designed and created by Tracey Hocking Lazybones is a alternative homeware/clothing brand made ethically in Bali with the mindset of using natural fibres and earth friendly processes. Lazybones has a huge range of home-wares including quilts, duvets, sheets, glassware, ceramics and even wallpaper! Clothing made for the modern woman including; dresses, shirts, skirts, knits, bottoms, slips and footwear all with a unique twist. Each collection has a quirky design that pays homage to the vintage eras but with a modern and tasteful take.
I found this little gem in Frock and Soul last year and bought it on a whim. It was like nothing I had ever come across it had elegance, length and originality which I struggle to find in modern day vintage inspired clothing. Every time I wear this out I always get the comment “is that vintage?” and that is possibly the best compliment repro can get! I thought I would write a little review on the dress now that I have had it for almost a year and have had a lot of wear out of it.
” Lazybones takes a fresh and whimsical approach to designing clothing and homewares for modern, relaxed living.
Inspired by vintage, Lazybones clothing has become well known for its quirky signature prints, delicate embroidery and jacquard knitwear. Our homeware range includes bedding, ceramics and wallpaper that inspires a fresh and playful approach to creating unique spaces within our homes.
Our aim is to continually evolve each season designing products that surprise and delight our customers who have grown to love our brand across the world.”
Loves & Loathes:
The Laura dress comes with a lined fitted bodice which again has more of an authentic feel, I love the structure of the torso it makes me feel sucked in and ready to go and despite the fabric being 100% cotton it isn’t flimsy or see through in the slightest. Which gets a big thumbs up from me!
I understand the importance of the invisible zip but I still hate them – it’s a never ending battle. One positive about the zip is the placement on this dress. The zip begins in between the armhole which makes it a whole lot easier to get into the actual dress. And the zip is on the side not the back!
The neckline itself is different to any of my other dresses with a square neckline which is both flattering and modest which I personally am a huge fan of!
The big point of difference with the Lazybones Laura dress is the length! I’m 5’6 and the dress finishes mid calf which really gives a fifties feel to the dress. With saying that I find it really hard to find a petticoat that will end with the dress – all mine are either too long or too short! A real conundrum.
I bought the Laura dress in size medium and I think it’s true to size, my chest and my waist feel supported but not tight and the sleeves/armholes fit perfectly.
Unfortunately I don’t think the Laura dress in watercolour is available anymore but there are tons of Laura dresses in different fabrics.
I hope you enjoyed this little review and if you have any questions feel free to ask!