Race Day Outfit: Polka Dot Vintage Dress ♥

So earlier in the week I posted about the amazing weekend I had at Newbury Races so today I thought I’d do a short post on what I wore!  As it was my first ever race day I wasn’t really sure what the fashion etiquette was so I was a bit lost with finding something to wear.  I wanted something a little bit fancy but not boring so it was perfect timing when I was generously offered a dress from Dolly and Dotty!

Dolly and Dotty do a beautiful range of 50’s vintage inspired dresses with a modern flattering fit. They make some quirky retro prints including florals, anchors, and of course polka dots! And as a nice little touch, all of their dresses are designed in the UK in Brighton.


It was a very tough call, but I decided to go for a polka dot design and picked the Penny dress in blue with white spots and contrasting red belt and halterneck strap.  The dress is really flattering with a cute sweetheart neckline, a nipped in waist and a full circle swishing skirt.

It’s made from soft cotton with a bit of stretch to it and it also has an elasticated back for a flexible and comfortable fit.  I was a bit unsure on which size to go for as I can be a bit in between sizes, but as I’m not very busty I went for the smaller size and it fits perfectly!


I teamed the dress with a pair of bright red matching heels which I picked up in a charity shop recently for £6, a red clutch bag, and then gave myself a bright red manicure and a swish of red lipstick for the final retro touch. I’m not great with hair styles so I just kept things simple with classic curls and then twisted and pinned back my fringe.

I thought this was a great dress to wear for the races and it kept me looking glam whilst staying comfortable all day! Thanks Dolly and Dotty!

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6 Comments

  1. May 28, 2016 / 10:42 am

    Love the dress!! I am a huge polka dot fan too. Cheers, Michele

  2. May 29, 2016 / 9:00 am

    It suits you. I admire your hair curles!

    See my new outfit post, once again inspired by 1950s, featuring dress made by me (link).

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