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!