I’ve already shown you a polka dot swing dress as part of my 12 Days of Christmas Outfits series, but I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t also show you a polka dot wiggle dress, would I?
Er, from this you’ve probably gathered that I’m interpreting “Christmas outfits” very loosely here: in fact, I’m mostly interpreting it as “things I might wear to a party”, basically. “Or “things that contain red, green or gold,” because that’s another easy way to be able to call your look “Christmas inspired” without having to even go NEAR a Christmas jumper, isn’t it?
This dress is another Collectif number (its name’s ‘Ginger’, in case you were wondering…), and it can be worn two different ways: either with the bust turned up, as shown in the first two photos, or with it turned down, for a full-on 50s-inspired “winged” effect:
Oh, and you can also remove the straps and turn it into a strapless number, but when you have a boobs of a 12-year-old boy, like I do, it’s probably best not to go there.
As well as allowing me to sneak in another dose of polka dots, this outfit also allowed Terry to achieve HIS dream of seeing a “bolly roll” in action. He was very pleased with himself when he managed to successfully identify said “bolly roll”, but was plunged into confusion shortly afterwards when I did a quick outfit change, this time involving a petticoat – or “one of those ruffled things”, as Terry calls them. When I told him it was, in fact, called a “petticoat”, he was amazed. “But it’s not a coat?” he kept saying, staring at the offending item. “Why would they call it a coat when it’s obviously a skirt? Why is women’s clothing so WEIRD?”
We will never know, Terry: we will never know…