Unique Vintage Style Society | ‘Golightly’ polka dot bow dress
Of all of the dresses I’ve been lucky enough to get to wear as part of the Unique Vintage Style Society, I think this one has to be my favourite. (Don’t tell the others: I don’t want them to feel jealous!) I mean, just look at the volume in that skirt, people! It doesn’t really get much better than that, does it?
Oh no, wait: it does get better than that – this dress also has pockets. You all know how much I love a dress with pockets, right? And the straps are detachable, so if you can quickly whip them off and turn them into a strapless dress, if you so desire. I chose to use them for these photos, because I didn’t want to inadvertently end up flashing the camera: the bodice actually feels pretty secure without them (It’s elasticated, so it fits closely, but still lets you breathe when you’re wearing it), but I like the added security of the straps, so I always like it when a dress has that option.
I’m wearing a petticoat with it, as you can see – seriously, that skirt is so huge it was practically crying out for one. Although there’s a lot of fabric in there, though (don’t even ask how long it took me to iron this thing…), unlike some very full midi dresses, it also works just fine without the petticoat, because the gathering at the waistline gives the skirt a bit of volume on its own. My one regret? The fact that, once again, I didn’t actually get to wear it out of the house, thanks to – you guessed it! – the weather. Thanks, June. Also: I hate you.
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