I finally own a beautiful, proper vintage styled dress and it’s from the incredible brand, Vivien of Holloway! I was so over the moon when the owner contacted me to review a dress and instantly disappointed when I saw the sizing range wasn’t exactly plus friendly. With the largest measurements being a couple inches smaller than myself, I was so sad about how close I came to owning one of these beauties. Thankfully, the sizing is a little generous and as the dresses are boned like a corset inside, they do pull you in a little, meaning those extra inches are unnoticed. I’m more of a 22 now and the largest size has the measurements of B46 W38 H50, but I’m actually B49 W44 H56 and there’s still a little room in mine! Not a lot, but a little.
The dress I’m wearing here is the incredible 1950s Halterneck Royal Polkadot Dress at £89.00, it’s a circle dress which means it’s really swishy and dreamy. I’ll say early on that this dress is dry clean only, I don’t want anyone to buy one and ruin it! I absolutely adore Polka dots, they’re amazing any time of year but I just love how perfect this dress is for Spring. It’s so bright and fun! It’s also incredible quality and you just know with dresses like this, that you’re going to get so much wear out of it for years to come.
This dress is designed with an incredibly flattering cut (I know people don’t like that term but I don’t mind it) it has a boned bodice, tightly nipped waist and full circle skirt that combine to create a hourglass silhouette! I’m wearing a basic petticoat with it here and a white belt which is also from Vivien of Holloway, along with this adorable bag from House of Fraser.
I can’t say that I love a halter neck as that combined with a boned bodice means that all my breast tissue and neck tissue combine to create ‘no neck GG’. I’m still cute, but I’d definitely not wear a bra, or at least not a bra with quite so much lift to try and combat this when I next wear it.
Lastly, didn’t my mum do an incredible job on photos!? I normally don’t add so many but I do love them.
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