Sunday, 29 May 2016

A Summer BBQ Dress with Dolly and Dotty*

Summer is finally here and cute BBQ looks are the way forward! I love a day outside and a cute dress is my favourite thing to wear. Vintage dresses are just perfect for summer and this pale pink number from Dolly and Dotty is ideal. While they list themselves as stocking sizes 6-24 some of their styles are available in a size 26 and they also stock accessories too.


I don't usually wear such pastel colours but I had a feeling this peachy colour with my washed out hair would really work together and I think they do! Dolly and Dotty sent me a matching peach belt, and also this bright teal colour which I opted to wear with it. I love the colour contrast. I'm 5ft 11 and it sits just above knee height on me so on most people would be longer. It's a nice light fabric so ideal in the heat. With a pale colour like this I'd recommend making sure your undergarments were also very pale or skin coloured just in case.


This dress is really cute, but as you can see from my bust area, you can definitely size down in it. It has a shirred elasticated back so while this dress goes up to a size 26, if you are bigger than a size 26 you could give it a go! My usual size was really roomy in the bust for me and I needed a size down at least. I'm not particularly blessed in the bust department but if you are you shouldn't have any problems with having room in this dress. The halterneck style straps are in a different place to where I usually expect them to be in a dress of this style but it still felt very secure once tied. Usually they are positioned a little wider but it worked. You could wear the bow on the waist belt on the front or the back, entirely up to you!

This particular style dress is available in a huge range of colours, 15 in total! So if you like it but don't like this pale colour, they have it in everything from brown, to grey, red, green, various shades of blue and more.

Dolly and Dotty have great plans for expanding their size ranges and are really enthusiastic about being able to sell their clothes to everyone, so if you don't currently fit in their range, keep an eye out, they have plans!

Much love,
Kitty xxxxx


*denotes items that were gifted to me for review purposes. In no way does this impact upon my opinions which are entirely my own.




10 comments:

  1. You look SO CUTE! Which bodes well for me, as I ordered this year's birthday dress from Dolly and Dotty :D

    Speaking as a super-busty girl, let me tell you the elasticated back is a total revelation. I wish every dress was like this; it would save so many fitting room heartaches.

    Lis / last year's girl x

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    1. Yay! I bet you'll look fab in it. I love a shirred back, it allows so many more different body types to wear the same item and it makes it so much comfy too xx

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  2. That dress is so beautiful and really suits you! I'm going to have to check out the brand now!

    Jess
    acornlifefitness.com

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  3. I've been desperate to wear D&D but it's been too small, glad to hear they are hoping to branch out!! You look lovely!

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    1. When they emailed me it was one of the questions I asked, because I don't really like to blog about brands that have a narrow size range but they really impressed me :)

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  4. Oh my goodness, that dress is so cute and the pastel colour! And we all know how much I love shirring :3 :3

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    1. thanks lovely! Shirring forever!

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  5. This is beyond cute! I'll have to check out the other colours they do.

    Jess
    Philocalist.co.uk

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    1. isn't it just? They have such a massive colour range!

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