The Katherine Dress by Dolly and Dotty

I.Love.Flowers. And do you know what I love more? Floral print dresses. This beautiful piece from Dolly and Dotty is called the Katherine dress and I am absolutely in love with it. My pinup wardrobe has been missing winter essentials – I think I have one dress with long sleeves and the rest are sleeveless so when I saw the Katherine dress I knew I had to have it. The delicate floral print is perfect year round – bright for those dull winter days and you can match your surroundings in the spring. The Katherine dress is made from 95% Cotton, 5% Elasthan making it a lightweight fabric with a bit of stretch – although I 100% agree with Dolly and Dotty’s advice, you will need to size up as this is very tight fitting on me. In my excitement I didn’t read that and got my usual size but it still fits!!


I am so pleased with the quality of this dress – it’s sturdy material that feels really tailored. A nice bust and cinches in at the waist then flows out into a nice A- line skirt (and it come with a little belt/sash) which is so flattering! This dress is more of a fitted dress and does not allow room for a petticoat but I honestly don’t think it needs one – the Katherine dress is super sophisticated and would be perfect for a high tea! Another amazing feature of this dress is… wait for it…  POCKETS! Roomy pockets too – I can actually fit my whole hand in there! I LOVE it when 50’s inspired dresses have pockets – more companies need to do this!

Dolly and Dotty is a Brighton designed dress company – that specializes in 1950’s inspired clothing. They have the most beautiful dresses from day dresses to swing AND fitted that are super unique and flattering on EVERYONE’S body – sizes range from UK 6 – 24! They also sell tops, skirts and have an accessory section filled with cute petticoats and even cuter head bands that are incredibly reasonable in price if you’re on a budget (me all of the time!)



Dolly and Dotty in their own words:

“Created from a love of 1950’s fashion, Dolly and Dotty is about creating the most fabulous vintage inspired fashion with a modern flattering fit. We aim to provide our customers with outstanding service, high quality products and beautiful retro prints, all at an affordable price. Whether you’re a rockabilly rebel, you have floral fever or you’re a day dress diva, we have something for you! All of our dresses are designed in Brighton, by our wonderful design team.”

You can find the Katherine dress in blue/pink here at a very good price (78ish NZD)!

Dolly and Dotty:


Disclaimer: Although this is a collaboration all opinions are honest and I would never review anything that I myself wouldn’t buy. 

11 thoughts on “The Katherine Dress by Dolly and Dotty

  1. Why is it that pockets automatically make every dress/skirt better! This print looks fabulous on you, and I totally agree, it doesn’t need a petticoat. I’ve been eyeing Dolly and Dotty for a while now and think I’ll make the plunge to get one of their dresses soon! I’ve dying for the Darlene dress!

    xo, Helene


    1. Thank you so much for such a lovely comment! I totally agree – somehow I am always surprised when a dress has pockets, it should be mandatory!! The Darlene dress is fab – which colour??


      1. You’re welcome! I’ve had my eye on the Beige/Dark Green Darlene, but they’ve been out of my size for a while. It’s worth waiting for though, haha!


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