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