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Review: Dolly and Dotty May Dress

Hello my loves! It’s time for a blog bonus post, hooray!

As long-time readers of the blog will know, I love Dolly and Dotty‘s vintage-inspired dresses (I took the Poppy dress to the Isle of Wight and had a whale of a time), so when they asked me if I’d like to review one for this blog, I couldn’t say yes fast enough.

I decided to try the May dress, as I’ve had my eye on it for a while and as I have a big thing for check and tartan prints at the moment, I chose the purple check.
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(Note: I apologise for my face in these photos. We had unexpectedly nice weather on Monday, which meant my hay fever kicked in and I was woefully unprepared. If you ask me nicely, I might show you some of the behind-the-scenes photos The Boy took, where I’m waving my hands in front of my eyes  in a failed attempt to get them to stop watering).
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Rather excitingly, the dress comes with two belts, one in fabric that matches the dress, and one black, so you can go for a complementary or contrasting look, and I love having the options! It’s pretty versatile too, and I think it would be mega-easy to dress up for a night out (petticoat, pearls, pair of heels), or down for a day trip somewhere sunny (cardigan in case it gets chilly, wicker basket, ballet flats).

I could have gone for black accessories, but in a nod to the nicer weather, I thought I’d summer it up, and went for white. I’ve added a petticoat to show off how lovely and full the skirt is, and wore my corset for these photos because that’s how I’d wear the dress.

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The dress is good quality, especially when you consider the price (£32.99, in case you were wondering). I’ve gone for my usual size 14, and it fitted well without my corset (and nicely with it too, the only difference is that I could do the belt loops up a little tighter, for a more ‘cinched’ look). The only thing I would say is that the dress does have quite a low neckline, so if you’re a busty lady like me, it might be worth sizing up, or doing what I did and stitching up the neckline slightly  – problem solved!

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I absolutely adore this dress, and would definitely recommend it. It comes in masses of colours and prints, which you can peruse here. I think the yellow might be the next one that accidentally falls into my basket…

Dolly and Dotty‘s dresses are available in sizes 6-24, and prices range from £24.99 – £37.99.

 

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