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Review: Dolly & Dotty Veronica dress

Long-time readers of the blog may remember my review of the Dolly & Dotty May dress (which, coincidentally, I reviewed in May last year). I loved the dress, so when the nice team at Dolly & Dotty asked me if I’d like to review something else, I jumped at the chance.

The Veronica is a 1950’s inspired dress, which sites just below the knee on my 5ft and three-quarters-of-an-inch frame, the perfect length fora spot of 1950s elegance.

I’ve accessorised here with a poodle updo, pearl and diamante comb and vintage paste necklace to flatter the neckline, and my shoes are from New Look a couple of years ago. I’m also wearing a black petticoat under the dress, but it would look just as lovely without it.

The sweetheart neckline is super, duper flattering, and I think the embroidery adds a little something extra. I’m also a big fan of the way the dress nips in at the waist, it really does feel like a 1950s sort of a dress, and I felt mega glam taking these photos.

Sorry, no idea why I’m winking in the middle photo. I think I was trying to look foxy.

And, in mega exciting news – the dress has pockets! I’d say the colour in this photo is closest to the dress in real life, for some reason it’s come out quite dark in a lot of the photos.


And that’s before we even get to the back! Usually I shy away from showing my arms (that one place left for me to love), but the back of the Veronica dress is so pretty that I’d quite happily bear them for all to see. Possibly on a warmer night than when I took these photos though, as I was bloomin’ cold!

There are three lovely bows to the back of the dress, as well as a fancy bustly-type thing (there’s a technical name for it, but I think I’ll stick with bustly-type thing) at the waist, which I adore. One of my friends popped over for tea last week, and I took her upstairs specifically to show her the bows and bustly-type thing. She was suitably impressed).

I’d recommend buying your usual size in this dress; I’m wearing a size 16 and it fits really nicely all over.Veronica costs £39.99 and comes in black and red as well as blue. I love it and I think you might too…cheers!


Party dress = party photo, right? This was essentially an excuse to get rid of some of the wine we’ve had hanging around the house since our 2015 Christmas party.











*Note: while this dress was a gift, all opinions are my own*



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