I’ve got a bit of a thing for yellow at the moment. I like to colour scheme my Instagram just for fun and a few weeks ago I decided to have a little yellow theme for a few days. But a few weeks on it’s kinda stuck and I’m absolutely loving it. I see is it a bit like a daily treasure hunt, I’m always on the look out for a pretty yellow building, flower or door. I’ve also been raiding my wardrobe for lovely yellow additions to my outfits. It’s definitely a colour that makes me feel cheerful, positive and even in the recent awful weather – summery! So when Dolly and Dotty asked if I’d like to review one of their dresses this lovely yellow Anna dress was the obvious choice.
The dress is in a classic simple shape with a simple high cut bodice and full skirt. I love the stripes which add a little interest to an otherwise basic dress. The dress fastens with a concealed side zip. I always prefer side zips as they are far more common on original vintage dresses, I also think they give you a better fit. I do find the zips on Dolly and Dotty dresses a little stiff sometimes, so it can be a bit of a struggle to get them done up, but once I’m in I love them.
I chose a size 14 in this dress and it was just right on me. It’s always worth checking the size guide and reading reviews of dresses before you buy them, just to check that you’re getting the best size for you. I was very happy with the length of the dress as well, it sits on the knee on me. I’m 5’6″ tall and normally wear a size 14 for comparison.
The dress would be perfect as an everyday summer dress, if like me you wear pretty dresses whatever the occasion. I think it would work really well for a special event too. For a normal day I’m pair it with a pair of flat sandals and a cardigan, but for a special occasion I’d wear it more like this with a pair of heels and a statement necklace.
I wore mine with my Miss L Fire shoes, which I absolutely adore, I think they were made to wear with this dress! My necklace is an old one from Coast that I got a few years ago. My bangles are modern bamboo and a very old vintage celluloid bangle.
Do you find yourself focussing on a specific colour? Do you have a colour that makes you feel happy? I love anything bright and colourful and green is my actual favourite colour. But I can see my obsession with sunshine yellow lasting a little bit longer for sure!
For this and the pretty vintage style dresses, check out the Dolly and Dotty website.
*This dress was sent to me for the purposes of review, all opinions are my own.
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