Red is clearly my favourite colour – but I have a lot of love for blues! And there’s something about blue and white that really just grabs me every time. So I was so excited to be offered this Dolly And Dotty Annie Dress in Blue Floral to review!
Dolly and Dotty is a relatively new company in the vintage reproduction game that came to my attention a year or so ago. Their ethos is to create vintage inspired designs in modern fits for an affordable price. So I hope this is helpful for those of you also interested in the quality!
Dolly And Dotty have joined a lot of brands with having sizing from 6-24, which I find wonderful, personally. Their size guide put me between the 20 and 22, which is my usual sizing in most brands. However! I will suggest at least in the Annie style to size down. I was sent a 22 to review, but I’m wearing an 18 here, which is the perfect size for me.
I’ve mentioned a few times before that I have a small bust for my size, and I have bottom-heavy breasts. This is important to know and keep in mind because a larger or fuller bust would need a larger size than I took. Also because of the bottom-heavy breasts issue, I find a lot of these high-neck bodices gape. This is an issue on all brands, but as you can see in the above photo I’ve got quite a gap going on under my hand! There’s no real way of rectifying the issue outside of popping in a dart or avoiding the bodice style, though – so don’t take that into consideration with the overall fit.
The dress’ fabric is a cotton blend with a small amount of stretch, and the print is clear and vibrant. The fabric is just thick enough to keep those undergarments hidden.
It’s a real beaut of a dress, to be honest with you. I prefer pleating over gathering in skirts, since there’s no extra volume on the stomach/hips. This dress is perfect for that! The waist seam comes a little lower than my natural waist, so if you’re tall this is for you.
I think the only downside is there’s no pockets!
Now you’ve heard my thoughts on this dress – and Dolly And Dotty have so many designs and patterns to choose from! We’d love you to try them out – and if you use the code SPONSOREDBYD&D you can even get a cheeky 10% off!