Dolly & Dotty: Darlene Review

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Off to the ball I go…

Amy Bliss, Bee Jackson, Dolly and Dotty, vintage hair, vintage model, pinup model, ginger hair, vintage style
Bee Jackson Photography

Honestly, this gorgeous Dolly & Dotty cape and dress combination had me swooning!

I seem to have a serious crush on all things green at the moment and this splash of emerald teamed with the luxurious champagne colouring wasn’t going to curtail that addiction!

I was impressed with the quality of the Darlene dress, although it needed a good iron when I received it, the fabric felt great and I loved the colour combinations.

Amy Bliss, Bee Jackson Photography, Bee Jackson, Dolly and Dotty, vintage hair, vintage model, pinup model, ginger hair, vintage style
Bee Jackson Photography

My favourite thing about this dress though, is its style and cut. I asked Dolly & Dotty about my sizing and they were spot on to suggest a 10 in the dresses (advising a 12 in the skirts). One of the most important things with online shopping for me is being able to message someone about fit, so I am glad that Dolly & Dotty have an honest and helpful support system. It really does fit me like a vintage glove, making my waist look amazing! I liked how the curved under bust panel emphasises my curves. Whilst the off the shoulder neck line, teamed with the folded detail, made me feel like Grace Kelly. (In my dreams!) The skirt was also the perfect length for twirling. It maintains a fairly full skirt shape, without any need for a petticoat, which makes a great change.

One thing I must say is that the zip needed a bit of a tug to go over the seams. However once on, there is no chance of complaint… just lots of compliments 😉

Amy Bliss, Bee Jackson, Dolly and Dotty, vintage hair, vintage model, pinup model, ginger hair,Bee Jackson portrait, BEe Jackson Photography vintage style
Bee Jackson Photography

The cape is also beautiful and I know I will be wearing it all winter! It makes any outfit easily glamorous but is also practical with slits to allow you to move your arms and a light but warm material to actually keep the cold at bay. Beautiful items with a purpose are the best! The little bow detail to disguise the fastening is also very cute. This cape also comes in red and beige, for a more Christmassy look.

Thanks for the dress and cape Dolly & Dotty, I am really pleased with the items and can’t wait to show them off at my works Christmas party.
I also wanted to say a huge thank you to the hugely talented Bee Jackson who kindly took my photograph in these Dolly & Dotty garments. I am really pleased with the glamorous shots she captured :) Old Hollywood class.

Amy Bliss, Bee Jackson, Dolly and Dotty, vintage hair, vintage model, pinup model, ginger hair, vintage style
Bee Jackson Photography

Shoot details:

Model: Amy Bliss
Photographer: Bee Jackson
MUAH: Amy Bliss
Clothing: Dolly & Dotty
Hair Flower: Sink or Swim Bowtique

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