When in doubt, wear red

May 14, 2014


When in doubt, wear red.
-Bill Blass





I was sent this gorgeous retro style red dress by Sammy Dress for a review, and I have to say that it is really pretty! I’m somewhat disappointed that it’s a little bit too big on the bodice, I’m not sure now if I took the proper measurements but I can always take it in a little. It’s a light cotton fabric but with some body to it, so that the dress looks sturdy enough. It’s got short sleeves, so it’s perfect for a Summer garden party or a lindy hop dance contest. As you can see, it can also be styled with a little cardigan or shrug, when it’s a little bit chilly (which was the case).

I wore it with a vintage tulle petticoat underneath that I already had, so it’s not included in the dress. It does come with a little black belt though. The cardigan is from H&M but I thrifted it a while ago. The shoes are Irregular Choice, via Ebay, the necklace is from Pull and Bear and I got it during my latest visit to Lisbon. I like it that it’s mock coral but it kind of looks a bit like chilies. Hot!

Photos by Filipa, as usual!


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  • Reply jocelina May 14, 2014 at 06:38

    Love the color combination. Even though the dress is new and is a beautiful red I am really digging the shoes, they’re so unique!! 😀

    • Reply Mrs D May 15, 2014 at 12:17

      Thanks hun! the shoes are Irregular Choice, fine purveyors of unique foot wear and my shoe favourite brand ever!

  • Reply KizzyDoll May 14, 2014 at 07:46

    *whistles* You look marvellous doll, love this dress and look :)) So sweet. The peppers necklace is awesome. Am happy you liked the dress too, looks darling on you 🙂 xx

    • Reply Mrs D May 15, 2014 at 12:17

      thank you 🙂 I’m glad you like it too!

  • Reply Connie* May 14, 2014 at 15:36

    Very spicy. You are quite the head turner in this outfit.

    • Reply Mrs D May 15, 2014 at 12:18

      Thank you 🙂 Cue ‘I’m feeling hot hot hot’ cheesy song haha

  • Reply PinkCheetahVintage May 14, 2014 at 15:55

    That is adorable!! I love red. Your hair looks so cute, too 🙂

    • Reply Mrs D May 15, 2014 at 12:19

      Thanks Becky!!!

  • Reply Señora Allnut May 14, 2014 at 16:25

    oh yes, I subscribe it!, a red dress is always a good idea!, and you look so lovely wearing red!, love how you’ve styled it with your cute cardi and pretty shoes, and petticoat!!, so fabulous!!
    love your coral-looking-like-chiles necklace!

    • Reply Mrs D May 15, 2014 at 12:19

      Gracias guapa!
      I do love red and find myself gravitating to it quite often.

  • Reply Vix May 14, 2014 at 16:33

    You look incredible in red, love the yellow cardi you’ve teamed it with too! xxx

    • Reply Mrs D May 15, 2014 at 12:19

      Thank you Vix! You’re a star!

  • Reply ollieotson May 14, 2014 at 21:15

    red looks amaaaaaaaazing on you!!!
    and i love your eye makeup <3

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