I bought this dress on the 20th of August in 2016, just in time for the annual Rockabilly Day held in Assenede, Belgium. Sadly I don’t have any pictures of this event and I only wore it once after this, to leave on our honeymoon to Kos, Greece in September. It usually turns cold and rainy after that with just a few good days in the last months of the year. So since the sun was out in its full glory this weekend I took my chance to take the dress back out of my closet again.
The dress is a wonderful mint green colour with tiny black polkadots and cute bows. I has a wonderful full circle skirt, a tight bodice and adjustable straps with buttons, which I truly love since it is a wonderful way to hide it and keep the elegance of the dress. And to top it all of it has a gorgeous black ribbon that can be use as belt.
I paired this gorgeous dress with the ivory petticoat from Dancing Days by Banned which has a nice soft silky feel and has, for me, the right amount of poofiness. I bought for my wedding and it is a perfect match in this sunny weather but you could also wear it easily with another colour of petticoat to contrast the dress.
The dress pattern itself is quite simple, the bodice is tight fitting with a straight neckline and straight broad straps which give a secure and firm feeling while wearing the dress. Even though I like to dress and feel pretty I always want to feel comfortable in the clothes that I am wearing. There shouldn’t be much tucking and pulling on clothes as they should stay in place in whatever position you are moving your body.
The full circle skirt has two small pockets with tiny bows as details. I like the buttons on the front side of the dress because it gives the idea that you entirely button down this dress even if it’s just for show.
I am wearing the Martie Swing Dress in size S, which is a perfect fit for my 72 cm waist and smaller bust but if you have a fuller bust I would recommend sizing up because it’s going to become very tight otherwise, you can always make the bodice tighter with a broad belt or ribbon if it is too loose. The fabric is made out of 98% cotton and 2% elastane and importantly if washed correctly the colours don’t blend into each other.
I checked the TopVintage website and sadly the dress is sold out and won’t come back in stock. But off course you can search for this lovely online.
Full outfit details
Petticoat — Dancing Days by Banned
Sunglasses — Collectif Clothing
Shoes — H&M
Watch — Vintage store in Kos, Greece
Thanks you very much Sugaladylove (my wonderful sister) for these amazing pictures and for putting up with me while shooting them. I would love to repeat this again for future posts.
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