Monday, 5 December 2016

Christmas with Betty – 1950’s glamour from Weekend Doll

It's December and Christmas is well and truly on its way. So today on the blog, I am going to tell you about the gorgeous little 1950's inspired 'Betty Dress' from Weekend Doll, which is the perfect vintage inspired outfit for all of those impending Christmas shindigs! 


1950s vintage style Betty Dress Christmas

There are so many things that I love about the Betty Dress, that I truly don’t know where to start! Well, let’s start by stating the obvious...it has polka dots; the first box in my ‘Perfect Dress’ criteria ticked! Secondly, it is black (second box ticked) and features a rather festive red bow in the centre of the dress. Thirdly, it has a gorgeous lace panel at the top of the dress, making it perfect for day (with the additional of a black bolero) or night. However, last, but by no means least, the thing I love about this dress the most, is that it is lovely and stretchy!

1950s vintage style Betty Dress Christmas

So, even though it is a wiggle dress, there is no need to deliberate over whether you should scoff that third mince pie. EAT IT! You will still feel comfortable in the Betty dress not matter how many pies you eat, due to her generous amount of stretch! 

1950s vintage style Betty Dress Christmas

One word of warning regarding this dress is that it is of a pull-over style. There are no zips or buttons, so do make sure that you pull the dress on over your head, BEFORE you have done your hair and makeup!

1950s vintage style Betty Dress Christmas

Size wise, I am wearing a Size XS here, a UK Size 8 and I have the following measurements: Bust=35in, Waist=26.5in, Hips=34 in. According to the size guide, the dress should come up a little smaller than it actually does, so I would say that there is a good few inches of stretch in the dress. I did have a little trouble getting it over my head, but once in, it fit like a glove. The Betty Dress is £66 and available in two colourways (black and blue) and available in sizes UK 8 – 18.

1950s vintage style Betty Dress Christmas

For a little bit of added sophistication (and let’s be honest, because it’s brass monkeys outside at the moment), I teamed the dress with the Lori Gloves. These gloves not only complement the colour pallet of the dress, but the lace detailing also ties in nicely with that on the dress.

1950s vintage style Betty Dress Christmas

Plus, an added bonus is that these gloves come with Tech Enabled touch finger tips, so you can add a video of yourself visiting Santa’s Grotto to your Instagram story without the need to remove your gloves! What a time to be alive! The gloves are available in one size only. They fitted me...like a glove? I have quite small hands, so I would say that they are on the petite side. The Lori gloves are £16. 

- x - LMDW - x -

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