Lace Me Up - Annie Retro Lace Floral Swing Dress from Dolly And Dotty

Sometimes you see a dress which just takes your breath away, and that was how I felt when I first laid eyes on the Annie Retro Lace Floral Swing Dress from vintage repro superstars Dolly & Dotty. Whilst it's not my usual style, there was something about the delicate pink and grey colour combo which stole my heart, and could not get into it quickly enough when the postman delivered it through the door.

It has a 50s style full swing skirt with pretty box pleats, but it was the combination of the embroidered floral lace and the cocktail shape style which really drew me in.

The grey lace over the satin pink lining made the dress so swishy, and it's the perfect number for spinning around in and feeling like the cutest cupcake that ever was. If you've got a heavy wedding guest season coming up this summer, or indeed if you are in the market for some bridesmaid dresses, the Annie style is definitely worth a look. It's light, pretty and the lace makes it feel very fancy despite being such a wonderfully comfy dress to wear.

The colour palette is so understated that it's so easy to pair with accessories. Although I kept it simple with some blush coloured shoes and jewellery, you could easy team it with a black clutch, silver heels and so on. It's also roomy enough that you can easily wear a petticoat underneath for extra volume too!

Until next time,

Diana x ❤ x

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  1. Grey and pink is the perfect combination. You look utterly delightful x

    C x

  2. I love pink & grey together.



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