Thursday 28 January 2016

Summer Swing ~ The Harriet Dress from Dolly and Dotty

There's something about a swing skirt teamed with a petticoat that is inherently fun. I've mentioned before that I have a habit of twirling in empty car parks and swishing my petticoat on purpose as I walk through the shops and some days I do truly miss wearing them in my daily life, as now being a corporate pinup I can only really get away with them on casual Fridays or weekends! Some dresses you can get away without a petticoat. But some dresses are just made for them.  The harriet dress from Dolly and Dotty is one of them!

Flowers ~ Red Rose Double from Daisy Jean Floral 
Necklace ~ Blue necklace from Debstar Designs 
Brooch ~ King of the Bush brooch from Erstwilder
Dress ~ Harriot dress from Dolly and Dotty
Shoes ~ Miss L Fire Betty Shoes from Royal Vintage Shoes
This super fun dress, is the perfect thing to brighten a drab day. The tartan style fabric pattern is fun and playful. For me the pattern is definitely what makes this dress such a winner. It definitely lifted the feel at work the day I wore it, as my workplace LOVE when I wear colour! The design is simple yet pretty! I LOVE the bow embellishment on the waist  and the neckline allows support via thicker shoulders for ladies with a larger bust!

I was pretty happy with the overall fit of this dress. The shoulder straps are comfortable, the sizing was true to and it was the best kind of length for my shape! The skirt has an amazing flare to it being a full size swing skirt and looks incredible when worn with a petticoat! However it can also be worn without one as it does feature lining under the dress, which is a feature I love as it means I don't have to wear a slip when I wear stockings. I love the styling versatility of this dress thanks to the multiple colours of the tartan print! The invisible zip did snag a little at the waist seam on the way up (this was minimal, enough just to be annoying) but came down with ease! The dress feels well made and well structured. It fits comfortably with and without shapewear on me and the fabric does have some stretch allowing for a comfortable fit. I'm wearing the size 12.

This dress features a beautiful neckline that sits high enough that its work appropriate. The waist features a band which helps the dress give you a bit of a natural tuck in without being restrictive. I do love the bow detail on the waist of this dress too! As it takes away the necessity for a belt. I accessorised my Harriet dress with my blue Debstar Designs beads in blue and my King of the Bush brooch from Erstwilder to give this dress a bit of a patriotic feel!

The Harriet dress is currently available for $27.99USD (which translates to $39.79AUD) which for a dress is an absolute steal! It also comes in a range of colours and patterns if the tartan isn't for you. Shipping is also reasonable for international, though to make the most of it I'd recommend getting 2 dresses as opposed to 1. 

Thank you darlings for reading this lovely review! More exciting posts coming in the next week!

Til next time!

Disclaimer: Whilst I received this dress as part of a sponsorship with Dolly and Dotty, all opinions expressed are honest to help ensure the most accurate information for my readers. 


  1. That is such a lovely tartan style dress, I'll have a look at the website! :)

    1. I love it! You definitely should! They have some amazing dresses at a reasonable price!

  2. Where do you get you undergarments aka your corsets?

    1. Orchard Corset but primarily What Katie Did

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