The Perfect Polkadot Classic – Collectif Dolores Doll!

So the start of the season has been an interesting one we have seen all kinds of weather but we were lucky to have a couple of weeks of nice warm sunshine. It was Hanna’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and us girls decided we’d have dinner and drinks in a little pub in Hampstead. As the weather was so nice I was in a really cheerful mood and I just had to wear my favourite vintage dress, my while polka Dolores Doll! I have been to a few celebrations in this one and I always feel amazing wearing it.

It’s no secret that I have a real love affair with classic prints and patterns, houndstooth, polka dots and paisley prints are must haves for me and I try to find clothes and accessories that are splashed in these patterns. What I love about this dress is firstly the vintage swing cut. This is one of those items that can be sexy, classic and understated all at the same time! The black and white colour makes this one easy to accessorise and play around with also.


I love vintage inspired fashion and I always feel amazing in it! Many plus size women don’t like to draw attention to themselves and I can understand that, the thing is vintage clothing always attracts attention but for all the right reasons! For one thing not that many people know where to buy clothes in the style and usually people go all in with victory rolls in their hair, cupcake accessories etc. others tend to adapt the clothes to suit more of a rockabilly style. In my case I simply love the dresses and like to find ways to incorporate them into my own personal style. I always wear my signature hoop earrings with my vintage dresses for example and I like to add my own personal touches in places.

I usually wear this dress with a petticoat but this time I thought it would go without. I tend to wear this one with a bright and bold bolero or cardigan. I usually go for red as I love wearing my red petticoat, cinch belt and bolero. This time around I was feeling pretty girly and so I opted for a hot pink cardigan and matching paisley print bandana. I should note that this dress is extremely giving and most women tend to downsize 1-2 dress sizes. I wear a Dolores dress in a size 20 to give myself enough boob room. The skirt is a full size circle skirt and so you could wear this with multiple petticoats if you wanted that really poofy look in the skirt.


I don’t tend to show much skin so the length of this dress is perfect for me as it stops just below the knee. Even though my confidence has soared over the past couple of years there are certain areas of my body I have always liked the look of and I have always liked the look of my cleavage. This dress moulds and shapes my bust in a way that makes them look really full and shapely and I really enjoy that element of wearing vintage fashion. Dresses in this shape tend to flatter women of all shapes and sizes with varying sizes of bust too.

For footwear I thought I would keep it simple and go for a pair of ballerina pumps. These pink and purple floral ones were a complete steal! I picked these up in Primark for just £4! When it comes to my makeup you may have noticed I don’t switch things up that much. True to my personal style and a signature feature in vintage beauty is winged eyeliner. I always wear mine winged as I like to enhance the shape of my eyes. I managed to find a deep pink lipstick to tie in everything and I was ready to have a fun evening.


For full review of this dress check out my post here. Also in the Dolores Doll style I reviewed the gorgeous summer bouquet print also. Check it out here.

Also check out how the gorgeous Georgina and Caroline have styled this dress on their blogs x

Remember whatever you wear, feel fabulous in it and wear it with a smile!
  1. Curvy Wordy says: 5th May 2015 9:53 pm

    You look utterly gorgeous and SO happy. I love these pics so much! Fab review, and I think you've styled this outfit perfectly. Thank you for linking to my blog xx

  2. Mayah Thomas says: 5th May 2015 9:57 pm

    Thanks Caroline xx Hanna always ends up making me laugh when she takes my pictures so i'm glad that comes through on the images. And you're welcome about the link hun that dress was made for you!! xx

  3. Laura Ferry says: 6th May 2015 7:58 am

    You look SO unbelievably cute!! I am loving the pink with the polka dots! xxx

  4. Nikki M says: 6th May 2015 7:58 am

    You look fabulous! Digging the notion that this dress can be styled up with a petticoat for dressy functions yet works perfectly with those sweet flats and kerchief for a casual look.

  5. Hanna says: 6th May 2015 1:30 pm

    You look amazing! I really like the pink cardigan with this dress, it's the perfect combination. :) And Primark ballerina shoes are the best! I'll be in the UK for a few days next month and I'm planning on buying at least three pairs, lol!

  6. Laura says: 6th May 2015 8:12 pm

    You look adorable! I love the pops of hot pink with the black and white dress, and the floral shoes are such a pretty touch.

  7. Mayah Thomas says: 6th May 2015 8:27 pm

    Thanks Laura sometimes you just gotta wear pink! Xx

  8. Mayah Thomas says: 6th May 2015 8:28 pm

    Thanks Nikki. I usually wear 1-2 petticoats with this one! I linked my review of the summer bouquet dress in the same cut and shape and in the pictures I'm wearing a full petticoat. Love getting all big and puffy in the skirt lol

  9. Mayah Thomas says: 6th May 2015 8:33 pm

    Thanks Hun I always have fun styling vintage clothes. Glad you like what I did for this outfit. Primark shoes are amazing! I buy them all th time!

  10. Mayah Thomas says: 6th May 2015 8:34 pm

    Thanks Laura, I was feeling exceptionally girly that day lol

  11. www.justmeleah.co.uk says: 11th May 2015 7:25 am

    Gorgeous! Just gorgeous.

  12. Mayah Thomas says: 11th May 2015 8:41 am

    Thanks Leah xx