Having had a slight NO shopping rule, through the New Year and actually sticking to one of my New Years Resolutions, this beautiful, bright, polka dot Tea dress jumped right out at me in Topshop, I swear she sang out my name from the hanger in the Norwich store.
Now this dress really is all things that call my name. With the perfect hint to the 1940’s with the polka dot print, the cut , collating at the centre and tying at the sleeves, the longer length is a twist to the traditional Tea Dress and all with the added slit sophisticated enough for a girl of my age. My favourite part is the cut of the back, revealing just the right amount of skin and the fluid, soft material which feels and moves like liquid….all calling for swirling and twirling of the dance halls of the 1940’s.
To find some reasoning for my purchase, considering sustainable fashion, as they would have done back in the days of the polka dot, and a list of places and events and ways to wear the dress was quickly accumulated in my mind. In Spring with boots and a vintage leather jacket, Summer parties, perhaps with a comfy, warm knit over the top ( UK summers intended here). But with a trip to Bali very soon, now this was at top of my list.
So I will take the 1940’s romance of the dance halls and my twist to the dress will be to add sunsets and sundowners. Beaches and polka dots will be a thing of this year I say, sand covered feet and sun kissed skin are the perfect accessories to the dress and well surely a swirl and twirl on the beach is more than acceptable….?
…..But for now I’ll just be the girl in the polka dot dress happily swirling in my bedroom.
Thanks for reading. x
Tea Dress – Topshop