On warm days, I like to wear flutterly, floral dresses made of light and comfy fabrics. A brand that offers exactly this kind of vintage inspired garments is The Seamstress of Bloomsbury. This time, I went for a brand new design called “Dolores” with the super pretty pattern “Navy Floral Print”.

Vintage-Bloggerin RetroCat mit dem 40er-Jahre-Kleid "Dolores" von The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

Floral Beauty: “Dolores” by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

The comfy crepe de Chine fabric feels so light and is therefore perfect for summer. But of course, the 1940s cut of the dress is amazing as well. On the shoulders and underneath the bust, there are some pretty ruffles. A waist band just below the bust area looks great and sits high enough that one is able to eat lots of ice cream and the dress still fits great. 😉 And the best about the dress: It has pockets! Another highlight is the print. I simply love the red, baby blue, green, and white details on the navy blue ground. And of course, I matched my accessories with this print.

Sandra vom Vintage-Blog RetroCat mit einem dunkelblauen Retro-Kleid von The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

RetroCat mit blauem 40er-Jahre-Kleid und einem weißen Sonnenschirm


Summery retro Accessories in Blue and White

Not only Bavaria’s heaven is blue and white, but so are my accessories. To match the light blue flowers on “Dolores”, I’m waring the Spanish Heel Stockings by Secrets in Lace in “blue”, wich you maybe already know from this outfitpost.  (By the way: In this blogpost, I tell you how to wear seamed stockings in spring and summer.) My shoes have the same colour. To protect my skin from to much sun, I like to take my white parasol with me. A white vintage basket bag looks great and is perfect to take my smartphone, keys, lipsticks and credit card with me. Nylon gloves by Secrets in Lace as well as blue earrings by Glitter Paradise finish the 40s inspired outfit.

Vintage-Bloggerin RetroCat mit einem blauen 40er-Jahre-Kleid und passenden Nylonstrümpfen von Secrets in Lace - Europe

Sandra vom Vintage-Blog RetroCat mit blauen Nahtstrümpfen aus Nylon von Secrets in Lace


A summery fresh retro Outfit – the Details:

Retro dress”Dolores”: c/o The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

Shoes: similar here and here

Spanish Heel Stockings: c/o Secrets in Lace – Europe

Speakeasy Fashion Garterbelt: c/o Secrets in Lace – Europe

Gloves: Secrets in Lace – Europe

Parasol: Available here (I also like this one)

Basket bag: Vintage, similar here

Earrings: Glitter Paradise


A summery retro Makeup

As always, I like to match my makeup with my outfit. I start with the Chanel CC Cream and the Guerlain Météorites for a glowy complexion. On my eye lids, I first apply the Urban Decay Primer Potion and a soft pink or beige eyeshadow afterwards. Then I use mascara and enhance my eyebrows. “Exhibit A” by NARS, a classy red blush, makes my skin look fresher. The fiery red lipstick “Fire & Ice” by Revlon finishes this summery retro makeup.


Makeup Details:


Vintage-Bloggerin RetroCat mit blauem Kleid und klassischem Retro-Make-up

Beauty-Bloggerin RetroCat mit einem klassischen Retro-Make-up im Stil der 40er

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8 thoughts on “Summery and light: The retro Dress “Dolores” by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

  1. Beautiful dress! And those stockings! I love the detail on the tops, and the glimpse of suspender – magical.

    Do you find fastening the straps difficult? It takes me a long time!

    I ❤️ your blog!

      1. Thank you for your reply Sandra ☺️
        The stockings must be so delicate to put on. A beautiful and a wonderful match with your dress.

        Your photos are stunning as well. You have a very talented boyfriend!

  2. Oh Sandra, this is one of my favourite of your recent outfits. The dress is just magical – lovely colours, and it just sits, flows and swings so beautifully on you. And of all your pastel coloured stockings, I think these are also my favourite. I couldn’t remember them from before and so clicked back on the link to see the previous post – they somehow look less intense and more grey-blue here, which works perfectly. All just delightful! Kx

    1. Thank you so much, Karen!
      It is one of my favourite dresses as well!
      And the stockings look so different in different light, which makes them even more adorable, in my opinion.

      xx
      Sandra

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