Last year, Bettie Page Clothing released the breathtaking Sea Breeze Dress for their 2012 Spring/Summer collection. I knew instantly it would find a home in my closet as the beautiful aqua blue was shouting buy me, buy me! Knowing I had more than enough dresses to wear for the summer, I waited for the end of season sales and snagged it for a steal of a deal at JBR Clothing.
Available in sizes XS to 4X – MSRP $126 USD.
In my experience with Bettie Page, I find their sizing to be a bit inconsistent as they do not offer individual item specific size charts. Knowing the Sea Breeze was made from a 4-way stretch material, it was safe to say a Medium would be the way to go. With my measurements 36-29-41, the sizing was spot on and the fit was perfect. The crisp white trim, buttons and belt are a fabulous accent to the aqua blue; a truly beautiful vintage color combination. The material is not only stretchy but has substantial weight and thickness as well. One of the greatest features I must mention…POCKETS!!! The wide white straps allow you to wear your favorite bras while not sacrificing comfort and support. At 5 feet 4 inches tall, the lovely swing skirt falls a couple inches below the knee.
The Sea Breeze is one of the most comfortable dresses and suitable for various body types. I absolutely adore the fabulous quality and feel of the fabric, perfect to keep you cool on those warm summer days. The contrasting white belt defines your waist while the swing skirt drapes flowingly away from your hips. You can skip the shapewear and wear the Sea Breeze with confidence.
This little number is perfect for the office or afternoon party when paired with a white cardigan and ballet flats. Kick it up a notch with a pair of pearls, high heel Mary-Janes and short white gloves for a timeless ensemble . The Sea Breeze has a classic vintage design sure to appeal to those seeking a true 1950’s look.
I have always been a sucker vintage reproduction designs that truly capture the classic elements of the era. The Bettie Page Sea Breeze is definitely a winner in those regards and a fabulous go to dress when you’re short on time but don’t want to sacrifice style.