Vintage Style In A Tropical Paradise

Time has flown by and in a few short weeks I will be saying “I do” on the beautiful beaches in the Bahamas. Being our first trip to the tropics, I didn’t hesitate to take advantage of the opportunity to stock up on several vintage tiki style dresses for our getaway. I made sure to snatch up the Collectif Regina Pencil Dress in Blue Hibiscus during their end of season 40% off blow out sale.

Available in sizes UK6-UK22 in a variety of colors & prints РMSRP £50


I have found that Collectif’s sizing has become more consistent with their recent collections and generally fall in a Medium (UK12) with ease (measurements 36-29-41). The Regina Dress features cap sleeves and a soft sweetheart neckline. I am happy to report the sleeves are not restrictive and designed with the proper proportions in mind. Made from a lightweight non stretch printed cotton, perfect for those hot summer nights. The knee length pencil skirt is figure flattering but not restrictive as you walk.


The Regina dress is a simple but elegant vintage design suitable for many body types; also available in a swing skirt as well. The hibiscus print is truly breathtakingly beautiful and sure to make you stand out in a crowd. (Maybe I am a little partial since the hibiscus flower is a personal favorite.) If you are looking for a more every day dress, the Regina is also available in solids. As one of Collectif’s best sellers, new colors and prints are released every season. Don’t let me forget to mention, it is super comfortable for all day wear!


This beauty is going to be perfect for the Bahamas but definitely wearable for any summer occasion you may attend. You can add some super fun accessories to complete your look: a skinny belt, a contrasting bangle bracelet, a bold hair flower or a funky necklace to play up your ensemble and don’t forget a pair of cute wedges. If you’re looking to enhance your silhouette, pair it with your favorite shapewear for a little extra vava-voom!


I promise to make a conscious effort to take oodles of photos of our getaway to share with all of you. Stay tuned…lots of vintage inspired swimwear features coming soon!

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