Summertime is so short lived for those of us living far north of the equator that we have to savor each day to wear fabulous frocks. This year we are getting extra spoiled with lots of sunshine and hot temperatures earlier than ever. Of course on those sweltering days we need lightweight clothing to keep us looking stylish and cool. Instinctively I reach for my new Olivia Blue Day Dress from Zoe Vine with a fun 1950’s Miami theme novelty print.
Available in sizes S-XL ~ MSRP £80.00 On Clearance Now for £45.00
After loving the fit of my first Zoe Vine dress last fall, I felt confident that their size Small would work well again with the Olivia Dress. Although my bust (36”) is larger than the chart, I found there was ample room to avoid sizing up. As luck would have it, the Olivia Dress fit wonderfully from head to toe; I was amazed how it hugged my figure perfectly. The Olivia Dress features a sleeveless boat neck with gathering under the bust, a flattering ruched cummerbund with gathered swing skirt and back invisible zipper closure. The delightful 1950’s Miami print is hand drawn featuring beachgoers, palm trees, pink classic cars and tourists seeing the sights, all set on a striking blue background. At 5’-4” tall, the hemline falls just below the knees.
There was no doubt in my mind that the Olivia Dress was making its debut while vacationing in Minneapolis and a perfect match to feature with ‘Ole Vera the 1948 Buick Super 8. The pleated bodice on the Olivia dress in combination with the cummerbund detail makes this style very slimming and extremely comfortable. I really love the modest neckline as it makes the sleeveless element still very conservative even for the workplace. The subtle novelty print really makes this dress something special but not overpowering to the eye. One thing I did find was that the lightweight cotton fabric skirt was a bit transparent in certain lights therefore I suggest wearing either a simple nude slip or petticoat.
Surprisingly I own little blue in my wardrobe but luckily the Olivia Dress is super easy to accessorize. With such a fun beach theme, I chose to pair it with multi-coloured bangles and brown tooled leather wedges from Remix. Although the Olivia can be worn either with or without, I chose to add a little extra volume with a white petticoat to showcase the fabulous novelty print.
If you smitten as I am with the Olivia Dress, now is the time to scoop one up for a steal on clearance for only £45.00! This limited edition Miami print is sure to delight your summer wardrobe while keeping you cool.
A special thank you to my lovely photographers Lucas Mark and Julie Abnet.