Oval polka dot summer dress

Oval polka dot summer dress 2
This dress is from a thrift shop. The material is very light which is nice in summer. If I had seen it in a normal shop I would have been prepared to pay a handsome price for it. (The brand is Laundry Industry.) But, to be perfect, it had to be 2 inches longer though.
Like many of you, I like polka dots. And black & white (as if you had not figured that out by now…).
I will give you a link to my white summer dress with purple polka dots but I won’t link to each and every black & white outfit on this blog. LOL.

Anja (friend an neighbour) shot a lot of photos of this dress last year. She styled it with a big red flower and this year I decided to combine it with my red oval paper beads necklace. Very light. You can order one yourself through Etsy. It is made by an artist from Germany. You can choose colour and length. She makes them to your specifications. Have a look at the pretty things Dorisse makes.

So with no further ado…. here are the pictures.  One photo of the dress with the flower from last year, the others from this year. I made some stupid pictures: arm in waist left, arm in waist right etc. Terribly boring.

Oval polka dot summer dress 3

Oval polka dot summer dress 4

Oval polka dot summer dress 1

Oval polka dot summer dress 5

Oval polka dot summer dress 6

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  1. Marianne
    5 August 2013 / 19:40

    I like the pleats all around your waist that creates a waistline and hips.And then that extra flounce at the bottom that gives it it little spanish touch[flamengodress] So I would say Ole!

    • Greetje
      5 August 2013 / 20:53

      Olé ! You are right. And the red items add to the Spanish vibe, don’t they?

  2. 5 August 2013 / 20:24

    This is a very striking dress, made even more so with your brilliant dashes of red. I’m glad you found it in a thrift shop, especially knowing you would have paid full price retail. Those are the best treasures.

    • Greetje
      5 August 2013 / 20:55

      They are. Like my yellow peep-toe pumps. Never worn and only $ 29,- (in euros 22). That was a steal.

  3. 5 August 2013 / 21:31

    Another dress that I love, although I agree with you that a little longer would be nicer. But I really like the design or the pattern is gorgeous. The fabric, as you say, it looks very soft and comfortable. The necklace and red shoes are perfect, give cheerful touch, in this proposal, which is a bit serious. The flower at the waist is not a good decision 🙂 Your waist looks fantastic on this look 😉

    • Greetje
      5 August 2013 / 22:04

      For somebody with a waist which is hardly defined, that is quite an achievement, right?
      Glad you like it. I am trying to wear it and not notice the hemline.

  4. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style
    5 August 2013 / 22:33

    Love the splashes of red, and like you, I am crazy for polka dots. Great look, and thank you for sharing it with Visible Monday.

    • Greetje
      6 August 2013 / 06:12

      Perhaps there is a deep psychological reason why we like polka dots.

  5. 5 August 2013 / 22:37

    It’s lovely Greetje, and you have the legs to carry it off. I also like it with the red, which I think really makes the complete outfit. What a great find!

    • Greetje
      6 August 2013 / 06:14

      Sometimes these thrift shops give gold, sometimes mud. Thank you for leaving a comment. I know you will have less time with your new grandchild.

  6. 6 August 2013 / 00:33

    This is what I call the perfect summer dress; light weight, fun pattern, perfect length, and very very stylish. I think the best part is that it can be worn alone (due to the print) and still look extremly put together. You look amazing, my friend.

    • Greetje
      6 August 2013 / 06:15

      No Trina, not amazing, just a fanatic shopper hahaha.

    • Greetje
      6 August 2013 / 22:29

      Glad you like it sister.

    6 August 2013 / 01:55

    love the red accessories with that dress, so pretty

    • Greetje
      6 August 2013 / 06:16

      I need that colour near my face as my beloved black&white are not good colours for me. Or did I tell you this once before?

  8. 6 August 2013 / 04:29

    This dress w/ red accents makes a statement and then some! Those shoes are gorgeous.

    • Greetje
      6 August 2013 / 06:18

      A few months after I bought this dress I saw a very similar one in the window of a very fancy designer. With a whole different price tag. Made me even more pleased with my find.

  9. 6 August 2013 / 04:34

    My dear Greetje, I did not know that you buy thrift items!
    The dress fits you beautifully (especially around your waist line) and the necklace is amazingly well constructed.
    I also like the red flower, is very Sex and The City.
    Have a lovely week,

    • Greetje
      6 August 2013 / 06:22

      Yes I buy thrift items, but I am not very good at it. Not like you or Judith (Style Crone). Just once in a while I hit the jackpot. Remember my yellow peeptoe pumps? You saw them a few posts back; I was holding my feet in the air to show them on camera. They were thrifted as well. Never worn.

      • Greetje
        6 August 2013 / 06:23

        I mean never worn when I bought them haha. After I bought them they were worn a lot.

  10. 6 August 2013 / 13:28

    Very pretty dress, I adore polka dots too. Paired with red is always a winner. I struggle with many dresses being that “couple of inches shorter than I like”, but you have great legs and it looks good on you!

    blue hue wonderland

    • Greetje
      6 August 2013 / 22:31

      Normally I can get dresses that are the right length. This one is a bit older. From the time that I was not aware that my knees could grow older as well haha. Never knew they could and would.

  11. Saskia
    6 August 2013 / 22:41

    Lovely, elegant dress and worth wearing more then once a year 😉

    • Greetje
      7 August 2013 / 17:43

      OK … I will wear it twice then.

  12. 7 August 2013 / 00:54

    Love this colour combination!!! Polka dots dress is beautiful.
    Kisses darling

    • Greetje
      7 August 2013 / 17:45

      Thank you for the compliment. I checked your blog and recognized you from Josep-Maria’s blog. Nice of you to stop by.

  13. 7 August 2013 / 01:29

    I never find this kind of fitted dress, certainly not ones that fit me! Really presents your figure in an elegant way. Tailoring is just the best gift to any figure!

    Know it’s black and white … but I think of champagne bubbles, rising to the top!

    • Greetje
      7 August 2013 / 17:49

      Hah.. that is a nice comparison, champagne bubbles. And I wear a lot of things not tailored but I get a lot of comments on that as well: “Why do you do that? You have such a slim figure -not-. You should always wear tailored clothes.” Perhaps it is because you have that “wealth” that you squander it.
      Oh and I put two (press) buttons between the normal buttons in my waist.

    • Greetje
      7 August 2013 / 17:50

      My closet is mostly packed. I should really get rid of things now. I cannot seem to stop shopping.

    • Greetje
      7 August 2013 / 17:54

      I have not really got that many thrift shop finds, but you are right, this dress was the jackpot.

  14. 7 August 2013 / 12:05

    You are very cute with your oval dot dress. Red details go well with it. I love the red flower (it is a flower, isn’t it? )which you are wearing in the last photo. And. . .you have beautiful legs!!

    • Greetje
      7 August 2013 / 17:51

      Yes it was a flower (made of cloth) in my waist. And yes I have beautiful legs but they are getting full of blotches and strange saggy knees. Oh well, the shape is still very good.

  15. 8 August 2013 / 00:58

    I love the strong pattern. Intetesting how the red accessories tone down pattern. A pop of color is always a good idea.

    • Greetje
      8 August 2013 / 06:14

      Hi Glenda, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Had a peak at your blog too. Nice!

  16. Happiness at Mid Life
    11 August 2013 / 03:11

    This dress has great attention to details from the seams to the slight flair on the bottom. I don’t do much thrifting (due to lack of time) and when I do, I never find anything. Like you said, this is a dress you would have paid full price for – great find!


    • Greetje
      11 August 2013 / 12:20

      Thanks. And I don’t do much thrifting either because I get annoyed when I see something nice and it is not my size.

    • Greetje
      16 August 2013 / 21:13

      Hi Courtney, how lovely to “see” you on my blog. Your comment came through today, the 16th… Strange, these IT systems. Glad you like the oval polka dot dress.

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