Today I’m going to break down all the adorable features of this dress. The Paisley Raye Dahlia dress has a rockabilly retro fashion vibe, while also looking modern and not “costumey”. This dress is the perfect balance of 50s flair and modern comfort. This dress has FIVE features I adore and is perfect for spring and summer gatherings. Add layers for a transition to colder weather. The Paisley Raye Dahlia dress is a closet staple, thanks to its versatility!
1. Shoulder Seam Shirring
At the top of the collarbone, the Paisley Raye Dahlia dress has a gathered detail. This gives us big-time Marilyn dress vibes while maintaining some coverage. This detail is flirty and adds a feminine vibe!
2. Surplice neckline
The Surplice neckline, also known as a “faux wrap” creates a deep v-neck. Some of my fellow stylists have dubbed this neckline “boob pockets” which is hilarious and a great way to describe. This aspect of the style is one way to figure out your sizing – if you are busty, wear your true size. If you’d like more coverage, consider adding a criss-cross cami. If you’re C cup or smaller, consider wearing a size down to prevent gapping.
3. Empire cut waist
The Paisley Raye Dahlia dress features an empire cut waistband. I adore this feature because it emphasizes the smallest part of your waist, giving an hourglass silhouette that is so prominent in rockabilly fashion and culled from the 50s. This dress has a beautiful pin-up vibe with just a little less sauce.
The Paisley Raye Dahlia dress has pockets for snacks! All joking aside, most women’s dresses should have pockets. It’s a utility we all need!
5. Tea Length
This dress has the perfect tea length swing dress vibe. It hits right at or below the knees, which makes this dress walk the line between dressy casual and cocktail wear!
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