The Christine-May Dress by Miss Candyfloss

Oh how my tartan collection has grown! I’ve become a tad obsessed with it in the last few months and lucky for me it’s been readily available. Miss Candyfloss uses a lot of tartans in their designs and I loved this brighter and bolder version on the Christine-May Dress.

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Elizabeth J Photography and I shot these photos just 2 days after I went from black hair to copper and so I was still a little unsure about how bright colours would look with it. Suffice to say, I think it looks marvellous! This dress has a main base colour of burgandy with shots of teal/turquoise and white.

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I really wanted to somehow bring out the teal colour through accessorising and took a trip out to see Lavonny at Tock Tick Vintage but even she didn’t have anything quite right. Luckily I had this gorgeous burgundy hat which was in my Miss Pinup New Zealand 2014 prizepack and Petra Shoes from BAIT Footwear which matched the burgundy in the dress perfectly.

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I love the cut-out and bow detail of the Christine-May Dress. With a busy print such as this tartan, you wouldn’t want too much detail in the dress design itself so the small touches like the cut-out, bow and turned up cuffs are just enough to give it some character without becoming overwhelming. There’s even a little bow on each cuff- so cute!

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I’ve done quite a few reviews of Miss Candyfloss items now (which you can read here) and generally a size medium seems to fit best. The size small in some styles ends up being too tight in the arms and across the shoulders, so a medium is safest and more comfortable.
I measure 36″ across the bust and 27″ at the waist (so inbetween their size S and M) and in the Christine-May, the medium fits nicely albeit on the looser side. The bust doesn’t feel overly loose but the waist certainly is. The sleeves are designed to fit loose so potentially I could have sized down since that seems to be my problem area. However, I have a suspicion that the bust could end up a bit tight in the size down and the fabric has no stretch.

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I don’t mind having to add a belt to a dress if the waist is on the bigger side, in fact I usually prefer it. I did struggle with which belt of my collection to add since I don’t have any that matched the blue and ended up just going for white since that’s in the print anyway. I’m not convinced of my choice, I think I’ll have to try again with a different colour or even just a tan/brown leather belt.

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If this combination of Burgandy/Teal isn’t quite your cup of tea, there’s also a Blue/Mustard tartan and a plain Wine, Black and Red in the same style. The Christine-May comes in sizes XS-3XL, is €102.50 and is a poly/viscose/spandex blend.

I know come winter I’ll be dreaming of sunshine but for now I’m looking forward to cooler weather so I can wear my gorgeous long sleeved dresses such as this one.

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Full Outfit Details
Hat- I Gotta Have THAT
Belt- Pinup Girl Clothing
Petticoat- Lady V London
Shoes- BAIT Footwear

Thank you as always to Elizabeth J Photography for the gorgeous pictures- we couldn’t have had a more perfect setting at the Glenbrook Vintage Railway Station!
Note: Any pictures taken on the railway tracks were taken with permission.


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Disclaimer: Whilst the Christine-May Dress was gifted to me, I never accept anything that I do not truly love and all opinions expressed are honest and my own. The integrity and honesty of my blog is very important to me as are my readers 

9 replies »

  1. I. Need. This. It’s so adorable! I love tartans, I love teal and I’ve actually learned to like a bit of burgundy as well. That color combination is so pretty I’d totally purchase the dress if I dared to buy it by itself. I usually find a site that sells other stuff I want as well and buy everything I want with the same postage charges instead of having to pay them multiple times.

  2. Hi, I purchased several blouses from Miss Candy Floss. All of them fell apart pretty quickly. I was wondering if you had the same experience? What about their dresses? I was all my garments on a gentle cycle in cold water and hang dry.

    • Hi Robin, I’ve had no problems with the quality of my Miss Candyfloss peices. Did you contact the company?

  3. I’m DYING for this dress in the blue/mustard color. I actually ordered it through a US stockist, but sadly Miss Candyfloss waited so long to fulfill the order (like 3 months!) that they sold out of my size AND the next size up. I have similar measurements as you (bust 37″, waist 29″). Do you think there’s any chance a size small would work? The size chart indicates the bust would be too small, but I’d love an opinion from someone who owns the item. I do have an Odette dress in small and it fits well…but that one has so much gathering at the bust it’s probably not the best comparison. Unfortunately I will not have the option to return the dress if it doesn’t fit :\

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