The Candy Stripe Priscilla Dress

Wearing bright colours is such a wonderful pick-me-up, it’s hard to not feel happy when putting on a beautifully vibrant outfit. Normally though for me, it’s limited to a palette of 2-3 colours so getting to wear a entire rainbow is a real treat!


The Candy Stripe Priscilla Dress by The Pretty Dress Company is a hard dress to miss, it features a stunning array of rainbow colours- from bright magenta to minty green. I love that there are pastel shades in there too as it meant that when it came to accessorising, I could choose softer colours so it didn’t become too overwhelming.


This Priscilla Midi Dress in Candy Stripe is the second in the style that I have. It features a fitted, lined bodice, skinny spaghetti straps, pockets and large pleats on the skirt. The material is a stretch cotton sateen and has a lovely weight to it, the kind that you know it’s high quality!

I am 36″ at the bust and 27″ in the waist so I’m wearing a size 10 which is my usual size in The Pretty Dress Company. The size chart lists that the 10 has a bust measurement of 35.5″ and waist of 28″ so I’m a little bit over in the bust and under in the waist.

The fit reflects this- the waist is definitely a little roomy, hence why I am wearing a belt. The bust, while being snug still fits fine as the material has a slight stretch to it.
One thing I do wish this dress had is adjustable straps- they feel a little long for me and I think the bust would fit better if I could pull it up a little bit. If you find that it’s a similar problem for you, I’d suggest taking it to a tailor as it won’t be a expensive fix!


The skirt is a lovely shape, normally I don’t like big pleats but these sit really nicely and I have no issues with them. It has a super full skirt and performed wonderfully during my mandatory twirl test!

The Priscilla Candy Stripe Midi Dress comes in sizes 8-18 and is £155. There are several other lovely prints in this same style which you can check out here.

Full Outfit Details

Dress- The Pretty Dress Company
Shoes- Chelsea Crew
Belt- Pinup Girl Clothing
Cardigan- Dangerfield
Hairscarf- Tatyana Boutique
Petticoat- Malco Modes
Bangles– Vintage


The wonderfully bright and fun nature of this outfit perfectly fits inside this gorgeous diner. Thank you to Elizabeth J Photography for the pictures and to Hero Car Hire Ltd for the use of the diner!


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Disclaimer: Whilst this 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 

Categories: Dresses, Pinup Fashion, Reviews

7 replies »

  1. I absolutely love the beautiful fashions you wear so well, and I adore them also. I am a lifelong male-to-female crossdresser and I have long wanted to get into pinup and rockabilly/50s fashions — how do I start?? This dress is just gorgeous!

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