Pinup Fashion

The Scarlet Dress | Zoe Vine

The last couple of collections from Zoe Vine has seen numerous floaty, comfortable and versatile dresses. One of my favourites is The Scarlet Dress in Blue as it’s such a vibrant colour and the style is so perfect for summer.

The Scarlet Dress features a flared A-line skirt, round neckline with delicate keyhole detail, matching belt and flutter sleeves. The sleeves are my favourite part of this dress, I just can’t get enough of them! There is just something so classic and romantic about flutter sleeves that makes me feel fabulously feminine.

The key to this dress being so comfortable is the polyester/elasthan fabric. It’s a very stretchy material, allowing not just ample room for movement but also the ability to size down if you are between sizes.

I’ve had a couple of dresses from Zoe Vine made out of a similar fabric and in those I wore a size 10 – I took the same size in the Starlet thanks to the stretch even though my 36″ bust puts me in a size 12. So I believe that if you are between sizes or prefer a tighter fit, then in most cases you should be able to size down. There is lining to the bodice but thankfully it also has stretch to it.

One thing to keep in mind with a dress made out of this fabric is that you do have to be aware of undergarments. A detailed, lacy bra will probably show through a touch, so I would recommend as smooth a bra as possible. Same goes for underwear, although this isn’t quite as much of a issue since it’s a flared skirt.

With such a bright, vibrant colour, I decided to accessorize the Starlet Dress using my collection of clear faux Lucite pieces. That allowed the colour to take a feature role while still adding subtle accessorizing and giving it a slightly Cinderella vibe!

The versatility of the Scarlet Dress is wonderful – you can dress it up with the pinup fashion in mind like I have or if you are woman with more modern tastes but like to dabble in vintage silhouettes then this dress will also work for you. Add a high bun with summery flats or wedges and you’ll have a nod to the style with a more modernized twist.

The Scarlet Flutter Sleeve Dress is £90 and comes in sizes XS (8) -XL (16). Zoe Vine offers flat rate shipping at a great price – £4 for the UK, £6 for Europe and £9 for International orders.

Full Outfit Details
Dress | Zoe Vine
Shoes | Miss L Fire
Bangles and Earrings | Splendette
Hair Flowers | Kmart

Special thanks to Nicole Engelmann Photography for these dreamy photos with the setting sun and freshly sprung cherry blossoms. One of my favourite parts about living in the Northern Hemisphere now is that the changing of the seasons is so obvious – weather it be the autumn leaves turning or the cherry blossoms blooming into giant fluffy clouds, it’s all a little bit magical!

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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: Pinup Fashion

2 replies »

  1. I love the style of this dress. But sadly I don’t like polyaster/elastane blends of fabrics. I tend to pull on them all day and prefer cotton. But you look lovely in the dress and it fits you very well!

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