|The Emmy “Rock Around the Clock” dress in plaid, paired with “Evelyn” oxfords in tan/brown by Royal Vintage|
Once upon a time a girl met a dress and fell in love. I was the girl, and the dress was this adorable plaid number from Emmy Design Sweden.
For us vintage-loving ladies in the USA, it can be a risky to buy a dress from Europe. The cost, shipping, and unknowns about the quality and fit often stop me from clicking the “buy now” button. In taking the leap with Emmy I have never been disappointed (I’m becoming an Emmy junky – I now have two pairs of trousers, a cardi, a sweater, and this frock). In fact, I’m rather picky about fabric content and comfort in my day-to-day retro pieces, so when the Rock Around the Clock Dress arrived I was pleasantly surprised by how “real” it was.
|Comfortable and casual cotton plaid dress for all body types. Oh, and it has POCKETS!|
By “real” I mean that the fabric is cotton – authentic, comfortable, easy to wash. The cut of the frock is also spot-on. There is a subtle high neck curving gracefully around to a V in front with enough crossover to be modest but not dowdy. The waist is long enough and not skin-tight, and the skirt is plenty full and just the right length too. This is a dress that is casual yet chic, comfortable yet classy.
|The dress zips up the back to a high neck. The skirt is full and fun.|
I did a simple pin curl set for my hair and paired the Rock Around the Clock dress with our “Evelyn” oxfords in tan/brown, although you could coordinate so many different colors and types of shoes. The plaid in the dress is earthy with greens and tans but also has a shot of lavender to keep it interesting, so any of those colors for coordinating shoes, hats, gloves, and cardigans would look great.
|“Evelyn” Oxfords in Tan/Brown by Royal Vintage|