1940’s Wiggle Dress & Vintage Accessories ~Hey Sailor Look 3 of 3~

Disclosure: Clothing sent to me by PR for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Hey Guys & Dolls!

Lately I’ve noticed that there are nautical inspired items everywhere, and as a lover of Americana and Retro Style, I’m loving it! It seems like everywhere there are Navy & White striped clothing, Anchor jewelry, even Hello Kitty has donned a Sailor Suit! Another thing popping up just about everywhere is Polka Dots. As a life-long member of the I LOVE EVERYTHING POLKA DOT club, I’m a happy camper & I’ve been shopping like crazy, scooping up all the cuteness.

This Dress.

Enough said, end of blog post.

In all seriousness, this dress is all the things- Retro, Flattering, Curve Hugging, Polka-dots. Listen Ladies, I’ve been with my husband for over 10 years, and when I put something on and all he can say is “damn”- that’s a good sign. There are all kinds of things at play here- the piping under the bust-line emphasizes the bossom- the kick darts balance the form-fitting top ( and make it easier to walk in). Also you might be saying to yourself you might noo feel comfortable wiggling in this wiggle dress, and to that I must say two things- Shape wear is your friend! Under this I was wearing one of the Light-hold Assets by Sarah Blakely Shapers they sell at Target. There’s about $16 each, and they don’t feel constricting as much as they reduce the giggle. The second is that look at my body- my stomach sticks out a bit. Do a Give a rats-patootie? No! I feel Hot, so I look Hot. Learn it, Live it!

Also for my Slimmer friends, Stop Starring! also makes dresses in Smaller sizes (in fact you have a better selection)

*Red Polka Dot Bombshell Dress- Stop Staring! (The make smaller sizes too!!)
Cat-Eye Sunglasses- Target
Shoes- “Wessex Arms” Indigo by Clarks (Sold out)
Skull Bracelet- It was a gift, I don’t know where from.
Velvet & Rhinestone Evening Bag- Genuine Vintage (It was my Grandmother’s in the 50’s)

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*Items sent by Torrid PR for lookbook; no other compensation was given. All opinions expressed are my own.

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31 comments

  1. Nina Patricia · April 12, 2013 Nina

    I am in love with this look, must hunt this dress down! and you look amazing, you should get 30 of this dress and wear it every day :)

  2. Loxi · April 12, 2013 Loxi

    Lookin’ good Miss C! Also the violet brow tint looks so cool :) x

    • Cora (vintageortacky) · April 15, 2013 Cora

      thank you! I think ti was just subtle enough that most people didn’t notice it at first. ^_^

  3. Ania · April 13, 2013 Ania

    Cora, OMG! You always look beautiful, but DAMN, this dress!!! Red is a very good colour for your pale skin! You look smokin’!
    /greetings from Sweden!

  4. Ashleigh · April 13, 2013 Ashleigh

    I love this dress! It’s just the right amount of vintage inspired, but still looks “now.” I love that you added your Grandma’s clutch!

  5. Heather Scoggins · April 13, 2013 Heather

    So cute! Love that dress :). I know you said you wear the shapewear, but what kind exactly? The kind that covers the bust and tummy like a tank top? or the short kind that goes up over the tummy? Just curious because I’ve never wore shapewear with a dress before. I have saw those slip looking ones. I have the tank top kind, but it crawls a lot and its very uncomfortable.

    • Cora (vintageortacky) · April 15, 2013 Cora

      In the post I linked to what I wear ^_^. I like lighter-hold because I hate to be uncomfortable. These ones are like thicker pantyhose, but they stay in place great, and let you breathe. Just be sure to get the right size (there is a chart).

  6. Menie · April 13, 2013 Menie

    OK, I’m more of a lurker, but this is just screaming for a comment!

    DAMN woman, you look HOT!
    Looooovvve the dress and love your confident look!!

    • Cora (vintageortacky) · April 15, 2013 Cora

      Well thank you for dropping in and commenting ^_^. This dress is so full of win!

  7. Erin · April 13, 2013 Erin

    I love that retro look. That dress looks incredible! Like it was made for you!

  8. Cyxx · April 13, 2013 Cyxx

    That dress! Amazing!

  9. Catie · April 13, 2013 Catie

    Um, I need this dress! Hot, HOt, HOT! It’s the perfect flirty dress come to life!

    • Cora (vintageortacky) · April 15, 2013 Cora

      I’m telling you, it changes the way you FEEL about yourself. even after I took it off and wore something else I carried that sense of confidence around all day!

  10. Elsa · April 14, 2013 Elsa

    Cora you look stunning as always.

  11. Tracy · April 16, 2013 Tracy

    I wish I oozed confidence like u! Beautiful in every way girl xxx

  12. Mali · April 16, 2013 Mali

    Gorgeous…..that dress is super flattering on you! :)

  13. Jovana · April 16, 2013 Jovana

    I read a lot of blog posts by all kinds of people, but I rarely leave a comment… this time I had to! You look amazing in this dress. Love it.
    I also love watching your videos, keep them coming.
    All the best, greetings from Serbia!

  14. Rachel · April 17, 2013 Rachel

    Hot damn! You look amazing!

  15. victoria · April 18, 2013 victoria

    i LOVE lOVE lOVE THIS LOOK, i AM SUCH A HUGE FAN OF YOURS AND WE HAVE PRETTY SIMILAR TASTE IN FASHION. i WOULD REALLY LOVE FOR YOU TO DO MORE LOOKS(OUTFITS), BEING A FULLER WOMAN I FIND IT HARD TO TRY AND PIECE THINGS TOGETHER. lOVE YOU AND kEEP UP THE GREAT WORK AND YOU ALWAYS INSPIRE ME TO LOVE ME FOR ME.

  16. Sara · April 20, 2013 Sara

    I love this! can you do a tutorial on the makeup?

  17. Emmawee · April 22, 2013 Emmawee

    Your booty looks fab <3

  18. Chrissy · April 25, 2013 Chrissy

    Girl I am super jealous! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the look and the shoes, I wish I could afford those shoes! haha

    Looking amazing girly!

  19. Simone · April 26, 2013 Simone

    Girl, ur curves are SER-I-OUS! I’m a super skinny girl, but find nothing more beautiful than a full figure, it just screams femininity to me! Also, I’m super jealous of ur booty! Lol! Baby got back! :)

    Love ur confidence, and style! Awesome post :)

  20. Plush Plum · April 28, 2013 Plush

    I love this! The accessories are amazing. I particularly like the shoes you chose.

    I’m so glad I found this blog. I can’t wait to see more fashion inspiration!

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