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 / 9:16 pm

    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 🙂

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      April 15, 2013 / 11:29 am

      hahhaa I’ve thought about it!

  2. Loxi
    April 12, 2013 / 9:59 pm

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

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      April 15, 2013 / 11:29 am

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

  3. Ania
    April 13, 2013 / 4:00 am

    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!

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      April 15, 2013 / 11:27 am

      Thank you from California!

  4. April 13, 2013 / 5:38 am

    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!

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      April 15, 2013 / 11:26 am

      thanks doll!

  5. April 13, 2013 / 10:57 am

    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 / 11:20 am

      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 / 11:21 am

    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 / 11:20 am

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

  7. April 13, 2013 / 4:16 pm

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

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      April 15, 2013 / 11:19 am

      Thank you Babe!

  8. April 13, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    That dress! Amazing!

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      April 15, 2013 / 11:19 am

      I agree, thank you!

  9. Catie
    April 13, 2013 / 6:56 pm

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

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      April 15, 2013 / 11:19 am

      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 / 11:30 pm

    Cora you look stunning as always.

    • Cora (vintageortacky)
      April 15, 2013 / 11:18 am

      thank you doll!

  11. Tracy
    April 16, 2013 / 2:11 am

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

  12. Mali
    April 16, 2013 / 7:12 pm

    Gorgeous…..that dress is super flattering on you! 🙂

  13. Jovana
    April 16, 2013 / 8:19 pm

    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. April 17, 2013 / 8:02 pm

    Hot damn! You look amazing!

  15. victoria
    April 18, 2013 / 8:07 am

    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 / 7:14 am

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

  17. Emmawee
    April 22, 2013 / 10:17 am

    Your booty looks fab <3

  18. April 25, 2013 / 9:21 am

    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 / 8:14 am

    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. April 28, 2013 / 10:13 pm

    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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