Given all the amazing Memorial Day sales online, I had to pick up several things. I wasn’t really planning on purchasing anything but my new red Dita Cardigan from Wheels & Dollbaby, but the Poppy Seed Red Circle Dress by Bettie Page Clothing really, well, popped out at me as I browsed the sales!
Bettie Page and Unique Vintage were sold out of my size, so I purchased mine from ever-reliable JBR Clothing in Brea, CA. JBR’s regular price for this dress is $10 less than Bettie Page Clothing’s, plus they offer regular free shipping on this dress! Even though I ordered on the Friday before Memorial Day, JBR shipped the very next day. The dress reached me on Tuesday afternoon, a mere four days (one a Sunday, another a holiday) after I ordered!
The dress itself is stunning. The rich red poppy fabric suits my dark hair and neutral skin tone perfectly, and the structured bodice fits very well. The back and sides of the bodice are boned, making the dress less susceptible to slouching at the back than most halter-style dresses.
I ordered the dress in XL, with listed measurements of 40-34-full (courtesy of Unique Vintage). It fits comfortably, though I would’ve been happier with an inch less at the waist and bust (I’m 43-32″). I opted not to size down as the L would probably have been a smidge too tight.
I’m wearing the dress here with my ReMix stilleto slides and Malco Modes crinoline petticoat.