Ootd is this watermelon 🍉 print sarong dress. I have found a new love for this style; if you want to feel sexy, confident and bold 50’s style, then Sarong dresses are the ultimate dress for giving you that feeling.
Staying true to the vintage sarong dresses, the colour of this dress is bold and bright. Decorated with watermelon 🍉 patterns.
From Collectif Clothing
I had the ideal watermelon 🍉 purse from Voodoo Vixen to pair with the dress
The wiggle fit gives you maximum ‘va-va-voom’, highlighting your curves in all the right places.
I accessories with these cat eyes sunglasses 🕶️ from eBay which gave the outfit a classic vintage feel.
How you choose your accessories with this dress, can completely change the look. Here I added a black belt that I took from one of my vintage dresses which, cinches the waist, even more, paired with black mules to compliment. These mules were not that comfortable to walk in if I’m honest, but they looked good on.
Here are the two ways I styled the dress Side by side. Based on the design; this dress does not need a belt to cinch the waist. The sarong style highlights your curves in all the right places. However, adding a belt does change up the look, especially if I added a black straw hat. I might do that the next time wear this dress🙃.
How would you style this dress? “Belt or no belt that is the question.”
Check out my YouTube video if you want to see this dress in action 😊 Here
Photo by @velvetkick aka Tony P Smith
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For some final inspiration, look to the old Hollywood stars such as Ida Lupino, Dorothy Lamour, and many other 40s and 50s Hollywood pinups.
Throughout the 50s and 60s Sarong, styles were worn by the pool and of course in the dance halls in the US.
You can go D.I.Y and make your own from vintage patterns if you’re in search for an authentic vintage sarong style keep an eye out for the following:
- If you find a label on your dress with ‘made in Hawaii’ you’ve hit the jackpot.
- Look out for Alfred Shaheen or Elsie Das for some beautiful prints and authentic Hawaiian designs.