Rainbow Connection


Dress: Vintage, remixed via bohemeroyal

Belt: Free with Bettie Page Clothing dress

Shoes: Melissa

I bought this dress way back in July, in anticipation of it finally getting warm enough in Melbourne to wear it, and today was the day! Thirty degrees! Wahoo!

I like a good chevron stripe, and the rainbow hues in this dress were irresistible. It seems to have been handmade as there aren’t any identifying labels and lots of helpful little details (like pockets!) that never seem to be a feature in shop-bought dresses.

When I got the dress it was a bit of an a-line tent with an unflattering high neckline and a complete lack of a waist.

I asked the local tailor of they could do anything about the neckline, and she quoted me $80 to bring it down to a more flattering depth. Considering the dress cost me $25 I thought I’d buy a packet of bias binding and have a stab at it myself. I’m pretty happy with the result.

I also inserted an elastic waistband to give some semblance of shape, and the result’s a comfortable seventies-chic cotton sundress that will go splendidly with the YELLOW SHOES that I finally managed to find today!

It also goes with my disco nails – the polish is part of OPI’s new “Muppet” themed range. The colour I’m wearing is called “Rainbow Connection” and it’s like the best, sparkly, confetti you’ve ever seen.




12 thoughts on “Rainbow Connection

  1. This dress reminds me so much of one my Granny used to wear and I loved. It looks gorgeous. Its finally getting cold here! After six weeks of unseasonably warm weather I can finally dig out my autumn and winter gear in preparation for “the worst winter on record” … !!

  2. I love this dress so much! I scrolled down with haste to see where you bought it from so I could get my mits on one IMMEDIATELY….and then! A one off! A simultaneously delightful and disappointing post 😉

  3. Love the dress- great work with the neckline and waist to make it more shapely!
    The stripes are so cool- super lovely summery dress!
    And love the glitter nails!

  4. Lilli, I love how the neckline turned out. The final fit is quite flattering and just perfect for the warmer weather you’re having. The nail polish is just out of this world cute! 🙂

  5. This dress is the BEST. I’m so envious, though I”m scouring etsy’s vintage pages for one just like it.

    How good is the OPI Muppets collection? I’m wearing Rainbow Connection now (over a bright purple polish) and I think I’ll wear Excuse Moi? after this.

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