Polka dot dresses are definitely a weakness of mine. Polka dot swing dresses even more so. And so I was excited to try Hot Corset’s “black big polka dot swing dress” in a size 18.
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50’s inspired swing dress.
Black with white polka dots.
Halterneck tie strap
Sweetheart neckline.
Includes red net petticoat & ribbon belt

Being a busty wench, halternecks tend to be no good for me. Nevertheless, I thought I would give this dress a go with my strapless Deco by Freya from just to see how I fared.

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Excuse my slightly terrified face, I have not been feeling terribly well recently!

As you can see the dress looks ok with the bra, but I did not feel supported or particularly perky! And so I decided to try it with a regular bra just to see how the fit was.

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It’s not an ideal look, but I can see this dress working with a bolero, or maybe over a bikini in the summer.
As you may be able to see in the images, the dress does gape slightly under the arms. I feel that I would be able to size down and achieve a snugger fit on the bust and waist and lose that gaping.

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I didn’t find the halterneck to be particularly uncomfortable, but then it wasn’t overly tightly tied. Despite this, the dress still sat nicely on me.

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The dress does come with some ribbon to tie up at the waist, but I didn’t get on very well with it as I found it just scrunched up. And so I added my own thrifted belt.

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I really liked the petticoat the dress came with. It held it’s shape really well, despite coming folded up in the package. The material was a little bit rough, but not scratchy or uncomfortable. I liked that it wasn’t too big, and just helped add a bit of extra shape to the dress. The colour was nice and vibrant, and I will be wearing it with several of my other dresses in the future.

I really liked this dress. For me the only way it would be a little better is if it had straps rather than a halterneck tie. £30 for a dress with a petticoat is an absolute bargain, and this dress would be great on many occasions. It is available in sizes 12-24. Here’s hoping a few more colours are introduced soon!

What do you think of Hot Corset’s swing dress?

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