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.
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.


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.


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.


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.


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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