How to Style a Sleeveless Dress

I love the versatility of sleeveless dresses! Thus I show you different ways to combine the beautiful Annie Swing Dress by Dolly and Dotty. I find that this pin up style dress has even a pop art vibe to it. What is more, the stylish floral design reminds me of a modern graphic print. So I feel this goes perfectly with the 1950s style pin up silhouette.

Annie Swing Dress by Dolly and Dotty

Annie Swing Dress by Dolly and Dotty

Versatility of Sleeveless Dresses

Of course, you can always wear a sleeveless dress on its own. However, when it gets chilly, I like to combine the dress with a blouse underneath. In the picture below, I am layering the dress with a vintage black bow tie blouse by Madeleine.

Sirinya Vintage wearing swing dress and black blouse

Sirinya Vintage wearing swing dress and black bow tie blouse

By the way, I’ve thrifted this black silk blouse a while ago at momox fashion. This is a really great online shop. Thus, you can find good secondhand items to affordable prices there.

Additionally, you may also combine the dress with a short-sleeved blouse like this one by The Seamstress of Bloomsbury. Hence, I just can’t stress it enough! I am in love with the blouses and dresses by the Seamstress! Thus, if you’d like to learn more, check out my post about the navy Lisa-Mae dress.

Rose swing dress combined with short-sleeved blouse

Rose swing dress combined with short-sleeved blouse

Shootings Make Me Happy!

On my recent shooting, I wore this swing dress with a creme-coloured blouse and a green cardigan by Voodoo Vixen. I chose these plum-coloured Charlie Stone Vienna booties to go with my outfit. However, I am not sure if this is the perfect colour combo? Anyways, I think these shoes are very comfortable. Hence, I am sure red shades go with plum. I’ve got these booties via TopVintage Sale by the way.

In fact, vintage dresses are made for layering! I dare say it takes some courage. However, I would wear a summer dress in colder seasons too. The secret is just to find suitable items for layering!

Sirinya Vintage wearing Annie Swing Dress by Dolly and Dotty (photo @pixworxx)

Sirinya Vintage wearing Annie Swing Dress by Dolly and Dotty (photo @pixworxx)

1950s style swing dress by Dolly and Dotty (photo @pixworxx)

1950s style swing dress by Dolly and Dotty (photo @pixworxx)

Swing dress and Charlie Stone Vienna Booties in Plum (photo @pixworxx)

Swing dress and Charlie Stone Vienna Booties in Plum (photo @pixworxx)

Did I mention that photoshootings make me happy? I love to get ready for shootings and pick out some outfits to present my vintage style. I live in the moment and forget my worries when taking pictures.

Sirinya Vintage (photo @pixworxx)

Sirinya Vintage ‘Happy Shooting’ (photo @pixworxx)

Last but not least, I like wearing a black bolero with this swing dress. I guess this is the most 1950s fashion like combination. In the picture below I am wearing the Pointelle Ajour Bolero by Banned Retro. I think it is still available at Peggy Sue Vintage.

Dolly and Dotty dress and Banned Bolero

Dolly and Dotty dress and Banned Bolero

Summing up, I love sleeveless dresses because of their versatility. They are my favourite dresses next to shirt dresses. I hope you enjoyed my tipps on how to style the Annie Swing Dress by Dolly and Dotty. Let me know in the comments below!

sirinyavintage

Hi there! My name is Sirinya. I'm a passionate vintage blogger and I love to share with you my vintage fashion inspirations. I've started my journey into vintage about a year ago and I am still in the process of building a vintage inspired wardrobe. I also share a lot of style inspo on Instagram.

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  1. March 22, 2021

    […] are very comfortable and versatile. Thus, I recommend these dresses as a wardrobe staple as well as sleeveless dresses. How do you style shirt dresses? Let me know your outfit inspiration the comments […]

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