It’s no secret that I like a bit of gingham. Or, more accurately, a lot of gingham. I’m also a vocal fan of yellow, so this Margita dress by Miss Candyfloss isn’t exactly an out-of-left-field choice for me. And once I saw how good it looked on Miss Victory Violet and Scarlett Luxe, who had each snagged it from stockists, I was chomping at the bit waiting for it to go up for sale on Miss Candyfloss’s own website. Once it did I placed my order immediately, and now here we are, united, happy little sunshine daisy yellow dress on a happy little Amy.
Dress: Margita-Sun dress by Miss Candyfloss
Bangles: Gold Threadedd Bow & Crossbones, Woven bamboo Splendette, assorted bamboo old
Brooch: Hope’s Lost Letter by Erstwilder
Bag: Seafoam Green bag by Lola Von Rose
Belt: From Hell Bunny’s Lighthouse Dress
Cardigan & Shoes: Old Primark
There are many lovely things about this dress. There’s the little daisies that scatter across the gingham print as though it were a sunshine drenched grassy knoll make it such a sweet, cute summer dress. The neckline is shaped like a halterneck, but the straps actually cross over in the back and fix to the back of the dress with a button. That design gives you all the support and flattery of a halterneck without the neck ache, but you’re also able to move the button along the straps to tighten them if necessary, allowing a degree of fit customisation to this dress that’s always welcome.
As it’s a Miss Candyfloss piece it’s great quality, as are all their designs, but it’s appropriately light and comfortable for a summer dress, making it a great wear on hot days when you just can’t be bothered with petticoats and layers. The full skirt is pleated at the waist, falling beautifully and twirling just as well, long enough to fit us taller ladies at a vintage length (it measures 27.5 inches long.) Finally, this dress closes with a back zipper, so there’s no infuriating, damp-forehead struggling to get a side zipper to close over the dreaded waistband join.
As is now my norm with all non-stretch Miss C dresses, I ordered the 2X primarily to fit my bust. I tend to find that Miss Candyfloss dresses have a smaller bust-to-waist ratio than a lot of vintage inspired ranges do, but in this dress a larger bust will find it an easier fit as the cut of the neckline allows for more room–you’ll just have to make sure you have a good strapless bra, which I didn’t have to hand the day I took these pictures, tbh. This style fits fairly true to their size chart, with the waist flat measuring 38 inches with only an inch of give at most. The bust flat measures 42 inches to 44 inches with give, but my 45 inch bust fit with ease. Since the zip is located in the back it was really easy for me to take the waist in at the sides to get a perfect fit.