After fruitlessly trying to find a dress for the summer via online shopping at retailers, I went on to etsy and found this fun (IMO) vibrant green and polka dot dress from the 80s! I think the dress is great for Summer 2022 and an inexpensive experiment. The dress is very breezy (today is 30C (86C) with a humidity level of 41C (104C)), the only part of the dress that is form-fitting is the waist, it has pockets (!!), and the material is very nice (probably a cotton-poly blend) with no pilling. It does have shoulder pads and I was thinking of removing them, but in pictures, I can't really tell the difference when they're there or not (I can flip them over my shoulder to "remove" them).

Referring to Angie's polka dot post
and green trend post
I thought this dress combined the best of both worlds.

I need some perspective from Fabbers! Was I being really bold to wear it to the mall? You couldn't miss me! haha! I realize this is not to everyone's taste. I need perspective though.

Since the dress is vintage, I don't want to look like I've stepped out of an episode of "Family Ties", or "Whose the Boss?", but with all the puffed sleeves and vibrant colours in all the stores right now, I sort of feel like I fit in. (The dress is already dated, by being vintage, anyway).

What accessories should I use? I paired it first with tan sandals, but then thought black to bookend my hair. No big earrings, too 80s. Hair straight, not permed or feathered! Adidas white sneaks would work, but too hot for them today! Still waiting for my white Bella Vita gladiator sandals to arrive from, I think they could work too.

Pic#1 Emanuel Ungaro fashion show;
Pic#2, similar dresses from the 80s;
Pic #3, dress styled with tan Bella Vita sandals; and
Pic #4, dress styled with black sandals and black hobo bag. I'm loving the multi-way mirrors!

Thanks for looking! Suggestions welcome.

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