Bernie Dexter Colette Dress (Red and White Polka Dot) Review!



All about the dress:
This is another Bernie Dexter Zulily purchase that I made this spring and since it's a newer style and certainly a new to me style of hers, I thought I'd review it!  This style is the Colette dress and print is officially called Red and White Polka Dot.  

I'm rarely a sucker for polka dots anymore, but not because I don't like them!  I have tons of polka dotted items and where them plenty, but I just don't really purchase any new ones anymore.  I think once you have a few dotted hues in your closet your brain goes "enough."  (At least that's what happened to me!)  This dress was different though because I loved how classic it was and the neckline really intrigued me.  There's a similar dress she released, the "The Susie" (below), and I loved it.  But the rib cage line made me a little nervous.  I wasn't sure it'd be flattering on me, especially since my rib cage slightly protrudes out around there.  AND she's put out another print or two in the Colette style, so I wanted to try out this style at a cheaper price.


The similar dress I passed, the Susie.  Same print but different cut and style.  Very lovely though!

The verdict?  I really like it!  I find the fit to be what I consider normal for Bernie Dexter (no surprises here!).  It's a higher neckline, and a somewhat unusual one, so every time I put it on for a split second I think it's too tight...but then I adjust and all is good in the world.  This is also a dress that is a full circle skirt, which is worth noting as not all Bernies are full circle skirts!  (I'm size XS for measure).  
Style Details
I kept the styling of this dress very simple.  Between the classic polka dots, red color, and interesting neckline, I consider it something of a statement piece so I didn't want to overdo it.  

Dress- Bernie Dexter via Zulily (There's no specific link to this dress from her site currently, sorry.  But her whole site is HERE).
Brooch- Erstwilder (similar and similar)
Shoes- Nine West via Amazon


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Comments

  1. Did people stop you on the street while you were wearing this dress to tell you how FREAKING AMAZING you look?!? This dress is perfect on you! I like it so much better than the Susie, because it's truly unique! Just took a break from writing this to check if the Polynesian print Colette is still up on Zulily… Fortunately for my wallet, it's not.

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  2. Oh, I love these little polka dots! Adorable! The neckline is really interesting and what catches my eye right off the bat. I could totally see you do a fantastic twirl with this skirt too!

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  3. I love this dress on you! It accentuated the waist part which made you slimmer. Beautiful! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // New Post

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  4. You're so beautiful! I love this dress on you, the red and your red hair are such a matchmake pairing. You should try the Ixia Pull Up a Cherry Dress, it'd look fantastic on you!


    xox
    Chanel
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  5. Love your dress! You looks so pretty!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  6. so in love with your Dress
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  7. Great post hun! I love this so much.

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  8. Wow what a great dress on you, this style really suits your figure so well! Such a lovely summer dress. xo

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  9. This post is absolutely beautiful!


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  10. This dress is beautiful on you! I mean obviously you're gorgeous and you'd look amazing in anything, but this dress is extra lovely on you!
    Hope you are having a nice week!
    Much love,
    Mona

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  11. I like this polka dot print! It's smaller than some and feels different. This dress fits you so well!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  12. Great look ! It feels like it's taken out of the 50's, love it!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  13. Ahh in love with this vintage dress! So classy and cute :)

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  14. That dress is absolutely amazing!

    Jenna from www.visionsofvogue.com

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  15. This fits you perfectly! It's so darling. You look stunning!

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  16. You should like it, it is beautiful and you look gorgeous!!!

    Laura
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  17. You look gorgeous in this red polka dot Bernie Dexter dress and your poses are so cute. Definitely a red hot look! Your shoes always go so perfectly with all of your outfits.

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  18. What a cute dress! So retro
    xo
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  19. This dress looks amazing on you. Such a pretty color and print.
    xoxo
    Ramona

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  21. I hear you about polka dots. I love them to bits and do add the occasional new spotted piece to my closet, but given that I can think of at least ten polka dots and accessories off the top of my head without even cracking the closet door open, I think it's safe to say I'm fairly set there at the moment.

    Very pretty dress! Thank you for the great review of it. I really, really like BD's offerings, but only own one (bought, gosh, over four years now, I believe) because they're extra pricey for those, like me, outside of the States who have weak dollars, high shipping costs, and import/customs fees to deal with. Still, I'm perpetually tempted and hope to invest in more as time goes on.

    Many hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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  22. Love the shape of this dress on you! It looks great and is so cute! I know what you mean about polka dots. I have tons of polka dots and while I love navy with white dots I hope I will never buy another navy with dot dots dress in my life as I have enough! Glad you got this one though! Such a fun cut on you!

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  23. Oooo this design is so freakin' cool, that neckline just makes the dress!

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  24. I saw this outfit on the ModCloth Style Gallery last week and I seriously gasped! This dress looks like it was specifically made for you! You are so rocking it! I really love its neckline too.

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

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