Living my life by the motto “Make it Hawaii”, it was inevitable this dress would become a part of my collection. I’d say: make everything Hawaiian! My favourite pizza is a Pizza Hawaii, I love to eat pineapple on my hamburgers and you can wake me every single second of the night for one of the Greaser’s Virgin Bahias.
That this dress had to become a part of my collection was a no-brainer for the Greaser! He surprised me with this tropical Collectif dress with pineapple print for our 10-year-anniversary and our 5-year-marriversary. We spent this wonderful day drinking delicious cocktails in a Tiki bar in Ghent. The Greaser got me this beautiful dress as an early present to wear on our special day.
By now, I own so many Collectif items, I can no longer deny this is one of my favourite clothing brands. Aside from my Dolores Doll dress with cherry print and flamingo print, I own a Dolores dress with a pink flower print, leopard print and now a pineapple print as well! In addition, I have a rather large collection of cute Collectif cardigans to wear on top of my dresses.
I can’t wait to visit the Collectif Boutique in London at the end of the year!
This pineapple dress is the same model as my leopard dress: the Dolores. A beautiful, form-fitting dress with a sweetheart neckline and puff sleeves. As well as my Atomic Flamingo Print Dolores Doll dress, this dress has two faux-wooden buttons with an anchor detail. They fit perfectly with the Tiki theme of this wonderfully tropical dress. The dress has a small split in the back, which makes you able to move comfortably.
Since I have several Collectif Dolores dresses in my wardrobe, the Greaser knew exactly what size I wear. However, not all Dolores dresses have the same fit; it depends on the type of fabric that’s used for the different prints. This pineapple dress is actually a lot tighter than my leopard Dolores! I got the dress a week before our anniversary and I decided to let cookies, cake and cappuccinos at the office be for a while. Which turned out to be a good choice! The dress fit perfectly, once our special day arrived.
A bit of a ‘trouble area’ for Dolores dresses, Dolores Doll dresses and Dolores tops will always be the puffy sleeves. These can be quite tight and somewhat uncomfortable. I have been very lucky with my latest purchases and fortunately the sleeves of my pineapple dress fit perfectly!
The Greaser didn’t just give me this wonderful dress to wear on our anniversary trip, for no reason. My pineapple dress is perfect for a night at the Tiki bar! Because of the rather intense print, I feel the dress doesn’t need a lot of extras. However, it looks adorable with some subtle Tiki accessories. The fun thing about Dolores dresses is that they both look incredibly cute with a belt, as well as without. If you’d want to combine the dress with a belt, make sure to pick a solid-coloured one, as the dress is quite out there as it is.
Even more pineapple
This dress looks amazing with my ukulele.
I even recorded a song for the occasion! Keep an eye on our blog..!
You can buy Pineapple and other cool tropical stuff in our shop!