What to Wear to a Vintage Wedding with Zaful

I have recently reviewed a few different pieces from Zaful and I have to say that I am quickly falling in love with the styles they have to offer. In my last post, I talked about how much I am fascinated by vintage styles of late. When I was asked to choose another item from Zaful to review, I simply could not resist this adorable Green Vintage Sleeveless Polka Dot Dress . When I saw it, I immediately thought, “This would be perfect to wear to a vintage wedding.” So, if someone is having a vintage wedding this Spring, do feel free to send me an invitation. I have the perfect dress to wear!

*Disclosure: This dress, hat, and necklace were provided to me for review. All opinions and thoughts are completely my own.

I also chose some fabulous accessories from Zaful that coordinated perfectly with this lovely dress! The Black Lace Veil Cocktail Hat is the stuff that vintage dreams are made of! I seriously feel like a superstar from the era of Old Hollywood wearing this fascinator style headpiece! It is less of a hat and more of a headband making it so easy to style. With a little primping of the veil, I felt that same type of throw back glamour that Emma Stone must have felt getting dressed for her role in La La Land! To complete the look, I added this delicate Faux Pearl Double Layered Wedding Jewelry Necklace. With a little help from some old and new favorites already in my closet, I was ready to go!

Now to find the perfect location for shooting a vintage-inspired wedding guest dress! There is an abandoned gas station just down the road from my house that I have had my eye on for months now as the perfect backdrop for blog photos. So Amy and I headed there for some pictures.

On the way there, we detoured in search of some vintage-inspired props. We didn’t find much, but we did spot the Drive-In movie theater and figured this dress would be spectacular there! So we pulled over to the side of the road to snap a few photographs. The entrance was chained off so we couldn’t drive all the way in.  The drive-in, after all, is closed until Sring (The P was lost in translation, I suppose).

One subtle detail…I really, really wanted pantyhose with a seam up the back for this outfit. But alas, I could find none (except online which would not arrive in time for our photoshoot). To add insult to injury, the salesgirl in Victoria’s Secret did not even know what hosiery is when I asked if they carried any in the store. Yes, yes, I understand that I am old. But to my knowledge, there is not a more up-to-date term for the category of apparel that includes stockings, pantyhose, socks, and thigh highs. Or is there?  In any event, no seamed pantyhose were to be found, so I settled for some fishnet thigh highs.

And what modern day middle-aged woman doesn’t read The Daring Book for Girls while standing at an abandoned gas station waiting to attend a fictional vintage wedding?  I’m just wondering…I’m not the only one, am I?

Outfit Details
Dress: Vintage Sleeveless Polka Dot Dress (c/o Zaful).
Hat: Black Lace Veil Cocktails Hat (c/o Zaful).
Necklace: Faux Pearl Double Layered Wedding Jewelry Necklace (c/o Zaful).
Hosiery: Spencer’s Gifts.
Earrings: Burlington Coat Factory.
Shoes: Aerosoles (From last year).
Clutch: Talbots (Very old).
Cape: Fort Drum Exchange.
Belt: Old.
Mittens: Old.
Glasses: Zenni Optical (Old).

I love that I was able to find this amazing dress and the perfect accessories for it in one place! Stay tuned for my Zaful Wish List coming soon! There are so many fabulous things at super affordable prices!

If you could wear something just for the glamour and frivolity of it all, what would be your style? Because let’s face it, sometimes a girl just needs to play dress up!

Keeping it on the edge,


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44 Responses

  1. What a fun backdrop, Shelbee!
    And the outfit is nothing less than spectacular! Even the glasses seem vintage!
    And funny thing, I’m wearing my fishnets today in real life! I do they they are fun to wear (and they don’t snag as easily either!!)

    • Thanks so much, Jodie! This was probably the most fun we had doing a photo shoot. Next step…getting an actual camera and stop using my iPhone. Although, another very dear friend of mine is sending me a new (used) camera this week. She is trying to make me into a legitimate blogger! And yes, fishnets are amazing! I just really wanted seamed hose…but seamed fishnets would be even better!


  2. You look soo amazing Shelbee. Great photo shoot, wonderfull pictures! ♥️
    xo Tina

  3. What a great pictures! Totally in style with the dress! I like dresses like these. Are the sizes normall, perhaps I should take a look at their site!

  4. Such a cute retro dress. Perfect for a throwback event!


  5. You look so beautiful! What an amazing vintage polka dot dress. Looks so flattering!


  6. what a pretty dress and i love the green color!

    cute & little

  7. This looks fantastic on you Shelbee. I love the on trend color too x

  8. A vintage style wedding sounds like so much fun! Love your dress!


  9. Thank you so much for linking up with us! Gorgeous dress and love the green with the polka dots!

  10. I love vintage (this really shows it is easy being green) – this was amazing, Shelbee!
    Dropped by from your terrific #SpreadTheKindness linky party, but always, always happy to be here!
    Hope this week is treating you kindly. 🙂
    Big hugs xo

  11. OMG, that green dress is everything! You look amazing! I love the polka dot details.
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

  12. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style today and in the past! Btw, your outfit looks awesome!

  13. So sweet. Love that color on you. These photos are so fun! xo

  14. Love these pics, Shelbee and this look! Wowza!! – Amy

  15. You look beautiful! The color is amazing and suits you so well. It seems like you had a lot of fun. Thanks for linking up to #fridayfrivolity! Xx

  16. OMG in love with this look … you look amazing and what a great photo shoot!

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday. It feels good to catch up with everyone!

    Dawn Lucy

    • Thanks so much, Dawn Lucy! This was so much fun to style and photograph! It is nice to catch up…I have been completely overwhelmed with stuff and falling behind on catching up with everyone, too…so I totally get it!


  17. Shelbee, this is too darn sweet! I love the green on you.. ( must add more green) and the polka dots! This is perfect for a vintage wedding or anytime! Love your glasses too. Ihave about 3 pair from Zenni, they are fun and great prices too.
    thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

  18. Gorgeous pick – love the hat too. And really, Vic Secret didn’t know “hosiery”? They must be hiring toddlers! xox

  19. Lovely pictures Shelbee and what a beautiful dress. Love the green block colour and the polka dot 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  20. Fabulous dress Shelbee! You look lovely! Great photos 🙂

    Emma xxx

  21. Love the outfit, and that Victoria Secrets salesperson needs some training if she doesn’t know what hosiery is.

  22. Oh my gosh, this dress is so amazing!! I used to be really into vintage fashion and only ever wore seamed stockings – I was young and had money, lol. These days I buy tights in those bulk packs of like 10 at a time! xD

    • Jess, thanks so much! I am really loving the vintage feel lately. I hear you though on the tights in bulk! I actually was just about to buy some colorful tights in bulk. I definitely wear those more than sexy stockings these days!


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