Shoes: c/o thredUP (click the link to get $10 off your first order)
Friends, I’m so excited to introduce you to a classic and modest label that has been on my radar for a while: Tamar Landau. If vintage-inspired dresses in wearable prints are your thing, you’re going to want to learn more about this label (and the sweet woman who runs it). Read on for my full review of this polka dot shirt dress!
About the Company
Tamar Landau started her namesake label in 2009 after getting her degree in fashion design in Israel. Now she’s on a mission to provide modest clothes that are both affordable and flattering to women of all faiths. You all know I’m ALL about supporting female entrepreneurs who value and encourage modest dress, so it was a joy to partner with Tamar for this review.
Thanks to the classic A-line shape and belted waist, this dress fits like a dream and it would be flattering on ANY body shape. I was concerned about the midi length, but that concern vanished when I put on my thredUP heels (I didn’t even have to hem this dress! Hooray!). Quick tip for my petite fashionistas: The easiest way to make a midi length skirt or dress work for you is to wear pointy heels that match your skin tone (that creates longer, leaner lines so you don’t look stumpy).
No doubt about it, this a well-constructed dress. My only issue is the fabric. This dress is 100% viscose, which is a type of rayon (think: windbreaker). While the fabric drapes beautifully (which lends to a flattering fit) and is very lightweight, I don’t love how viscose feels against my body. Still, I forgot about my disdain for viscose within an hour of wearing this dress.
I think $59 is a great price for a handmade dress, particularly since it is so versatile. You can wear this beauty to work, events, or just a casual stroll through town on the weekend.
It’s hard for me to NOT love this classy dress. It combines two of my favorite things: shirt dress + polka dots. There’s always potential for clothes with polka dots to look kitschy and immature. But Tamar created a beautiful dress that mixes elements of fun and whimsy while still maintaining a mature feel. I also love the vintage-inspired silhouette – so much so that I felt compelled to style this dress like a maven from the 40’s-50’s would (all I needed was a pair of white gloves and a box pill hat). Don’t be surprised if you catch me wearing this dress multiple times on my Instagram. 😉
If you’re curious to see more beautiful creations from Tamar Landau, here are more of my faves: