Polka Dots & Pleats

Rosegal polka dot pleated dress

Rosegal Polka dot Pleated dress, Ralph Lauren bag

Rosegal polka dot pleated dress

Rosegal polka dot pleated dress, Ray-Ban Wayfarer, red parasol

Wearing – Long Sleeve Polka Dot Midi Pleated Dress c/o Rosegal | Shoes – DSW, shop similar | Ralph Lauren bag | Ray-Ban Wayfarer (Polarized)| Parasol from Chinatown in New York, shop on Amazon | Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lip Color (Rebel Red) |

How excited do you get for packages? For me, the whole joy of online shopping lies in the wait and arrival of my order. I get excited for the smallest of things in the mail. Most times, online purchases have turned out to be successful. Like this Polka Dot Pleated Dress. I was a bit skeptical as it was a new brand for me – Rosegal.  

So let’s talk about the dress. I am wearing a medium and it runs true to size. The dress looks formal and conservative with the long sleeves, bow neckline, and midi length. If you push the sleeves up it looks much casual, and I prefer it that way. It has an elastic waist and the bottom part of the dress is pleated with A-line fit. But I mainly got it because of the polka dot print. The dress material is polyester which I knew already from the product description. I do avoid polyester but I made an exception here because I really liked the dress.

Polka Dot Pleated Dress

Rosegal polka dot pleated dress, Ray-Ban Wayfarer, Red parasol

Polka Dot

Rosegal polka dot pleated dress, Red parasol

I have been getting few inquiries about the overseas websites (from Asia) I feature on the blog and they are all about the quality. To be honest, I cannot give a blanket answer to this question. So here are few tips/things to help you decide.

– Don’t go by the images. Read the product description – the material, fit, etc.

– Sizing is not standard. See the size chart for the product. Often times we get the wrong size because we go for our usual size.

– Look for customer feedback or reviews.

– You get what you pay for. If you are buying a $10 dress don’t expect high quality. Having said that, I don’t mean that the $10 dress should fall to pieces after few wears.

– Most clothes on these websites are ‘inspired by’ or following the current trend.

– Shipping takes times because it comes all the way from Asia. So be patient.

– Follow your gut. I know it sounds abstract but you can tell if it looks or feels not right or the other way round. I have turned down few sellers because I could tell from the website that the quality won’t be satisfactory.

At the end of the day, it is a gamble. So know that not all deals will fall through. I have been burnt a few times but in those cases, I don’t feature them on the blog. But overall, I have been pleased and sometimes amazed by the quality.





  • Sondra Horn

    What a beautiful outfit. I’ve never been one to like polka dots however you wear it so beautifully and it looks wonderful on you.

  • WOW, I really like this dress. I’m not one for polka dots (altho I do have this super cute dress I cannot seem to give away), but I may have to go find myself a new one. Perhaps a shoulderless one. Thanks for sharing.

  • OMG! You are absolutely stunning. Also you give great tips about shopping online. I also look at the measurements and work from there. I don’t mind getting something and know I may have to pleat or hem it. We have to know how to make things work for our body, not the other way around.

    Aitza B | petitelypackaged.com

  • You look so pretty . Love the drape of the dress .Would love it in a more summary colour .

  • I love your parasol, I think I need one in pastel pink with cherry blossoms on it!
    You carry Red lips and black dress with such ease!

  • This dress is so cute. I love the polka dots combined with pleats! I’d totally rock this for work, play, or both!

  • Deepa Malhotra Gandhi

    I am a fan of polka dots and you look lovely in the dress. I like the black and white combination too.

  • Naga Lakshmi Bhagavatula

    Lovely!!! the dress, the look and you 🙂

  • You are so stunning! This is one elegant dress!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

  • Hannah Palamara

    I love this whole look! So classic and elegant

  • the title of this post won me over already, polka dots and pleats are two of my favorite things!

  • Lee Anne Benjamin

    You look great! I love this dress on you, so pretty.


    Lee Anne


  • Amanda | Maple Alps

    What a cute dress! Love the little pleats – they always look better on than on the hanger.

  • Wow stunning look! I really love the dress. Gemma x

  • Julia Dent

    This dress is so cute! I love the little tie at the neck! 🙂