This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

Anyone else wishing they were in Honolulu instead of at their office desk on a Monday morning? I ran across a few adorable tropical dresses, both new and vintage, I thought were worth sharing – enjoy!

ModCloth's Too Much Fun Dress in Paradise
ModCloth dress to-be-named - you can submit your idea for a name and possibly win this dress!
eBay 1940's Hawaiian dress, comes with matching bolero
Another lovely 1940's-1950's sarong-inspired number on eBay
Forever 21 Hibiscus Surplice Dress

Shabby Apple Goes South Pacific

This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

The more I see of Shabby Apple, the more I think that these girls are swing dancers. Who are you? I’m very intrigued. The latest Shabby Apple collection has us looking past spring, into a tropical and summery climate. The South Pacific collection is another vintage inspired collection of lovely dresses, with vibrant colors and patterns, flattering necklines, flowers to add to your Floweruary celebration, and breathable, danceable fabrics. I am smitten with the following dresses:

Pina Colada Dress - a lovely shirtdress with buttons and piping
Garden Isle Dress - love the print and the dress pattern, contemplating this one for myself
North Shore Dress - with flowers!
Pineapple Princess Dress - peplum!

A tropical heat wave

This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

I do love 40’s style tropical fabrics and this dress, regardless of what decade it hails from, is as hot as a tropical heat wave. Check out the lines on the bust, the smocking in the back for a custom fit, a little draping and slit in the front, and, to top it all off, it looks like you can wear it either strapless or as a halter. Give Carmen Miranda a run for her money, sans the fruit basket hat! Starting price: $9.95.