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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Uniquely Retro

One of my most fond memories from my last trip to the US was my amazing shoot with Unique Vintage. I had the pleasure of working both on location at LCMA and in studio with this amazing team and it only cemented my love for this brand.

This month I'm super excited to be able to share with you my amazing readers, a few stunning pieces from their house brand.

A magical little mixture of the 40s and 50's in one classic and flattering outfit. For many moons I've adored the shape of the Baltimore Swing Dress but with my curves I've never been confident enough to wear it due to my chest.

But with this perfect outfit in mind I mustered the courage and snapped up a 2XL which via the measurements would be perfect for my bust and waist. The end result is a 100% perfect fit!! I'm actually blown away with this fit of this dress as it's almost like it was tailor made for me.

The soft flowing skirt and cap sleeves drape perfectly. I think a flowing cap sleeve might be the answer to all my supper upper arm issues as it's a great way of covering up while still combating the summer heat. Plus the bust and waist are fitted enough to give that amazing hour glass shape. This dress features embroidered white rose on the bust, with gorgeous green leaves and tall stem which is dramatic and absolutely beautiful.

I've styled the Baltimore Dress with n absolutely delicious emerald green felt hooded cape style coat. I was drawn to this style due to the colour and the extra addition of the hood as it lets me keep warm in the cooler months and dress like a fairytale character in my daily life.

This stunning piece is a one size all garment as it has lots of room to both cover you up and move. The jewel emerald tone is perfect for my colouring and pairs perfectly with the burgundy swing dress. Lined with a green poly satin this piece is amazingly comfortable and warm. I'll be wearing this all winter long with retro and modern looks.

While the first look in this post was me going out of my fashion element for this outfit I went for a more classic UV style which I've know, loved and trusted for many years. The Serena fits very much like the Grace or the Eva dress with a stretchy fabric, fitted bust and a great length sleeve.

What I love most about the Serena has to be the white detailing around the bust, and sleeve giving this swing dress an almost tuxedo look. The white stipe at the base of the skirt also gives that bold border print look we all love.

This fabric is a dream to wear and you can size down with ease as it's that stretchy. I'm wearing a 2XL but for this specific style I'd size down one if it is ever released in any other colour ways or prints. Currently the black and white or blue/white polka dot print are the only two versions I can find online. Fit wise I was not 100% sure with  each and every size so I went with the sizes I've always purchased and now I know a little more in relation to fit  for my next order.

And last but definitely not least is the Wednesday Flare Dress in black velvet. Yes I do own many Wednesday Adams style dresses and I will collect every single version created as they compliment my figure and just feel perfect.

This velvet skater flare style is absolutely amazing and gives the classic look a sexy twist with a keyhole cut out attached to the crisp white collar. The fabric also takes this dress up to a whole new level as the stretch velvet is so soft and stretchy as it hugs you in all the right places. Be carful though as you'll get addicted to petting your sleeves and constantly touching this amazing fabric.

Fit wise I went for the 1XL and there is that much stretch in the garment it's actually not overly tight in any way. This fabric is so stretchy and forging so it's all a matter of how loose or tight you'd like the style to be. I also love the length as it hits right at the top of my knees and styles amazingly in winter when paired with tights, mary janes or even lace up boots.

Many thanks to the brilliant Liz Fleming for swooping in an capturing these at Fitzroy Gardens.

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