Wednesday, June 28, 2017

1950s Hamilton Dress in Green & White Stripe Dress Review

Black Eyed Susan Close-up, Black Eyed Susan Field, Black Eyed Susan Multi Close up from Etsy.com
    Spring's green has waned to Summer's gold, and like the downy thistles, it seems that all the wildflowers are are catching a breeze and drifting away. Thankfully this is the black-eyed susan's time to shine :)  All the fields and roadsides are covered in this golden wildflower and I hope they'll stick around through the heat of summer. 
    For the occasion of welcoming this new flower, I decided to don my new Hamilton dress from Unique-Vintage.  I have to admit I didn't like this dress when I pulled it out of the package.  I was thinking that it looked like a clown costume, when my oldest walked by and said, "Hey, that looks like a circus tent," and it wasn't a compliment.  But, I decided to iron it and try it on the next day when my hair and make-up were done to see if I should keep it.  After all, I ordered this dress a size too big, and received it at the end of a very long day when, let's face it, the only thing that I felt good wearing was some comfy pajamas.
    Next day, after adjusting the straps for a better fit, and getting my hair and make-up done, I had a different perspective on it.  After wearing it for an hour or two, I knew it was a good choice.  I love the full skirt and the bright colors, even the big floppy buttons have grown on me, though I would love to replace them with some vintage style carved pieces.  I also ordered this dress in pale peach since it has gone on sale and I'll have some outfit pics of that one on the way soon.
    Things to take note of:  The dress is unlined--bodice and skirt--so a slip and some nude undergarments are a must.  It's quite long, with a full skirt, so a ruffled petticoat would help to give it some oomph.  The waist is much lower than my natural waist, so the cord belt is constantly rolling up to my natural waist.  And lastly, as I mentioned, I think these big, floppy buttons would look much nicer if they were replaced with some carved vintage pieces.  If I make that adjustment, I'll be sure to post new pics.

Shop the Look:
Unique Vintage 1950s Style Green & White Stripe Hamilton Dress $88
Unique Vintage 1950s Style Green & White Stripe Hamilton Dress in Plus Size $88
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2 comments:

  1. You are absolutely darling in this dress. Aliexpress is tons less expensive. You wait much longer to receive your order but with free shipping it is worth it to me. https://sisjuly1950s.aliexpress.com/store/group/Sisjuly-New-Arrivals/1935656_509593730.html?spm=2114.12010608.0.0.hnhaIa https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Sisjuly-Women-s-Vintage-Dress-Summer-Striped-Sleeveless-Spaghetti-Strap-Wear-To-Party-Office-Audrey-Hepburn/32815462382.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.0.ZgRZAi

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    1. Wow, Laurene! That is almost and exact look alike! I love Aliexpress and that's an awesome price. I wish I'd known about those dresses sooner. Next time you see a look-alike feel free to share. Or better yet, message me and I'll do a whole post on it. Thanks for sharing :)

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