Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I first heard about Shabby Apple almost two years ago when they were featured on the Silicon Valley Moms Blog. I immediately fell in love with their chic dresses, so I was delighted to be invited to select a product from their current line and review it.
Shabby Apple sells dresses for women, girls and babies. As owners Emily and CK put it, Shabby Apple dresses are:
A return to what dresses were always meant to be — a one-piece outfit. No need to add anything...no tank tops, no cardigans, nothing (except accessories, of course!).
Shabby Apple dresses are gorgeous! They have such an vintage vibe about them and a hint of old-fashioned glamour. Not that they're something a granny would wear -- these dresses are sexy and stylish. When I slipped on the navy Bon Voyage dress they sent me, I felt like, well, in the words of Shania Twain: "Man... I feel like a woman".
I don't know what it is; the dress is deceptively simple in cut and color, and my proportions are nothing like the ones of the model wearing the dress in the online photo, but I really feel like the dress made me look good. It would probably flatter almost any figure!
Speaking of flattering, I appreciate how they describe how their dresses fit (i.e. generous, snug, true-to-size) so you can make a more informed judgment about which size to get. They also have a great Fit to Flatter tool:
It gives you suggestions on which Shabby Apple dresses will flatter you most, based your body type. And if you do end up ordering the wrong size, just send it back and order another size: they offer free shipping on exchanges.
Did I mention I DETEST ironing? I knew that the Bon Voyage dress had pleats all over the bottom, but I still couldn't resist choosing it, and I guess the price I have to pay for being able to waltz around in this dress is having to iron all those pleats. Sigh.
The Bottom Line
Shabby Apple dresses are stylish and chic and feminine to the core. Check out their latest fashions, you're sure to find a dress you love.
Disclosure: The dress in the photo is a complimentary sample, but I was not paid to review this product or give my opinion. Unless clearly stated, the views and opinions expressed here are my own.