On my journey to dress more vintage-inspired in my everyday/work life, I quickly discovered the TopVintage webshop. TopVintage Retro Boutique offers a large collection of different brands in vintage reproduction clothing, shoes and accessories, like Collectif Clothing, Miss Candyfloss, Lady V, What Katie Did and Ruby Shoo to give some examples.
The Samantha Swing dress in Pink by Hearts & Roses was my first order from TopVintage, as the adorable combination of the ruches at the shoulder straps and pink floral print had me swooning.
The dress has a sweetheart neckline and a a beautiful back with crossed straps. Since I ordered my dress several months ago, this model of the dress still had the frilled shoulder straps. Recently, the Samantha Sun Swing dress was restocked with a new version with plain straps. Despite the renewed straps, this new version of the dress still has all the other adorable features of the original model, described in this post.
True to 50s fashion the dress features a wide swing skirt, hitting below the knee. As I prefer it, the dress can be worn with a petticoat for a fuller and more vintage look, but is of course also nice just on its own for a more relaxed look.
Since it’s a swing dress the hip size is free and the only measures to take into account when choosing your size are your bust and waist. The bodice has smocking (a kind of embroidery) at the back, giving it some stretch. From my own experience, for a nice fit I would therefore suggest to go 1 size down if you are at the lower end of the next size.
The Samantha Sun Swing dress comes in sizes XS-2XL/EU34-44. To make it easy, TopVintage offers a seperate size guide for every article on their webshop, but are also available to contact for any question concerning sizes, shipping, etc. TopVintage ships worldwide and offers free shipping for certain EU countries.
I love this dress and took it to my recent weekend trip to London, where I got a lot of positive comments on it from random people passing by. I paired it with a petticoat for a fuller swing skirt look, a pink belt to accentuate my waist more, pink rose hair flowers to go with the floral print in the dress,a pair of flats to do a lot of walking and a mint cardigan.
x Miss Lipstick & Pipettes x