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Grace(fully) pink | HEARTS AND FOUND

When I was planning my birthday outfit, I knew I wanted something in my favorite color: pink. As an early birthday present to myself, I ordered the Grace dress from Hearts and Found in this pink roses print.

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The Grace dress is a classic vintage design and makes a great pinup wardrobe staple. There is not much detailing, but that’s what makes this style so graceful and elegant. The bodice features a gathered shelf bust, which makes any chest – big or small – look amazing, yet not at all provocative. Shelf bust details were popular in the 1940s and 1950s, making this dress very authentic looking. The spaghetti straps are adjustable.

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A 1940s and 1950s dress pattern showing the shelf bust was popular for dresses in those eras.

 

The fitted bodice with nipped waist fans out into a full gathered skirt. The skirt is wide enough to wear a narrow petticoat, as I’m wearing here. Perfect for twirling like a princess, but modern princesses carry cellphones. Bonus points: the skirt has big, invisible side pockets!

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The dress closes with a back zipper, which is handy when you do your hair and makeup before getting dressed, like me, and don’t want to ruin your hard work by pulling clothing items over your head. The dress is also fully lined to avoid underwear peek-a-boos.

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Because of its simple design, the Grace dress is ideal to wear with a cardigan, without any awkward bumps of details. Adding cardigans and accessories in different matching colors is another easy and cheap way to create a whole different outfit each time.

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Outfit details
Dress - Hearts and Found
Cardigan - MAK Sweater
Belt - Banned
Shoes - Libelle
Earrings & bangles - Splendette
Hair flower - Shazam Vintage Pin Up Hair Flowers

As most of the fabrics of Hearts and Found, this particular fabric is 100% cotton, which has not much give. When you’re in between sizes, there’s the custom size option. I’ve ordered this dress made to my measurements for no additional price! As always, the craftsmanship is incredible and the dress fits like a glove. For length, I went for the “knee tall” length. Being 1.63 m, this skirt length hits me at that perfect point below the knee and the beginning of my calve.

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The Grace dress retails at 80.50 EUR and is available in standard sizes XS-4XL or made to your measurements at no additional cost. You can choose your skirt length ranging from above the knee to tall tea length, hitting at the calves. Take a look in the massive range of fabrics Hearts and Found have to ‘design’ the perfect Grace dress for you – everyone needs a Grace dress in their life!

 

 

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