Written By Miss Audrey Monroe

Today is an exciting day! I am doing my very first review for a Vintage clothing company. Retro Stage has sent me 2 darling dresses to share with your lovers. I try to keep my reviews short sweet, to the point, and as fluid as possible. If you like how I write my reviews and would like to see more please share that with me in the comments section below!

 

1950’S CAPE PATCHWORK SWING DRESS

This little darling is the perfect shade of Burgundy! I can’t even. As most of you know red lipstick happens to be a daily affair. So finding a red dress that compliments my red lipstick is a must!
The first thing I noticed was the removable cape that comes with this dress. Essentially making this dress a 2 in 1. It is easy to button and unbutton revealing a 2 strap 50’s style look on the dress itself. I love the extra stitching at the bust line as this was part of vintage style back in the day. The dress is made from stiff cotton with only 5% polyester. In the hot humidity of Georgia wearing cotton is preferred as it breathes well. The fabric for the cape is unlisted but its a sheer slightly stretching material. Neither of these fabrics seems to pill or snag easily. The downside is that the dress itself is prone to heavy wrinkling. It will need to be ironed and hung to stay smooth.

 

Cape Patchwork Swing Dress 

Unfortunately, the sizes are limited to S-XXL. I would love to see Retro Stage include more sizes in the future that can accommodate all shapes.
One positive is that Retro Stage customer service is extremely responsive and timely. It does take about 2-4 weeks for delivery as these items are coming from China. So plan for that.
In the following photos, I chose to show how it comes straight from the website but also glammed up in the Audrey way. I can’t help myself. I see something I love and always want to add to it.
For this dress, I added Satin Opera Length gloves and a black belt.

 

 

 


Cost: $31.99 (sale price) click here to see more

Fabric: 95% Cotton 5% Polyester

Sizes available: S-XXL

 

PRO’S


  • Breathable

  • Affordable

  • 2 n 1

  • Fits comfortably

  • Vintage Style

 

CON’S


  • Wrinkles easily

  • Not a wide range of sizes

  • Delivery is 2-4 weeks

 

PINK 1950’S HALTER FLORAL SWING DRESS


I am not gonna lie this is probably my favorite. It makes me feel as if I stepped right out of the ’50s. The halter part of this dress is a tie which makes for customized fitting around the bust line. There is no built-in shapewear which means a strapless or A-Line bra must be worn.
The floral pattern is adorable! I love the pink underlay but unfortunately, the pink does show through the white very slightly. I am a stickler on this and it’s something I noticed right away. It is not extremely noticeable so it isn’t a deal breaker but I wanted to note that for anyone who may be curious.

 

 

Halter Floral Swing Dress

 

The fabric is made from cotton so there is fantastic breathability plus 5% spandex. The pink bow, at the chest, is not removable and upon arrival, I found that it needed to be ironed.  The sizes for this dress range from S-XXXL. Again I would love to see more sizes added to their inventory for all shapes.
In the following photos, I chose to show how it comes straight from the website but also glammed it up the Audrey way.
For this dress, I simply added my HellBunny Petticoat and Collectif Pearls.

 

 

 

Cost: $38.97 (sale price) click to see more

Fabric: 95% Cotton 5% Spandex

Sizes available: S-XXXL

PRO’S


  • Breathable

  • Affordable

  • Halter top allows for a snug fit

  • Fits comfortably

  • Vintage Style

 

CON’S


  • The pink is slightly visible under the white skirt

  • Not a wide range of sizes

  • Delivery is 2-4 weeks

 

 

I hope you all enjoyed this review on Retro Stage Vintage Clothing. I had a lot of fun trying these items out and wearing them for my photos. If you have any questions please list them below. Also, CLICK HERE to go directly to Retro Stage and see more of the cute dresses they have to offer.

 

Stay Glamorous,

Audrey Monroe