How are we? Having a good weekend? I’ve been at work all weekend on my own so it’s been busy, especially since I’ll be at The Chicken Shack’s birthday Monster Mash tonight! But I digress, none of that is quite as important as the Retro Peaches dress I’m showing off today!
Have heard of Retro Peaches before? If you haven’t, you’re really missing out on an amazing small business! As a plus size woman who sews simply because it’s often difficult to find vintage styles in my size and affordability. So I love brands that are just kickass women deciding to create and share that with others. Mandy, a plus size vintage fan and burlesque performer (Follow her here) has done just that, and the outcome is amazing.
I mentioned Retro Peaches back in my Autumn Clothing Wishlist, in which I included the dress I eventually was kindly gifted for review! We all know I love blues and greens, so teal just made so much sense, right?
One thing I mentioned was that all of Retro Peaches clothing is made from stretch fabrics. There’s no zips or buttons, just slip on and slip off. It turns out that Mandy works in dance wear, so she wanted the ease of dancers clothing in a vintage style.
How is the sizing?
First off, Retro Peaches go from an XS – 4XL, which is incredible for a one-woman brand. Personally, based on the measurements on the size guide, I took the Molly Dress in 3XL. Let me tell you guys, this dress is the PERFECT size. Sure, because of the stretch I could size down, but the 3XL is comfortable and fits without gaping or pinching.
My favourite element is the neckline and sleeves. I love princess necklines, and I love little puff sleeves. So together they make me so happy! And since we mentioned the stretch fabric earlier — these sleeves have so much stretch. I’m not even kidding when I say that I could comfortably fit three times my upper arms in the sleeve. Big armed girls — the search for puff sleeves that don’t cut into your arms is OVER!
Styling wise, it means that you can style the dress on or off the shoulder, which I think really changes the mood of the dress entirely. I can’t wait to wear this all year long!
The Molly Dress is honestly the most comfortable dress I’ve ever owned. I’ve worn it three times since it arrived and I could’ve walked around naked for all I knew. Getting it on and off is so easy since there’s no zip, and I think this could be a great place to shop for those who are less able that find modern vintage difficult to work with.