Today I decided to write my review a little differently than usual and tell you about what I wore to work since it’s very fresh in my mind. Recently I introduced you all to a vintage repro brand that is perfect for the budget conscious shoppers called H & R London available at JBR Clothing. What is more incredible…you can’t go wrong with every single style under $50! My most recent acquisition is the Blue & White Small Polka Dot 50’s Swing Dress, perfect for a cool spring day like today.
Available in sizes XS-XXLarge ~MSRP $46USD
Since H & R London is still rather new to me, sizing is a bit of an unknown and I happily rely on Rachel’s feedback to determine proper fit. Based on her recommendations, I opted to order the 50’s Swing Dress in a Medium/12UK (measurements 36-28-41). The fit was spot on and thankfully requires zero alterations. This style features a collared button down bodice with cute stripped buttons and side zipper. If you are on the busty side, you may want to size up as the buttons may pucker as it does slightly on me. It also comes with a matching sash belt which I prefer to tie in the back for a more slimming appearance. For the price, it even has a nice underskirt which features a built in tulle trim. Personally I find the tulle very irritating and scratchy when sitting therefore opted to cut it out completely. The dress design remains intact and MUCH more comfortable in my humble opinion.
I often go back to mentioning the incredible price point for these dresses as the quality is pretty decent and I can’t find much to criticize to be honest. The material is a stretch cotton which is extremely comfortable and does not look cheap one bit. The overall fit is perfect and works really well for those like myself with a petite frame. I often find button down collared dresses to be overwhelming in the shoulders and very unflattering. No special shapewear required, just get dressed and go! I find the H & R London dresses to be rather understated in the photos seen online but as you can see in my review photos, they look fabulous on.
The 50’s Swing Dress is versatile for any occasion and completely work appropriate as that’s where I wore mine today. I paired it with white flats and I was ready for work in a matter of minutes. For more fancy occasions, pair it with your favorite high heel Mary Janes and a pretty hair flower to complete your look.
If you are a budget conscious shopper, you definitely need to give H & R London a whirl as they are wonderful additions to any retro wardrobe. How often can you buy three dresses for the price of one without sacrificing quality? I’ll be reviewing more styles in the near future. JBR Clothing now carries a large variety of designs for only $42-46!