With the temperatures slowly climbling up, I cannot help being overjoyed at the thought of Spring around the corner. Spring is the official kick off of dress and skirt season for many of us that live in colder climates with bitter long winters. Long before the hints of warmer days hit, I am eagerly shopping the new Spring/Summer collections from our favorite designers. With a total weakness for all things floral, I was on cloud nine when Unique Vintage released the 1950s Blue Watercolor Floral June Swing Dress.
Available in sizes XS-XL ~MSRP $98USD
For those of you not familiar with Unique Vintage brand sizing, they use a universal chart for all their designs and often include the size worn by the model with her measurements. In my experience, I find their sizing to run more on the generous side and typically size down since I am in between a Small and Medium. In comparison, the size Small should fit 34” bust (mine 36”), waist 26” (mine 27”) and there is still ample room for comfort despite exceeding the maximum recommended measurements. When the 1950s Blue Watercolor Floral June Swing Dress arrived, I was in total reverence of how striking the bold blue floral print truly was in person. As I suspected, the fit is as I am accustomed to with UV and there was no need to worry about sizing down. I can easily wear my favorite strapless bra and not have to be concerned about too much cleavage. The waist is actually a bit loose on me but thankfully this a very simple alteration for my seamstress to adjust. The 1950s Blue Watercolor Floral June Swing Dress features a sweetheart neckline with décolletage enhancing center pleats that can be worn strapless or with the included straps, a nipped in waist with full circle skirt, soft inner lining, nifty hidden pockets and back zipper closure. At 5’-4” tall, the skirt falls a few inches below the knees.
There is no doubt in my mind that the 1950s Blue Watercolor Floral June Swing Dress embodies the true splendor of Spring. The watercolour floral print is soft yet it makes such a bold statement due to its undeniable beauty. Blue is not a colour that I tend to gravitate towards lately but I am so glad that I went against my wardrobe instincts because it does look phenomenal with red hair. I really love the pleating in the bodice as it gives the bust line a more defined shape and creates subtle focal point. Having the option of wearing a dress two different ways is such a great feature to have; I can go strapless for those more elegant occasions or attach the straps for work and add a cardigan or bolero. There is no need to worry about transparency with white background when paired nude undergarments, the fabric is amazing quality and is very substantial in weight. This will surely be one of my go dresses all summer long since it’s perfect to dress up or down for just about any occasion.
I can certainly see that the options for accessorizing the 1950s Blue Watercolor Floral June Swing Dress are endless and so fun to showcase your personal style. Seeing as I am a diehard 50’s lover, I chose to pair it with a vintage white beaded necklace, a thin white belt and my BAIT blue peep toe wedges for a pop of colour. With the skirt being a very full circle, I truly loved how adding a petticoat really showcased the beauty of watercolour floral print wonderfully.
Unique Vintage not only created a breathtaking floral masterpiece but they did so at a very affordable price for the budget conscious shopper. With clothing prices constantly rising, it is getting harder and harder to find quality vintage inspired swing dresses for under $100. The 1950s Blue Watercolor Floral June Swing Dress is a limited edition print so make sure to grab your size before they sell out forever!