Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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Review: "Rock Around the Clock" Dress by Emmy Design Sweden

The Emmy "Rock Around the Clock" dress in plaid, paired with "Evelyn" oxfords in tan/brown by Royal Vintage
Once upon a time a girl met a dress and fell in love. I was the girl, and the dress was this adorable plaid number from Emmy Design Sweden.

For us vintage-loving ladies in the USA, it can be a risky to buy a dress from Europe. The cost, shipping, and unknowns about the quality and fit often stop me from clicking the "buy now" button. In taking the leap with Emmy I have never been disappointed (I'm becoming an Emmy junky - I now have two pairs of trousers, a cardi, a sweater, and this frock). In fact, I'm rather picky about fabric content and comfort in my day-to-day retro pieces, so when the Rock Around the Clock Dress arrived I was pleasantly surprised by how "real" it was.

Comfortable and casual cotton plaid dress for all body types. Oh, and it has POCKETS!
By "real" I mean that the fabric is cotton - authentic, comfortable, easy to wash. The cut of the frock is also spot-on. There is a subtle high neck curving gracefully around to a V in front with enough crossover to be modest but not dowdy. The waist is long enough and not skin-tight, and the skirt is plenty full and just the right length too. This is a dress that is casual yet chic, comfortable yet classy.

The dress zips up the back to a high neck. The skirt is full and fun.
I did a simple pin curl set for my hair and paired the Rock Around the Clock dress with our "Evelyn" oxfords in tan/brown, although you could coordinate so many different colors and types of shoes. The plaid in the dress is earthy with greens and tans but also has a shot of lavender to keep it interesting, so any of those colors for coordinating shoes, hats, gloves, and cardigans would look great.

"Evelyn" Oxfords in Tan/Brown by Royal Vintage
All in all, I'm in love with this dress and highly recommend it. The Rock Around the Clock Dress is available directly from Emmy or from Revival Retro in the UK.
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