One brand I’ve wanted to try forever is Vixen by Micheline Pitt. Micheline designs her own clothing and even models in the pictures! She is an amazing businesswoman, and has amazingly beautiful designs. I know that whatever Vixen releases is going to be gorgeous, and the Vanity Fair Dress is no exception.
The pinup community loves her designs. Everyone raves that her clothing makes them feel sexy and confident. Naturally, I wanted to see if that rang true for me!
As much as I have been drooling over these clothes, I never pulled the trigger in terms of buying anything just because they are on the more pricey side! But trust me, it is worth the investment.
The vanity fair Dress is made of a cotton/spandex stretch sateen and it is so soft! I like that the sateen gives it a bit of stretchiness, while the cotton keeps the classic structured feel. The stretch is just enough to make the cotton breathable. And no restrictions to my movement, which is always a huge bonus to me.
If you are wondering about the guitar, that was just a stylistic choice from the photographer. The guitar is not included with the purchase of this dress. But do not worry, you will not be any less fashionable should you choose to forego a stringed instrument.
What is included is the belt! The dress arrives with it. (It’s the one pictured). You could not wear a belt, or even choose to accent with a different color like navy or dark green, but I loved this one. It feels sturdy, not flimsy or cheaply made.
The colors are stunning, as are the blue roses on the print! In fact, Micheline based this pattern off of an authentic vintage textile print from the 1950’s. It’s classic and feminine, but its uniqueness catches attention.
Don’t mind me casually leaning on my high heel chair.
What really made me fall in love with this dress is all the little details that make this dress not beautiful (which it still is), but practical.
To start, IT HAS POCKETS! Pockets are a boon to any woman to who likes to wear dresses. They’re not just any measly pockets, either, but they’re spacious. Another detail is that the fit is amazing. Everyone who says that these dresses hug every perfectly are telling the truth.
When I zipped up this dress, it was magical! It truly felt made for me. The sleeves are enough coverage without being matronly, and the v-neck is plunging but still somehow modest and demure.
The bodice is lined, and the fabric is a good quality. There’s certainly no worries about it being too sheer. Of course, I did choose to pair it with a petticoat. There is ample room in the skirt for even the fluffiest of petticoats.
Usually I am a size medium. I followed the recommendations of the size chart, and the medium fit me well! The site recommends to size up if you’re in between. The dress will just fit in a more relaxed fashion.
One thing to note is that the fabric isn’t exactly wrinkle resistant. It does tend to crease and kink. However, I was able to get all of them out in a few minutes when I hit it with my portable steamer. So it’s really not too much of a complaint.
Overall I adore this dress! Any worries I had about the cost were easily resolved, because this frock is well worth the money. The fit, the material, the quality… they were all to my liking and more! I would recommend without a second thought.
Want one for yourself? You can order your own here. It comes in sizes XS to 4XL. I also know the vanity Fair Dress comes in at least one color and there’s been talk of more. But don’t don’t stop there, go look through the whole website.
Thank you so much to Rick at R&R Amore Productions! I had a blast and we got some gorgeous images. You can visit his website(above) or visit his instagram here. There will be plenty more to come.
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