Do you ever stumble upon a clothing line where every single piece makes you drool? More often than not, I only like a few pieces from any given collection each season. Shabby Apple is a company that is an exception to this rule for me, though. I love practically everything on their site!
The first thing you should know about Shabby Apple is that they specialize in dresses. I’m a dress gal, myself, and love to wear them to work and even out and about around town. They have such a fantastic selection of dresses; nothing like what you can find in a department store (and I mean that in a good way).
Have you ever noticed that dresses in stores seem to go one of two different routes: either they are hopelessly frumpy and age you by 15 years because the cut is the same boring thing that has been around for forever and flatters absolutely nobody, OR they are ridiculously skimpy and will only flatter a thin teenager who doesn’t yet have hips or breasts to speak of. In either case, the dress looks bad and it goes back on the hanger, where it belongs. This is what I often experience when I go dress shopping, which is why I don’t own very many dresses, even though I love to wear them.
But friends, feast your eyes on what Shabby Apple has to offer the woman who wants to look current but who doesn’t want all her assets hanging out of her clothes! I have SO MANY dresses that I am drooling over, but here are just a few: Conservatory Garden, Carnival, Jitterbug and Champs Elysees. While they aren’t as cheap as what you can find at Old Navy or Target, I think they are absolutely gorgeous for the price!
I had the opportunity to try a Shabby Apple dress for myself in order to determine if the dresses are just as fabulous in person as they are online. They are, indeed! I was sent the Tuxedo dress, and I absolutely love its country chic style! It is beautiful chocolate brown, but it is linen, so it is perfect for the summer. But let me tell you, I’m already planning on wearing this well into the fall and breaking that antiquated “no linen after Labor Day” rule. There’s no way I’m going to follow that when I have a piece this gorgeous to wear. And of course, the brown color will be perfect for September and October (and where I live, the weather will still allow me to wear it in November, even!). The ruffles on the bodice are cute, but not “cutesy.” I feel as though I look my age (29) in this dress. I also feel as though I look quite put together! The A-line shape is very figure-flattering. I opted to wear it without a belt and it looked great, but I could see how wearing a belt, as it is pictured here, would also look really cute, especially for someone not quite as short as me.
If you are expecting, Shabby Apple carries a nice maternity line, as well! You and your baby bump will look amazing in Aphrodite, don’t you think? Also, if you have a little girl, be sure to check out their line for girls and for pre-teens. I am swooning over Queen of Hearts and Garden Party. Sizes for girls start at 12-18 months….the size that Darah is just about to grow into! Hooray!
Buy It!: Shabby Apple has something to offer every woman who is tired of looking either frumpy or unconvincingly half her age! Check out their great selection of country chic dresses, accessories and swimwear today!
Edit: This giveaway is CLOSED
Win It!: Shabby Apple would like to put one lucky Stuff Parents Need reader into the same beautiful Tuxedo dress that I have! Hooray for great fashion! The contest will run until June 19th at 7:59pm CST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States.
Tell me the size dress you want if you win (note that this dress sizes generously), AND post a link to your very favorite country chic item in the store!
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