Last month I was lucky enough to be contacted by the team at Retro Stage for a collaboration. Retro stage is an online fashion forward platform that sells vintage inspired outfits, shoes and accessories for very affordable prices. Currently they have a range of dresses that are inspired by The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, which is a TV show set in the late 50's early 60's.
So naturally my first choice was the Rainbow 1950's Pocket Swing Dress, which is one of Midge's iconic outfits in the series. This is a two piece outfit, including the dress and coordinating shorts along with a matching belt. It is made from polyester and it certainly has a nice sheen to it.
While I absolutely love the colours and style of this dress the belt was very hard to manage. I think if the belt was made as an actual belt instead of just made out of the same fabric as the dress it would work much better and not slip. As I am small busted I did have to pin the neckline, I did receive the smallest size, however an XS option I believe would have fit me much better in the bust and around the waist. The quality could be seen to represent the price tag of $39.99US. This dress steamed well and coming with coordinating shorts was a bonus.
My next choice was the 1950's Pocket Plaid Dress in red and white. This super cute dress was perfect for my day out at Happy Days Donuts, a local 50's diner. Made from cotton/spandex featuring a turn down collar, large white buttons and two gorgeous detailed pockets at the front. The smallest size was Small, however an Extra Small would have fit me a tad better in the waist. There is no belt included with this dress unfortunately, but it is easy enough to add your own and for the price of $42.99US I was reasonably happy with the dress itself. I felt very comfortable in this dress all day and I also teamed it with their 1950's Ruffled Petticoat Underskirt, which fit perfectly under the skirt of the dress.
The team at Retro Stage are very lovely to work and liaise with. Considering the current Global Pandemic I received this items very quickly. All items came individually packed in perfect brand new condition. There could be some design tweaks for the items I received, but they were still fun to wear and I would encourage you to check them out if you are wanting to create a vintage inspired look on a budget.
All images by Brookleigh Photography
XX Miss Cherry La Blaze