Stop Staring! offered to outfit me in one of their retro chic dresses I was thrilled to accept. I was nervous that I might have too many curves to do the dress justice- I mean the model wearing it is a tiny little thing- but to my delight it does all the right things for my figure. The fabric has enough stretch to fit my form closely without feeling too tight, and the twisted top gives my bust the boost it needs for a neckline this low. I zipped it up and instantly felt like a million-bucks, and my first though was that this is one of those dresses I need to wear on the mornings I wake up feeling not-thin. It's a mood-enhancer, looking into the mirror and seeing a bombshell silhouette reflected back. But lest you think these dresses are only for ladies with bodacious curves (I flatter myself), check out petite bloggers Kristine (Kristine. Or Polly) and Nubia (Nubia's Nonsense). They look amazing too, amiright? And you know who else loves Stop Staring! dresses? Coco. Admit it, you watch Ice loves Coco and you secretly love it too. My point is, basically anyone can wear these dresses and look amazing (and thus, feel amazing).
If you still need convincing, then let me add that all Stop Staring! dresses (and skirts, etc) are made in the good ol' US of A and many styles are available in plus sizes. As far as the fit is concerned, I compared my measurements to the sizing chart (I always round up) and ordered an XL since I wasn't certain how the fit would run but I found that the dress actually runs true to form and I probably could have ordered a large, which is what I normally choose. It actually fit really well out of the box but given the elasticity of the fabric it was fitting a bit looser at the end of the day (after getting in and out of the car and other errandy activites). That said, I imagine that after having it dry cleaned it will return to the original snugness once again. I also shortened the hem about 4 inches so that it would fall right below my knee as opposed to lower calf. This isn't unusual for me- it is advertised as hitting below the knee but I'm a short lady with short legs. So aside from those minor issues which were more my problems than the dress's, I give it my stamp of approval.
I am totally pleased with this dress. Although I'm a thrifty girl and typically don't spend over $100 for a dress, I would make an exception for this company. It's not often that you find a vintage-inspired frock made of quality fabric with the perfect fit at the thrift store. It just doesn't happen (often, at least. And if it happens to you all the time then I want to know what size you are and where you shop.) When special occasions roll around that qualify a shopping spree for just the right dress, I'd order from Stop Staring!- we all like to splurge for birthdays, anniversaries or awards ceremonies. Or don't wait for a special reason to shop, just do it because you owe it to yourself to invest in a sexy dress. Looking for that perfect LBD? Here. Need something sexy to vacuum in? Gotcha covered. I'm even toying with a rockabilly-themed Halloween costume and now I know just the place to start my search...
*That exclamation point at the end of the company name is theirs, not mine, although I am quite excited about the dress. Also, the name is quite fitting because I had to creatively crop out quite a few lurkers from these photos. Men like this dress.