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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Retrospec'd

This blog post is my review on the Australian vintage reproduction brand named Retrospec'd.







Retrospec'd are based in Australia, with all their clothing actually being Australian made. This wonderful brand sells dresses, skirts, tops and blouses, knitwear, pants and shorts, pyjamas and petticoats. Plus some menswear. You can purchase their fashion items from their official website which is http://retrospecd.com/ or from time to time ebay, or from some rockabilly/pinup/vintage inspired stores and boutiques that stock and sell this brand.

I have been wanting to buy myslef something beautiful from Retrospec'd for a while now, but it wasn't until recently that I currently now own two dresses from this brand. The first I actually purchased just before Christmas from an ebay seller for a very good price. It had previously been worn just a few times, so was still in a very good condition. This dress is called Vivian country life dress.
Vivian country life.





I really love the design and style of this dress. Also the country life print on it, so beautiful!

This dress fits me really well. It has a back zipper to get in and out of. I also love the lightness of the cotton twill fabric.

It's a full circle skirt, with many pleats. I do love the pleats, but it's a pain to iron!






Myself styling this beautiful dress.

So far I have found Retrospec'd garments to be of a high quality, with their items being unique, beautiful and staying true to the 1940's/50's style. Prices are on the higher end scale though, usually between $180 - $200 for a full-priced dress but from time to time, there are good bargains to be found especially in their "sale" section or from ebay or from other stores that may stock some of their dresses/clothing etc.

The next dress I ended up putting on lay-by from an Australian boutique called Miskonduct Klothing  http://www.miskonduct.com/  this dress is called Betty Fruit basket.
Betty fruit basket



Once again I really love the design and style of this dress as well. The fruit fabric print and coloring is so beautiful.

This dress has box pleats and the skirt is not as full as the above dress. I love the light cotton twill fabric, so comfortable and also fits quite well.

It also has pockets, comes with a matching belt and has a back zipper to get in and out of. Plus the low-cut back...perfect!!






Here I am styling this perfect dress.
Their sizing is quite different especially for each style and design of dress, so do make sure you follow the actual sizing guide that's up on the website for each garment piece and that you know your exact measurements if buying online.

I would highly recommend anything from the Australian brand Retrospec'd to any lady or man who loves wearing vintage inspired clothing.

Until next time!
Cherrymilla xo

1 comment:

  1. I've been hearing a lot more of this brand Retrospec'd. So glad to see you got your hands on some. They look great on you! But oh all those pleats in the first dress! I don't think I would be able to handle the ironing. Also, that's so great to hear you got the second dress at Miss Konduct. I've heard of them because they carry my favorite brand, Trashy Diva :)

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