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Unique Vintage Dress of The Month Club Review- October 2016

Ragan Buckley
ByRagan BuckleyOct 27, 2016 | 31 comments

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Unique Vintage Dress of the Month Club
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Unique Vintage Dress of the Month Club is a subscription service that sends you one vintage-style dress from the Unique Vintage collection every month!

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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Unique Vintage Dress of the Month Club

The Cost: $50 per month + $7 shipping

The Products: One vintage-style dress from the Unique Vintage collection; offers sizes from XS through 4X

Ships to: US

Good to know: If the dress doesn’t work for you one month, you can send it back for credit towards next month’s dress. However, shipping fees are non-refundable.

Check out more great apparel subscriptions in the Women’s Clothing Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Unique Vintage Dress of the Month Club to your subscription list or wishlist!

There isn’t an information card with this subscription. 

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Unique Vintage 1950s Style Black Rita Halter Flare Dress – Value $78

This is 59% cotton/35% polyamide/6% spandex and is listed as “dry clean only.” I’m OK with that because this will be a special occasion dress for me! I am sure this is meant to be worn with a petticoat but I don’t own one at the moment. (A quick Google search shows that they are not expensive so I will probably pick one up.)

I am guessing that not everyone receives the same dress since this one is only available in sizes XS through XL. There is a size chart on the membership sign-up page and it caused me a bit of consternation since my body type can best be described as “stick figure,” whereas the measurements on the site are for someone with more of an hourglass shape. I opted for an S so that the bust and hip areas were not too big and crossed my fingers about the waist, but it was actually pretty comfortable and the fit was great! I am not wearing any special vintage-era undergarments (I don’t believe in squeezing my internal organs!) and this worked pretty well with an average strapless bra. For this particular dress, due to the flare skirt style, the fit in the hip area is pretty forgiving. (S is my size from JustFab and Kohl’s and Stitch Fix in dresses, so I guess the sizing for this brand is fairly consistent, at least in my size range.)

Here’s a shot of the back:

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And here it is with a shrug in case you’re not into the whole “bare arms” look:

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Verdict: The dress I received from Unique Vintage Dress of the Month Club this month had a value of $78, which is definitely above the cost of the subscription. Plus, it was actual regularly-priced merchandise and not something from the clearance page. I might not have picked it for myself because I didn’t really think I would want to wear something backless (or black, which I tend to avoid so I don’t look like a Goth), but I’m glad I tried it, because it took me outside my comfort zone and I actually think it is pretty flattering! Plus since I lost 40 pounds this year, I have absolutely no nice clothes that fit, so this will fill a niche in my wardrobe and I know I won’t be wearing the same thing as everyone else at holiday parties.

What do you think of Unique Vintage Dress of the Month Club? Did you receive the same dress or a different one?

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At the beginning of each month, you’ll be sent a handpicked dress from Unique Vintage. You can return any dress that doesn’t work for you and get credit for the next month! Sizes available: XS-4X

Ragan Buckley
Ragan Buckley
Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She's now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn't give up beauty boxes entirely).

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31 comments

Sara

Ummmmm……. BOMBSHELL! Holy moly you look beautiful in that dress! It fits you perfectly. Simply gorgeous!

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DeanaCal

This dress is adorable, and I love vintage style so I’d enjoy a sub like this. HOWEVER, I have giant boobs and absolutely positively have to wear a bra with straps at all times. Since it’s a total surprise every month, I’m afraid I’d have to return 50% of the time. 🙁

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Cassandra

Love the straps in front. Very cool dress.

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Lola EB

Do you get to select styles you lo Ike fo% them to send you or is it luck of the draft. Can you exchange for a different size or do they just, credit you for the next month?? Thanks.

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Ragan

What you get is a complete surprise; there aren’t any preferences. Also, they just credit you for next month. As far as I know, there are not exchanges.

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Terrisa

You look very pretty in that dress! Hope you have somewhere special to wear it!

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S

You look wonderful in that gorgeous dress!

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Janelle

Just wanted to tell you how nice you looked in the dress!

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Jessica

Great review! You look fabulous, Ragan!

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Lola EB

Love the dress. Chic star online has lots of vintage styles at great prices including petticoats and you can always find discount coupons and free shipping codes. They are one of the suppliers for Hilary’s Vanity from Gothic Beauty Magazine. Though chic star is located in china. The quality of items is good.

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magoosmom

Great review and you look smoking in that dress! Congrats on the weight loss! I especially loved the red shrug with the dress…with the shoes and the shrug, it looks so cute. 🙂

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MzBev

I kinda love this sub’s concept! Unique idea! The dress looks great on you!

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chris

Great review! That dress looks really nice on you!

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Emily Cosnotti

Love that dress on you, Ragan! Great review.

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Leslie

I was happy to see all the nice comments. You look great in that dress. I agree with Liz it looks as if the dress was made for you. I love the criss-cross strap detail.

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Lisa

Wow you are rocking this, looks awesome on you!

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Briar

Ragan, I’m an xl and got the same dress. It’s really nice! Did you discover that it has pockets? That’s the best part. 🙂

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Ragan

Yes, I did discover the pockets!

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Briar

I didn’t realize the straps crossed at first. I wondered what was wrong with these halter top straps. It would be helpful if they included a picture of the model in the dress.

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Lacey

Pockets make every dress 100000 times better. 😉 You look fab in this!

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Krista

Looks fab <3

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Keri Wilhelm

Ragan soooo since you lost the 40 lbs by the way you look awesome did you get a kitten yet ??

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Ragan

2.4 pounds left to go…

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Ragan

Also I am having trouble finding kittens. The rescue groups around here want you to have all your pets current on their rabies vaccinations, but Mr. Kitty and Nyx can’t have vaccinations anymore because they are immune suppressed due to steroids they are taking for their IBD.

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Zo

Really cute. love the pops of red.

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Amber

Lovely fit, even without a petticoat. You look great in it!

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Mallory

You look gorgeous!!! 🙂 Love the dress on you!

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Sue

That dress flatters your figure wonderfully. Keep!

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Liz Cadman

That dress looks like it was made for you!!! What a classic piece, too!

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