CHC Vintage Plus Clothing Box Review – December 2017

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Crazy Hot Clothes December 2017 Subscription Box closed

CHC Vintage (Crazy Hot Clothes Vintage) is a vintage fashion subscription box. You get the option of selecting a dress box or a t-shirt and jewelry box. For the dress box, you can also choose from categories like “90s Grunge,” “Bohemian,” “Vintage Prints,” “Romantic,” and “Minimalist.” Their site has some great examples for each category to help in making your box choice.

Crazy Hot Clothes December 2017 dressed wrapped up in tissue with a card

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

This review is of the Grunge Dress Box, $35 a month, box. Check out Ragan’s 90’s Grunge reviews here!

Crazy Hot Clothes December 2017 review

About CHC Vintage

The Subscription Box: CHC Vintage

The Cost: $35/month (save with longer subscriptions)

The Products: One vintage dress curated just for you (after choosing size and style, there are additional questions like what  length, prints, and colors do you prefer along with style icon examples)

Ships to: U.S. for free and Worldwide for an additional cost

CHC Vintage

Crazy Hot Clothes December 2017 envelope

Let It Snow greeting card

This month I got this ultra-cute and festive card!

Let It Snow greeting card inside

There isn’t a traditional information card or invoice included with the subscription box; you get a personalized handwritten card with styling suggestions instead. I really enjoy the personalized and thoughtful touch of this card and the handy styling tips that were included.

Crushed Black Velvet Rose Scoop Back Dress

Crushed Black Velvet Rose Scoop Back Dress

Crushed Black Velvet Rose Scoop Back Dress, no size tag (brand and retail value unavailable)

Initially, I was excited to see a velvet dress in this month’s box. I jumped on the bandwagon for crushed velvet this past fall and I don’t plan on getting off of it anytime soon! The fabric has ample stretch, so it will fit the body’s curves well. I was concerned about the scoop neck on this dress because I cannot go without a bra. I am a busty bodacious babe and need that extra support, you know? So, I sat on my couch debating how to wear the dress or if styling it with a top underneath was a potential resolution. I was about to try the dress on when I realized there was a substantial rip at the seam on the torso portion of the dress. It is a large tear and wearing the dress further would create more damage. Sadly, that is why there are no pictures of me modeling this lovely dress.

I reached out to Nicole from CHC Vintage, and she was nothing but helpful and apologetic on the matter. She advised me that she will be sending me a replacement dress with my January box and that I can keep this dress as well. I do not trust myself sewing anything other than a patch on a jacket, so I will see about having this repaired by a seamstress. Needless to say, I am pleased with how the matter was handled. CHC typically provides pristine vintage pieces, so I have no worries that the replacement piece will be of fantastic quality like the rest of the items I have reviewed till now.

CHC Vintage wrapped dress

CHC Vintage folded dress

The replacement dress was sent to me a week or two after my initial December box.

Look at this cute puppers card the CHC team included with my replacement box! Too adorable!

Much like my normal monthly box, this replacement box comes with a personalized card with styling tips from the CHC team instead of an invoice paper. I always appreciate the sweet sentiments in these monthly cards. It makes the experience that much more tailored and thoughtful!

Teal Velvet Shirt Dress in Size 18 (no brand tag) – Retail Value Unavailable

When I initially unboxed my replacement dress I was concerned that this one wouldn’t fit, but by the grace of the goddesses, it did. However, I cannot button this dress up all the way due to my chest (story of my life), so I sense I won’t be wearing this dress to the office. I love the style of it, though! The dress is a stunning jewel tone teal shade. The fabric isn’t terribly stretchy, but the cut is rather flattering with the defined waist and A-line skirt. The dress came with a matching belt that did not fit me, so I paired it with my favorite double buckle western belt to further accentuate the waist. This dress paired amazingly well with my black tights and favorite booties from a previous Shoedazzle review. This dress would pair fantastically with my leopard print cardigan, much like the card suggested, but this dress lightweight enough to translate into warmer weather. Come spring I can see wearing this dress with flats or even my bad Sandy/classic Candies knockoff heels (I have been itching to wear them again. Dang winter.). I will get a lot of wear out of this dress which makes it such an incredible value as well!

Verdict: Though my first dress sent to me for December was damaged this time around, CHC Vintage certainly made that up with the replacement dress they sent me and with the great customer service they provided. Typically, the items CHC sends to me are flawless vintage pieces, so this whole situation was an off chance one that was handled rather well. I also appreciate how thoughtful their selections for me are. $35 for such a customized experience and getting a one of a kind dress; I don’t think I could ask for anything more!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? CHC Vintage curates its boxes based on each individual’s preferences as well as what’s available. It is a vintage clothing service, so there rarely are duplicates of pieces. CHC offers an extremely personalized service. Sign up and see what they choose for you!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $35 for one grunge style vintage dress with free shipping and returns.

Check out all of our CHC Vintage reviews and more great apparel subscriptions in the Women’s Subscription Box Directory!

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Written by Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder

Nicole Rieder is a self-proclaimed clothing fiend and is new to the subscription box world. She loves boxes like Gwynnie Bee because she can play around with styles she may not have before!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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  1. The big boobie struggle is real but this dress is soooooo pretty and looks great on you. When I saw the velvet I was expecting you to be very excited. CHC seems like a really great company and the dresses are very reasonable priced. I’m ready to subscribe.

    Where do you get your belts? I love the way they sit on your waist. I need about 20 for myself. 😊

    • Hey Alex!

      Thanks for checking out my review.

      Oh, I do love this dress! It is so cute. It is just a tad snug on me, but I will make it work!

      CHC is AWESOME! They are so accommodating and their picks are pretty spot on! It is such a fun box to do because you know what you are getting is one of a kind!

      As for my belts, I get them on ebay. This western style one was an Ebay find and I loved it so much I got a spare silver one and the same one in gold too! haha

  2. The dress is amazing and you look stunning in it.

    • Thank you so much, Maria!

  3. The fit of that dress is absolutely perfect on you Nicole!!

  4. The color teal looks smashing on you!

    • Thanks, Beth Rang! I do love teal and sea foams. Such pretty colors for sure!

  5. Please make this work for work!! You are depriving the world of your gorgeousness if you don’t wear this dress to work. Thank you for sharing your infectious confidence with us. Love your reviews!

    • Awwwwwe thank you, Connie! I will try to! I am terribly afraid of something slipping out and having to go to HR. hahahahaha. I am glad you enjoy my reviews. Your comment made my day!

  6. Are you a model? You should be!

    • Oh shucks, thanks, Amy! I dabble a bit. I think I am getting better with knowing what to do with my body and my face as time goes on! I have a lot of fun with it!

  7. honeybun, i still want to see that first dress, when you get it fixed, please!

    you are the best example of a confident, beautiful girl i could ever want for my 18-yr old niece–thank you, soooo very much…

    • Awe thank you so much. Tammy Haley! I am the biggest procrastinator, but once I do get it fixed, I will do an update!

      And omg, thank you so much! I know when I was eighteen I struggled so much with body image and feeling comfortable in my own skin. Eighteen years later, I am right at home with myself. And it is a good feeling. I wish back then I knew what I do now. But better late than never, right? And heck, if I can help someone else along in realizing their beauty and worth in their teens, that makes it all worth it.

      Thanks for your kind words! They mean so much to me. Much love to you and your niece!

      • …oh, honey…i turned 57 in december, & i look at pics of me, in my 20’s, 30’s, 40’s…and, i was a good-lookin’woman–what the hell was i thinkin’? who got in my head? how much time and energy i wasted!

        life is short, girls–this is what i know!

  8. Pretty sure this color teal is exclusively yours, Nicole. Agree with everyone else; absolutely stunning!

    • Awwwwwwwwwwwwe, thank you, Carrie! It is such a pretty color that I am more than willing to share. Thank you for the kind words and checking out my review!

  9. Dress looks really pretty on you!

    • Thank you, Katie!

  10. I do believe that this is my favorite dress you’ve ever worn! The color is amazing with your hair and skin…and I think not being able to button up the top was a great accident…made that dress sexy and stunning

    • LorieLynn, thank you so much! Yeah, the dress is ultra cute and a few extra buttons undone definitely makes it far more sassy! :o)

  11. I agree with a the other comments. Love the dress, and I’m always impressed with how photogenic you are!

    • Awwwe thank you so much, Michelle!

  12. This is really pretty! The color is gorgeous and I wasn’t expecting the cool detail of the buttons up the back.

    • Thanks so much, Amy M! And yes, aren’t the buttons such a neat detail?!

  13. This blue dress is my favorite that you’ve ever modeled! Absolutely beautiful ( as always).

    • Awe shucks, thanks, Beka! CHC staff totally knows how to pick them, right?

  14. I’ve seen modesty inserts you attach to your bra that provide the look of a camisole or tank underneath but it’s actually just a triangular piece of fabric so you won’t have an extra layer of fabric.
    And I agree that your modeling pics are always awesome.

    • Thanks for the tip, Julie! I do feel a camisole would be far too bulky since the dress is a bit snug. I will have to check those out.

      And thanks for the compliment! I do what I can! :o)

  15. OMG you look fantastic in that dress ! You’re beautiful

    • Awe, thank you so much, Chris! :o)

  16. If you wear a camisole under it then it should be fine for work.

    • True, Janet! I may try the modesty piece that Julie mentioned. Mainly because the dress is a bit snug and a camisole may be too much tbh.

  17. You look fantastic! 💖

    • Thanks so much, Joy!

  18. Beautiful. Perfect dress for you.

    • Thanks. Caligirl! CHC always slays with what they choose for me!

  19. The replacement dress looks STUNNING on you! You look so gorgeous, especially with the snow falling. Seriously, CHC should use your photos as marketing material because the gorgeous blue dress, your gorgeous self, and the falling snow is just a beautiful picture.

    • Agreed!

    • She is gorgeous in everything and we do!

    • Thank you so much, Jessica Hapak! That was fortunate really. I was so afraid with the snow falling in those pics and some of the others that it would be an issue, but I do think it worked out great!

      And CHC actually does use some of my pics on social media—which is totally flattering and sweet! I am glad they can use them to promote their amazing business!

  20. Love! Maybe you can still wear to work with a smooth lace cami underneath?

    • Thanks, Laura! I may try out the modesty slip thing-a-ma-bob that Julie mentioned since it will be less fabric. it is a tight fit in that cute dress! hahaha

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