CHC Vintage Clothing Subscription Box Review – November 2018
CHC Vintage is a vintage fashion subscription box. Choose 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.” You can see some examples of what the CHC Vintage folks consider to belong to each category on the sign-up page.
This review is of the Romantic Dress, $39.99 a month, box.
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.)
About CHC Vintage
The Subscription Box: CHC Vintage
The Cost: $39.99/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 colors would you never wear, what occasions would you want the dress for, what lengths you prefer, etc.).
Ships to: U.S. for free and Worldwide for an additional cost
CHC Vintage November 2018 Review
When you sign up you fill out a customer style survey where you answer questions about your personal style so each subscriber gets a dress that’s customized just for them. Let’s see what I received this month!
I love that they send a handwritten note to go along with your dress. This note explained a bit about the piece that I received which is from the 80’s/90’s era and they give me lots of different styling options from casual weekend wear to a dressy Thanksgiving look!
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The first thing I noticed about this dress was that it looked very new and in great condition. The fabric is made of polyester and rayon so it has a bit of a shine to it and is very soft. The top knit layer is very thin and it has a polyester lining underneath. While the fabric is thin, the built-in cardigan type layer adds a lot of weight to it because it is so much fabric. When I first put this on, I definitely felt like it was something that you would wear to church because it just had a very modest feel to it with the silhouette and simple gray color. They recommended tying a loose knot in the center and playing around with it a bit and I tried a side knot, but it pulled the fabric too much from the other side for it to work. I actually like it open more than I thought I would, but overall, this dress actually just feels too modern for me. I think if I was still teaching that I would definitely be able to wear this to work comfortably, but as for a casual weekend look, I still have a lot of playing around to do! I tried some necklaces, but I felt like it looked a bit awkward since there was already so much fabric at the bust. The only moto jacket I have is brown and looked odd with it, but I could see how black accessories could definitely change the look.
Here are some close-ups. You can see that this is actually a sleeveless dress with the top layer attached at the top of the strap. The bodice of the dress is really simple, no real shape to it and the fabric is slightly heathered with ribbing. So how would you style this? I’m ready for your tips and suggestions!
UPDATE: Nicole from CHC Vintage was kind enough to send me a second dress for November and I think this one has a much more vintage vibe than the first did. It is also much more my style! This is a knit dress that resembles a sweater, although it is sleeveless. I am dying to pair it with a turtleneck to really keep with the vintage vibe!
The cardigan that I paired it with is actually the same camel color that’s in the dress, so I thought they went well together. I tried to make it feel more festive with my green leggings, but I definitely need to find some different shoes to wear with it. Overall, this is much more vintage and really cute. I could definitely see myself wearing it out to holiday parties!
Verdict: I’m not sure how I feel about this month’s pick from CHC Vintage. The dress did not have a real vintage vibe for me like the others I have received and I’m not sure this is totally my style this time. I don’t completely dislike it, but I can’t imagine wearing it out comfortably at this point. They recommended layering and I think if I find some pieces that will give this dress some more edge, that I might be able to make it work for a more casual look. This was another dress that was in great condition and feels like it’s built to last, but it’s definitely not my favorite that I’ve received. With that being said, I am still having a lot of fun with this $39.99 subscription and I enjoy seeing what they send each month.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you subscribe today? No, every box is different based on your style and size preferences.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $39.99, including free shipping, and I received one vintage dress.
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What do you think of CHC Vintage? What style would you choose?