CHC Vintage Plus Clothing Box Review: 90’s Grunge Patra Dress

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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 website has some great examples for each category to help in making your box choice.

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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. 

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About CHC Vintage

The Subscription Box: CHC Vintage

The Cost: $35/month (save more money by getting longer subscription plans)

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 Plus Clothing Review: 90’s Patra Dress

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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 love all the styling tips Nicole and her team included! Their selections for me are always so thoughtful too.

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Eggplant Evening Gown by Patra, no size tag

I received this box just in time for the new year. This dress is meant to be more formal. It reminds me of prom and homecoming formal wear from my high school years in the late 90s. I usually don’t wear a lot of purple but I can appreciate this rich eggplant shade. The dress has limited stretch and is more tailored. The chest on this piece has a velvet embossed floral design. In warmer months, one could wear this with a sheer black cape or robe with big, sparkling statement earrings. I opted to style this piece with my go tos: a faux leather biker jacket and studded biker boots. It brings out the ultra-90s grunge vibe this dress potentially possesses!

Verdict: This wasn’t my favorite CHC Vintage piece out of the many I treasure that I have received, but I still appreciate that they sent me a more formal piece! Vintage clothing in plus sizes can be a limited commodity, so even receiving a dressier piece is useful! I am always impressed that each month they manage to send me a piece that fits my bodacious body because let’s be frank, the struggle is real thrifting as a plus size woman. It can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack! As much as I love to hit up thrift stores, flea markets, antique shops, and estate sales I also lead a very busy life and appreciate having someone else do the legwork for me in finding killer vintage. Thanks again, CHC Vintage!

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!

Posted in CHC Vintage Reviews, Clothing Subscription Boxes, Plus Size Clothing Subscriptions, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: chc vintage | 24 comments


  1. Was this from December? The card says New Years Eve blah blah. Was shipping late??

  2. You look amazing!!

    • Awe thanks, Lizzie!

  3. This might be my favorite thing I’ve seen you wear! You look so pretty 🙂

    • Awe thank you so much, Kay!

  4. I could not love you in this dress more if I tried!

    • Awwwwe thank you so much, Erin! So kind of you to say!

  5. You look gorgeous in everything! It was fun to see this review and I loved the dress with the black coat. So cool!

    • Awe thank you so much, Mellissa! I regret not showing a super glammed up version, but it was so cold out that day and I didn’t want to ruin a pair of shoes in the snow. Hahaha.

  6. That dress is beautiful on you!

    • Awe thank you, Leslie!

  7. Wow!

  8. This looks great on you!! It hangs really well and is a lovely color for you – I like that you paired the moto jacket with it!

  9. It’s a lovely dress and you look great as always.
    And bonus kudos for posing out in the SNOW!!

    • Awww thank you, Julie B! I do what I can to get that review pic in! Haha.

  10. That is killer on you. I vote for an asymmetrical hem so you will get more wear out of it.

  11. Starting from the thumbnail pic, I thought what a great color for you….! Cool piece, the price is amazing…I wonder if you would get more wear out of it if you shortened it to knee-ish length? It is so unique and fits you like a dream…enjoy…!

    • Thank you, Noelle! Yeah, I can see it working better as a shorter dress for me since I usually do not wear maxis. I am forever a mini dress kind of girl! But it is fun to try things I usually don’t go for.

  12. That shade looks absolutely beautiful on you!

    • Seconded!

    • Awe thank you, Jessica!

  13. I feel like I leave the sane comments after all your reviews, but it’s true. You look stunning in that! And the shade looks great on you, too.

    • *same*

    • Beth, awwwwe thank you! I appreciate your comments always and for you reading my reviews. It means so much!

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