Unique Vintage Dress of The Month Club Review – May 2019
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About Unique Vintage
The Subscription Box: Unique Vintage Dress of the Month Club
The Cost: $50 per month + $7 shipping (you can opt for store pickup with a $0 shipping charge if you live near enough to their shop in Southern California to drive there)
The Products: One vintage-style dress from the Unique Vintage collection; offers sizes from XS through 4X
Ships to: US
Unique Vintage May 2019 Review
You never quite know what you’re going to get with this subscription. It could be a party dress or one that you could wear to work. Sometimes the package has a card in it, but this month it did not.
A note: Unique Vintage has changed their subscription model and now you have an account where you can sign in and handle things like skipping, updating payment, and so forth.
Let’s see what I got this month:
Unique Vintage 1950s Black and White Gingham Sleeveless Rachel Swing Dress – Retail Value $98
We’ve had a lot of bold floral patterns lately, and a lot of bright colors, so we were due for a neutral. Although I am not much of a neutral-wearer, there is something about this pattern that works for me. I think because there is still a lot going on with the dress, so even though it’s neutral, it’s not plain. Plus, because it is black and white, I can wear pretty much whatever accessories I want. (I kept it simple here, with red shoes and red lipstick, and I do really like black/white/red together, but there are other options.)
Here is a shot of the back. The straps are attached to these little metal rings, which is an interesting detail. Unfortunately, it means they are not adjustable, and they are a bit long for me (I think my torso is pretty short). But I think this would be a pretty quick alteration (by someone who knows what they’re doing, of course, not by me!).
And here is my favorite part:
Unique Vintage sizing is a little weird for my body type (but I’m pretty sure it’s actually my body type, as I have no curves) and sometimes I have a hard time zipping up the backs of the dresses because I have a rib cage and all. (I can’t get a larger dress because the bust size would be way too big and that obviously wouldn’t work for a dress of this nature.) But anyway, there is a bit of stretchy material at the sides that enabled me to actually zip this up myself, without help (though my husband had to do the little hook at the top of the zipper).
Also, you see a belt at the left of the folded-up picture of the dress, and I am not wearing it. One of the belt loops broke when I tried to thread the belt through them (they were pretty thin threads) but, as it happens, the belt didn’t fit comfortably at the line separating the top from the skirt portion, so I just cut both the belt loops off. (This is a midsection size issue for me and probably won’t affect other people the same way.)
Just to be clear, these are vintage style dresses, not actual vintage dresses, and the subscription covers sizes XS to 4X, with everyone getting the same dress.
Verdict: The dress I received has a retail price of $98, which is a good value for this subscription at $41 over the cost of the dress plus shipping. The style is fun and wasn’t a challenge to get myself into. It is super hot here and so if I have any events where I have to dress up during the summer (weddings, etc.) I don’t even have to go shopping. (This is probably not a work dress…)
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, all boxes ship out at the same time of the month so it’s too late to get the May shipment. However, if you like the dress, you can order it from the link above. (Sign up for their email list; they have coupons and sales every now and then.)
Value Breakdown: This subscription costs $57 ($50 plus $7 shipping) and you get one dress. Tax may also be charged now but that will vary by location.
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