Check print swing dress

I’ve been coveting check print dresses by Vivienne Westwood for some time now so when I saw the Check & Mate Swing Dress on Unique Vintage, I didn’t hesitate to pick this one over so many vintage dresses featured on the site.  The highlight of the dress has to be the extra panel of fabric on the front adding an interesting layer along with check print of course.  Cute & unique indeed!

check print vintage dress

Unique Vintage was so kind to send out the dress as a gift!  Everything was fab except the fit (cry me a river!).  Unfortunately the dress was a size too big – got in medium according to their size guide.  Oops, should have stuck with my usual size small… too late!  But I’m loving it enough to have it altered to custom fit my body.  And I’m going to cinch the dress with a black bow belt instead of red belt it came with (which was extra long).

So after a much needed alteration, hopefully the dress will fit good on me like it’s shown on the model below.  And then, I’ll be able to take some photos of me rocking’ this cool vintage frock… ha!

retro swing dress

Speaking of taking photos, I really need to get out of the house here soon.  It’s October, that means cooler temperatures to safely (no heat strokes) take photos outdoors!  I’ve been swamped with work the last couple of days.  I feel like my butt is permanently stuck to my office chair with my face planted on the laptop screen.  Not good!  But really, don’t you feel like that at times?  Tonight, I’m going to retire early enough to fix a yummy dinner, grab a beer, and watch the presidential debate.  Don’t work too hard… life is too short.

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