Shabby Apple Review

Shabby Apple

Since having a baby, I do a lot of my shopping online.  Preparing for a day of shopping with a baby in tow is not on my list of top 10 favorite things.  I’d much rather browse from the comfort of my own home. When I was contacted by Shabby Apple to review one of their dresses I was thrilled!  I’d visited their website several times and have always loved their large selection of cute, feminine clothing.

Shabby Apple specializes in women’s retro and vintage style.  They truly have a dress for every occasion.  Whatever it is you’re looking for, there’s a great chance that Shabby Apple has something you’ll love.   They carry petite to plus sizes so no matter your size or shape, they’ve got you covered.  Shabby Apple dresses are also modest, which I love.

I had a hard time selecting which dress to review.  Since I don’t have any big events coming up, I wanted an everyday dress that I could dress up or down depending on my mood and schedule.

The Da Vinci Dress was the perfect choice for me!
Shabby Apple
photo credit: Shabby Apple
Here is the description of the Da Vinci dress from the Shabby Apple website:
Sometimes choosing an outfit is as complex as cracking a Da Vinci anagram or reading backwards italian cursive without a mirror (or a dictionary!) Take the guesswork out of dressing with the soft and simple Da Vinci dress.  One part sweatshirt, one part puff-sleeved perfection, this easy-wearing number has a flare for the informal with its drop waist, A-line skirt and kangaroo pockets. Pack it for your next weekend getaway or make it a part of your everyday routine. 
When buying clothing online it’s always a little stressful since you don’t have the luxury of trying the items on.  Shabby Apple has sizing charts available and are very honest in their descriptions.  Twice in the description, this dress is listed as “fits generously”.  They recommended ordering a size smaller than you would from another retailer.  Shabby Apple also has a section for customer reviews which is so helpful when making a decision.  Based on the sizing chart and reviews, I chose a size small.

When I opened up the Da Vinci dress I noticed that although it was folded, it didn’t have any wrinkles! The dress is made from 70% Polyester 22% Rayon, and 8 % Spandex so it naturally maintains a smooth look. This would be a perfect travel dress!  It’s comfy enough to wear on a plane and won’t wrinkle in your suitcase.

I was a bit worried since I have a shorter torso that the dress would make me look a bit frumpy, but I’m really happy with the fit.  I think the size small was a perfect choice.  This dress is so soft and super comfortable.  I think it works great with flats, but I’m also planning to pair it with a cute pair of boots.  It’s really lightweight and slightly sheer, although I didn’t see a need to wear a slip.  I absolutely love the high neckline!  As a mom to a young baby, I’m constantly bending over to pick things up and with this dress I don’t need to worry about revealing anything to anyone.

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If you’re concerned about sizing or fit, no need to worry.  You can simply return your dress to Shabby Apple and they’ll ship you a new one for free!

Buy it: You can purchase Shabby Apple apparel on their website.

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About Ruth V.

Ruth V. has written 1499 post in this blog.

Hello! I'm Ruth, the main writer here at Viva Veltoro. I'm a 30-something year old wife to a great man, and mother to adorable toddler whom we call "the wubba". I love sharing our lives and blogging about products I love and places I love to go!


    Speak Your Mind


  1. WHISTLESTOP, love horizontal stripes!

  2. I like the Knave of Hearts dress

  3. I love the Animalia dress!


  4. I love the dress Bon Voyage.

  5. I love the One for my baby and the canary in the little girls dresses

  6. Sea Breeze!

  7. LOVE the Boardwalk Baby Skirt. It would be so great for the weddings I have coming up in the next couple months. :-)

  8. I like the Bon Voyage Dress!

  9. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway! I really like the Off Campus dress.

  10. I love Oh Baby!

  11. Of course I check the kid's section first! Love the Aviary baby girl dress.

  12. Oh my I love all the vintage-inspired dresses! I think my top 2 are El Capitan and Heart of Me!

  13. I love the ALICE dress!

  14. I love Dressage! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  15. I just saw the Fishermen's Find Top for the first time, I think it would be great with some of their full skirts!

  16. sugar cone top

  17. I like the CALLIOPE SKIRT! :)

  18. San Gabriel Dress

  19. sea breeze!

  20. march hare dress

  21. I love the aphrodite dress

  22. I like the Riptide dress

  23. I like the Animalia dress. Thanks for the giveaway.

  24. the aloha dress

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  25. I love the night train dress.

  26. I like the Looff's Pier Blouse.
    Thanks for the chance!

    raceracegirl at yahoo dot com

  27. I like the aphrodite dress.

  28. i love their childrens boho dress

  29. Animalia! <3

  30. Bon Voyage is my favorite!

  31. Definitely digging the Santa Monica dress, buuut I also like the Calliope skirt. Too many gorgeous pieces! Thanks for the chance :)

  32. I love the Jabberwocky maxi skirt.

  33. My favorite I’ve been saving for is the ‘Night Train’ dress! (Raine on RC)

  34. I really like the Bampton from the Highclere line!

  35. the alice dress!

  36. I love the Aloha dress

  37. alice dress

  38. Love the Admiral dress

  39. i love the ballerina dress! thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

  40. I like Barefoot in the Park

  41. i liker im late im late

  42. The Bonvoyage dress.

  43. I love the Le Soleil dress

  44. I love the Aprhodite dress!

  45. I love the serenade dress.

  46. Calliope Skirt

  47. I like the Merry-Go-Round Skirt and the Serenade dress!


  49. LOVE the Calliope skirt!!!

  50. ISOLA swim suit.

  51. I'm mad for the mad hatter dress!

  52. full steam ahead dress

  53. i love the Looff's Pier Blouse!


  55. bellerina dress

  56. I love the Upper East Side dress

  57. I love the Knave of Hearts dress! The blue lace is adorable and sassy :)

  58. I like the I'm Late, I'm Late dress

  59. I love the Da Vinci dress you are wearing!

  60. I like the Alice Dress.

  61. The Serenade
    Thanks for the chance

  62. The Mulholland

  63. i like the alice dress! beautiful color!

  64. I like the Jardin girls dress.

  65. Love the Blue Eyes dress best. Thanks for the chance!!! :)

  66. I love the Red Fox dress!

    ~ Eloquence

  67. Love the TENDER HEART dress!

  68. I like the Fishermans find top

  69. Kenya dress!

  70. not your mama's mumu for kids is cute and looks super comfy.

  71. I like the Neap Tide dress, among others.

  72. I like the "I'm late! I'm late!" dress.

  73. Garden Party or fields of gold

  74. i love the red ramble dress!

  75. I love that joyful dress. It’s gorgeous!

  76. I love the Caterpillar Skirt.

    april yedinak

  77. I’d get the METROPOLITAN BLOUSE.

  78. i havent worn a dress in many years so i dont know what would look good on me so i am going to say that the 'bezel wrapped aquamarine bracelet' is my favorite piece.


  80. Love the pier patrol dress!

  81. I love the Love Me Do dress! :)

  82. I like the barefoot in the park dress.

  83. the alice dress!

  84. I love the Venice Beach dress!

  85. it's amazing!!! =)

  86. OMG, I would totally buy the dress you have! I need a simple daily dress like that for spring/summer. Love it! Shabby Apple is fantastic.

  87. My fave dress is Overboard. Very cute.

  88. I love all of their dresses! So classy and chic!

  89. I like Loof’s Pier Blouse

  90. i love the Santa Monica dress!!

  91. I like the toe the line dress

  92. I like the twirl suit!

  93. I like the Summer Wind dress.

  94. I love their accessories, especially their bangle bracelets.

  95. Wow, now I get to see how it fits! I have wanted the da vinci for so long, that is actually my favorite dress there. I like so many of their dresses, and to choose something different, I’ll say the Bon Voyage dress this time :)

  96. The Riptide dress is very cute

  97. I love the I'm Late, I'm Late dress!

  98. I love the sea breeze dress

  99. I love the Rodeo Drive dress!

  100. Highland Light!

  101. I like the Odyssey dress

  102. I like the Breakwater Blouse

  103. I like the Park Hills flats!

  104. I would love to have the Oh Baby Dress!

  105. I love the Riptide Dress!

  106. I am in love with the Calliope Skirt.

  107. like the Gray fox dress.

  108. West Coast Swing Dress

    Jessica Eaton Ledford
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  109. I love the serenade dress.

  110. I love the Bon Voyage dress

  111. I love the Da Vinci or the Bandersnatch skirt!

  112. I like the Sicily and Oh, Baby maternity dresses.

  113. I like the Jabberwocky skirt and the Azure Coast dress!

  114. I’m in love with the Rootbeer Float dress!

  115. I love the high tea polka dot skirt:)

  116. I like the golden afternoon dress

  117. Root beer float dress. I love polka dots!

  118. Love the "I'm Late! I'm Late!" Lace Dress!

  119. Shabby Apple has such beautiful clothing. I love all of their items. Thanks for the review and the giveaway. Its awesome. Have a great weekend!!

  120. Since I'm rocking a baby bump right now I think I'd go with the oh baby dress!

  121. I absolutely love the Serenade Maxi Dress!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  122. I love the dress Bon Voyage

  123. LOVE the Gray Fox dress!

  124. I like the dress Elizabeth Islands

  125. I love the Rodeo Drive dress. Thanks for the giveaway!

  126. I love the Che Bella! dress

  127. I like the Rootbeer Float Dress.

    Desiree Dunbar

  128. I like the West Coaster dress.

  129. I like the wrap dresses – its too hard to just pick one!

  130. the red queen!!

  131. I like the Bon Voyage and the Twin Palms dress.

  132. I like the PIER PATROL dress. Thanks

  133. I absolutely love the Elizabeth Islands dress!

  134. I love the serenade maxi dress!

  135. I love all of them!

  136. Sea Breeze is seriously so cute! The only thing is that it is $98, or I would already have it!

  137. I like the sea breeze dress

  138. I really love the knave of hearts

  139. i love the bon voyage!

  140. I like the kenya dress

  141. I'm Late-I'm Late! LOVE it!

  142. I like the kenya dress

  143. You look fabulous!!! Love this dress, I also like the I'm late I'm late dress! They have some cute shoes too!

  144. I love the purple ROLLER RINK BLOUSE

  145. pier patrol

  146. The Bon Voyage is great, although I like the others too.

  147. I love this dress! It would probably hide my mommy tummy =) I am a sucker for vintage clothing and Shabby Apple has very vintage and wonderful clothes. Definitely buying from them!