Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Shabby Apple “Ballerina Dress” {review + giveaway}

Shabby Apple Color LogoShabby Apple is a clothing boutique offering a variety of stylishly eloquent feminine dresses and accessories for women, preteens, and young girls. I happened upon this company while searching for dresses over two years ago and am I glad that I did. What sets Shabby Apple from the rest in my eyes other than their exceptionally chic styles is the fit to flatter option and helpful guide on their site!

The Fit to Flatter guide is there to help customers find the right dress for their figure! I found this extremely easy to use and very helpful. What you do is answer 3 different questions about your body or you can browse the following categories to find your body shape: Hourglass, Apple, Pear, Pencil, Athletic, Womanly, Tall, and Short.  I found by using the fit to flatter section that dresses like the Polo, Cat’s Cradle, and the 90 Words Per Minute dress among others would flatter my figure. I own several of these and am pleased to say that their sizing was spot on!

I was recently given the opportunity to add yet another Shabby Apple dress to my wardrobe called the Ballerina. I’ve in the past week worn this to a work Christmas Party at a fancy hotel, to an intimate Christmas concert, and when attending my local church. I’m pleased to say this dress is very versatile for a wide range of activities and social gatherings.

The Ballerina dress welcomes a variety of body types including my own ranging in the fits generously size chart! I love the Plum color which makes it perfect for both Fall and Winter season. The top of the dress is V-neck which flatters nicely and it’s also perfect for when I am about and about nursing my son. Breastfeeding mommies like myself will love this added feature. The waist line on this dress is ruched from bust to hip meaning this is great for those who feel uncomfortable about their waistline. I may be petite but I’ve had two children and my stomach area is something that I’ve been working on.  There’s no need to wear a slip as the skirt part of this dress is fully lined. Did I mention it’s comfortable?

Overall the Ballerina from Shabby Apple  is very flattering dress that meets style and gives the comfort I so simply adore with my wardrobe. You don’t often get both sometimes. You can wear this dress in many ways depending how you accessorize with jewelery, fashion scarves, and more. I think at $62.00 though currently on sell for $40.00 this a dress that you shouldn’t pass up if it catches your eye.

**Apple Accolades: Shabby Apple has a great promotion called Apple Accolades, where Shabby Apple gives you a free gift (shipping included) for every $100 you spend at Shabby Apple. **

 


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Disclaimer: I was sent the above product mentioned for review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.