I wouldn’t normally do a lust list with frocks from only one shop, but I was linked to Shabby Apple through another blog some months ago, and since then I’ve just been sitting and drooling over their beautifully lovely vintage-inspired clothing.
Like similar stores Shop Ruche, and ModCloth they have a separate “Plus Sized” section, but their XL fits up to a 45″ bust, a 38″ waist and 48″ hips, so it’s good for us inbetweenies too.
Every dress on the website has its own little story too, making it the most wonderful site to browse.
I’ve been scouring the web for blogger reviews, and it’s pretty overwhelmingly positive. Oh! And they ship internationally, too (yeah, baby!)
Here’s some of my favourite pieces:
Seriously 90% of these dresses are bookmarked on my computer! I heart them so bad! If I accidently rugby tackle you and try to steal the dress from you if I see you wearing it, you won’t totally hate me will you?
Hey Froufrou, these dresses are fabulous. Like Callie, I have been busily bookmarking so I can go shopping and browsing in the future. Thanks!
Gorgeous selection of dresses! Now I have another website of Things To Lust Over.
Beautiful dresses! If I wasn’t on a shopping ban I’d be clicking through ASAP…
I LOVE these websites. Am pregnant now, and not in love with the maternity they have to offer, but they are bookmarked for the future. They are SO CUTE! And I love that so many seem to be made of cotton, or jersey, easy fabrics.
I just purchased the Gondola dress (Roamin’ Holiday) on the weekend and I am looking forward to seeing what the fit is like. They have such beautiful classic dresses.
They’re so gorgeous, Toni! Let us know how it goes 🙂
I love, love, love the look of Shabby Apple dresses too. I’ve ordered two dresses in the past (including the Upper East Side dress). I’m a pretty standard size but found the fit of the dresses was all wrong – super skinny arms and ridiculously tiny waist which for me is unheard of as usually i have to get dresses tailored at the wasit 🙁 Sadly the quality of the dresses was also poor – the cotton was very thin and creased in a millisecond. I was very disappointed as the shipping to Australia isn’t cheap. Maybe the dresses made of jersey or other material are of a better quality. Would love to see you review a dress if you get one…
Thats so sad- I love the look of their clothes-so pretty, but pricey if not good quality and fit!!!
Yeah – A terrible shame 🙁
That’s a shame – thanks for letting us know though, Jo. I might give one a whirl & I’ll review it on here 🙂
I love Shabby Apple’s website, but haven’t ordered anything yet. Also, ModCloth has cute things, but doesn’t have a separate section for plus sizes. It can be frustrating, because you just have to cross your fingers when you click on the picture, and hope that it is available in your size.
this site looks amazing, thanks so much for rec’ing it!
My pleasure, kt! I’ve been mooning over it for months, I figure it’s only fair to share the love 🙂
Oh my! Oh my! I don’t know which to pick. I can live out my mad men Joanie fantasies here. Thanks Lilli!
My PLEASURE! ( I love Joan 🙂 )
I bought 3 dresses from Shabby Apple after seeing your blog. I got the red fox, and 2 others that werent featured on your blog. They are beautiful dresses – probably a bit small in terms of sizes. I would normally wear a size 12 dress and I ended up with the Larges at Shabby and they fit well around my bust and then are bigger around my hips.
good site though – they have free delivery at the moment.
Woo! Free delivery? Thanks Amy – maybe it’s time to try them for myself 🙂 Thanks for the feedback!