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Real Beaut! Dress



  • Detailed Shift Dress
  • Gray Jersey Knit
  • Gathered Detail at Left Front Side
  • Elbow Length Sleeves
  • Hits Below the Knee
  • 76% Polyester 19% Rayon 5% Spandex Ponte de Roma
  • Machine Wash Cold, Tumble Dry


Searching for a comfortable vintage style dress that is not only fit for the workplace but also attractive enough for social events? With its elbow length sleeves and stylish gathered detail at the left front waist, our Real Beaut! Dress is a stunning selection from our Aussie Afternoon collection of Australia inspired retro fashion. Made of gorgeous gray ponte de Roma polyester, rayon, and spandex, this comfortable dress falls just below the knees giving it a classic, casual feel that is as its name suggests: a real beaut!




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  1. Runs very small

    Posted by Debbie Nelson on 7th Nov 2015

    {"size":"14/16","age":"25-34","height[ft]":"5","height[in]":"5","bra[size]":"","bra[cup]":"","waist":"","hips":"","fit":"1","fabric":"3","quality":"4","stars":"2","comment":"First, let me start by saying that this dress purchase was my third Shabby Apple dress. I have two others in this same size (14) that fit me great. This dress fit me like a size 8 or 10. I could barely get it on. Me in this dress was a sight I wouldn't let anyone see. \n\nSecondly, this dress is constructed of (great quality) 2-way stretch fabric that only stretches in one direction, rather than 4-way stretch fabric that stretches in all directions. Because of the way the dress must be cut for it's construction, the bust area doesn't stretch side to side, it stretches up and down. It was smashing me flat more than a sports bra. The lower half of the dress stretches side to side, which is perfect. \n\nThirdly, I was sent the wrong color, which has nothing to do with the dress, but I'm frustrated by that."}

  2. Flattering and comfortable

    Posted by DeeAnna on 27th May 2015

    {"size":"8","age":"35-44","height[ft]":"5","height[in]":"5","bra[size]":"34","bra[cup]":"DD/E","waist":"28","hips":"39","fit":"3","fabric":"5","quality":"5","stars":"4","comment":"This dress is very flattering. The fabric has just the right amount of thickness and the shirring around the waist is flattering even if you don't have a tummy. The fit is great, curve hugging but not tight. It will show all the right curves but still modest for church or a conservative workplace. One thing about the fit though is that its snug in the bust if you are a bit larger on top. If I was even an inch bigger in the bust this would not fit but a size up would be far too big everywhere else. I would imagine if you are a D cup or less you'll be okay but busty women be aware, you MAY need to size up and have it taken in. Overall I am really happy I got this dress. It will be a staple for me."}

  3. Great for work!

    Posted by Unknown on 9th Feb 2015

    {"size":"4","age":"35-44","height[ft]":"5","height[in]":"5","bra[size]":"32","bra[cup]":"C","waist":"29","hips":"38","fit":"3","fabric":"5","quality":"5","stars":"5","comment":"After reading other review, I decided buy this dress. I had looked at it several times and was unsure, but I am so glad I made the decision to buy it. It is very comfortable and fits well. I was surprised that the material had a slight pattern. The pattern is a light/dark gray horizontal stripe that is very subtle but gives the dress a nice look. The pleats give the dress a nice look. It is great for work and I appreciate that the length is just below the knee."}

  4. Lots of compliments

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Feb 2015

    {"size":"8","age":"35-44","height[ft]":"5","height[in]":"5","bra[size]":"34","bra[cup]":"A","waist":"28","hips":"39","fit":"3","fabric":"5","quality":"5","stars":"4","comment":"Great quality fabric and super flattering on my petite pear shape. The only complaint I have is that the neckline has a panel lining that doesn't like to stay down. But it overall I love it and received tons of compliments!"}

  5. Feels Cheap.

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Jan 2015

    The material is thin. The dress feels a little on the cheap side.

  6. Words cannot express!!

    Posted by Unknown on 9th Dec 2014

    {"size":"4","age":"25-34","height[ft]":"5","height[in]":"5","bra[size]":"34","bra[cup]":"D","waist":"27","hips":"38","fit":"3","fabric":"5","quality":"5","stars":"5","comment":"I love this dress! Probably more than what is healthy to love a dress. It's beautiful, sexy, sleek, sophisticated, hugs my curves and makes my waist look super tiny! The length is perfect fitting just under the knee/above the calf. My new favorite Shabby Dress! I don't know why I debated over it for so long!"}

  7. Practical "keeper" dress

    Posted by Hayley on 8th Dec 2014

    {"size":"4","age":"25-34","height[ft]":"5","height[in]":"5","bra[size]":"32","bra[cup]":"DDD/F","waist":"28","hips":"37","fit":"3","fabric":"5","quality":"4","stars":"5","comment":"I got this dress in the mail only 3 days after I ordered it over the phone! I am very impressed with this dress. The knit fabric is thicker than I thought it would be and feels high quality. When looking closely at the fabric it has a slight \"ribbed\" texture with flecks of lighter and darker grays. It has a beautiful wide neckline and hits right below my knees. \n I am a practical buyer when it comes to a more expensive item. I can see myself wearing this dress all year round! In the summer I will pair it with a fun necklace and heels. In the summer I will throw a scarf around my neck and slip on a pair of boots. It can be dressed up or down. I am very happy with my purchase. Thank you Shabby Apple!"}