I debated very hard on purchasing this dress. I left it in my online shopping cart for a few weeks. I kept changing my mind constantly on why I don’t need it or why I should just buy it. Ordering a dress online anyway is a little bit of a gamble at times – you never know how it’s going to fit or really appear until it arrives and you try it on. Not with this dress! After a few weeks of eyeballing it online, I finally placed the order and it arrived a few days later. I tried it on and to my surprise it fits perfectly and looks authentic!
Welcome back to another dress review! In this post I will be discussing about the lovely vintage inspired 1960’s Matilda Peplum Wiggle Dress by Heart of Haute (formerly Heartbreaker). This dress can be dressed up 1950's style too!
I ordered this dress back in December 2018 and didn’t get a chance to wear it due to the wintertime here in Illinois. I figured I’d start wearing it as soon as it warms up. I wore it for the first time to a dinner for Mother’s Day back in May. I dressed it up 1950’s style.
I spent the afternoon back in the spring with a friend capturing these photos at The Inn at Market Square of Zion.
The dress comes in black, blue and red-wine. It features an adorable neck tie-bow that can be styled in many ways. The dress has a comfortable wiggle fit with lots of room to breathe and accentuates curves naturally without appearing too obvious. I'm wearing size medium.
This dress is practical and can be worn for many different occasions – if dressed up the right way for that particular occasion. You can give it a complete vintage look with a vintage hat and gloves for a photo shoot or a day out in vintage-style. It can be worn to church or to work with a simple pair of flats or heels. This is definitely a dinner date dress!
I like to say that it appears 1960’s due to its above-the-knee length, which became a trend in the early 1960’s. It has a very fitted wiggle style which feels very 1950’s. The cute neck tie-bow definitely states 1960’s as little bows were popular in fashion and hair accessories. It also feels like a boat neck style of the 1950’s as well.
The dress features an invisible zipper in the back which gives an authentic feel.
Has a very feminine, adorable appeal. It doesn’t even need many accessories to make it stand out. It can be worn in any season, especially the black colored version.
You can search for Heart of Haute 1960's Matilda Peplum Wiggle Dress to see what's available out there for purchase. This dress is from the Teresa Marie Studios collection by Heart of Haute.
Full Outfit Details
Dress: Heart of Haute
Year: 1960's reproduction
Heels: Steve Madden
Hat & Gloves: 1950's authentic
Location: Zion, Illinois
Photos by: Benjamin Scott
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Photos by Benjamin Scott of Chicago