Shabby Apple – Alice Dress Review

Today’s What I Wore Wednesday is a little different – – I have a great dress to tell you about, and then I need some shoe suggestions…

Dresses from Shabby Apple

I was sent a dress from Shabby Apple to review: Dresses from Shabby Apple

They have a new line of dresses called the Mad Hatter  – check it out!

I was sent the “Alice” – I love it’s color!!  Here’s the model’s picture:

And now here’s mine – – but first I have to tell you to ignore my hair – my blow dryer blew up (it shot sparks out of the cord end and tried to get me!) so when I showered this morning I thought I’d let it air dry and then flatten it – but it’s 4pm and my thick hair and the rainy day means my hair is still damp – crazy!

Anyways, here ya go:

In real life, the color of the dress is somewhere between the model’s picture and my picture.   Seafoam-ish.

I was super impressed when I received the dress – I knew the bottom of the dress would have a lace overlay, but I didn’t realize the bodice did too – it makes it really pretty.  It fits perfectly in the waist but is a little big and loose in the bust – I blame mother nature, not Shabby Apple.  I even have on my super-duper padded b-r-a  and can’t quite fill it out (not a big surprise).  I might try taking in the pleats just a little.
I love the boatneck-ish neckline but how it’s not falling of my shoulders or anything.  The whole dress is lined and the overlay hangs past the dress with a scallop edge, which I love.

This is the dress that will be my Easter Dress – I think it’s perfect for that!!  So if you want to match me, go for it :)

But now I have a dilemma – – what shoes should I wear?!?  I found a few options:

I think these would have been the top choice, but there’s a black strap going across the ankle, and black doesn’t really say “spring” and “Easter”  – but I do like how they’re nude with that pop of hidden color.

Next up, these are probably my least favorite but they’re not bad – just maybe a little too casual??

 And this shot has a couple of options – the one on the left is more strappy and shiny and maybe too dressy??  My favorite out of all of them is the one on the right – nude with a peep toe.  The main shoe is patent (shiny) leather but the bow thing is suede-ish to add interest.

So, shoe thoughts???  Any of my choices work??  If you know what kind of shoe would be perfect for the dress, leave a comment with a link and I will for sure check it out.  But remember I’m kind of cheap – I’m hoping for something under $40.

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  1. says

    This dress looks great on you. Much better than the model. i always like seeing how Shabby Apple dresses look on real people. I also like the nude peep toe shoe on the bottom picture (on the right).

  2. says

    Okay Mandy…we really do think alike. I almost bought those exact nude/tangerine heels from Target-but when I tried them on they felt a little extra high. I’ve still been thinking about buying them, though.

    The nude peep-toe would also look fabulous (patent & suede)-dressier but still casual enough for spring :)

    And the dress looks beautiful!

  3. says

    Nude with a peep toe to wear with that dress! But I think you should buy the first shoes (with the black strap) for anyway another occasion.

  4. says

    such a cute dress!!! and i LOVE the first shoe… i think you should get it… regardless if you wear it with this dress or not ;)

  5. says

    I actually have the nude peep toe from Payless. They are really comfy and I love them. I pick them because every woman needs a pair of nude heels. They can be worn with anything any time of the year and look great. That dress looks fantastic on you too!

  6. says

    SUCH a pretty dress. Perfect for Spring. You’re definitely on the right track with the shoes. I too would do a nude. I like the bottom right.

  7. says

    The dress looks lovely on you! When I saw your link on Glamamom I immediately thought nude so I vote nude peep toes. They are also sure to go with any other spring/summer dresses you get,

  8. says

    Hi! I’m new to your blog and I have been considering buying this Alice dress from Shabby Apple for my bro-in-law’s wedding. I had heard from a lot of people that the dress runs rather small. I normally take anywhere between a 4 and 6 in dresses. The dress is beautiful on you and was wondering if you could tell me what size you are wearing if that’s okay. I just want to get a feel of what size I need seeing as I’m ordering online. You can contact me through my email Thanks so much!

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