From their website, www.heartofhaute.com:
Teresa and Amanda Becker are a mother daughter team that found their niche in the vintage inspired fashion market, through what was initially a home based business in 2005. They call it Heart of Haute and it is making its own history...Heart of Haute offers great items like Swing Dresses, Sexy Wiggle Dresses and classy Mod and Mid-Century styles. Our items are inspired by 50's and 60's fashion, pinup girls, rockabilly and vintage fashion culture.
Here are my individual reviews of all three dresses (and the bolero)
The Monique Dress
This fantastic dress is a great item for work or play. The bateau neckline keeps you covered, but the bare arms allow you to stay cool in the summer (and in the fall or winter you can pair it with a bolero or cardigan to keep the chill at bay). The fabric is light and breezy, but the linen tends to wrinkle easily. Its nothing a steam or iron wont fix in a jiff however. The tie at the waist adds a little extra something to the look (you could always swap the tie out for a belt too, to change up the look). The skirt has a slight flare, and it hits right at the knee for a perfect, polished look. The 50's/60's feel of this dress is so adorable and flattering. It not only comes in this gorgeous red colour, but in a variety of colours and prints. I also own it in one of the most popular prints, "peacock royale" and i always get SO many compliments when I wear either of them.
The Milan Dress
This dress is the PERFECT 50's housewife dress. The first thing I did when I put it on, was spin around. The circle skirt is so full, but light. You can wear it with a crinoline to give it some extra volume, but I don't even think it needs it! It comes with a matching belt, but I found on me (as a curvy gal), since the belt had no adjustable notches, it just kept slipping apart and off. I swap the belt for one of my own when I wear it out. It looks really striking with a bright red belt! The belt it comes with would probably be great for a slimmer girl but it was the tinyist bit too small for me, so unfortunately didn't work. It in no way ruined the dress for me though, as this cut is just SO flattering. The neckline is sassy yet subtle. This is my go-to black dress. It works for work, play, dinners with family, running errands, date night....everything! It can be worn both casually or formally. The length hits just below the knee to give it a more elegant feel.
The Aimee Dress (and Betty Bolero)
The dress features a full A-line skirt, back zipper, and darts from waist to bust for that perfect fit. This dress also comes in a wide variety of colours and prints...all with a matching belt. All the Aimee dresses are easy to accessorize and wear. Made of 100% cotton, the material is light, soft, and comfortable.
The bolero is the perfect edition to this dress. It ties at the neck, and creates a lovely retro silhouette, while keeping your arms and shoulders warm. Its light material is just perfect for cool summer nights, or keeping that spring chill at bay. The soft cotton is not too hot and not too cool....just right.
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I am so thrilled to be working with this amazing company, and I cannot wait to shoot more gorgeous dresses for them in the future.