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Not too long ago, my friend Jessica recommended the retro designs of Hearts & Found, an Etsy company offering a vast array of pretty vintage styles in pretty prints. While perusing the shop, I found a lovely Hawaiian sundress (similar to a Shaheen design) with shoulder ties and a full skirt. Even better, it was pictured in a soft black-and-white cotton fabric featuring great white sharks! While not exactly a shark fan, I found the art charming and the color scheme bold and attractive – perfect to combine with colorful cropped cardigans and bakelite jewelry!
My boyfriend purchased the dress for me for my birthday. We chose the standard XL size because it was close to my current measurements, and it ended up being the right choice. That said, you don’t have to settle for the standard sizes. In general, the options offered seem limitless. You can get custom sizing. You can choose to combine elements of more than one standard dress design. You can pick any fabric listed at the storefront (and there are dozens of options to choose from!). Best of all, the prices are reasonable and their labor practices are fair.
Delivery was fairly quick for international shipping. Despite the fact that we picked an off-the-rack size, the dress fits very well! The fabric has a nice, soft, high-quality finish. The dress is fully lined, too, so there’s no need for a slip and certainly no need for a crinoline. The skirt is very full.
I’m happy to say that I’d definitely purchase another dress from Hearts & Found, as there are plenty of other cute styles and prints to explore!
For reference, I’m wearing the dress with a Nicois hat by Le Traclet, a MAK cardigan, and vintage bakelite jewelry. The sandals are Lilymoons by Gentle Souls.