Hello, space cadets!
This week for Designer Spotlight Saturday we received some pieces c/o the amazing people at Steady Clothing. Have you seen those amazing space + rocket print skirts and dresses floating round the fashion & blogosphere? Steady makes those!
Steady Clothing is an Americana vintage-inspired brand (not just for ladies, you can outfit your dudes too.) It's also made right here in the USA. Whether you're looking for novelty prints or staple solids, you can find them on their site. Modcloth also carries a ton of their skirts, if you've seen those amazing solid circle skirts, space print dresses+skirts or the circus print dress on their site, they're made by this brand!
What is Amelia wearing?
Amelia is wearing the Strongman Swing Dress in Light Blue. Amelia: I have to pull the Strongman Swing Dress over my head (instead of stepping into it), but I attribute this to the length of the zipper and my big hips ha. The Strongman dress definitely passes the "petticoat-able" test, which also makes it super fun to twirl in. The dress also features adjustable straps, which is a huge plus for me since super long straps can ruin a dress for me. Also, DID YOU SEE THIS PRINT?!
What is June Wearing?
June is wearing the 3/4 Sleeve Peek A Boo Top in Black and the High Waisted Thrills Skirt in Olive.
June: The High Waisted Thrills Skirt is one of my favorite staple pinup pieces because it's a classic circle skirt that comes in a variety of colors. A petticoat easily fits under the skirt and it accommodates the fullness quite well. It's got a bit of stretch to it so if you're between sizes, you might be ok to size down. It fastens with a traditional back zipper with top button. The Peek A Boo Top is even better than I expected! It was really stretchy, I got a medium but probably should've sized down to a small. The peek-a-boo is a great way to make a long sleeved shirt a lot less boring. I was worried about it looking odd because of my larger bust, but I quite like it! I added the belt + hair clips from Pinup Girl Clothing and heels from Miss L Fire for a little something extra.
What is Collin wearing?
Quality + Fit
Amelia: The two pieces of Steady Clothing that I own both exceeded my expectations! The dresses are somewhat stretchy so the bust and waist fit perfectly (I'm a size small). Also, the novelty prints that they have available are fantastic.
June: I own several tops by Steady and they are amazing quality, they're made of this really thick, stretchy cotton which I find doesn't "pill" as easily as thinner cotton pieces and I haven't had one wear a hole either (which sometimes happens to my tops because of tightlacing). I'm also able to size down so that the tops are quite fitted, but not unflattering or ridiculous looking because of my larger chest. The skirts are a perfect length and fit Amelia and I both in a flattering way, which is saying something as there's a 6 inch height difference.
CostWhether you buy your items from Steady Clothing's site or one of the other sites that carries their items, they're very reasonably priced.
Amelia: Spending over $100 on one dress is usually not in my budget. As a newlywed still trying to get settled, there's nothing better than being able to spoil myself with a wonderful dress, while not breaking my bank account.
June: We love introducing brands that make clothes 100% comparable to some of the higher price tag brands we love, that also present the same quality and appeal, everyone loves a good novelty print that they don't have to pay 3 figures for or a good staple circle skirt that they know is inexpensive but good quality.