Wordful Wednesday ~ My Take on the Desert Modern Dress by Shabby Apple

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I wear dresses every week to church and every once in awhile {every once in a LONG while} I find a dress that I love so much it’s almost criminal.  Last week one of those dresses {that I love so much it shouldn’t be legal} came in the mail and I swear to you, I could live in this dress, probably because it’s made of jersey cotton.  Made by Shabby Apple, and called Desert Modern,  it’s a modern take on a vintage look (think early 1980’s) but with updates that make it both more comfortable and more flattering.

Shabby Apple Desert Modern Dress

Here’s What I Love

  • First and foremost, it’s comfortable!
  • It looks really cute on.  It’s the ultimate maxi dress, don’t you think?
  • The kimono sleeves come up to the arm pit (unlike most kimono sleeved garments) so you don’t need to wear a tank top underneath so your bra doesn’t show when you lift your arm.
  • The top is double layered  so there aren’t any weird flaps flapping around.
  • I’m 5’7″ and the length is PERFECT on me.
  • It comes in numbered sizing for a more precise fit unlike many S, M and L sized dresses.  I ordered the dress in my normal dress size and it fit exactly how I expected it to.
  • The shade of grey is perfect for just about any skin tone and any event.  It makes the dress super versatile.  It can be dressed up for a snazzy event or dressed down for a casual affair.
  • It makes my waist look small.  And, I’m fully aware that that is a vain thing to say, but after birthing five kids, I’ll take any garment that accentuates in a good way an area that’s been stretched to lengths that make me downright uncomfortable thinking about.

Shabby Apple Desert Modern Dress

Oh, I almost forgot the best part.  I’m giving away a $75 gift certificate to Shabby Apple so that a Seven Clown Circus reader can buy themselves a Desert Modern Dress (or anything else they’d like from the store) this week.  Click on over to to enter to win!

Do you have a dress that you love to pieces?  If so, I’d love to hear about it!

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Shabby Apple LogoDisclosure:  Shabby Apple made my day when they sent me the Desert Modern Dress for Review!

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. Ok, you’re adorable, but I kinda hate you for being so tiny after all those kids!

  2. Angie I LOVE that dress.
    I didn’t see this in my searching around on the site.
    I LOVE it.
    Man I’d get that for sure.
    Is there many more like that?
    Love it.
    thans for sharing.

  3. That is one cute dress! And you, my dear, totally rock it.

  4. OMG… you look great! You don’t look like you had 5 kids… Yes, I’m jealous.

    Oh… and I love Shabby Apple.

  5. That dress is very lovely. Looks good on you.

  6. Au Contraire, my friend, I’m sorry to contradict, but your waist IS small! That dress looks fab on you, like it was made for you. Only wish my waist/tummy post twins was so similar.

  7. What a cute dress, and you look fabulous in it. I have a whole slew of jersey sundresses that I pretty much live in all summer long. I’d never make it through a hot Israeli summer without them!

  8. Looove! The color is gorgeous! This dress looks fantastic on you!

  9. Well I have to admit after seeing you in this dress I scooted right on over to shabby apple and had a window shopping spree. So many choices. The dress is beautiful on you. I have never in my life ordered a piece of clothing over the internet. With the results you’ve shown here, maybe I should give it a try.

  10. Oh my goodness, that is the most stunning dress and you have such a tiny ilittle waist.

  11. That is a fabulous dress and you wear it well!

  12. I love the dress! You do NOT look like you’ve had 5 kids! At all. I’m jealous – *I* look like I’ve had 5 kids and I’ve only had one!! 🙂

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  13. I love a good maxi dress and that was looks great on you! It looks soft and comfortable.

  14. What a great dress! It does remind me of the 80s, but in all the right ways and so nicely modernized. So cute!

  15. It’s gorgeous!!!!! I can see why you love it. I would too.

  16. Oh, how I envy your girlish figure, Angie! Love the flowy dress, too. It’s perfect as is, or to dress up for summer events without having to be uncomfortable.

  17. Seriously hawt mama!!! That dress looks fantastic on you. I have a red dress with black flowers on it from Anthropology. I wore it to BlogHer in 2010. Ironically, it is my favorite dress but I only wore it one time. There were WAY too many photos taken of me in it. I need to wear it more often.

  18. That is a gorgeous dress on you! 🙂

  19. That is a fantastic dress. I like wearing dresses to work because they are easy and professional. I have a couple that remind me of an updated 70’s style. Love them. I wish I could find some more.

  20. Ok, I LOVE it on YOU, but what will it look like on ME? I think my belly to boob ratio is slightly opposite of yours. Dang kids.

  21. Color you FABULOUS. Thanks for posting. What a find. xo

  22. YOU LOOK AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The dress looks great too 🙂

  23. Oh my goodness! You look amazing!! I am extremely jealous of your waist (dress or not, your waist is tiny!!) because mine is growing by the day.