Dapper & Dazzling in Daddy-O’s

Everyone loves finding their favourite brands at a lower price, right? Well I’ll let you in on a little secret… Daddy-O’s stock some of the biggest brands in the vintage reproduction world and their prices can be significantly cheaper than if you buy direct from the brand themselves!

Daddy-O’s have a number of various brands for women including Voodoo Vixen, Steady and Lucky 13 but the bulk of their dresses are from Stop Staring. I’ve always found Stop Staring to be a little overpriced for the quality, a lot of them are between US$170-$197, however on Daddy-O’s, they are mostly between US$89-$120 which is much more affordable.

Matt and I were both offered to pick out a item of our choice. I took the opportunity to try the Stop Staring Chelsea Polka Dot Doll Dress and Matt, ever the mustard lover, went with the Steady Golden Classic Shirt.

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Stop Staring seem to do A LOT of wiggle dresses and from past experience, I know they can run very small in the hips, so I decided a swing dress would be safest. With a abundance of florals and bright colours in my wardrobe, I’ve been leaning more towards more muted tones and *gasp* black recently. The Chelsea Dress caught my eye because of the oh-so-cute collar and button detail on the bodice. 
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I have a couple of Stop Staring dresses already and knew that I would probably be a size medium and the size chart listed on the Daddy-O’s website confirmed that. My bust measures 36″ and waist is 27.5″ and the medium fits perfectly and thanks to the hint of stretch in the fabric, it’s also very comfortable.
I love it when dresses are really fitted through the top and especially with a high neckline such as the Chelsea. Sometimes I feel a little matronly if a dress has a high, baggy neckline but this was not a problem.

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I was a little concerned about the sleeves being too tight since the piping would mean there would be no stretch but thankfully it’s ok and I think they stretched out even a little more with movement.

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The skirt of the Chelsea Dress is lovely and full and I could fit my voluminous Vivien of Holloway petticoat underneath for a pop of colour. I love accessorising black+white with pops of red but you can pick any colour- baby pink or purple would be my next choice.

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The Chelsea Dress is US$89.95 and comes in sizes Small-3XL. It’s made from a poly/cotton blend and is unlined.

Full Outfit Details
Belt and HairscarfPinup Girl Clothing
Shoes– Steve Madden
PetticoatVivien of Holloway

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Matt has never been a man to shy away from colours  and he seems to really gravitate towards earthy tones. I myself quite like the look of the 50’s bowler shirts but he’s not a fan for some reason. So, the solid colour of the Steady Golden Classic Shirt with the added detail of the Cadillac inspired logo and pinstripe won him over when picking something out.

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In typical husband style, I had nag him to measure himself and figure out what size he needed. I’m 99% sure he didn’t quite get the measurements right because the size XL seems a touch too big BUT Matt loves that it’s a little baggier than his normal slim fit shirts.

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Matt really appreciates that the shirt is made from a light polyester material that doesn’t wrinkle easily and says it’s going to be a great summer shirt.
He styled the shirt with his favourite black jeans and brown dress shoes to tie in the warm tones of the golden mustard colour.

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The Steady Golden Classic Shirt is US46.95 and comes in sizes Medium-3XL

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Thank you to Elizabeth J Photography for another fabulous set of photos. It was fun to have Matt involved for a change too and he was a natural in front of the camera! I hope to have him on here more!

Check out Daddy-O’s for a great range of brands at fabulous prices.


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Disclaimer: Whilst these items were gifted to me, I never accept anything that I do not truly love and all opinions expressed are honest and my own. The integrity and honesty of my blog is very important to me as are my readers 

10 replies »

  1. I adore these photos of you and Mr. VV! So glad to see him on the blog, I’m sure many ladies appreciate some ideas on clothes for their dapper men! That dress fits you beautifully, most definitely not matronly.

  2. You photograph so sweetly together! Details like his hand on your arm and around your waist at *just the right angle* to create a harmonious composition and flatter your figure, and the photo of you two walking down the warf captured *right* when you both have your outside feet flicking back – these little things are everything! And I really like your thorough clothing (and recent Bait footwear) reviews 🙂

  3. Thanks for the details! I am always looking for a reputable site to order from. Once ordered from a site..took 3 months to come in! Come to find out, it was from China and the Xl might as well have been for a doll, not a pin-up doll;) You two make a great looking couple! Found you on Instragram and I’m loving your blog. Thanks for writing!

    • oh dear 🙁 you’ve got to really look into some of these websites. The ones like Queen of Holloway etc are just giant rip offs of other brands, all made in china probably by kids 🙁

  4. I LOVE daddy-os I stumbled across their website about 8 years ago and I’ve been frequenting their site ever since!

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