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  • Find the Perfect Swimsuit for Your Body Shape

    We've all been there, you're searching for the perfect swimsuit but nothing seems to be working. That two piece looked oh-so-stunning on the hanger but left you feeling a little ho-hum. Feeling confident and looking gorgeous in a swimsuit begins with finding a great fit. Its all about accentuating your best assets and downplaying your least favorite. Below are just a few quick tips for suiting up with confidence.

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  • Fab or Drab Fridays: June 6

    That's right, darlings! We are back and more fabulously opinionated than ever! Put those finishing touches on your foundation and tighten your girdle - let's peek in on some starlets, shall we?

    This week, we're taking a little trip to the CFDA Awards in NYC! If the theme was "drama," then these ladies nailed it. Well, most of them. It's two rights and a wrong!

    Chanel Iman in Monique Lhuillier

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  • My UV Event

    Did you have a vintage-inspired wedding, Gatsby themed prom, or fabulous special day that you would love to share? We'd love to hear from you and see how you incorporated Unique Vintage dresses into your special day!

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  • UV Style Icons: Lena Horne

    Actress, singer, civil rights activist, and glamorous style icon Lena Horne began her singing career at the early age of 16. She began performing at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem. After a long run singing at the Savoy-Plaza Hotel night club, in 1943, she signed a contract with MGM and became the highest paid African-American performer of her time.

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    Lena performed in several hit films like Stormy Weather and Cabin in the Sky, but because she refused to play roles in which African-Americans were stereotyped, her film career stagnated. She became active in the civil rights movement and performed at rallies around the US on behalf of NAACP and participated in the 1963 march on Washington. Lena continued to perform and record music until her death in 2010.

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  • Vintage Inspiration: High-Waisted Bikinis

    While Spring is just on the horizon, we're thinking ahead to those blissful sunny summer days spent lounging poolside or at the beach. Of course, no vintage-loving vixen would ever been seen without her timeless and always glamorous high-waisted bikini.

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  • OOTD: Dollface Darling

    Every girl needs the perfect little black dress and as soon as we saw the Black Cherry Dollface Wiggle Dress we were in love. This delectable wiggle dress stars off sultry with cross over straps, a plunging sweetheart neckline, and a curve hugging silhouette and finishes flirty with a playful ruffle hem. We added some retro-inspired finishing touches and, voila! Instant pin up fabulousness!

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    For touches of print and texture, we styled the Dollface dress with the Lucky Me Leopard Tote and added the Red and White Polka Dot Bow Stud Earrings for added color. Complete the ensemble with classic Black and Nude Cuban Foot Stockings, neutral heels like the Cream Ruffle Peep Toe Lolita Heels, and the Black Fancy Cat Eye Sunglasses.

    Looking for a fancy frock for a night on the town? Our cocktail dress section has everything you need to paint the town red.

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