Stop Staring Vintage Dress Give-A-Way & the Differences between Vintage and Retro Clothing
Over the last few decades, fashion trends across the world have taken a vintage turn. This was excellent news for us as our founder and lead dress designer, Alicia Estrada saw an opportunity to create the type of vintage dresses she loves. To celebrate our love for vintage designs and clothing, we are giving away one of our most unique Stop Staring Hollywood vintage dresses.
Stop Staring’s Celebrity Vintage Dress
This one-of-a-kind, 1950’s inspired dress from Stop Staring Clothing allows vintage-loving women the opportunity to capture old Hollywood glamour in their own way. The penciled skirt elongates the legs and the dress gathers near the waist and bust to hide all possible flaws in the body. Gorgeous fabric, a special pattern and a vintage silhouette truly set this dress and its wearer apart from the crowd. To win this dress…
One of the reasons we are so pleased to give away one of our favorite designs, the Celebrity Dress, is because we are positive that it fits the trend that is moving further towards the popularity of vintage designs.
The Popularity of the Vintage Design
Over the last two decades or so, we’ve see a definite movement towards vintage/retro inspired clothing designs. The reasons for the popularity of this style are clear, with many women feeling these styles offer more coverage while accentuating their curves than the modern dress designs of today. Whether the vintage dress is considered Hollywood glam or a rockabilly design, many of our buyers feel they have distinct styles which are showcased through their Stop Staring Clothing.
The Differences between Vintage and Retro Clothing
While popularity of vintage clothing has been high recently, the term “vintage” is used rather loosely. Vintage in fact relates to clothing made between the time periods of the 1920s and the 1960s. Clothing styles and designs dating back before the 1920’s are considered be to antique and are coined as such. You may be asking what the term retro has to do with vintage or antique clothing but in fact, retro designs are more popular than any other style of clothing across the “vintage” landscape. Retro is the designing term used to define modern dress designers who imitate the silhouettes, cuts, fabrics and designs of vintage clothing. To put it simply, retro is new clothing made in the style of vintage.
Enter the drawing below for your chance to win the black & gray dotted Celebrity dress in the size of your choice! Remember this is our fourth and final giveaway, and you can enter the contest everyday!
She even posted a picture of herself in the dress on her personal Twitter account! (above)
Kristin Bauer van Straten of HBO’s hit series True Blood was spotted wearing Stop Staring’s fitted black Blondi dress to OutFest Fusion’s LGBT People of Color Film Festival with her True Blood cast! She looked so sleek and stylish in the black dress!
Kristin is a huge Stop Staring fan and we have loved her in every look she has ever donned! Click the links below to see some Stop Staring looks she’s worn in the past:
Sarah Wayne Callies of AMC’s The Walking Dead wore Stop Staring’s eggplant Lockheart dress to the Orphans Broadway opening night at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York City! The dress is so flattering on her and the color looks great with her skin tone!
Take a look at other Stop Staring looks Sarah has worn in the past by clicking the links below:
Emmy Rossum will grace the cover of June’s Cosmopolitan Latin America in a Stop Staring red dress! She is the epitome of “Latin Power” in our red Million Dollar Baby dress! Those curves! That hair! Perfection.
The stunning actress was also interviewed on PBS‘s talk-show Tavis Smiley, where she donned Stop Staring’s dark gray Caroline dress! On the show she promoted the third season of her hit Showtime series Shameless, her latest film Beautiful Creatures, and her debut album Sentimental Journey! They also put up a picture of the Shameless cast during the show in which she also happened to be wearing Stop Staring!
Watch the whole interview by clicking here!
We are also still finding press featuring Emmy in our polka-dotted Celebrity dress! Star Magazine ran a Triple Take in their Star Style section featuring Emmy Rossum, Bitsie Tulloch (Grimm), and Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead) in the same Stop Staring cocktail dress, and Emmy Rossum was chosen as the one that “Rocked It!”
PeopleStyleWatch.com also featured the look in their current You Asked, We Found! StyleWatch Special due to popular demand from their readers!
Click here to see the feature today!
We are loving all the exposure she is giving Stop Staring and think she looks more than phenomenal in every look so far!
Retro Dress Give-A-Way and Our Top Three Retro Fashion Tips
Retro fashions are sweeping the globe and the high fashion world. As global designers pay homage to the silhouettes, patterns and materials of the past, we are seeing more of a demand for unique retro clothing for women. As retro dress designers, the team here at Stop Staring Clothing is pleased to provide the opportunity for retro fashionistas to win one of our most original and stylish dress designs.
Defining Your Retro Fashion with the Jaden Dress
With its soft material, retro green coloring and classic shape, the Stop Staring Jaden dress is truly unique. With thick, off the shoulder straps and a v-neckline, the winner of this elegant dress can look like a modern Hollywood starlet or a classically stylish Jackie-O. Whether you are a retro pro or just defining your own retro style, this dress is the ideal piece for the retro-loving woman’s closet. Winning it is easy, just follow this Rafflecopter link and choose the option “Like Stop Staring on Facebook.” This will provide you with one entry to the contest. You can enter in two other ways as well. You will receive 2 entries for following Stop Staring on Twitter, and one additional entry for Tweeting about the Giveaway through the link provided.
You can begin entering for the dress right now and have until Thursday April 25thth at 11:59 pm to get all your entries in. Winners will get to choose desired size and will be contacted by Stop Staring for delivery details, so please provide valid email address with entry.
Stop Staring Clothing’s Top Three Retro Fashion Tips
If you are just defining your own retro style, here are our top three retro fashion tips to truly pull off a one-of-a-kind look.
#1: Find Your Era
Vintage designs are defined as clothing from the 1920’s through to the 1960s. Retro clothing can be newly made designs that are styled after vintage clothes. Retro also has begun implementing the unique styles of the 70s and 80s as well. To begin defining a personal retro style, one must find the era of clothing that best fits you. Our personal favorite eras include the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
#2: Blend the New and Old
Because retro styles are inspired by the silhouettes, patterns and materials of past clothing designs, it is ideal to blend the new and old for a spectacularly pulled together and custom style. Pairing a one-of-a-kind retro dress with vintage statement jewelry (necklace, ring or bracelet) blends the fashion of the past with retro clothing, completing the look.
#3: Look for Unique Pieces
While a bold statement necklace could be considered a unique retro piece, other unique pieces could be a retro styled dress, a pair of lace gloves, a vintage purse, a hat or the perfect pair of shoes. Accenting a retro closet with unique pieces, one can then pull off a one-of-a-kind look. Get your unique piece from Stop Staring Clothing’s dress selection today.
Enter the drawing below for your chance to win the jade green Jaden dress! Remember you can enter the contest everyday!
Stop Staring Clothing Presents: A Dress a Week Giveaway
The Stop Staring Clothing team is very excited to announce that beginning on April 15th; we will be giving away a dress a week. We have selected four unique dresses that we feel each fits the definition of Rockabilly, Vintage, Cocktail and Retro dress designs to be given away to our fantastic readers and fans (not necessarily the ones pictured above).
It will be simple to enter; all you have to do is use the Rafflecopter link located in the blog post each week. You must choose the option “Like Stop Staring on Facebook,” and by doing so, you will be entered one time into drawing. The other two ways to enter are optional, but will give you more entries. You will receive 2 entries for following Stop Staring on Twitter, and one additional entry for Tweeting about the Giveaway through the link provided. You can enter everyday until the drawing ends!
Fans can begin entering at 12:00 am Pacific Time Monday morning until 11:59 pm Thursday night. Winner will be announced Friday morning of each week.
The first will start at 12:00 am on Monday, April 15th, the next giveaway will start at 12:00 am April 22nd, the third giveaway on April 29th, and the fourth and final on May 6th.
The dress being given away will be announced that Monday, and it can be any dress! Winners will get to choose desired size and will be contacted by Stop Staring for delivery details, so please provide valid email address with entry.
Also follow along for the next few weeks as well will be sharing our top tips for retro fashion, discussing the differences between retro and vintage clothing and explaining the top ten clothing items every fashion-conscious woman needs in her closet.
Sasha Allen, contestant on NBC‘s hit show The Voice turned heads (and chairs) on the show the other night in a Stop Staring red dress! Her amazing vocals made all four judges push their buttons in hopes that she would be on their team. She looks absolutely gorgeous in our red Billion Dollar Baby Dress:
She even used the dress in her photo for her profile on NBC.com and in online interviews, making it her signature look!
Now that she’s already proved that she has the voice and the style to make it into the competition, we can’t wait to see how far she goes! Click here to watch her entire performance
This isn’t the first time a Stop Staring dress has made its way onto The Voice‘s stage, Katrina Parker wore many of our dresses on Season 2 of the show and after at press appearances, red carpets, and shows such as Marie Osmond‘s Marie.
Here she is in our black Billion Dollar Baby dress:
Our Million Dollar Baby dress in black cherry print:
And here in our black Icon dress:
Like Sasha, she was also on Adam Levine’s team. Katrina has found so much success from the show and is currently recording her first album.
We can’t wait to see how far these women will go with their powerful voices and hope to see them in Stop Staring again soon!
Want a free Stop Staring swing dress? Well now is your chance! Kristen, mother and editor of the blog of My 3 Little Kittens, gave a lovely review of our red Covergirl swing dress, and is giving one lucky Stop Staring fan the chance to win the same dress in the size of their choice!
Here is some of what she had to say about the dress:
“What I love most about it is the material. The dress has a stretch to it, which means it hugs your curves above the waist in all the right ways. Below the waist, it lays very nicely and you can pair it with a crinoline for extra bounce and spin. This dress is definitely going to be perfect for the next time I get out on the dance floor!”
And about Stop Staring:
“What I love most about Stop Staring! is they have retro clothing to fit every wardrobe style. Whether you are a dancer, vintage-style clothing lover, or just appreciate a fun dress for a night out, Stop Staring! has something for everyone. Also, don’t forget that Mother’s Day is coming up soon and any Mom would love a new dress to wear!”
The contest ends on Monday 4/22, and you can enter up to 45 times!! CLICK HERE to enter!
Not the first time we’ve seen this gorgeous actress in Stop Staring, but she is totally rocking our new navy blue & white dotted Seashore shorts! This photo is of her and her boyfriend, actor Carlos Pena, at the 2013 Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles.
Molly Ringwald wore our classic Portia pantsuit on Entertainment Tonight and even gave us a shout-out on Twitter! She has been two for two in the Stop Staring styles she has chosen recently, she looks amazing!
The actress looks PHENOMENAL in our navy blue and white dotted Ursula dress! We love the combination of the salmon colored shoes and the patterned dress. She looks great!
The Million Dollar Matchmaker co-star is wearing Stop Staring in her Twitter profile photo and she looks incredible. She is rocking the black Billion Dollar Baby with the perfect amount of attitude and glamour.
We love all the great exposure we’ve gotten from so many stunning celebs lately! Can’t wait to see who’s next!
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Adrienne Maloof looks red hot in our red Billion Dollar Baby dress in an Us Weekly cover story. The dress is so flattering on her and her choice of gold jewelry is the perfect accent for her blond hair. A true California girl, she is working this dress!
Across the country, Ramona Singer (The Real Housewives on New York City) was spotted once again in Stop Staring! This time it was on the blue carpet at The DOE Fund Event in NYC where she was helping a great cause and looking great while doing it. This custom eggplant Crush dress fits her like a glove and the simple jewelry and accessories are the perfect touch. Ok! Magazine featured the look on their website in “20 Hot Housewives Fashion Looks You Need To See” (below).
Two Stop Staring cocktail dresses are worn by the fabulous Miranda Lambert in the video for her new hit single, “Mama’s Broken Heart”! She looks entirely glamorous (even while lashing out on her dinner) while wearing our pink Billion Dollar Baby and gold Fortune dresses! We love that Miranda puts everything she’s got into her videos and performances, she is a true artist! Confident and beautiful, our dresses are made for women like her! We are blown away by how much success she’s seen over the past few years and wish her the best of luck this weekend at the 2013 ACM Awards! She is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Best Female Vocalist, Single of the Year, and Song of the Year! Tune in to CMT on Sunday, April 7th at 8pm to see if she wins!
Watch the whole video for “Mama’s Broken Heart” by clicking here!