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  • Hello, lovely people!

  • Now some people have mentioned wanting more vintage clothes videos

  • and what better time when my house is covered in clothes because we're moving!

  • No, genuinely, I am drowning in dresses!

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  • Send help.

  • If you're new to this channel: Hi, I'm Jessica, and I'm obsessed with vintage fashion.

  • If you like amusing girls

  • who may have accidentally time travelled through the eras in search of somewhere she could be really gay

  • and really disabled and really fine with it,

  • then, please, subscribe.

  • As much as I love the true vintage beauties,

  • the further we move away from the 50s, the harder they are to find and the more expensive they get.

  • Even in a dystopian future where I've become a stonkingly rich millionaire,

  • I'm still going to choke at the thought of spending over 150 pounds on a dress.

  • Currently, I even consider fifty pounds to be a bit steep.

  • I'm either cheap or sensible, you decide!

  • Which is where retro dress makers come in.

  • These brands make vintage-esque dresses using modern fabrics and methods,

  • but vintage patterns.

  • Their clothes are more affordable, easier to wear, and you don't have to freak the hell out

  • if your strawberries and cream fall in your lap.

  • I lost a wonderful vintage dress that way.

  • I held a funeral for them.

  • Worn annually at summer parties.

  • I have a playlist on my channel going through a number of different retro brands

  • which you can find linked in the card above and also down in the description.

  • In those videos, I look at the clothes I own from them; the history of the brand;

  • the good; the bad; the look; sizing; and wearability;

  • price and ease of shipping.

  • And that is what you'll be seeing in today's video regarding Miss Candyfloss.

  • Timestamps are on screen now and you'll also be able to find them in the description.

  • I asked on my Instagram page and on the Community tab here on YouTube

  • for any other questions you would like answered,

  • and I'm sprinkling those in through the whole video.

  • If you haven't heard of them before, Miss Candyfloss is a Swedish women's wear brand

  • creating ethical 40s and 50s style clothes.

  • They not only make beautiful clothes,

  • but are determined to contribute to a sustainable apparel environment

  • by only using manufacturing facilities with fair working conditions

  • and creating pieces that should last for decades.

  • And I can thoroughly attest to that last part.

  • Miss Candyfloss is my go-to for travel clothing.

  • I'm going to take you through the pieces that I own one by one in a second,

  • but honestly,

  • I never worry that anything will tear whilst I'm sleeping on an aeroplane or

  • in a car or just on the floor in the corner of the room because

  • I have Chronic Fatigue, I pass out a lot.

  • Before we move forward, I want to point out that this video is not sponsored.

  • I'm doing it because I genuinely love this brand and I get a lot of questions about it.

  • However, they have gifted me all of the clothing that you will see in the video over a number of years.

  • Here's a quick run-through of the pieces that I own in order of them coming into my life.

  • We're going to start with this lovely here, which also comes with a belt.

  • This is one of my absolute travelling go-to faves.

  • Also one of my autumnal faves.

  • Wonderfully thick material,

  • but there is a little bit of a stretch to it.

  • I find that with a lot of their fabrics, actually. Because they use modern fabrics, they do have that

  • stretch that makes them very comfortable, but the tailoring

  • that makes them look quite smart.

  • I'm wearing this dress in an extra small and I'm generally about a size eight.

  • The one downfall about this dress for me is that I think the sleeves are a little too baggy at the very end.

  • I would like them if they were a little more

  • tailored, but maybe that's just because I have skinny elbows.

  • This dress has really been through the wars,

  • I have to say. It's been everywhere, this dress;

  • it's travelled through a myriad of countries.

  • Also has gone through the washing machine a number of times.

  • Wash it with all my other clothes and I never worry about it.

  • Next we have this lovely skirt here with a beautiful bow at the top.

  • I know they sell this in a variety of colours.

  • You don't have to get it in this maroon.

  • I don't love it as much as I should love it.

  • I don't know. Sometimes it really works for me; sometimes it doesn't so much.

  • The bow at the top

  • is fantastic.

  • It's amazing.

  • Again, also very comfortable.

  • However,

  • it's not a full...

  • circle skirt.

  • I'm a girl who likes to wear a lot of petticoats.

  • Even with just two petticoats, I find that at the top,

  • it seems to be cut a little straighter.

  • But I think it does look absolutely gorgeous

  • if you're wearing it with just a very light petticoat underneath or even no petticoat at all.

  • Highly recommend.

  • Just to prove that I don't just get clothes in one colour,

  • we're moving on to the blues now.

  • Now, they sell this again in various colours on the website.

  • It's such a flattering top, it really is.

  • Very, very gorgeous.

  • And we've also got lovely turned up cuffs here.

  • The little buttons are so cute;

  • the sweetheart neckline - aah!

  • Very nicely tailored around the waist area here.

  • As you can see these darts - so nice!

  • But I would say this dress - this style - is incredibly good value for money.

  • Also a lot of material down at the bottom here.

  • These pleats hide a lot of the larger material further down.

  • So then, again, you still get that lovely nipped-in waist.

  • And, yeah, it comes in a variety of colours. There is a little bit of a stretch to it.

  • Not quite as much as some of their other clothes, but a little bit.

  • It's just a little thinner.

  • However, you don't necessarily have to wear a structured undergarment with it.

  • I wear a longline bra and...

  • this one I feel just holds me in nicely anyway.

  • I wear this dress all the time.

  • But! The downside of this dress, for me,

  • is that I find it quite uncomfortable wearing halter neck tops

  • because of my very weird neck - which, if you saw my video about my scoliosis,

  • you'll really know what I'm talking about.

  • So my neck at the top,

  • instead--the bottom of my neck, instead of going this way,

  • goes this way,

  • which means that I need--I got a longer

  • halter neck.

  • That might just be me.

  • That might just be my problem.

  • Clearly it doesn't bother me that much, because I wear it all the time.

  • I should note that all of these dresses do come with coordinating belts.

  • They are also the type of belts that blissfully have actual belt loops.

  • Ah!

  • This gorgeous thing!

  • Ooh. You'll recognise this if you saw my interview with Sky.

  • I absolutely love this dress. Again, it's one of those gorgeous 'every day' type dresses.

  • Miss Candyfloss very much, back in the day,

  • when I first started looking at their site,

  • there were amazing

  • vintage day dresses.

  • Very much in that kind of vein of you look fabulous going to your lunch,

  • but they weren't super fancy; super...exciting, necessarily.

  • Love those dresses, but they're not fancy dresses that you would wear to something.

  • However, as you can see from the dress I'm wearing right now

  • (and spreading glitter everywhere),

  • they've moved on.

  • But they still have the great staple dresses.

  • That's the word, really: staple

  • These dresses are staples.

  • And this is a lovely

  • summer staple.

  • So, this dress is a hundred percent cotton.

  • It's a lovely, lovely summer dress.

  • Buttons right the way up to the top here.

  • I adore it. I cannot wait for it to be a little warmer

  • and start wearing it.

  • Lovely thing about this dress: it has big arm holes

  • If you're like me, sometimes you'll notice even when you're a small person,

  • the arm holes in dresses are just like...

  • Why do they expect my arm to be this thick? I don't know.

  • You've got tiny armholes and it just cuts in - right into your armpits; it's very uncomfortable.

  • But no, we have a lovely large armhole here,

  • with a very cute little capped sleeve.

  • Again, it comes with a belt.

  • I find a bit--this one, I don't love

  • necessarily wearing with the belt, but it's just because of the buttons.

  • Highly recommend this one.

  • You do have to iron it a lot because it's a hundred percent cotton and that's life.

  • Oh well - but that's what you're getting into.

  • You knew what you were getting into.

  • I throw this in the wash with all my other clothes as well.

  • Just put a colour catcher in there because, you know, the first time...

  • that red's gonna move.

  • Meet the world's most gorgeous and yet comfortable

  • and somehow shaping summer dress.

  • I don't know.

  • This thing -

  • it gives you such good shape, wow.

  • Beautiful work here that very much emphasizes thecolletage.

  • However, if you are large-chested, like me,

  • sometimes it may be a bit much.

  • Sometimes I feel a bit too, um, like there's too much attention on this whole area.

  • By the way, yes, I can say large-chested.

  • I'm 28E.

  • Gorgeous stretchy material.

  • Absolutely love that.

  • A week of the month, it's a bit too tight.

  • A bit too squished in that area.

  • But obviously then still fits on top,

  • so then I'd feel debatable if I was the next size up,

  • I suppose.

  • It's very much a V shape.

  • So, if you are not of that body type, this may not be the dress for you.

  • Look at some others.

  • But this dress if you're--if you've got an hourglass or if you've got an inverted triangle.

  • But there must be some kind of fruit for that, because they're all named after fruits, aren't they? Body shapes?

  • These bows at the top here are detachable, so if you wanna take them off; make it a bit of a plainer dress.

  • Or! You could take them off and tie them in your hair! And then you'd have a coordinating thing!

  • I'm gonna do that next time I wear it, quite clearly.

  • One negative would be that if you do catch it on something...

  • (not sure if you can see this).

  • Um, if you catch it on something, it does have the unfortunate effect of bobbling.

  • I think the answer there is avoid sticky things.

  • Next up in the lovely range of comfortable, slightly stretchy dresses that are well cut,

  • we've got this one.

  • I really love the darts that come in either side here.

  • Lovely neck, looks gorgeous, and!

  • There's a bow on the back!

  • It's the most exciting thing ever.

  • I think this is cut along the bottom here; the same pattern as the light blue one.

  • Again, that looks lovely no matter how many petticoats you decide to put underneath it,

  • or if you choose not to wear it with petticoats.

  • Gorgeous day dress.

  • Does have the same issue with the bobbling when you catch it on things,

  • like the dress I'm wearing right now.

  • We'll get to this dress in a minute.

  • This dress, this dress...

  • I...obviously give away a lot of my clothes, as you saw in my Marie Kondo video.

  • I like to make sure I don't have too many things at once,

  • and I also love giving things to charity shops and doing my bit.

  • Oh! Excitingly,

  • this is just random to throw this in here,

  • Scope told me that they made £380 with the clothes that I donated from my Marie Kondo clean-out,

  • so, that was good!

  • Some dresses look amazing

  • online

  • and then you get them and you're like 'don't love.'

  • This is a 'don't love,'

  • but I still have it because I wanna make it work.

  • It's a tuxedo dress and really, I should have known better,

  • because, I mean, it's a tuxedo dress.

  • But I thought I could make it girly.

  • I really don't like

  • fabrics where they're pinned together to look like something else.

  • You know like those jumpers that we used to have

  • that had the fake--the fake shirt collar and sleeves and the end?

  • So you have the kind of fake waistcoat here.

  • Just too much.

  • There's also the problem of: these sleeves are very straight cut.

  • So maybe this centre section could have worked

  • if the sleeves were a little more shaped.

  • Had a little more to them.

  • But they just look very blocky.

  • If you feel like you might be in need of a tuxedo dress

  • in the size extra small,

  • let me know,

  • and I'll, er, shoot it your way, along with its corresponding belt.

  • Moving away from dresses,

  • this little delightful article

  • is a beautiful, beautiful jacket that I picked up from them a few weeks ago

  • and loved the front;

  • thought, "Oh, that's such a cute little jacket, how lovely; look how nicely tailored it is at the bottom."

  • "Look at these ruffles, so adorable."

  • And then it came, I put it on. I was like, "Aw, so cute!" And then I turned around.

  • [Excitable gasp]