Vintage swing dress, flower crown, and Rago shapewear

Spring Greens

I realize this is not the best outfit to showcase a new shapewear garment – the last outfit post would have been much better fro that, being form fitting. But last week I finally purchased a Rago shapewear garment from Amazon, and it was delivered the same day as this beautiful dress from Vintage Katherine on Instagram. So of course, I had to wear them both!

I have been wanting to purchase Rago shapewear for a while. I’ve heard good things all around about the longline bra (which Miss Victory Violet has loved) and Skye has praised the shapewear for its ability to smooth and generally make a vintage silhouette look perfect. So after some consideration, I decided to buy the Hi-Waist Leg Shaper, which is supposed to smooth the hip line and stomach. Since I have a baby belly, I’m always looking for things to help bring in my stomach and keep it from bulging under vintage waistlines. While my natural waist is relatively small, having babies has not been kind to my stomach and I’m always fighting to keep my belts from riding up.

After some consideration, I decided to buy the shaper in a 3X; while the size chart says it is for 46″ hips and mine are 49″, I hoped that choosing a smaller size would assist with smoothing everything out perfectly (and maybe pull me in a bit as well!) I was a little concerned that the waist might not fit. I have an 18″ difference between my hip and waist, and often things that fit at the hip are far too large in the waist.

When the shaper arrived in the mail, I immediately pulled it on. And of course, it took a little work to get into. I may have definitely been doing an awkward dance in my room trying to get it up over my posterior end. But once it was up, it was amazingly comfortable and, while it doesn’t pull me in at the waist at all, it wasn’t too big either! No bagginess, it pulls my stomach flat enough that my belts don’t ride up, and, best of all, the legs don’t roll up!

As someone with bigger hips and thighs, this fact is a lifesaver. All too often, leg-shapewear rides up and chafes with all-day wear, but I wore the Rago all day, and no riding up. It didn’t budge at all and I’m impressed! I would definitely recommend this shapewear to anyone looking for a good, sturdy, durable leg, hip, and stomach smoother.

Vintage Katherine

And can we chat about how beautiful this Vintage Katherine dress is? I saw it a while ago in her Instagram shop, but wasn’t able to purchase right away. Since dresses go like candy in her shop, I assumed that it would be sold long before I got to it. And then by chance, I noticed she’d never marked it as sold, and a dress or two of mine sold, and I snapped it up right away!

While it is about an inch shorter than my preferred length, it’s still the perfect dress to twirl into spring with. I felt like a vintage spring goddess, especially after pairing it with this beautiful flower crown Caitlynn of Crescent Creations Events made me. You might remember the crown from Evie’s 1 year photos. Caitlynn was so sweet and made us matching crowns for no reason at all, and I may have to add elastic to Evie’s so she can continue to wear it!

I hope you are all enjoying spring weather. And if winter is still plaguing you, I hope it goes away very soon! Happy Thursday!

1960’s dress, Vintage Katherine | Shoes and belt, thrifted | flower crown, gift from Crescent Creations Events | Petticoat and Rago shapewear, Amazon



  • JennyOH

    I love this whole look! What an amazing dress, and it looks so good with the flower crown.

    Re: the shapewear, do you have any problems with the top rolling down? I too have problems with belts wanting to ride up over my belly but for the same reason my tights sometimes roll down (unless they’re really high-rise ones).

  • SaraLily

    Yup, we are getting 5-8 more inches of snow today/tonight as I type this. I am kinda mad. It’s normal for Boston but still, more than ever, I am ready for Spring.

    This dress is super cute! It was definitely a dance dress but I like that it’s not TOO in your face and can still be worn as an everyday dress. Plus the COLOR! So pretty!

    • The Eyre Effect

      I mean, I’m ready for spring and all I have to deal with is rain and 40 degree weather. One more reason to move this way? 😉 😉 😉

      The color is what got me the most! I LOOOVE the colors in this. There’s yellow and blue lines as well as the overall green, so it could be styled so many ways!