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Shabby Apple Spanish Steps Black Dress With the holiday season coming up, it is time to find that perfect holiday dress, and this year I found just what I was looking for at Shabby Apple. I have been searching for a little black dress, which was a little less “little”, a little more “mature”, and perhaps a bit more appropriate for a mother of three than the little black dresses I have in the closet from my college years.

I found the perfect holiday dress at Shabby Apple, and it has everything I was looking for in my wish for a new sophisticated little black dress. It can be dressed up or down with pearls, shawls, flowers, and more, and it is perfect for a dinner party, a concert, a fun holiday party, or even a romantic dinner out with my husband. I love it!Shabby Apple Spanish Steps dress tan

The Spanish Steps dress from Shabby Apple comes in two  colors, tan and black, but the  black version immediately called my name.

The tan and black Spanish Steps dresses from Shabby Apple come in sizes XXS – M, and since the Shabby Apple dresses are generous in sizing, you may want to take this into consideration, when choosing the right size for you.

The top part of the dress is made of soft cotton jersey, which is extremely comfortable plus stretchable, and it gives the dress a modest look without loosing the femininity.

The skirt of the dress is made of gorgeous black sateen, which is covered in a bouquet of appliquéd, ruched flowers and leaves. The appliquéd details provide the dress with an extra level of sophistication, and it makes this beautiful dress a one-of-a-kind dress.

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A stunning black sash connects the top and the bottom part of the dress, and this is a unique touch which sets it apart from most other black dresses. The sateen is quite luxurious, and together with the sophisticated look of the skirt, it really gives the dress personality.

Satin Sash

Before I found the right dress for me, I spent a lot of time browsing the Shabby Apple website, because the number of beautiful, sophisticated dresses seems endless. Whether you are looking for that little black dress, an elegant dress for a wedding, or a light and summery dress for your vacation by the sea, Shabby Apple has something for you. Shabby Apple also sells maternity dresses, swim wear, accessories and even children’s dresses, and the same sophistication which surrounds the Shabby Apple dress collection shines through to all of the clothing and accessories on the Shabby Apple website.

 Buy Shabby Apple Dresses

You can buy Shabby Apple dresses, women’s clothing, kids clothing and more at the Shabby Apple website. You can find the Spanish Steps dress in tan and black here.

Get free shipping on orders of $100+, and get free returns.

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Win the Shabby Apple Giveaway

One of Frugality Is Free’s readers will win a $50 Shabby Apple gift certificate, as a part of this year’s holiday gift guide.

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Holiday Gift Guide

Shabby Apple is a part of the Holiday Gift Guide here at Frugality Is Free, because their beautiful collection of dresses, women’s clothing and accessories are perfect for this holiday season. Not only is it a great place to find your holiday dress, but it is also a great place to buy a gift for the woman in your life this holiday season. Women of all ages will love a Shabby Apple gift certificate, because there is something magical about browsing through the beautiful Shabby Apple dress collection, while looking for the perfect dress.


This giveaway will end Monday November 26th at midnight EST.  

Disclaimer: The Frugality Is Free family received a complimentary Shabby Apple Dress sample for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway, no monetary compensation was received. Any opinions expressed above are based solely on our family’s experience with the Spanish Steps dress and Shabby Apple.

  174 Responses to “Holiday Dress Review & $50 Shabby Apple Giveaway”

  1. I’m loving Shabby Apple’s ‘Estate’ Houndstooth dress — classic and beautiful!

  2. Love the Golden Afternoon

  3. love the Champs Elysees dress

  4. I like the Golden Afternoon/ Pink Lace dress 🙂
    thank you!

  5. I love Shabby Apple’s purple Ballerina dress–I’ve loved it since they opened!

  6. I like the Serenade dress.

  7. I love the orient express

  8. Academia Dress

  9. I Love, Love, Love the Golden Afternoon

  10. The Ramble is my favorite

  11. I love the Love Me Do

  12. I liked the Bon Voyage dress

  13. the bon voyage dress is my favorite

  14. I love the Ms. Porter dress.

  15. the raven mama is my favorite!!!!!

  16. It’s hard to choose just one favorite, but I really like the orient express.

  17. I really like the RACQUET CLUB dress

  18. I like the Bon Voyage Dress

  19. I love the new Animalia dress!

  20. My wife loves Golden Afternoon

  21. One of my favorites is the Ballerina dress. They have so many beautiful dresses it is hard to choose.

  22. I love the Coco Bean dress.

  23. My favorite is the Toe the Line Dress

  24. I like the Champs Elysees dress.

  25. like the dress Beauty Mark

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  27. I like Mandarin Plum.


  28. I really like the Ursa dress.

  29. Animalia is my favorite.

  30. I love the Alice dress!

  31. I love the Boogie Woogie

  32. I like the Professorial dress

  33. Love the Bernini (casual dress)

  34. I really like the Martha’s vineyard one. Such a pretty brown color!

  35. I like the aphrodite dress.

  36. I like the Aquaria dress

  37. i love the abigail dress

  38. I love the Piazza Navona

  39. I like the Champs Elysees dress

  40. I love the Hollywood Hills dress.

  41. I lovethe I’m late I’m late dress!!

  42. My favorite Shabby Apple item is the Bampton Dress, in all colors!

  43. Desert modern is my favorite.

  44. I really like the Bon Voyage Dress

  45. I am a shoes nut, so I adore the Park Hills and the Arcola!

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  47. I love the Blues Dress in the polka dot collection. I love polka dots!

  48. I like the night train dress

  49. The Jacob’s Pillow dress is GORGEOUS.

  50. I love the Da Vinci dress 🙂


  51. Love the Full Steam Ahead red dress

  52. Ipanema wrap dress is my favorite 🙂

  53. I love the Debutante dress. Love!

  54. I like the Aphrodite dress.

  55. L’or Belle # 11

  56. da vinci

  57. Boogie Woogie

  58. I love the ROSARITA dress.

  59. I love the Ivy League dress!

  60. I like the Bon Voyage dress.

  61. L’Argent Belle #9 Dress
    L’or Belle # 11 Dress


  63. am partial to the animalia dress in green

  64. The Blue Eyes– so cute and feminine!

  65. I like the Rosarita dress.
    Thanks for the chance.

  66. I like the Glam shoes!

  67. My favorite dress is Bon Voyage.

  68. Full Steam Ahead is lovely

  69. Love the estate dress!!

  70. I love the bon voyage dress

    christine w

  71. I love the Singing In The Rain dress

  72. I like the twin Palms dress.

  73. Omigosh I love the Bon Voyage dress!

  74. I like the beauty mark dress

  75. like the Serenade dress

  76. I love the Barefoot in the Park dress 🙂

  77. i like the bon vonage dess

  78. I love the L.A. dress!

  79. My favorite is the Inca Trail.

  80. I like the Night Train dress

  81. I love the Cider dress

  82. I like the Beverly Hills black dress.

  83. love the mariposa grove dress

  84. I like the serenade dress.

  85. Class Ring dress.

  86. I like the alice dress

  87. I love the Hollywood hills dress

  88. I love the aphrodite dress!

  89. I LOVE all the dresses but this is one of my favorites

  90. I like the manager director dress

  91. I love the Overboard dress!

  92. I love the Admiral!

  93. g cooper dress
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  94. I love “I’m late, I’m late”

  95. I like the CLASS RING dress. Thanks.

  96. Love the Shabby Apple “Bon Voyage” in Dark Blue

    What a great discovery!

  97. I like the Che Bella!

  98. Bon Voyage dress is my fav!

  99. I like the beachcomber
    luckyseattlemom at gmail dot com

  100. I love the Beverly Hills or the Boogie Woogie

  101. bistro blouse

  102. Freshwater Pearl

  103. I LOVE the red queen.

    Thanks for the chance!

  104. I like the JACOBETHAN comy and stlying what more could I ask?

  105. I love the Jacobs Pillow Dress


  107. Love the Madison Ave. Dress..thanks for the chance to win!

  108. The Debutante dress is adorable!

  109. Academia dress

  110. Love the new falling star dress

  111. I love the Jabberwocky skirt

  112. I like the Jacobethan dress

  113. I love the Frida K. dress!

  114. love Moonlight Kiss

  115. Fields of gold

  116. Im in love with the ski bop dress!

  117. Ah, the ramble!

  118. The Music Hall skirt along w/ the blouse it’s photographed with

  119. Falling Star

  120. Wow what beautiful clothes. I adore the pistachio dress. My daughter would look so cute in it. 🙂

  121. I like the Elizabeth Islands dress.

  122. The grey Bookworm dress
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  123. I am a big fan of the Cider dress

  124. Love the G. Cooper!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  125. The cider dress is so pretty! I want it!

  126. I like the DA VINCI dress.

  127. I like the Yorkshire dress.

  128. Bernini from the Day/Casual dress collection

  129. Love the Golden Afternoon dress – its gorgeous!

  130. My favorite dress is the Bon Voyage

  131. I like the Inca Trail dress.

  132. I love the Calypso skirt!

  133. I love the Tender Heart dress!

  134. I like the little girls Boho dress.

  135. i love the alice dress.

  136. I like the Blue Eyes Dress. Thanks!!

  137. Serenade dress.

  138. I like the Aloha Dress.

  139. I love the Jabberwocky dress!

  140. I like the Beachcomber dress.

  141. I love the Serenade Maxi Dress!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  142. I love both the Scholar Skirt and the Summer Break Skirt.

  143. I really like the Kuna Crest dress

  144. Summer wind has a great cut and color super cute!

  145. The odyssey dress.

  146. like the Piazza Navona

  147. I like the Zen shoe

  148. BEGUINE #32

  149. my favorite dress is called Jacob’s Pillow

  150. The Bookworm dress is my favorite.

  151. I really like the Bookworm dress.

  152. i like the Helena dress

  153. ~~Golden Afternoon!~

  154. The Champs Elysees dress.

  155. my favorite is the admiral.

  156. I like the Tulieries dress.

  157. I love the Anticipation

  158. ballerina dress

  159. My fave dress is the Eva!

    chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

  160. I like the Jacobethan

  161. I like the Extra Credit dress.

  162. Whistlestop Dress

  163. I love the Mulholland dress
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  164. West Coast Swing

  165. Twin Palms dress

  166. I love the CEO dress.

  167. I love the black oak dress

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