Ava and Rose Boutique capture the essence of gorgeous, handmade, vintage inspired garments which are fun, flirty, feminine and functional in an exclusive boutique collection that emphasises comfort and quality whilst still looking fashionably retro with limited fuss.
After feeling frustrated at not being able to find a functional onesie that didn’t lead to complications of unrobing in the powder room, Suzanne was passionate about creating her own version of an easy to wear, multipurpose playsuit. It was critical for the romper to fit different body shapes and pay tribute to Sirens and Sweethearts of the Hollywood Bygone Era. Combining the best features of a bodysuit and romper, the improved design uses Suzanne’s experience as an Intimo lingerie stylist to include adjustable straps on the bodice for a Feel Good Fit and hidden snap fasteners in the gusset which pop open when nature calls!
To keep the look exclusive, only limited production runs per fabric are made in Melbourne using locally sourced cotton, lace trimmings and appliques. The Ava and Rose Playsuits are perfect keepsake gifts for loved ones, romantic and dreamy sleepwear, cabaret costume, loungewear or retro day wear worn on their own or under a matching wrap skirt and bolero as styled by the Melbourne swing singing trio, The Pacific Belles.
Lady Salsa wears Miss Doris Playsuit and Miss Poppins & Me Bookquet
Miss Doris Playsuit is made with cotton voile, featuring floral chiffon and shabby chic appliques and yellow ribbon sash – $130
Miss Doris Playsuit worn by Miss Lady Salsa
Miss Grace Playsuit as worn by Lady Salsa
Miss Grace Playsuit is made from pure cotton anglais broderie with chiffon and organza appliques accented with pink satin bows and chiffon sash – $130
Miss Grace Playsuit close up worn by Lady Salsa
Miss Grace Playsuit worn by Miss Lady Salsa
If you’ve fallen in love with one of the playsuits featured on this post Ava & Rose Boutique have playsuits in both size small and medium to try on and take home on the day with cash or PayPal payments offered. Suzanne will be at our upcoming Vintage Bride Wedding Fair Melbourne on Sunday 22nd March as well for those who have further questions or would like to know more about having a custom design. They have a great offer for those who order at the fair with a $10 discount off their bridal playsuit. Custom orders will receive free delivery within Australia with a 3-4 week turn around time. In addition to their playsuits they will also have a selection of Love Brooches for sale on the day as well as a selection of original vintage bed jackets.
Ava & Rose Boutique offer their playsuits in both standard sizes as well as tailor made to order. Tailor made orders are sewn to fit each ladies height, size and body shape and have a turn around time of 3-4 weeks to create due to locally sourcing the fabric and trimmings. Size small fits a size AUS 6-10. Medium fits AUS 10-14 and Large fits 16-20. It is recommended to have a relaxed fit if worn as sleepwear and to give you a point of reference Lady Salsa is wearing a size small and Ruby Rabbit is wearing a size medium.
Miss Grace Playsuit worn by Miss Lady Salsa
Miss Liz Playsuit worn by Pinp Ruby Rabbit
Miss Liz playsuit with cotton voile and violet satin belt with sparkling bling – $140
Miss Monroe Misfit playsuit modelled by Pinup Ruby Rabbit
Miss Monroe Playsuit uses original vintage fabric in red and white polka dot cotton sourced from the famous Phillips Shirt factory in Melbourne – $140
Miss Monroe Playsuit
Pinup Ruby Rabbit wearing Miss Liz Playsuit
Ava & Rose Boutiques playsuits are proudly stocked by Once More, With Feeling, located at 73 Charles Street, Seddon where more sizes in different novelty fabrics are available. All of the playsuits are proudly designed and made in Melbourne in small production runs to keep the look exclusive. New playsuits will be added to their Etsy Store over the coming weeks at www.avaandroseboutique.etsy.com. All playsuits come with a complimentary hair ribbon in matching fabric.
All playsuits are made from 100% cotton to ensure they are breathable and comfortable. Suzanne takes appointments for brides wanting to be fitted at the Seddon store or at her home studio in Newport and can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lady Salsa was photographed by Digital Owl Photography; Ruby Rabbit was photographed by Matchless Snapshots. Both models did their own hair and makeup.