Stop Staring - American designed clothing in classic retro and vintage style
Stop Staring is an American clothing brand founded in 1997 by the beautiful woman, Alicia Estrada. Stop Staring makes stunning feminine retro and vintage-inspired clothing specifically designed to highlight the female shapes and to fit all body types and sizes.
Alicia Estrada - the woman behind Stop Staring!
Alicia designs all the clothes herself and all the clothes are produced in the USA. She started the brand as a small one woman business, where she sewed all the clothes herself and went out to various fairs and concerts and tried to sell it. Her sophisticated and sexy designs quickly became popular, and today Stop Staring is a recognized brand in the international retro and vintage environment. Furthermore, Alicia's dresses have been featured in numerous fashion magazines, as well as being worn by several different celebrities on the red carpet, including Gwen Stefani, Nicole Kidman, Rhianna and Nigella Lawson!
Alicia is American with Mexican roots, and she was born and raised in Long Beach, California, into a family with ten children. She was already learning to sew as a child when one of her aunts gave her family an old sewing machine. Alicia was fascinated by the fun machine, and she quickly learned to use it and began sewing clothes for herself and her seven sisters from old clothes and curtains that her parents would otherwise throw out. As a teenager she got a more punk style, and in college she really started experimenting with her look and used all the materials she could get her fingers in - one of these was an old shower curtain that her mother was throwing out , a shower curtain that was to prove to have great significance for her future. She sewed the curtain into a mini skirt, and because people looked like that, she wrote for fun one day "stop staring!" on the back of the skirt, to let people know she was aware that they were looking at her and her clothes. Suddenly she became known as "the stop staring girl" at university, and she made many new friends because of her fun, punk look, and when she had to make a name for herself a few years later, the obvious choice was' Stop Staring! clothing ”.
Timeless and classic dresses inspired by the glamorous fashion of the past
Stop Staring's dress designs are created with inspiration from American fashion in particular 40s og 50s, two decades known for their focus on the female forms and the iconic hourglass silhouette. All their dresses is created to highlight the female forms in the most beautiful and flattering way, regardless of size and body type and therefore we also wear the dresses in plus size, as they are beautiful on all body types. The team behind Stop Staring! always aims to create dresses that are timeless and classic, so you can use the dresses many different occasions and always feel confident and comfortable. As Alicia herself says: "beautiful dresses that women can wear from day to night".
Retro and vintage dresses in classic 40s and 50s style from Stop Staring
Our selection of Stop Staring dresses includes timeless cocktail dresses in classic 40er og 50er designs. All dresses from Stop Staring are made of high quality materials, often with stretch in, which ensures that the dress fits perfectly on you and your figure. It's also one of the reasons why we love Stop Staring's classic and timeless designs, they make it easy for us to look elegant while making us feel really comfortable!
Bestseller dresses from Stop Staring in Mondo Kaos
We have two all time bestselling dresses from Stop Staring in Mondo Kaos, the 'Billion Dollar' dress and the 'Mad Men' dress. They are both absolute must-haves in the retro and vintage wardrobe because they highlight your figure in the most beautiful way in two different ways.
The Billion Dollar dress from Stop Staring!
The Billion Dollar dress is one of our best selling cocktail dresses. It is an elegant, sophisticated pencil dress that frames the entire figure and highlights all the shapes, while strategically placed drapes at the waist and hips help to camouflage any lines from underwear or stockings. The Billion Dollar dress is a real bombshell dress, which suits every occasion, where you need to feel confident and comfortable - and to look really, really good. It is tailor-made and made of a fantastic stretch material that wraps around the body and has a light shaping effect, without it feeling tight or uncomfortable to wear - even after you have eaten or danced all night. The dress is designed in such a way that you can decide for yourself how much or how little cavalier you want to show, by pulling the drapes a little up or down, and the beautiful puff sleeves give the dress a playful expression. Both help to make the dress a versatile, formal pencil dress that you can use both for a lunch meeting and on the red carpet! It is the perfect day-to-evening dress with pencil skirt that gives you a sexy, sophisticated look and is always comfortable to wear. The dress is also available in plus size.
When we think of the Billion Dollar dress, we think of the glamorous Hollywood of the 50s, where i.a. Marilyn Monroe, Diana Dors and Jayne Mansfield dressed in sexy, body-hugging wiggle dresses that showed off all the shapes!
Mad Men dress from Stop Staring!
Mad Men dress is a timeless swing dress that creates the iconic hourglass silhouette in a very elegant way with its waist-cut cut, small, slanted sleeves and beautiful skirts. The dress's skirt is cut around, but it is not a full swing skirt, which makes the dress usable for several different events and occasions. In addition, it has amazing pleats over the bust that have a slightly enlarging effect and frame the bust in a very flattering way. The dress reminds us of the late 50's elegant cocktail dresses, where the women made the silhouette even more voluminous by wearing their dresses with a petticoat underneath. The dress is inspired by and named after the American hit series 'Mad Men', which is about a large advertising agency in the 50's and 60's USA. The series has become particularly known in the retro and vintage milieu for its historical authenticity, also when it comes to attire, and here in Mondo Kaos we love that Stop Staring has created this amazing dress that can be styled in so many different ways and worn in the office as well as for cocktails with your girlfriends! The dress is also available in plus size.
See all our Stop Staring dresses in our store in Copenhagen
You can look here on our webshop and see what we offer of dresses from Stop Staring, but if you have the opportunity to look past our store in Copenhagen, we would recommend you to do so, so you can see our full range of their beautiful, timeless dresses. The store employs Stine, Kirstine, Line and Cecilie, who are all passionate dress lovers and they will do everything they can to help you find the perfect Stop Staring dress for you.
Of course, we also offer a good selection of other retro and vintage-inspired clothes both in the store and here on the webshop. Se it here.
Do you have any questions regarding our Stop Staring dresses?
With Mondo Kaos our first priority is always happy customers. If you have any questions, whether about our range of dresses from Stop Staring or other brands, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can meet us every weekday on 60 95 11 36 in the period 10: 00-18: 00 - however, on busy days it can be difficult for us to answer the phone, as we are usually busy taking care of the customers who visit us in the store. Therefore, it will be an advantage to write your question to firstname.lastname@example.org where we strive to answer within a weekday.