In 2008, Dixiefried became a part of the Pinup Girl Clothing brand family and was officially relaunched. Creator, Melanie Komenkul based her designs on the Glamour of Old Hollywood with Starlets like Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Spohia Loren, and Rita Hayworth. Her timeless designs and impeccable workmanship have stood the test of time…Micheline Pitt swears by her Dixiefried clothing that has held up for over 10 years of constant wear.
I had lusted over the sold out Cutiepie dress in Black with Black & White dots for what seemed like an eternity. Luckily for me, my girlfriend had found one at a local retailer but it did not fit her. Her loss was definitely my gain in this case.
Available in sizes XS – 2x; MSRP $76USD
I was completely surprised when the Medium fit so perfectly because the size chart seemed to lean on the small side. My measurements are Bust 36, Waist 29, Hips 41-42. The Medium is supposed to fit up to Bust 36.5, Waist 28.5, Hips 39 and they recommends sizing up if your are in between. Made from stretch sateen…do not let the name fool you, there is minimal stretch in this material. You will definitely find the fabric to be thick and quite forgiving while holding you in all the right areas.
The Cutiepie is a nice twist on the classic little black dress with the contrasting polka dot trim and sash belt. The halter straps provide ample room for a variety of bust sizes and the belt can be tied in however you wish since there are no belt loops in the waist area. The structure is incredible for such a simple style of dress with a very reasonable price point.
This is one dress you will not want to pass up. I find the Cutiepie works well even on those days you are not feeling the wiggle style due to body issues. The material is quite slimming and conceals those trouble areas even without shapewear. The halter ties allow you control the amount of cleavage exposure depending on the setting. I love to wear the sash off to the side in a cute little bow as shown. If you prefer a clean look, tie it from the back.
Although the Cutiepie is sold out, PUG has slated it to be restocked in the next couple months. Add yourself to the waitlist as I have a feeling these are going to sell out again very fast! Definitely double check the sizing on the new batch, there is a chance they may do a size regrade. Like the original Dixiefried designs, you will be wearing this beauty for decades to come!