This time around, it was Readers Choice on what review was being showcased next. The winner is…the Deadly Dames L’Amour Dress in Victorian Rose from Pinup Girl Clothing. Fortunately I was able to snag this beauty at the last PUG yardsale for only $65, thanks to a wonderful friend that was so kind to shop for me as well. The only difference with the sample vs the ones sold on the site, the sample is missing the bows on the front of the sleeves which doesn’t bother me one bit. The L’Amour was at the top of my wishlist after falling in love with my DD Curves Skirt in Victorian Rose.
Available in sizes XS to 2X in a variety of colors & prints – MSRP $146USD.
Since I already own the DD skirt in the same print, I knew it was necessary to size up to a Large in the L’Amour because there is zero stretch in the fabric. To my surprise, the bust & shoulders fit perfectly and required no alterations even though the chart says it “should” be much too big with my measurements (Bust 36, Waist 29, Hips 42). In my opinion, the DD L’Amour runs small in comparison to the size chart and this should be taken into consideration before ordering your normal size. If you are in between sizes, definitely go by your largest measurement and size up. The L’Amour bust is fully lined and covered with a beautiful gathered chiffon overlay with cap sleeves. The Victorian Rose bottom is also lined and features a modest back slit. The velvet belt accents your natural waist in order to enhance a perfect hourglass silhouette.
The first thing I loved with the L’Amour is how it hugs you in all the right placed and is fabulously constructed. Do not let this wiggle dress fool you, it is so comfortable and accents your best features while concealing those trouble areas; compliments of the fully lined skirt. Rago shapewear will work perfectly; I am wearing the Rago 6201 Long Leg Shaper. The L’Amour compliments ladies in all shapes and sizes, whether you are a XS or 2X. If you prefer more sex appeal with no sleeves, you should try the DD Courtesan Wiggle Dress.
I can definitely see myself wearing the L’Amour to the office as it is not overly revealing and possesses a true classic elegance to the design. This little number is perfect to go from day to evening with no wardrobe change required. Pair it with your favorite black pumps and you’re ready to go! You can also add a soft pink hair flower to compliment the Victorian Rose print.
There’s no hiding the fact that this was definitely a killer bargain for such a fabulous dress! I can say that the retail price point reflects the craftsmanship that went into the design and will be a gem in your closet for years to come. Even more exciting, the L’Amour is going to be released in new colorways very soon!