Atomic ~ The Age of Radiance

The greatest facet about Spring now upon us, is all the delightful new designs that are being released by our favorite clothing brands. Some of them spoil us with sneak peeks months in advance but others keep us on the edge of our computers waiting for the new pretties to pop up for sale online. When Voodoo Vixen began releasing their latest collection, I was anxiously stalking their website to see each new addition and instantly fell for the Atomic blue harlequin Nikki Dress and matching Megan Cardigan.

Available in sizes S-XL ~ MSRP Nikki £49.99/Megan £31.99

IMG_5008 IMG_4979Since I am still fairly new to the Voodoo Vixen brand, I was really unsure on sizing since my measurements (bust 36” waist 27”) fall in between their size Small and Medium. The last dress I ordered in a size Medium was much too big in the waist since it’s designed for up to a 29”. Not wanting to invest in more alterations, I took a risk in sizing down to the Small since the bust has some pleating. The gamble truly paid off as the Nikki Dress fits like a glove and there is more than enough space to accommodate a 36” bust despite the size chart saying up to 34”. I also nabbed the Megan Cardigan in the same size as I prefer my sweaters to be quite fitted and have very narrow shoulders. Both pieces have the most beautiful Atomic print motif in combination with the rich blue harlequin print. The Nikki features a full skirt with gathered scooped bust detail with wide waist panel for a very elegant fitted bodice and 1 inch wide straps which allows you to wear any type of bra (bonus!). At 5′-4″ tall, the skirt falls just below the knees. The Megan has lovely embroidered atomic starburst on the shoulders with matching harlequin print and solid black long sleeves.

IMG_4995 IMG_4993Voodoo Vixen really wowed me with the Nikki Dress; the quality and fit are far superior in comparison to my previous purchases. Made from beautiful soft stretch cotton, which is super comfortable and wearable for every day. It’s quite rare that I wear blues but the print and motifs are so rich and truly make the design a complete package. Although I am huge fan of circle dresses normally, I truly love the full skirt on the Nikki as it makes for a great basic dress for any occasion and…it has POCKETS!!! The Megan Cardigan will be a wonderful winter staple as well; the knit is incredibly soft and comfy.

IMG_5001 IMG_4985The options for accessorizing basic dresses and cardigans like these are endless. If I wanted to tone down the print for work, I would pair the Nikki with a solid black cropped cardigan, add a cute coordinating brooch and my Remix black Vogue wedges. Since it is not a full circle skirt, I personally would choose to not wear any type of petticoat. In the colder months, I will pair the Megan Cardigan with either black slacks for work or my favorite skinny jeans for a casual look.

IMG_5004 IMG_4983Not only does Spring bring new life after a long dreary winter, but the promise of fresh creativity in the world of fashion. I am elated to see the progress companies like Voodoo Vixen make, bringing enhanced quality and designs for their customers. The Nikki Dress has become a personal favorite from the moment I tried it on and not surprisingly, received endless compliments the first time I wore my new fabulous outfit to work.

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