The Penny-Wise Fashionistas

With how tough the economy is these days, it’s a no brainer that we want our hard earned dollar to stretch as far as possible while not sacrificing our luxuries like gorgeous pinup clothing. We all love a good sale but sometimes timing can be a little of the essence. Luckily for us, there are great online retailers like Daddy O’s that offer fabulous named brand clothing like Stop Staring at unremarkably low prices. The gorgeous Blue Nova Dress retails for $197, and is now available at Daddy O’s for an everyday bargain of $119.95!

Available in sizes XS-1X ~ MSRP $119.95 (Daddy O’s)

IMG_6394With Stop Staring sizing, I find it usually comes down to whether or not there’s any stretch to the fabric since they are designed to be figure hugging. Seeing as the Nova Dress is made from a non-stretch material, I chose to size up to a Medium to accommodate my larger hips (my measurements are 36-26-39). Not surprising, the waist was a little big since it’s designed to fit up to 28” and will need to be taken in but I did find the hips to be cut a little more generously than usual. In hindsight, I think the size Small would have fit after all but I still feel the Medium looks wonderful. The Nova Dress features the signature Stop Staring wrap twist bust, small cap sleeves, figure flattering side pleating, a sexy rear kick pleat and back zipper. The gorgeous deep blue with contrasting red and light blue floral print is opulent and absolutely breathtaking. At 5’-4” tall, the skirt falls a few inches below the knees.

IMG_6388 IMG_6409The Nova Dress was one of those beauties that grew on me the more I saw it on others. The richness of the deep blue with bold floral print is much more elegant in person; it seems various lighting doesn’t quite capture its beauty adequately. Luckily the well placed side pleating helps conceal those trouble areas perfectly. I was impressed with the thickness and weight of the fabric, perfect to accent your curves and conceal any undergarments that may lie beneath. The cap sleeves seemed to be cut a little on the larger side than usual; I might tack them in a little to fit more snugly. The Nova Dress is without question a classic style ideal for almost any occasion and versatile to transition from day to evening.

IMG_6406 IMG_6396As a big fan of large bold prints, I often choose to keep my accessories basic in order to let the dress do all of the talking. With the Nova Dress, I did just that…pairing it with my Cherry red Madden Girl Pumps and nothing else. It was pure coincidence that my bright red hair happened to compliment it as well. If you need a little help with faking a flawless hourglass silhouette, I highly recommend the Rago 1294 Girdle or High Waist shorts.

IMG_6402Stop Staring is known for delivering classic bombshell designs sure to knock them dead and the Nova Dress is no exception! Fortunately for us fashionistas’ on a budget, there are wonderful retailers like Daddy O’s that offer a great selection of name brand designs at affordable regular low prices. Make sure to follow them on social media as they also offer site wide sales for bonus savings to make your dollar stretch even further!

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