Autumn Essentials to Keep Us Cozy & Warm

The seasons are quickly changing on this side of the Northern Hemisphere and our need for warmer clothing is now smacking us in the face whether we like it or not. While browsing through my jam packed closet full of dresses, I quickly came to realize that the vast majority were summery prints & styles and I was not prepared at all for the cooler autumn days. The hunt was on for warm fashionable dresses that would get us through the next several chilly months while our summertime dresses get tucked away until spring. As soon as I spotted the Sabrina Dress in Royal Blue by Pinup Girl Clothing, it was as if they were reading our minds.

Available in sizes XS-4X in blue, black & coral ~ MSRP $128USD

IMG_6665When the Sabrina Dress was first released, there was feedback from customers and staff that the sizing was running small compared to the initial samples therefore PUG quickly took action to adjust the size charts. With that key information in mind, I was unsure if I should stick with my usual size (Small) or order up. Luckily a few of my fellow pinup friends had already gotten their hands on the Sabrina and said they all wore their regular size comfortably. Even with my measurements (bust 36”, waist 26/27”) being on the higher side of the size Small, I found it fit like a dream! I was blown away how the Sabrina Dress molded to my body like it was custom tailored just for me. There is a fair bit of give in the ponte knit fabric, so I would recommend not sizing up UNLESS you want a looser fit. The Sabrina Dress features high scoop neckline, three-quarter length sleeves, curve-enhancing princess seaming, a flared skirt with matching wide grommet belt and back zipper closure. With this design being a part of the Junebugs and Georgia Peaches Collection, the hemline is on the shorter side ideal for us petite ladies. At 5’-4” tall, the flared skirt falls just above the knees.

IMG_6673The Sabrina Dress is a true classic staple that has won me over like no other! There are not enough words to describe how utterly magnificent it feels on your body, almost like second skin. The memory-stretch ponte knit molds to your curves and never loses its beautiful shape. It keeps you cozy warm like a sweater and the comfort is unparalleled to anything I have ever experienced before. Seeing as the Sabrina is designed to hug the body, it is highly likely you may need to pair it with shapewear to smooth out any trouble areas. Luckily I was able to forego any shapewear but it was a little tricky finding the right seamless knickers to avoid any lines from showing through. The Sabrina Dress is unquestionably one of those no fuss outfits that you can throw on quickly for any outing. One thing I quickly realized… photos do not do the lovely shade of royal blue enough justice; it is absolutely striking in person!

IMG_6651With simple yet classic designs like the Sabrina Dress, you can adorn them with fun accessories like novelty brooches to show off your unique personalities. I highly recommend checking out Erstwilder, Luxulite and Deer Arrow along with many others, which are all now available at PUG! The wonderful thing with the Sabrina Dress is that you can dress it up or down based on your footwear. I’ve worn mine with cute ballet flats for casual errands, low patent leather pumps for work and even sexy high heels for more glam occasions.

IMG_6659 IMG_6671Although I am not thrilled with the cold weather that is now here, I am delighted to finally own a dress that could not be more ideal for this season. The Sabrina Dress has instantly become a personal go to staple. Admittedly, I am planning to add the black to my collection as well since they are so versatile and really hoping to see more colorways added in the future. Sizes are selling out fast so make sure to grab yours now to avoid having to waitlist for the next restock. And for those of you who are seeking great mix and match separates, the Sabrina is also available in tops in a variety of colourways!

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  1. Ann

    How do you recommend cleaning this? I have had my eye on it but I truly can’t afford dry clean only staple items as a college student. PUG used to be much more liberal in their cleaning instructions, now it seems they recommend dry cleaning for everything 😦 I’ve always used a high quality delicate detergent with my clothes and have had very few issues with either hand or gentle machine washing (except for the Heidi dress). Now I’m afraid to buy their new items! Any advice?

    • Jessica Martin

      HI Ann. I have bought from PUG for several years now and not once dry cleaned my clothing. I either wash them on gentle in cold water in my front load washer or handwash in the sink with either sunlight or oxiclean on items that are more heavily stained from makeup or hair dye. I would likely wash the sabrina by hand to not stretch the fabric like the washer spin cycle.

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