When the seasons begin to change, I find myself eager in anticipation to see all of the new designs being released from our favorite vintage reproduction designers. That said, I was personally on the hunt for practical dresses with longer sleeves to wear through the colder months and most importantly…wouldn’t break the bank just before the holidays. Luckily for us, Voodoo Vixen knew exactly what their customers wanted and released the truly classic Tiger Lilly Flocked Houndstooth Flare Dress.
Available in sizes S-4X ~ MSRP £62
In my experience, I find Voodoo Vixen sizing to be rather generous all over therefore I am able to size down to a Small despite my bust measurement (36″) exceeding the maximum by 2″. The Tiger Lilly Dress was no exception, the bust fit splendidly and the waist was a little loose but this was easily fixed by cinching the belt tighter. I was most thrilled that the shoulders sat perfectly on my petite frame, something that is a constant challenge with these particular styles of bodices. The Tiger Lilly Dress features an asymmetrical wide collar, button bodice detail, elbow length sleeves, a flared skirt with matching belt and zippered back closure. The flocked hounds-tooth fabric is soft to the touch and has a slight stretch which hugs your curves effortlessly. At 5′-4″ tall, the flared skirt falls just below the knees.
The Tiger Lilly Flocked Houndstooth Flare Dress is one of those classic styles that will remain a go to staple year after year. The subtle black and white check pattern makes it super versatile for a variety of events. If you have never owned something made from “flocked” fabric, be sure to adhere to the wash tags as it takes extra special care to maintain. Whatever you do, don’t use a hot iron because that will instantly melt the flocking, leading to irreparable damage to your new dress. I personally ironed mine inside out and then on a very cool setting to remove the packaging creases. One thing I found a bit odd was that the coordinating belt was ridiculously long, I had to pin mine around the back despite it being labelled a size small. Some of you may have quickly spotted the functional pockets, the black trimming detail makes it even more pleasing on the eyes.
It has become a personal style fundamental to pair black and white patterns with bright pops of red…I simply could not resist doing so with the Tiger Lilly Dress. Although I wore the coordinating belt, I can definitely see myself switching it up for a vibrant cherry red to go with these Madden Girl Pumps. For a little more unique touch, add a lovely novelty brooch on the collar. The flared skirt is meant to drape naturally, no need for a petticoat this time ladies. This classic design will also look remarkable with bold coloured or monochromatic patterned tights to get you through those very cold winter months.
If you are looking for a fabulous holiday outfit that can be worn again and again, the Tiger Lilly Dress undeniably fits the bill. Even if your family is super casual like mine, I think this ensemble will be casual enough to not raise an eyebrow from across the room and allow you to show off your personal style. Luckily for the readers of Pin Up Persuasion, Voodoo Vixen is feeling festive and offering an exclusive 20% off discount code PINUP20 valid now until January 31st. So don’t worry if Santa doesn’t bring you everything on your wishlist, Voodoo Vixen has you covered!