It is always exciting to showcase new fabulous brands here at Pin Up Persuasion. Fortunately for all of us, online shopping is an endless gateway to shop around the globe discovering some of the finest fashion in vintage reproduction. One of those remarkable brands known for fun, whimsical prints combined with classic 1950’s vintage inspired silhouettes all the way from Australia is none other than Pigtails & Pirates. They began creating children’s clothing in 2011 and most recently have catapulted themselves into ladies fashions. Pigtails & Pirates has something for everyone; Disney, Marvel, fairy tales, floral, fruity, timeless classics and so much more! This fiery redhead is instinctively drawn to all shades of green and truly mesmerized by the beauty of floral print. The Sweet Melody Dress in Green was a match made in heaven.
Available in sizes 6-18, also in blue & yellow ~ MSRP $199.99AUD
When shopping with a new brand for the very first time, finding the right size can feel like a daunting task. The Pigtails & Pirates size guides are all in centimeters but super easy to covert to inches either using an online calculator or simply dividing the measurements by 2.54. One thing to remember, this is not North American sizing and I suggest following the size charts closely. Based on my current measurements (bust 36″, waist 27-28″), I fell directly in line with their size 8 (Small). There is so much anticipation with the arrival of new pretties coming all the way from the other side of the world and the Sweet Melody Dress did not disappoint. The fit was so spectacular, fitting me like a glove in every possible way! The straps were the perfect length, the bodice contouring my shape beautifully…I truly feel like this was custom made to my body. The Sweet Melody Dress features a delightful sweetheart neckline with wide straps, a lined bodice, full circle skirt and back zipper closure. The lovely pink floral print is set on a soft mint green background, made from a high quality cotton. At 5′-4″ tall, the hemline falls just below the knees.
Pigtails & Pirates captivates our inner essence through their use of whimsical and delightful prints combined with soft feminine designs from the 1950’s. Instantly I was blown away at the phenomenal craftsmanship of the construction, this was not your run of the mill basic cotton dress. The bodice is impeccably lined, the attention to detail is easy to see with how well it contours the body flawlessly. It is extremely rare to find off the rack sizing that fits as if it was custom made for you. The beauty is in the simplicity of the pattern; allowing the lovely floral print to transform this dress into timeless design. The Sweet Melody Dress is so fabulously comfortable and figure flattering. One feature that I personally relished in were the very practical wide straps that permit us to wear our favorite bras with no fuss. This classic style is great for many occasions and I even find myself reaching for it for a trip to the grocery store as it give you a put together look with minimal effort.
The wonderful fact about floral prints, they are super easy and versatile to accessorize. With the softness of the mint background blended with rich pink/blue floral prints, I felt compelled to showcase both elements in my styling. To maintain the classic elements I chose a thin belt with vintage wedges both in cream, added plastic bangles in yellow/pink/white and a yellow vintage wicker handbag for pops of colour. When I wore the Sweet Melody Dress to work, I switched up my jewelry with soft pearls which looked equally as enchanting. With a true full circle skirt design, adding a short petticoat makes for a perfect pairing to showcase its elegance. There is no doubt that Pigtails & Pirates delivers impeccable quality and craftsmanship in their designs. Using delightful prints to enchant our hearts and showcase our individual style. Don’t see your size or need a different length skirt? …they also offer customization! With each print being available in limited release, make sure not to wait to long as you will risk being heartbroken when they sell out.