A Twist on the Little Black Dress

This week we have showcased three very different designs from the fabulous Spring/Summer Collection from Glamour Bunny, in hopes to enlighten you on their incredible fit and versatility. Today, we mark the fourth and final review in the series…and of course I had to save the best for last! To much surprise, I don’t own a little black dress! What are the chances of that among a plethora of dresses in my closet? I find that I have an aversion to all black as I love bold colours and prints so much. The Marylou Rockabilly Dress is my ideal little black dress with a splash of colour. And, what is a little black dress without the quintessential heels to match…meet the Cherry Shoes in Leopard red!

Available in sizes XS-3X ~ MSRP £96
Available in sizes UK3-UK8 (5.5-10.5US) ~ MSRP £56

IMG_3614As we’ve seen with the past three reviews this week, the sizing for Glamour Bunny dresses is dependable and always spot on with the size chart. My bust and hips fit within the Medium but my waist is considered a Small. I always go by my largest measurements as it’s easier to have something taken in and impossible to make it bigger, therefore I stayed with my usual size Medium. The Marylou Dress fits wonderfully from head to toe, there is no need to even take in the waist. The most unique feature on the Marylou Dress is the ornate embroidery that scallops the top of the bodice in the front and half way down the back with a cherry red trim. It also has adjustable straps (always a blessing to have), a curve hugging skirt and kick pleat to rear.  At 5′-4″ tall, the skirt falls a couples inches below the knees.

IMG_3620 IMG_3622Almost every gal has a little black dress, one that they use as a go to for any occasion when they simply don’t know what to wear. The Marylou Dress fits the bill for those seeking a twist on the traditional LBD with a subtle pop of colour. The stretch cotton fabric is curve hugging but drapes ever so lightly for a flattering silhouette. No wiggle dress is complete without the ideal shapewear, this is why I always pair mine with the Rago 1294 girdle. The Marylou just brings out the sassy girl in me, there is definitely something about that exquisite embroidery that is so playful.

IMG_3612 IMG_3610Now accessorizing this LBD was the icing on the cake with the glorious Cherry Shoes in Leopard red. I have been lusting over the Glamour Bunny heels for ages, they are the epitome of a bombshell pinup. The Leopard red does run one size smaller than the other colourways therefore I fit perfectly in the UK5(7.5US), but would normally wear a UK4(6.5US). If you are like me, wearing sky high heels isn’t a regular occurrence but a true delight when you can pull them off. To complete the ensemble, I paired the Marylou with a thin cherry red belt to match the trim and ties in wonderfully with the Cherry Shoes as well.

IMG_3629 IMG_3630Showcasing such lovely dresses from Glamour Bunny’s current collection has been such an honor and I highly recommend you catch them before they are gone forever! You can also find old discontinued styles in their Ebay Store, they are some of the best bargains you’ll find as they are top quality and designed with women’s curves in mind. Make sure to save the 10% off loyalty coupon, good on all purchases on their website. (Code – GBLOYALTY)

 

 

A Change of Heart

Often times there are certain styles or designs that I find quite lovely but can’t help feeling they are best suited for other pretty ladies. After becoming a clothing hoarder in earlier times, I have forced myself to make wiser purchases and not try to own everything that I find delightful. This is no easy task when you see these beauties on other fans and wished you owned it too. When Pinup Girl Clothing first released the Jenny in both skirts and dresses, they quickly became an instant fan favorite. For months I held strong…that is until I saw the Jenny in Cherry Border Print on fellow PUG fans like Miss Victory Violet. Sadly they sold out almost immediately and weren’t restocked in time for my Black Friday order. To my surprise one of my favorite Canadian Retailers, Retroglam.com had the Jenny available during their incredible Boxing Day Sale. It was meant to be!

Available in sizes XS to 2X in a variety of colors & prints ~ MSRP $142USD

IMG_2156When ordering PUG, it is always recommended to follow the size chart along with the notes stating to size up or down based on the particular style. I had heard other PUG fans were finding the Jenny to come up small in the waist and suggested sizing up. After checking with a couple close friends who own the Jenny, I decided it was best to follow the size chart and ordered a size Medium based on my measurements (36-28-40). This was definitely the right call, the size Medium fit wonderfully in both the bust and waist. If you happen to be in between sizes, go by your largest measurement since the Jenny has no stretch in the cotton sateen fabric. The Jenny is designed with a built in boning throughout the bodice with adjustable straps and full gathered skirt. I absolutely love the adjustable straps since this avoids the need for alterations; something I often have to do because straps are always way too long. The Jenny comes with a contrasting grommet belt, ideal to cinch the waist and stays in place unlike the slide styles. At 5′-4″, the full skirt falls just below the knee.

IMG_2157Initially the Jenny did not really appeal to me simply because the solid shades were just not my preferred color choices. It was exciting to see more colorways and fun prints being released shortly there after. Seeing that the PUG Heidi in cherry is one of my all time favorite dresses, I knew the cherry border print Jenny was going to be the same. The print is absolutely incredible and I really appreciate how it’s quite different than what we have seen before with the over saturation of cherry motifs these days. Over time, I do anticipate having to remove the built in plastic boning as it is bound to warp when sitting for long periods at my desk.

IMG_2145The versatility of the simplistic design makes it perfect for a variety of occasions. Pair it with a cute cropped cardigan and round toe pumps for a look that will go from day to night. The gathers in the full skirt create a lovely fullness, no petticoat required.

IMG_2144Once we overcome this brutal winter, I cannot wait to wear my Jenny to work and everywhere else for that matter. I’ve learned to never say never when it comes to buying a particular dress…you never know which one may turn up in your closet.