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)

 

 

Bringout Out Your Inner Joan

It’s no secret that many of us absolutely adore the curvacious Joan from Mad Men, with her sexy yet classy secretary style. She flaunts her curves but without revealing much at all, this is what I truly admire of her character. As many of you already know, I work in an office and fortunate to be able to wear the vast majority of my pin up clothes every day. Finding styles that are a la Joan’esque does not always prove to be easy but so rewarding when you do. The Trudy Pinup Dress from Glamour Bunny is a splendid choice that achieves the quintessential sexy, yet classy secretary look.

Available in sizes XS-3x ~ MSRP £96

IMG_3659 Based on all the Glamour Bunny reviews to date, you may have noticed that they run very consistent and I strongly recommend following their size charts accordingly. I went with a size Medium based on my current measurements (36-27-39). The Trudy Dress fits like a dream and only slightly wide in the shoulders since mine are quite narrow but easily fixed simply moving it somewhat outward on the shoulders. The Trudy Dress features a collared faux button front in gingham, a solid burgundy high waist skirt and side zipper. The rounded scoop neckline has a fine balance, it’s not too revealing yet has a modest cleavage line. One point to note, make sure to get dressed before doing hair and makeup as the placement of the side zipper is a bit tricky to avoid those two areas carefully. At 5′-4″ tall, the skirt falls a few inches below the knees.

IMG_3655 IMG_3660The Trudy Pinup Dress is bound to turn heads at the office, its classic design will have you emulating Joan instantaneously. When we were shooting the photos for the blog review, my husband said this was one of his favorites looks for me to date. That says a lot considering he sees the plethora of clothing in my wardrobe every day. The contrast of the gingham bodice with the burgundy skirt are a wonderful compliment to the overall composition. I can see the Trudy in many other possible colour combinations, it’s truly a timeless design. It is no secret, I am wearing my Rago 1294 girdle as I need a little extra help to create a sleek hourglass silhouette.

IMG_3664The luxury of this particular dress, there isn’t much need to accessorize a whole lot. I simply added a lighter shade burgundy slide belt and basic matte black leather pumps, with my hair pulled back. In hindsight, I should have worn my red cat eye glasses as they would have completed the secretary style perfectly.

IMG_3663Although not everyone works in an office, that is only one of the many places to wear the Trudy Pinup Dress. If you are looking for a sexy yet conservative dress, this is the ideal one for you. Don’t forget to take advantage of the Glamour Bunny 10% off loyalty coupon, applicable on all orders! Use code GBLOYALTY on your next purchase.