Pinup Couture Jenny Dress in Lavender Sateen by Lana L’Amour

Like most PUG fans, I anxiously awaited the release of the Pinup Couture Jenny Dress in Lavender Sateen and it definitely didn’t disappoint! The promo pictures simply do not do this amazing dress justice.

1.0When my lavender Jenny arrived (along with the tiki print), I immediately had to try it on! If I recall correctly, the skirt alone is a full 4 yards of fabric. The moment I slipped this little number on, I was transformed and it was all I could do to restrain my need to twirl through the house! I broke into song singing Maria’s “I feel pretty” from West Side Story…

2.0I feel pretty Oh so pretty I feel pretty and witty and bright, And I pity any girl who isn’t me tonight. I feel charming Oh so charming It’s alarming how charming I feel And so pretty that I hardly can believe I’m real. See the pretty girl in that mirror there Who can that attractive girl be? Such a pretty face Such a pretty dress Such a pretty smile Such a pretty me! I feel stunning And entrancing Feel like running and dancing for joy

4.0Normally, I am drawn to more of a body conscious, vixen, wiggle style dress, but something about the Jenny just transformed me!

The cotton sateen is soft, yet structured. For anyone unfamiliar with cotton sateen, it is a wonderfully casual but luxurious fabric. Like your favorite pair of high quality cotton bed sheets that have been washed so many times it’s like slipping into a satin dream!

3.0I was fortunate that the medium fit perfectly. A style such as the Jenny is very forgiving of anyone that has a natural pear shape or carries their weight in their hips. It is so comfortable and does not make you feel restrained at all. In most vintage pieces, a style like this would be described as “free sized” hips and therefore not a sizing concern.

The waist of the Jenny, however, is not very forgiving. Although most fabrics will stretch with wear, the Jenny fit my 28” waist perfectly and left no room for forgiveness. I would caution anyone considering the Jenny to view the appropriate size chart and focus on your waist measurement. Pull out a tape measure and measure your natural waist before ordering.

5.0I found the boning in the bodice to be a dream! I tend to be on the busty side, so I am cautious of any garments with thin straps that will not offer me the proper support I need. With the Jenny, I was able to wear a strapless bra, simply because the boning offered the additional support I needed. Additionally, the Jenny offers adjustable straps that are slightly wider than most other dresses and help adjust the dress to properly fit your specific torso length. With the preformed boning, this may be tricky at first to find the correct adjustment for your torso, but believe me, it makes a world of difference in achieving the proper fit.

7.0I first purchased this with the Laura Byrnes Black Canvas Underskirt. The skirt has so much fullness it can be easily overwhelming with a full crinoline. I have tried it with the full white Hell Bunny crinoline and although I received many compliments, I felt the Canvas Underskirt was much more appropriate and offered the structure without the overwhelming fullness. The Dior inspired underskirt offers the perfect amount of fullness while the elastic waist nips in your waist. The Canvas Underskirt is also ideal for the ladies that have a more slim/athletic build and are looking to add a little additional curve to their shape without it overwhelming the rest of their frame.

6.0At $36, the Black Canvas Underskirt is a steal and I would highly recommend it! At $142.00, the Jenny is definitely one of the pricier dresses PUG offers. In my opinion, it is a fair price given the beauty of this dress. If the full skirted, flirty, innocent look of the Jenny is your personal style, you will get plenty of wear (and compliments) with this dress. As always, sign up for their newsletter and take advantage of their private sales and coupon codes. The right timing can make that Jenny a perfectly affordable addition to your wardrobe!

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At Attention ~ In Style

It must have been well over a year that this particular number teased us in the Pinup Girl Clothing “Coming Soon” section and I could never seem to get her off my mind. The Military Pinup Dress has an assertive and polished style that is truly one of a kind. Even with all the delays in production of its initial release, it was definitely worth the wait! I snagged this beauty from one of my favorite Canadian boutiques, Rowena(Retroglam.com).

Available in sizes XS to 2X in Olive Green & Black – MSRP $104USD

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Thanks to PUG’s trusted individual size charts, it was easy to determine the Medium would be an ideal fit with measurements 36-28-40 (note when I ordered it I was 36-29-42). The Military Pinup Dress is made from the most incredible stretch bengaline to date; it’s much thicker than the previous PUG bengaline I find. The weight of the fabric is definitely more forgiving over your trouble areas and ultra stretchy. Keep in mind the constructed bust is designed for the smaller busts since the underseam will run up higher on larger bust sizes (At a 34DD, there was plenty of room and no trouble with the underseam riding up). That’s a lot of bust talk in one sentence. Lol. The Military Pinup Dress features a beautiful kick pleat and contrasting red trim and belt. One area of concern to note, if you have larger arms you may find the red trim around the sleeves a bit snug as it has zero stretch allowance. A simple solution would be to have a tailor insert a small slit in the underarm section so it won’t be visible or alter the overall design.

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This polished beauty is perfect to wear to the office and transition to a night on the town. I am a sucker for retro dresses with kickpleats, they are simply timeless and so classy! The bengaline is curve hugging and helps create the illusion of a hourglass silhouette. This number is so exquisitely constructed, it sucks you in wonderfully and accents you in the right places. I paired it with the Rago 6201 Shorts for a little extra help in that department; the Rago 1294 Girdle would be perfect equivalent as well. Surprisingly the length looked splendid a couple inches below the knee (5ft 4inches tall). As you can see on PUG’s site, the Military Pinup Dress is designed to fall a bit higher on the knee. Everyone has their preferences; I am partial to showing less leg as they are not one of my favorite features.

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There are no shortages of excellent accessories from PUG to pair with the Military Pinup Dress. Sadly I don’t own shoes in the right shade of red so a simple black pump was my second choice. Check out the PUG Cherry Aeroplane Bag and Lolita Pumps to create the most incredibly decked out ensemble from head to toe!

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Sometimes delays in production lead to disappointment with all the build of anticipation but this was surely not the case with the Military Pinup Dress. Definitely one of the more understated PUG Designs that needs to be recognized for it’s gloriousness! I was so happy to hear this was the next review you wanted to read and truly hope it inspires you to consider one for yourself.