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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wheels & Dollbaby Dita Cardigan - Perfect for Curves!

The retro-inspired cardigan sweater comes encased in a collectible French Armoire illustrated box inspired by the glamorous world of Dita Von Teese. A beautiful portrait image of Dita wearing the cardigan adorns the underside of the box.



This limited edition set retails for $190.00, and is available in 4 color combination: Black with Red, Red with Black, Black with Pink, and Peach with Black (now available to pre order in a size 5 and 6)


Since its initial 1995 sell-out release the "Dita" has become an iconic piece and an instant classic. You may now find this style updated in a myriad of seasonal colours, inspired by everything from shades of lipstick to French macaroon cakes!

A favorite of sweater girls the world over the detailed embroidery and 1950s inspired trims make this an essential everyday glamour piece. With the classic Wheels & Dollbaby slim and shapely fit and soft knitted feel



Have you ever owned an item of clothing you would like to live in 24hrs a day? Well to me The Dita Cardigan is it!


The fit :

Soft stretch cotton knit is so perfect on my skin, it is a snug by very comfortable fit.

The sleeves are accommodating for my upper arms which is brilliant and the form fit of the garment makes any issues you have with your upper arm disappear!

The detail :

Absolutely divine! The embroidered flowers, the peter pan collar, delicate pressed contrast trip satin, velvet buttons and necktie, everything is so lush!

I'm wearing this with 4 of the tops buttons undone to create a keyhole look like on the website.

The length is matches perfectly with all high waist items and can be worn over or under a pencils skirt etc though it is a little short (due to my ample bust) to wear with jeans or lower hip garments.



I am wearing this in a size 4 which is an Australian size 14 due to the stretch in the garment it will fit anywhere from a size 14-16 Australian. If you have a smaller bust you as a larger 16 you might have even more luck! There is heaps of stretch in this garment its amazing! Be sure to check my measurements to the right of the page to see how this fits my shape.

They will be making this in a size 5 too which is so exciting to hear. This means as i'm wearing a 4 which fits my size 16 measurements perfectly that the new size will accommodate another size up!




Now I know that I will have lots of luck with the knitwear section of the site and I have my eye on these!







But if you can't fit into the standard sizing don't give up! Wheels baby doll have the cutest rockabilly/pinup and vintage inspired accessories.


The amazing images shot to show off this beautiful garment were taken by the amazingly talented Jaimie Nichole Imagery from Melbourne, Australia. Her work is brilliant, she has an amazing eye for beauty and knows how to create sizzling pinup images!


Thank you to the amazing Berlin Bar for letting us use their brilliant location as a backdrop for this shoot. I've fallen head over heels for this delicious bar. With a brilliantly styled theme running through out (hence the name) they have a mixture of styles. With lush couches and chandeliers in one room then a bunker themed space with bunk beds, bathtub tables and amazing imagery. If you are in Melbourne and you are looking to check out one of the funkiest bars in the CBD you must go to Berlin Bar! Located at 16 Corrs Lane, Melbourne.




28 comments:

  1. I love W&DB so much, this is one of my fave cardis too.

    Excited to hear they are going to be doing a size 5/16. Might finally be able to get a cardi!

    The leopard eye-mask is on my wishlist too!

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  2. As do I my goal is to get all a jam packed wardrobe full of W&DB! Plus lots of accessories!

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  3. Ohhh yes. I love this cardigan. I've got the peach with black and then the madamoiselle which is the same design but red with white polka dots and black trimmings. And then I received the beaded angora cardigan of theirs for christmas.

    Absolute cardigan love!!!

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  4. Hey Teer Rockin those killer curves you posesse and great to see Wheels & Dollbaby upsiszing!. I am a size 4 and have wonderd why it stops there but hey not anymore YAY!

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  5. deary, dita von teese just tweeted this post!
    and of course, amazing sweater and photos.

    xx

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  6. I know!!! I feel rather happy right now!!! Time to dance!!!

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  7. Great post! May I please use your image in my own post as long as I link to here?

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  8. Hi Miss T! (that use to be my screen name - small world)

    As long as you link back feel free! Glad you like my post and the images.

    x

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  9. I love your style, and thank you for informing other girls and I about the re-release of the Dita Cardigan :) Im so exited!

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  10. You look amazing, in that sweater.

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  11. Thank you guys! I feel amazing in it!

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  12. Thanks, Teer! I will definitely link back and credit the photographer as well. The post will go up next Thursday under my Things I Love Thursday.

    Miss T is a pretty common nickname, I think, but I love it and it's what my friends call me :).

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  13. I am so excited! I adore wheels & doll baby but my boobs are too big for a 4 so I just have a collection of skirts. Do you know when the size 5 will be available to buy in store or online?

    You look beautiful!

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  14. found your blog and fall in love! totally love your style! thanks for inspiration

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  15. You look amazing! If I had the money, I'd snap one up in each colour!

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  16. I'm not sure when the 5 is out but they will contact me so I cant update my readers when its released.

    What size chest are you Katie, I'm a 36E or 41 inches around the whole bust.

    Thank you guys! So glad to welcome so many new followers!

    x

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  17. I am bout a 38E so the 4 fits but the peep hole is busting the twins out so it sits just that little too high. I could get away with it on a sexy night out but I would feel more comfortable in the size 5.

    I went to the store this weekend and they said the new collection comes out March 1st so they think the size 5 will come out with that. I hope it will look as cute on me! <3

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  18. As you can see im sort of bursting out but that's how I like to wear my tops. I only wear high waisted skirts or jeans with a garment like this so it suits me well I think! My style is putting my cleavage on display I understand that this may not be everyone's comfort level. The peepwhole I did showed my bra but I like that effect with the right black lace number.

    This would also be brilliant over a wiggle dress or with some high waist black pants or jeans. I wore it last weekend with high waist black shorts and polka-dot stockings.

    The size 5's wont be out when the new collection comes out its more likely to be a month or two off but I will be updating via this blog when I get more news.

    So Katie look out for any news in the next two months.

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  19. Size 5&6 (16&18 I think) are available for pre-order on the website atm :) Shipping is expected in april though. And it's only in the peach and black.

    But I already ordered mine :D

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  20. Hi Rachel, Yes they are but I have not updated this blog so the information is not there I shall do now.

    More larger sizes will be coming out in other items as well this year.

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  21. I have always had trouble with mine - the buttons pop off constantly, I would go instore in Perth and they would sew them back on for me and said that they had changed manufacturers. After the 3rd time I gave up and wont be buying one again.

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    1. I've never had an issue with mine and I've worn it too many times to count on all my fingers and toes. Maybe you had a bad run on yours sadly.

      I also with jacket or other items renforce lots of the buttons by hand sewing them myself. My bust is large and can take it's toll on some items but this dita I have no - no issues.

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  22. I really want this cardigan but I'm in the US and I have no clue how the Australian sizing chart works. My bust is a 36DD and my waist is around a 31-32 and I want the cardigan to be fitted but look nice. Teer would you have any idea on what size I would wear in Australian for this cardigan being you were able to get a great fit on yours?

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    1. With all of my reviews I go into detail about fit and size. I also list my measurments on the side bar of the blog :)

      If you check out my more recent dita cardigan post you will see that I have worn both the 14 and the 16 Australian sizes. I find the 14 to be the best fit.

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  23. I really want this cardigan but I'm in the US and I have no clue how the Australian sizing chart works. My bust is a 36DD and my waist is around a 31-32 and I want the cardigan to be fitted but look nice. Teer would you have any idea on what size I would wear in Australian for this cardigan being you were able to get a great fit on yours?

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  24. Thanks for the reply, one more question being I think I might be a 12 or 14 in Australian size, I wanna be able to button up the cardigan too without having it look pulled. In your review you say you like the 14 better... in your pictures which one is the 14? The Red or Black one? I'm trying to get an idea one which one I should go with being Wheels and doll baby said their sizes run a little smaller then US. Thanks again for replying. =)

    Erin

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    1. The black one shown here is the size 14AU which is a 10 or 12US.

      The newer shots of me is a size larger but I much rather the fit of the 14 which is the one is this post.

      US and AU sizes are nothing alike. I buy 12's and 10's even in the US and wear a 16 or 14 here in AU.

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