Swing or wiggle, swing or wiggle....I still can't decide which of these two styles captures my style and heart more. So to save me from hours upon hours of turmoil I've come to the conclusion that both are awesome and suit me equally and because of this I'll fill my wardrobe all of the pinup girl frocks and skirts that fit into this category.
Now that we are fully into the groove of 2015 I wanted to style and snap a few of my current must have styles from Pinup Girl Clothing and my current lust list for the first half of the year. As you already know PUG are my go to brand for all clothing and accessories and I'm forever checking into all of their social media and the 'coming soon' section to see what beautiful garments I can snap up next order! In this post I've reviewed 3 loves of 2014 and at the end you'll find a few newer styles tha have snuck their way onto my MUST HAVES list for 2015.
Renee Dress in Anchor Print - $132.00
Now this is the second Renee dress I own and it won't be the last! I first wore/reviewed the tipsy elephant version of this dress in the 5th issue of Adore Pinup and since then I've been an absolute convert. This stunning style is everything a girl could want in a summer frock and fits like a dream.
In a size XL I'm completely comfortable, supported and have zero spilling. I have GG cup breasts and I'm 100% supported and covered in this built in bra area. Don't only does this style support a large chest but it makes them look amazing, I wore this on Christmas day and had many boobie related compliments. I find that most of the bust areas if not all in both the Pinup Couture and Deadly Dames range are that well constructed and lined that you can go with out a bra. From the Vamp top and dresses to the Voodoo Vixen styles you don't have to worry about finding a strapless bra anymore and can wear all of these tops and dresses with confidence.
The Renee also features a full swing style skirt, hidden pockets and a rich blue print covered in anchors. Now that I have two beautiful prints in style I will be needed both the black and red versions as soon as they hit the website. I'd love to style the plain fabrics over the cooler months and play with boleros and cardigans.
I've paired this with my favourite petticoat which is hidden beneath the swing skirt and I get my petticoats at Kat Frankes. For this dress I opted for the Lindy B: Long Petticoat Red which is a steal at $49.00. I've been looking for the perfect red petticoat for a while now and I'm loving this style from Lindy B. So light but still adds the right amount of volume to skirts and dresses.
Lorelei Dress in Gray with polka dots - $130.00
Now I have been lusting after the Lorelei for a while now but I've never been too sure if it would suit my curves. But after seeing the bombshell that is Natalie Alvarado wearing it I knew I could rock the figure hugging wiggle dress as well. So I ordered the gray and black polka dot print and eagerly awaited the high collared beauty.
Again in a size XL this dress is amazing fit wise. It slips on like a second skin and holds you in tightly. That tight that I should have opted for a bodysuit version of shapewear and not a corset. As you can see the top and bottom of my underbust show through as the fabric is stretchy and made to hug you in all the right places. Fashion and shapewear can be trail and error so next time I wear this I'll be sure to not wear the corset.
The style is absolutely stunning though and I'm in love with both the style and colour of this dress. Whoever said gray is a drab colour was crazy as I think it works wonderfully on my pale skin, paired with my red locks. The Lorelei is such a great fit around every inch of my body and I'd love to see this high collard style become a top as it's a more modest version in my opinion of the Lauren top and I know a few girls out there have some issues with the deep plunge of the Lauren.
Deadly Dames Tie Me Up dress in black and red fetish print - $136.00
I've been impatiently waiting for the Tie Me Up dress to be restocked so I could add a 3rd item to my Fetish Print collection. I saw a sneaky preview of this fabric years ago and have been crazy about it ever since. Covered in bullet bras, boots, whips, corsets and masks this is the most daring and most stunning print in my collection. The bold black print on the rouge red really pops and the styling possibilities are endless. You can be inspired by the print itself and pair this dress with leather or go a little softer and pair this with angora.
With adjustable straps that tie up on your shoulders this dress can work for a huge amount of bust sizes and can be tightened or loosened when needed. I'm wearing these straps rather high as I've chosen a more full coverage bra and as you can see it pops through ever so slightly. If I chose say a balconette bra or a love plunge it might have a different effect. I was also not able to tie the straps correctly at the time so I'm wearing this style hanging down my back. When I wear this next I'll be sure to practice more and get a perfect pair of bows.
It really is an outstanding dress and the adjustable busts on both the Renee and Tie Me up styles means that you don't necessarily have to have my stats or shape to wear these. You can have a big bust or small and they can still accommodate your curves.
I also wanted to share with you my sparkletastic earrings paired with each outfit during this shoot. I picked up these two stunning pairs of Stardust Confetti earrings at Kat Frankies and they complete each outfit. I'm absolutely head over heels for these stunning earrings and feel fantastic whenever I wear them. Be it dressing up or dressing down I always feel like a million dollars with these babies sparkling in my ear. Be sure to check out all of the range available at Kat Frankies and you can also find Stardust Confetti on Etsy!
So now that I've filled 2014 with all of my PUG favourite's it's time to look to the future and plan some new additions to my 2015 wardrobe.
Many thanks to my amazing photographer Brooke Orchard for shooting these for me on a muggy and rainy day, it's amazing what we can create in this unpredictable Melbourne weather. I urge any of my readers based in Victoria or Australia to book in a shoot with Brooke this year. If you want to feel amazing and look perfectly pinup she is the best in the business!!