Last year I heard a little birdy mention that Pinup Girl Clothing were designing full length gowns and I have been watching their web store ever since to see what was to come! When the Gilda Gowns were released I instantly squealed with excitement hoping one day I could wiggle into one of these stunning velvet gowns, today is that day!
The Laura Byrnes Gilda Gown is one of the most alluring and most figure flattering gowns I've ever owned. Made from lush stretch velvet this gown molds to your curves and creates the most stunning shape. This dress is high glamour and full of sex appeal evoking the style of silver screen goddesses and even film noir femme fatales.
I was blown away when I first wore the Monica Dress but I have to admit this is now my all time favourite design. In a size XL the Gilda fits like a glove and hugs and emphasizes all your bust curves! The internal bengaline shaper is the hidden secret to the perfect fit and shape that this gown provides. Holding you in at the waist, smoothing out all lumps and bumps white hiding any middle section issues. With this dress you really need it to be a close fit but because of the build in shapewear I stuck with my usual size in PUG dresses. With super stretchy garments I usually size down but given that I own 2 Monica dresses I knew that this would fit like a dream.
The deep V bust line creates amazing cleavage as you can see and the bust can accommodate my GG cup chest. Pinup Girl Clothing is always brilliant for boobies! The black velvet fabric is so smooth and I can't keep my hands off it. I've had this same touchy feely reaction with my Deadly Dames Film Noir dresses as they are as so smooth. I'm dying to style this with the fishnet Lilith Jacket for even more of a wow factor.
I feel like a gothic inspired Jessica Rabbit in this gown and can't wait to have the right event to wear it to. Our location for the shoot was the iconic Arts Centre Melbourne and walking through the lush red and gold interior I felt like I was on the red carpet. A central creative mecca for all things music, comedy, opera and ballet related and filled to the brim with amazing artwork. If you have not attended any events at the Arts Centre you have to book some tickets asap. Many thanks to the amazing PR team and my lovely friend Kat for setting up this location for us.
This style is also available in 2 other colour options and one print.
Gilda Gown in Olive Velvet - $190.00
Gilda Gown in Burgundy Velvet - $190.00
Gilda Gown in Leopard Print Velvet - $190.00
Then if you want more of a cocktail dress you can also purchase the Gilda Dress in 2 colours and one print. I will be picking up the Burgundy to wear all through winter! I really hope that there are more colour options in the future as I'd kill for a deep forest or emerald green version of this style.
Gilda Dress in Black Velvet - $160.00
Gilda Dress in Deep Wine Velvet - $160.00
Gilda Dress in Leopard Velvet - $160.00