Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The Look of Love - Valentine's Day Style with the Valentine Dress

We don't really celebrate Valentine's Day in the Dye household. However, I do celebrate any opportunity to wear a new little black dress! Enter the Valentine Dress from Weekend Doll! Today on the blog, I am going to tell you why it is a pinup perfect dress for Valentine's Day, whether you celebrate it or not! 


Review Valentine Dress Weekend Doll Valentines Day Pinup

The Valentine Dress from Weekend Doll is right up my street. Black and red have been a 'go-to' colour combination for me for years. No matter what the dress style, if it's black and red, I am all over it like a pinup on Lucite! So when I saw this dress, I knew I had to try it! 

Review Valentine Dress Weekend Doll Valentines Day Pinup

Review Valentine Dress Weekend Doll Valentines Day Pinup

The lace detailing on the top of the dress is very similar to the Betty dress that I reviewed over Christmas and it gives an otherwise quite plain dress a little bit of something special. It also makes it nicely versatile for both day or night. So whether you are having a romantic meal for two in a nice restaurant, or going to the pictures to see a movie, this dress will suit most occasions! 

The dress features a really cute Peter Pan collar, which, along with the red heart shaped buttons and capped sleeves, gives the dress a really sweet and innocent, cutesy vibe! 

Review Valentine Dress Weekend Doll Valentines Day Pinup

I think it is also only fair at this point in the post to alert you to the fact that this dress has POCKETS! Need I say more! Well, I probably should, otherwise this would be a pretty rubbish post! So, onto sizing!! 

Review Valentine Dress Weekend Doll Valentines Day Pinup

As you can see from these pictures, I could do with a bit more room in the old bust region! I am wearing a UK Size 8 (XS) and the bust comes in at 32 inches, which is a bit on the small side for me, but is in keeping with a 'standard' Size 8. 

Review Valentine Dress Weekend Doll Valentines Day Pinup

The waist is listed as 25 inches, but I am a 26.5 and I had no problems getting into this dress, so I would suggest that the dress comes up slightly generously on the waist. This is in keeping with other dresses that I have tried from Friday on My Mind.

Review Valentine Dress Weekend Doll Valentines Day Pinup

As the Valentine dress is a swing style, the hips are free, so the measurement here doesn't matter too much, but for reference, the hips come in at 34 inches, which is a perfect fit for me. The Valentine dress is also fully lined, which is great for slightly chilly nights, but a nightmare on ironing day! Length wise, this dress come in at just the right length for me, just below the knee. I am 5 ft 2 inches, so if you are taller, this dress may come up slightly short on you. However, if you are a pint sized pinup like me, this dress will be a great length on you. 

Review Valentine Dress Weekend Doll Valentines Day Pinup

The Valentine Dress is £68 and available from Weekend Doll. I teamed it with my black patent belt from Pinup Girl Clothing and my Dancing Days Glitter T-Bar shoes by Banned, available from Tigermilly.  

Now, to get you in the mood for Valentine's Day, here are some close ups of my Love Scene set!

Review Valentine Dress Weekend Doll Valentines Day Pinup

Review Valentine Dress Weekend Doll Valentines Day Pinup

Review Valentine Dress Weekend Doll Valentines Day Pinup

Review Valentine Dress Weekend Doll Valentines Day Pinup

Review Valentine Dress Weekend Doll Valentines Day Pinup

Review Valentine Dress Weekend Doll Valentines Day Pinup


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