So my last Yours Clothing post was about challenging myself to try a slightly different style. This time we’re back in my comfort zone with some 50’s style with Hell Bunny at Yours Clothing!
After my little dig at Valentine’s Day last week I went all hypocritical and decided to be just a little bit valentines-y with this dress. The Arabella dress from Hell Bunny is just too cute to not go for bells and whistles with it! Or, in my case, heart balloons and pom poms!
So first of all, let’s talk sizing. I’ve reviewed a few pieces from Hell Bunny at Yours Clothing before, and regularly I found that they come up big. I took the Arabella in a 20 with this in mind, based off the size guide’s waist measurement.
And the sizing this time was really good! A little loose in the bust (We’ve gone over my small bust before) for me, but even with the low neckline it’s not baggy. Smaller busts than mine (40D) should go down a size, and more than two cup sizes bigger should go up.
This is one of those dresses that feel like it’s been made just for me, sizing aside. The neckline is my ideal style of sweetheart style that frames my chest in the most ideal way. It’s similar to how the Voodoo Vixen Emmie dress makes me feel. It also the perfect neckline to show off my new Playful Promises Jessie Bra!
As well as the neckline the cap sleeves are just perfect. I get really excited by cap sleeves because I think they’re the perfect length to suit my arms. It seems like a weird thing to think about, but I’m really particular about sleeves, haha!
Although, I’d like to talk for a moment about how much I DON’T hate this picture. I used to despise my arms so much because of how large they are. Almost if they’re some sort of tell-tale sign that I’m a fat person. They’re kinda blotchy because I’m so pale I’m translucent. And I hated it. Now? I don’t even think about showing a side-on view of my arm in all it’s fat glory – because I like the picture too much! It’s nice to see how far I’ve come in my self-love.
Although it’s still winter here, really, the Arabella is a perfect spring-weight cotton. Light and soft without a lining, it’ll see you through spring and summer easily. With the right accessories and some good undergarments, I reckon it can work throughout the year, as well! I personally froze my tits off for this shoot, but I did decide to wear short sleeves on the coldest day of the year.
I also forgot to mention – this dress has POCKETS! Pockets in clothing is necessary for me, and these sit perfectly in the side seams. It’s just a damn good spring dress!