“ Manufacturer: Smiffys / Polyester „
I bought this for a fancy dress party I attended at the weekend. It wouldnt have been my first choice but everybody had to dress as something beginning with D and I was looking for something that hopefully nobody else would be wearing.
I initially found this outfit on ebay but ended up buying it from Amazon as it was slightly cheaper. You can expect to pay between £15 and £20 for this outfit which I think is a reasonable price for an entire fancy dress costume.
When it arrived it was packaged in a clear strong bag, the outfit is made by Smiffy's who seem to be quite prominent in the fancy dress world. The outfit is made mostly of polyester.
The outfit consists of 3 things, a dress, some bloomers and some long stockings. I liked the outfit because it had bloomers rather than a skirt. I hate wearing short skirts out so I thought these bloomers were great. One thing I did change on the outfit was the stockings. With it being October I thought it would be quite cold so I ordered myself some green tights instead just to keep me that little bit warmer!
The dress is quite short, it comes more than half way up my thigh and most of it is just made from netting so you will need to wear the bloomers underneath! The dress is a bright yellow in colour and looks brighter than the picture, it has a silky feel and is quite shiny. You fasten the dress using the zip on the back. The dress has detailing around the top and down the front in the form of ruffles. The bottom of the dress is shaped like a flower and then orange netting is used.
The bloomers are made from the same silky type fabric and are a light green in colour, they are frilly on the bottom, matching the dress. The stockings are a light green colour as shown above and reached just above my knee but as I said I opted for tights instead.
I was happy with the outfit but there was one thing I didnt like, the flowery bit of the dress puffs out much more than shown above! This would be fine for most people but with me being a little bit paranoid I was convinced I looked fat all night!
The outfit was comfortable and stayed put all night, the top of the dress stayed up well which I was pleased with as there were no straps.
One thing I will say about the outfit is that the sizes are quite small. I am usually a size 10 but opted for the 12/14 as there were only 2 sizes available (8/10 and 12/14) and this was the right size for me.
I have washed the outfit since wearing it and it has all washed well, retaining its colour and shape.
I liked this outfit and will wear it again. I thought it was great value for money and numerous people commented on how original the idea was and how nice it looked. It was comfortable and the colours were nice and bright. The only thing I was a little unsure about was the dress puffing out more than it does above but thats me being picky!
I would recommend this outfit, for the price I think its brilliant.