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Ann Summers Gangster Girl Costume
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Ann Summers Gangster Girl Costume
Advantages: looks ok,
Disadvantages: Not comfy, heavy, expensive, very short, not sexy
I reguarly end up dressing up for parties and such, and it seems that gangster outfits are a usual theme for a lot of parties. In usual tradition, one of my friends wanted a gangster themed party for her hen do, and she bought the Ann Summers Gangster Girl Costume but decided it wasn't for her, so she gave it to me to wear for the party.
The outfit is a pinstripe dress with a large, red collar, a red tie and a matching hat. The first things I noticed about the dress were the fact that is was really short, and that it was really heavy! Just holding it up I could feel the weight of it, and it didn't get much lighter when I put it on later on that day either. The dress is made from a synthetic material, which is some what corse to the touch, and it was not the nicest feeling on the skin. The dress has short sleeves, and the neckline comes down quite low, I was a little worried about how much skin I was showing all night.
The dress does not come with stockings or tights, but luckily I had plenty of these so that was no worry. I found that the dress was easy enough to put on, but the weight of it really was not fun. I did feel a little bit weighed down, but the night was to be a good one, so I carried on wearing it anyway. The hat was made from a thin, plasticy type of material, but it held out well all night and it fitted my head perfectly. The tie is attached to a white piece of elastic which you just pop over your head, onto your neck and it is easy enough to wear. I actually forgot it was there and woke up still wearing it the next morning.
I had to wear a pair of shorts underneath this outfit, as it was stupidly short and it didn't actually cover my bum completley. I am only 5'5" so I wasn't expecting it to be as short on me as it was!! As far as a gangster outfit, it did look the part, and my partner really loved the way it looked on me. He was a bit upset when I gave it to a friend.
The dress is a bit square, and it made me look a little frumpy as it just skimmed over my curves. I was wearing a size smaller than what I would usually wear, but this still looked too big on me, so I do not think these are sized too well, and if you are going to buy one, I suggest trying it on before buying. I must say though, for a "sexy" outfit, I do not really find anything sexy about this, with its strange shape, heavyiness and uncomfortable material.
I didn't really enjoy wearing this outfit, and I was expecting much better being as Ann Summers is a well known company that is not exactly cheap to buy. I do not think it was worth the money my friend paid for it, and it has put me off buying any other Ann Summers outfits, I think I will just stick with buying outfits from Smiffys as I have had much better experiences with their items, and at lower prices too! I happily gave this to a friend, but I do not know if she has worn it or not.
The picture advertising this outfit makes it look a lot better than it actually looks in real life, and I would not let the picture fool you. No matter what size you are, this outfit does not fit the way it is suggested in the photo.
I personally do not recommend that you buy this outfit, but should you still wish to buy it, it is available from Ann Summers stores, the Ann Summers website and from Catalouges at Ann Summers parties. It will cost you £36 and is available in sizes 8 - 24. I give thisd outfit a 2 out of 6 stars, as it does look like a gangster girl outfit, but nothing else is good about it.
Summary: Not one I will wear again.