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Last year, my friend decided to have a Gangster theme for her birthday party, and I love to dress up for parties etc so I went straight onto the internet to find a new outfit for the occasion. The first one I came across was the Fever Gangster Lady.
Fever is a range of "sexy" outfits from Smiffys, who are known for making a huge range of fancy dress outfits and accessories. I had worn their outfits many a time before, so I had no problems in ordering this one and at only £25, it was quite the bargain and it looked like it would be perfect for the party.
The outfit comes with the dress and the pink neck scarf, I had to pay extra for a hat and I already had some awesome shoes that luckily went with the outfit, so I didn't need to buy any thing else other than the hat to go with it. The dress is a dark gray, with very pale pink pinstripe detail. It is a short, capped sleeve style and has a generally large collar on it. I originally thought you had to put the dress on over your head, but it has a zip which goes all the way from chest to bottom, so you can put the dress on like a jacket and just zip it up. The scarf is made from a cheap kind of silken material, but it is quite smooth and is easy to put on your neck.
I believe the dress is made from a poly-cotton blend, which is more poly than cotton. It is not the smoothest of material, but it is lined on the inside so there was no worry about it irritating my sensitive skin. The dress is quite short and just about covered the top of my thighs and I had to ensure I wore shorts underneath as it was only just able to cover my bum, bending in the dress is not an option. I am only 5'5" so this would come up much shorter on a taller woman. The dress was surprisingly warm, and it is machine washable, so you can wear it more than once. It is not tumble dryer safe though, so please do not put this in the tumble dryer.
The only problem I had with this outfit was the fact that the dress was quite baggy, it is supposed to be a figure hugging dress, but it was too big. I ordered the size M which is a 12 - 14 and is usually the correct size for me, but these are bigger in sizes than they say. My friend also had this problem with the same dress (yes we had the same outfit!!) so I would recommend ordering a smaller size if you are going to buy this one, or if you are getting it from a store, then try it on before you decide which size to purchase.
Personally, I found that this outfit was perfect for being a gangster lady, as it really looked the part and it is comfortable to wear. I am able to wear it again, as it is washable, so for the price it is good value, and I highly recommend it. Due to the sizing problem, I am going to give this 4 out of 5 stars, but I do find it to be a great outfit, which my partner seems to like me wearing, and it really does look good for the part of Gangster Lady.