I love to dress up and I go to a lot of fancy dress parties through out the year, and because of this I have quite a stack of dress up outfits. One of my friends had a birthday party last year and for a dress up theme, she picked school girls as it was an all girl party.
After having a look around online, I finally found the right school girl outfit. It was amazing how many different outfits there were to choose from and it took me a little while to decide which one to buy. I eventually settled on the Smiffys Fever Grade A Student Costume.
Fever is the "sexy" range of adult fancy dress from Smiffys, who are a big name in the world of fancy dress. I had worn a few of their costumes before for other parties, and I found no problem with them so I thought it would be fine to buy this one.
The outfit has a pink tartan skirt, with a matching tie and a white, cropped top which is halterneck style. This top does up at the back of the neck with a velcro strip, so it is adjustable for different neck sizes. The outfit also comes with a pair of white knee high socks, which have cute, black bows on them. The shoes are not provided with the outfit, but luckily I have more than enough shoes to choose from.
The skirt of this outfit is very short, and it literally just comes down over my bum. I had to wear shorts underneath it to ensure no one could see anything I didn't want seen! The waist band of the skirt is slightly elasticated, but I found there was plenty of room in the skirt anyways. The socks come up to mid thigh, but are made of a tights material, so I would assume them to be more stockings than socks. They stay in place for all of about 20 minutes and then I found I was rolling them back up from my knees most of the night! They were comfortable on my skin though, so this was a plus.
The top is truly only one of those to be worn if you have a flat, flat stomach as it leaves you with no tummy coverage what so ever. It sits not far below the ribs, and it is really not one for the self concious. It is comfortable, but not very covering. The tie is attached to an elasticated cord which you place over your head so that the tie hangs down your chest.
All in all, this is not a bad outfit and I did get quite a bit of attention wearing it, more than likely due to the shortness of the skirt. It is comfortable to wear, and my partner does seem to like it too. It is a costume available for wear out in the clubs or in the bedroom, it all depends on what you want to wear it for.
This costume comes in sizes 8 - 10, 12 - 14, and 16 - 18, although I find the sizes to be quite big, so you may want to go for a smaller size. If there is a store near you that sells this, then I recommend trying it on before you buy it as the sizes may be different to what you expect. The outfit is machine washable and is tumble dryer safe too, so you can wash it and wear it again.
I bought mine on www.allfancydress.com and it only cost £19.99 which I think is a brilliant price for this outfit, as it really is a good outfit that is rewearable. It makes a difference from all the red or blue tartan school girl outfits, and it is quite a flattering cut of the skirt. I am giving this outfit a 4 out of 5 stars as I do think that the top could do with being a little bit longer, but everything else is good. I recommend this outfit.