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I love to dress up for parties and any occasion I get to dress up in fancy dress, I do not need telling twice, I am straight away looking for the next outfit to wear, and I have quite a selection of outfits still in my wardrobe that I kept. I do not keep all my outfits that I buy, a lot of them have ended up on eBay after I have worn them once as I didn't see the need to keep those ones, but some have impressed me enough to stay with me for longer.
One of my friends held a party for St. Patricks Day this year, as she moved here from Ireland, and naturally, the theme for the party was Irish. I went straight online and found myself an awesome outfit. I did not want to end up as a leprichaun or a lucky 4 leaf clover, so I wanted something a little bit different.
When searching through Amazon, I came across the Shamrock Sweetheart outfit, which at first glance looked perfect for what I wanted, so I took a closer look and decided to buy it. I paid £25.99 for this outfit, but it has since gone up in price by the look of things.
I originally thought the outfit was a dress, stockings and hat, as I didn't read the full product description when I bought it. When it turned up at my house, turns out it is actually a skirt and top combo, with the stockings and a headband, to which the hat is actually attached.
The top is a halterneck top, and it is fitted to a womans curves, so I found that this actually fit quite well. It wasn't too tight, but it wasn't so loose that I looked like I was wearing a bag. The main body part of the top feels to made of a cheap velour type material, with the rest being some kind of synthetic, silky material. There is also some button detailing on the front of the top.
The skirt has a neting underneath the main layer, which adds a poofiness to the skirt. The skirt is green with a gold trim around the hem at the bottom. It is made from the same sort of silky, synthetic material as part of the top, and the netting underneath the main layer is a little bit course, but luckily I wore tights with this outfit, so I didn't feel it rubbing on my legs or irritating my skin. The skirt has a nice fit, and it stayed in place most of the night, although it was a little bit loose on my hips. The skirt was of an OK length, but I recommend not bending over when wearing it. It covered everything I needed it too, but had I even slightly bent forward, some one would have got a view of what was underneath.
The headband has a small, green top hat attached to the top of it, and I thought this would be wobbily and heavy, but it actually is quite light and after a while, I totally forgot it was on top of my head. The stockings are white, and have a green, silky bow at the top of each one. They come up past the knee and rest mid thigh, although I found that I had to keep pulling these up at the party, as they just like to roll down when you least expect it. Not a good look!!
Sadly, shoes are not supplied with this outfit, but luckily I am a complete shoe freak and I have a pair of shoes to go with almost anything, including this outfit. I did find this outfit was quite comfortable and easy to wear, and I didn't get overly hot whilst dancing in it. I think it looked quite nice on me, and I recieved quite a few compliments when I wore it at the party.
I have since sold this outfit, as I did not think I would be needing it very often, as it was the first time I needed an outfit for St. Patricks Day, and I may never need one again. It was fun to wear, and I give this outfit a 5 out of 5 stars, have nothing bad to say about it. Recommended.
You can buy this outfit on Amazon and also from Specialist fancy dress stores, although they usually only stock this nearer to St Patricks Day.