When I play Cleudo, I’m always Miss Scarlett.
Partly because she seems so sassy, but mostly because I love being the lady in red. It’s dramatic, it’s sexy, it promises adventure. My lady in red complex means my wardrobe includes many, MANY crimson frocks. The most recent addition to my ever-expanding collection is the Charlotte dress by Pinup Girl Clothing. Here I am, looking very happy about that fact.
Handbag from Banned
Shoes from ASOS
Hair flower from Accessorize
Fabric & Fit
I love the instant va-va-voom you get in a pencil dress and the Charlotte is no exception. The stretch bengaline fabric and the waist-cinching belt spotlight your curves beautifully. This stunning dress is available in sizes XS to 4X. When it comes to choosing the right size in Pinup Girl Clothing, my rule of thumb is to check the item description and find out how much stretch is in the fabric. If there’s lots of stretch, I size down to a Medium. Otherwise I’m Large all the way. I went for a Medium in the Charlotte and I love the figure-hugging fit. If snug clothing makes you feel self-conscious, I recommend wearing shapewear to smooth out your silhouette. I’ve read reviews saying the bust and back are a little loose on the Charlotte. I didn’t find that to be the case, but then I am an exceptionally buxom (and possibly baxom??) wench. These reports and my own experience make me think that the Charlotte dress is a fabulous choice for busty women. Unlike so many fitted frocks, it seems to be cut to handle our considerable assets.
The wiggle shape is pure 1950s bombshell, but the details on this dress are much more 1940s-inspired. I love the old-fashioned charm of the pleated bust and those adorable little buttons. They remind me of a heroine in a historical novel and draw attention to your heaving bosom in a sweet, romantic way. The kick-pleat at the back makes it easy to walk/wiggle and adds another touch of 40s flair. If you’re after something a bit different, this dress is also available in black for added mystery and turquoise with polka dots for unadulterated fun.
Final Thoughts And One Last Selfie
This dress is an extremely pretty and versatile addition to your wardrobe. It’s smart enough for work but flirty enough to get drunk in afterwards. I love the contrast of the sassy colour and saucepot shape with the delicately feminine 1940s style details. The Charlotte dress is the perfect mix of sexy and sweet and it makes your curves look divine.