Its no secret I’m a mermaid lover. I have a monofin hanging in my bathroom, a number of mermaid brooches both self made and bought and I often talk about my dreams of having being a mermaid involved in my future in some shape or form. Its a childhood fantasy that has well and truly followed me into adulthood and I personally find nothing wrong with that. This gorgeous dress came from the lovely Gwynnies on a day I really needed to be lifted and it is made by Banned Apparel. Despite being nearly 26 I see no issues in wearing mermaid print dresses, infact I want more!
|Flowers ~ Orange Double from Daisy Jean Floral Designs
Necklace ~ White beads from Debstar Designs
Brooch ~ Ursula brooch from Mermaid Missi
Dress ~ Made of Honor dress from Banned Apparel from Gwynnies
Shoes ~ Lacey heels by B.A.I.T from Royal Vintage Shoes (review up tomorrow!)
Banned Apparel is a wholesale only company like Hell Bunny whose stock Iâ€™ve started seeing pop up more and more in the retro scene in the past few months and this mermaid dress was such a hit it sold out on the first restock.
The Made of Honor dress is slightly shorter than the dresses I normally prefer to wear but with the print I find it makes the dress incredibly fun. It features a bow at the bust, capped style sleeves and a band around the waist. The fun fabric makes it versatile to accessorize and I mean, lets be honestâ€¦it has mermaids. The structuring of this dress is very good, though the invisible side zip can be a bit of a pain when getting it over the waist band.
I chose to accessorize my Made of Honor dress with the perfect brooch! The Ursula brooch from my Mermaid Missi store! Iâ€™ve been trying to find the perfect outfit to team this with and now Iâ€™ve found it! Itâ€™s made of mirrored acrylic and is available here.
This dress ran very true to size. Iâ€™m wearing the medium and I can fit in it with or without shapewear on. The sleeves are comfortable and didnâ€™t pull and the fabric does allow a degree of stretch and at only $65AUDÂ + shipping its a total steal!
I hope you’ve all enjoyed this little review! I’ve got another mermaid dress coming next week and my review of these amazing shoes tomorrow!
Til next time darlings!