Dress review : Collectif Vintage Edwina Faux Wrap Pencil Dress

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Hello everyone !

Today I propose you to take a look to my wardrobe, and to this outfit, featuring the Edwina dress by Collectif Vintage.

This dress was one of my first purchases from Collectif when I started to build my pin up wardrobe.
To start, I decided to buy the most versatile pieces I could find, to have a good base, before getting more outstanding things. I’m really obsessed by getting a dress with pineapples, but I haven’t found the perfect one yet.

Whatever, for the moment let’s stick with basic pieces.

What I like in this dress is that it’s ideal for many different occasions, depending on how you accessorize it.
In this outfit I chose to add a very strong glamour touch with this hat of my newest Retro collection by Bonbon Maléfique.
But you can also wear it very easily in a daily outfit, with a jacket for a working girl outfit with a retro feeling.
The color of this dress is also very exceptional for me. It’s the first time of my life that I wear this color. It is a dark red. I have not worn any red shade since over 10 years. I strongly disliked the black and red color combination, because it made me think of the outfits I was wearing during my Gothic phase.

I dared this color combination here with the black hat, black contrast stockings  and also black shoes (Miss L Fire Loretta). I have to admit that I am quite satisfied and like this outfit. This dark red shade is really beautiful, and has the advantage to be discreet enough to be easily worn every day.

It is a very good basic, with a nice cut that embraces your curves.

About sizing :
When I buy from Collectif I usually buy size 8, because I think that this brand tends to run large. In every other brands I usually buy size 10 which fits me perfectly. I’m a bit in between the two sizes so sometimes I’m a bit afraid.
Collectif size 8 corresponds to 86-91cm bust, 66cm waist and 86-91cm hips.

The dress is 115cm long, and has a removable very good quality belt that you can also use with other clothes. The dress has  loops, which is really great so the belt stays at the right place.

It is not lined, but the fabric is thick enough, so you don’t really need an underdress.
Fabric is made of 97%  Polyester and 3% Spandex. That makes the fabric very slightly stretchy for a snug fit and comfort, but when you order I advise you to carefully take a look to Collectif’s size chart which is nicely made !

I leave you with the details of today’s outfit :

+ Dress : Edwina Collectif Vintage
+ Handbag : true vintage
+ Stockings : What Katie Did
+ Make up with Shiseido and Besame Cosmetics
+ Shoes : Miss L Fire
+ Ring : Fables by Marti Heil
+ Sunglasses : offbrand
+ Necklace, earrings and hat by Bonbon Maléfique

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