When Fancy Dress Queen asked me to style and review a dress I almost declined. Me in a dress!? I’d not worn a dress since I used to go clubbing five years ago and I was a lot slimmer in certain places. It had to suit my style (obviously not too girly) and my shape. I was so happy to find out they stocked lots of 50’s Rockabilly dresses and this particular one with a skull and roses print – perfect!
I’ve never worn anything like this before and I absolutely adore it. Sexy, rock n’ roll but flattering and pretty! Who knew I had a waist and hips! Sorry I’m gushing but I feel like a bad-ass Marilyn Monroe in this dress, ha!
This skirt would look great with black netting underneath for even more volume – especially if you wanted to look like you were going swing or jive dancing. I was surprised to find the length of the skirt still flatters legs even when wearing flats so whopping great heels aren’t needed. Red lips and bold brows are an essential though, of course.
As you can see the back is traditionally low but the lacing ensures that it stays fitted and doesn’t slip. This is the red accented version of the dress but I replaced the red waist ribbon with a black satin look belt. As you know I’m not one for bows and ribbons every where.
You could definitely wear this to a Halloween party if you were embarrassed to wear an excessively obvious costume. This dress is so me however, I’m going to wear it out for drinks or to an event or a house party – any excuse really!
I got invited to a fancy dress party and decided I should probably practice my makeup before the event. I haven’t done a step-by-step guide as it was a spur of the moment thing. I gave my bloke and his Dad quite a shock when I slunk into the living room!
My Simpsons worthy overbite certainly helped but I also used thick concealer all over my lips, then dark brown eyeliner to draw on the muzzle, followed by a line of black lipstick (all of which I already owned). I bought the cat ears from Claire’s for £4.50 (they actually have a full range of them) and the collar is just a piece of my everyday jewellery. I kinda wish this was acceptable makeup any time. Imagine how interesting doing your food shopping would be if random people were in stage makeup! No demons or zombies though, that would be weird.