Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Fairytale Fantasy - Queen of Hearts Skirt by Pinup Girl Clothing

If you don't know what the Jenny Skirt is, baby, let me fix that for you. It is the best thing to ever happen to your wardrobe. It may be the best thing since sliced bread, too, but don't quote me on that (since advances in science and the medical field are maybe supposed to take precedence over a skirt.... *cough*).

I digress, this skirt is awesome. The Jenny Skirt by Pinup Couture features a full silhouette due to the gathers all around the waistband, which in and of itself is the perfect size so it doesn't fold over when you sit down. It comes in a variety of patterns and colors, from basic black to one of Pinup Couture's latest offerings - the Queen of Hearts Skirt.

This skirt is amazing. It is vibrant, fun, quirky, and can be styled in many different ways. I have worn it with the pink peasant top from Pinup Girl Clothing, (instagram post here) this top by Bonsai Kitten (review coming soon), a plain black top and the white peasant top.

Side note - I found I wasn't a big fan of the length of the Jenny Skirt (I am 5'6" and it falls a couple of inches below the knee) and felt it made me look a bit stumpy until I started wearing them with petticoats. The way the skirt fans out with a petticoat gives it a completely different appearance and one that I much prefer, however these skirts are so versatile that I know many women prefer then without petticoats for a more casual look. It's totally up to you!

Regarding fit - my measurements are 36-25-36. I wear a size small in almost all Pinup Girl Clothing items, including the Jenny Skirt. I find that whilst the black Jenny fits me perfectly around the waist, all other color ways have been looser around the waist (as you can see below where the thin belt I tried to use to make it tighter has slipped up and the skirt has fallen further down my waist) I fix this by wearing wide belts with it and it does the trick. The reason I do this is the silhouette of the Jenny is in true 1950's style and really best worn right at the smallest part of the waist. When you wear it any lower than that, it can give you an awkward shape and make you appear thicker around the middle than you really are. So if you fall between sizes and want a good tight fit, take it to your tailor or pair it with a belt.

 Thick belt shown here <3
Of course I had to get my little miss in on the photoshoot action. That rose is from my Mother's Day bouquet. At first she was doing a cute little "he loves me, he loves me not" kind of delicate plucking of the petals. Then she ripped the entire head of the rose off and threw it. Thank you, tiny princess. Mommy hates flowers anyway. Not.  
Dress - Pumpkin Patch, old stock
Shoes - ebay, search for "baby red mary janes"

Shoes - Pinup Couture, similar here
In conclusion, the Jenny is awesome, and the new colorways Pinup Girl Clothing has been releasing has made it even awesome-er. (I speak perfect English at all times. Can you tell?) Many of the Jenny's currently on the market are limited edition, so get in while you can!
Do you own any Jenny Skirts? What is your favorite print/color? What color would you see done if you could? xo, Miss Betty Doll
 Outtake... child is sneak attacking me.

1 comment

  1. Oh my word, do you look sensational! I love how fresh and fun yellow and red look here, brought to life all the more by that uber adorable pattern.

    Jenny skirts for the win always! :)

    ♥ Jessica


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