Sunday, 20 August 2017

Tiny Dancer(s) in the Ballerina Skirt by Micheline Pitt x Unique Vintage

I know for a fact that I'm not the only one who squealed when the Micheline Pitt x Unique Vintage collaboration announcement was made - the countless comments and likes over every social media platform imaginable tells me so! This collection is what my dreams are made of! It's frothy and romantic, with a fairy tale touch to every piece.

My favourite piece from the collection is the Pink Palace Playsuit, but it was the Ballerina Skirt that I couldn't resist reviewing. You see, both Selene and Aurora have an active interest in ballet. Selene has been attending classes since she was two years old, and if you so much as say "ballet" in front of Aurora, she puts her tiny hands in the air and does a twirl. For this reason, I knew the Ballerina Skirt would hold a special place in my heart.

I ordered a size small. I'll admit I was nervous when ordering, as the size small in Micheline Pitt's personal line is too big on me. I'll go into that a bit more later, but suffice it to say the small fits me well. My waist is currently 24 inches, and it fits me like a glove. I'd say go true to size on this one.

I am 5'6" and it hits an inch below my knees. I am wearing it with a petticoat in these photos, but the gathers at the waist mean you can go without if you so choose.

 I like the versatility of this piece. I kept it ultra-girly today with the Pink Powerderpuff Top by Vixen, however I wore it with a plain navy scoopneck top last week and paired it with a leather jacket. I found that worked wonderfully, and may be a better colour choice for those who choose not to pink it up. Le Bomb Shop has a good navy peasant top that would work beautifully, and Unique Vintage has a demure white top that would also work well. Then, of course, there is the navy bow top that was designed just for this skirt!
As you can see from the above photo, this skirt is a good inch and a half (give or take) smaller than the Vixen Swing Skirt from Micheline Pitt's Vixen line. I thought this was worth pointing out for any of you who wondered about size comparisons.

By the way, it wasn't until now that I really grasped the stretch fusion waistband used in the Vixen Swing Skirts! Pulling at the waistband of both of these skirts really reveals the difference. The Ballerina Skirt has no stretch in the waist whatsoever, so bear that in mind when ordering!

Due to the trans-seasonal nature of this skirt, the quality, artistry, fit, and rarity - I suggest you go grab yours now! As far as I can tell, it's still available in most sizes and I don't know how that's possible! Once they're gone, they're gone.

On a personal note, I've had an unexpected two week hiatus for a number of reasons.  My grandfather has passed on, I've had a dear friend down here for a week, and I've been snowed under at Uni. I'm back to it now and have a few yummy things lined up, so stay tuned <3

Thanks for reading,
xo, Miss Betty Doll

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