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3-13-14: I read on EGL that Bodyline was having a free shipping promotion, so I went and checked out their inventory and see if anything caught my eye. Onepiece dress L213 was very cute and I had been eyeing it for a while, so I ordered it.

Price: ¥2,999  Shipping (Air mail): Free

 

4-7-14: Dress received. 4 weeks and 4 days (My last order last year took about 4 weeks to arrive. I don’t believe I did airmail, though)

The dress is cute, just as expected. It just requires a bell-shaped petti…which I don’t have. It looks equally good without any petti or with absolute minimal poof, as a nice sweet floral dress. I was hoping to wear it more himegyaru style but the lace screams sweet Lolita.

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The bag was pretty torn up all down one side. Thank goodness they double bag because this could have been bad! This is the local postal system’s fault, but I am still surprised. With all the online shopping I do, I’ve never seen a bag in this condition.

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Front of the dress and detail of bodice~ Check out that rose lace. It’s on many Bodyline garments. I like it very much.

I’m top heavy and I was able to fit easily in the top, but it does look strained. Take care to wear a tighter bra and watch for too much uniboob.

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Sleeve- this polka-dot lace lines the hemline too!!

The sleeves are SERIOUSLY tight and too short. They are dainty little cap sleeves that barely go down my shoulder, which would be fine if it weren’t for the fact that the elastic is both itchy and overly tight. I had deep grooves on my arm after a day of wear ):

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Back- mmm look at that shirring.

 

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(super quick lazy photo. Mega deflated bodyline petti in use)

 

The dress doesn’t wow me. It fully meets my expectations, save the sleeves. Seams all around the bodice are pretty itchy, the lace is the usual Bodyline quality. Meh. I like it, I’m going to wear it frequently as a casual dress, not full Lolita. I’m glad I caught it during the no-shipping campaign, since I ended up paying only $30USD for it.

Bottom Line: I would rec this dress to others, but check your measurements thoroughly first and think about if the sleeves will bug you/if you are ready to make adjustments to make them more comfortable.

 

 

 

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I’m sorry I waited so long to post this. I wanted to wait until my new blouse arrived to take pictures of the completed outfit for the review.

At Metrocon, I went to their booth in the vendors’ room, and bought a skirt. I had seen it before on their etsy site, and fell in love. When I saw it, I knew I wanted to own it! The only problem was it was much too large on me!

I was so glad to hear they could custom alter the skirt for me. I returned the next day to pick it up, and checked out the (now) perfect fit.

I was really impressed! The skirt is very soft, and the details are nice. The skirt is slightly longer than my best petti, but is not too heavy for the petti to hold up.

I replaced the main button on the waistband to a button that matched the removable waist tie buttons better, but made no other changes.

Construction- 5/5

Customer service/communication 5/5

I definitely will buy from them again! (Especially because they’re local yay!)

(skirt shown with completely deflated Bodyline petti and English Charm blouse)

I ordered a cute cream blouse from English Charm, which just arrived today!

Communication- 5/5

I was becoming overly paranoid about receiving the blouse in time for ConnectiCon, so I asked my mom to email her again to see if we could bump up to faster shipping. Jacqueline was understanding, and kept us up to date on the status of the order. She was very nice and helpful throughout the whole process.

Shipping 5/5

I was worried about shipping, but it turned out to be no big deal!

Now for the blouse itself!

Construction- 4.99/5

It fits snugly in all the right places. The sleeves and collar are trimmed with soft lace, and the back laces up. The length is a bit short on me, but with my skirts, it doesn’t make a difference. It looks perfect with my cream-based skirt. (which I ordered this to match with)

I am very pleased with the blouse, and can’t wait to put it in rotation! I couldn’t have asked for a better blouse!

(shown with Princess Pearl Designs skirts and completely deflated Bodyline petti)


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