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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.

 

 

 

Part 2 of my review of my new petticoat. I ordered a Classical Puppets A-line petticoat (either I or III, I can’t remember)

Construction- 5/5

Very soft lining and many layers of fluffy material. It’s so poofy!! It’s almost too big to fit under my older skirts. Waistband fits perfectly (I’m 26inches at waist) Unlike other pettis, this one does not itch at all. The price reflects the poof you get- worth the splurge! Don’t bother with cheaper pettis (like I did), just do straight for this one or any of the other Classical Puppets petticoats.

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Poof straight out of the bag!!

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Without petti (body line skirt)

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With petti

5/5/13- sent first email at noon regarding the petticoat, asked a few questions about shipping

5/6/13- 8am received response, answers to questions, and order form.

Filled out form and sent back later that day. Order confirmed

5/7/13- payment made

5/8/13- payment received, confirmed

5/9/13- received email that petti was at sorter center, got tracking information and links, and a picture of the package.

5/21/13- package arrived!

Any blunders made in this process was entirely by me- I sent some extra emails just because I was in the process of setting up my brand new paypal account, and had been having issues with transactions (all solved now!!)

Communication- 5/5

For my first time using a shopping service, everything went sooo smoothly. Martin was very helpful, answered all questions, and overall made the process very easy.

Time- 5/5

16 days from first email to getting the petti. The Clobbaoonline website says that it takes like 25+ days to manufacture, but I guess they already had some in stock. (It is a commonly used petti) Very pleased, I ordered it for my birthday but don’t actually need it until July.

Packaging- 5/5

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Very snug fit, I was worried about cutting the fabric by accident. Boy, I was wrong. Petti is in a small plastic bag, which was wrapped in bubble wrap, which was then wrapped in another bag. Very sturdy. The petti is very poofy coming straight out of such tight packing, I’m surprised.

The bubble wrap itself smelled terrible (can’t explain it, but it was baaaad), but the petti has no scent.

Be sure to come back for part 2…..the quality of the petticoat itself….

(I don’t have time at the moment to try it on and take comparison pictures….)

I placed my very first order with Bodyline. I bought a necklace from the “last one” section, petticoat pan049 and dress 1447 in blue (gre)

I used DHL instead of EMS, since right now shipping is $10. I placed the order on March 25th, and received the package on April 13th. The pricing was reasonable, with the dress costing somewhere around $50. The petticoat was %27, and the necklace was $7.

Customer Service/communication: 5/5

I quickly received confirmation emails, and was able to use the tracking number to check its progress. I never encountered any problems.

Speed- 4/5

I wasn’t in any hurry, so 3 weeks seemed reasonable. It came just in time for Khaotic Kon, but then I decided not to wear it.

Packaging- 5/5

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There was no noticeable damage, and each item was neatly packed into individual bags.

Construction 4/5

There were many loose threads and frays by the end of the first wear. On the other hand, the zipper is well hidden to the side and does not get stuck. (as opposed to my last dress, which had it right down the back, and jammed frequently)

The fabric is a nice and sturdy herring bone pattern, slightly nicer than just cotton. I assumed it would be a thinner fabric, but the quality of the garment is very satisfactory.

I’m also glad to see that the color is faithful to the website’s images.

There are many nice details to the dress, especially on the neckline. As you can see, the buttons are shaped like roses, and are surrounded by decent quality lace.

The sleeve is edged in lace as well, and looks very nice when worn.

As for the petticoat……wow. I didn’t expect so much poof from a $27 petti. I wore it for several hours and it hardly deflated. The only drawbacks are it is incredibly short and itchy!  I was surprised by its length, and feel a little disappointed that I can’t wear it with my longer dress. It’s still worth buying, but I really need a good pair of bloomers to wear under it in order to tolerate how itchy is can be, especially around the waistband.

Finally, the necklace! It looks pretty, but the chain is plastic and not metal. I have yet to wear it because minutes after removing it from its packaging, the chain broke. I haven’t had a chance to break out the pliers and repair it. I may end up buying a new chain to hang the pendant on.


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