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Ok, to start out, I’d like to say that at least two of the failed order attempts were my fault because of a minor miscommunication with paypal, which has since been resolved.

5/10/13- I ordered a navy summer style seifuku and a new Lolita skirt……payment went through according to paypal, but over a week later, I still hadn’t gotten an email confirm from Bodyline itself. I checked and it wasn’t in trash or spam. I just didn’t get one. (Had never happened to me before)

Luckily, with the website redesign, Bodyline made it easy to find the tracking page, so I went to that, put in my email, and was able to get my tracking number.

Well, it calmed me down quite a bit to see that my order had been “Dispatch[ed] from outward office of exchange” on May 16th….

I chose to go with air mail for shipping.

6/3/13- I received my order

Communication- 2/5 If not for that tracking section of their website, I never would have gotten any information regarding my order. What happened to confirm emails?

Packaging- 5/5 Sturdy bags as usual, nothing new here

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Now on to the items themselves!!

Lolita skirt-  L353

I really wanted it in grey, but they had only black in stock in my size. Looking back, that was silly. The black colorway looks great. The front has a nice lacing section, which I’m going to tie a bit tighter to offset a little looseness in the waistband. There is a well-hidden zipper to the side and two ruffles at the bottom.  The skirt fits comfortably slightly above my waist. For construction I give it a 5/5

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IMG_1594 Close up of the zipper area

Now here comes the BAD part….the seifuku. I ordered Costume 410 in navy in size small. The stock image looks like this (left):

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The packaging was nice

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I am the same height, but have larger waist and bust but smaller hips than the model. (Hella petite by many American stores’ sizing) I struggled to fit in this costume!! The top was way too short, and even rode up showing most of my bra when I moved my arms. The skirt was too tight on the waist- luckily a quick sewing fix- and way too short. (Does not pass the bend over test- barely passes the stand up test!!) I knew that it would be short, but the measurements on Bodyline’s website did not give me an accurate picture of how it would fit.

I know that for $28 I shouldn’t get too upset. You get what you pay for, but still….I will wear a cami under the shirt, but the skirt is too small to fit shorts underneath….I own another longer skirt that matches in color, luckily.

Otherwise, it seems to be constructed well enough. No loose threads or badly done seams. The pleats on the skirt were sewn together for transport, which shows that they did take care in packaging the skirt. A minute with the seam ripper and it was ready to wear. Color matches the reference photo for navy quite well.

MY ADVICE if you want a seifuku, order costume 323 or 324, they seem to have much longer skirts. Especially if you have a long torso (the shirt seems longer) or are a taller person (aka Western)

Now, for a picture spam. Shown: zipper of skirt, zipper and snaps of shirt, bow, and detail of the back of the shirt.

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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)


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