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Better Than Expected!
on October 19, 2010
I detest buying clothing items online that I have not tried on or have seen in store. Even though I read all posted customer reviews, my needs may not be the same as another reviewer; for positive or negative feedback. When I break my online clothing buying rule, I have no to low expectations; I expect to have to return the item! I was pleasantly/extremely surprised!
I brought this item to wear under a Halloween costume that I ordered at the same time as this petticoat. Pretty Sinful, the purchasing company mentions that it will take an additional 3-5days of processing. I was expecting it to be the last item received of my online costume purchase; I ordered this item on October 13th and received it October 19th by postal service! It was estimated to arrive on October 25th; two big thumbs up to the company Pretty Sinful!
I haven't tried this under the costume (it has yet to arrive) but I'm keeping it, with or without the costume. It is perfectly full and poofy! I have extremely sensitive skin and am a bit of a fuss-bucket. I find a lot of clothing irritating, restrictive, binding but necessary evils! (Example: any pantyhose, jeans, running pants, shorts in general..) I LOVE this petticoat! It is so frivolously girly and very comfortable. The tulle is not itchy and the elastic waistband is not digging. It can twist inside of the material covering it that makes up its waistband, which was noticeable to me, but an easy fix. Again, I'm a fuss-bucket so a slight twist is probably not going to be an issue for the average buyer.
The elastic band looks fairly tiny out of the package but STRETCHES comfortably to warrant the 'one size fits most' sizing. While I am a very fit size 6, I've read feedback from buyers who wear larger sizes than 6, feeling comfortable. On the smaller size spectrum it looks like someone who wears a size 0 can buy & wear this comfortably without it falling off their body.
I am 5'8 with long legs (I usually buy 34" inseams)it comfortably covers my booty. With the item on it does tend to SLIGHTLY upshift the length in the rear of the item (EXACTLY as shown in the picture) but nothing that will make you feel exposed or may be noticeable (again, fuss-bucket). I found that you can change the length of the petticoat by raising or lowering the item on your waist to hips. I was able to do this comfortably because of the petticoat's awesome elastic waistband. From my natural waist (considering 'high waist' in fashion/clothing) this petticoat covers my rear quite comfortably! Though it was by no means close to my knees, it did fall in the mini-skirt range; not too short, but still showing a lot of leg. Wearing it placed 'low-rider' style is was a lot longer (an inch from the top of my knees) but I found the up-shift more noticeable. I think this is in by-part of how I am shaped and less to do with the product itself.
As I mentioned, the petticoat is full! I have rarely saw petticoats this full at this price point, even around Halloween, when the supply-demand lowers prices. The skirt does taper into its fullness, which is how you want a petticoat to perform. (Otherwise it would be a ballerina tu-tu). For anyone thinking of ordering this, I will attest, that this item looks (still shocked myself) very much, if not identical to the picture. As a general disclaimer: I don't know what another reviewer looks like and how that will change how this petticoat will perform for you. I feel comfortable saying that sizes 0-18 will find it fit/look exactly as pictured! I don't look like this model, but I found this item to fit just as pictured!
I haven't received the costume that I brought this petticoat for, but I am so happy with it that I am keeping it even if I don't wear the costume. I highly recommend it! I also like my early delivery from the company, Pretty Sinful. Thumbs up all around!