Sailor dress & hat: Courtesy of Joker’s Masquerade
Now, I don’t know about you but half the time I look at fancy dress costumes I think they’re game for day wear. Especially the sailor ones! What can I say, I love a bit of kitsch. I’ve posted about my fancy dress escapades before, although they were all cobbled together myself (as was my Hamburglar outfit at Burger Queen). So when I was asked by Joker’s Masquerade if I wanted to test run one of their new plus size fancy dress costumes, I jumped at the chance!
I chose the Shipmate Cutie dress in 3X/4X – I’d seen it before and had promised myself I’d get it if I had any fancy dress parties coming up. It’s super cute – I love the detailing of the buttons, rope belt and bow. It’s a halterneck, with the sailor collar covering the top of your back. The hat is included also. It’s so, so so cute!
The only issue is that it is very tight, more than I was expecting as it is supposed to fit up to a size 26. I think it will though, because the material is very stretchy and being a halterneck gives more space. The skirt is flared too, so even though the bodice is very fitted on me my hips are concealed! It does also come up quite short, but considering this is more of a “boudoir” outfit I can understand that.
I’m really pleased that there are more plus size fancy dress options here in the UK now, and I’ll definitely be buying from Joker’s Masquerade again. Thanks guys!