As we mentioned last post, we made a Bodyline order!(｡♥‿♥｡) We also got it last month, which was super exciting for both of us! The order was a part of Nat's Valentines Day present and contained 2 dresses and a pair of tea parties! We placed the order on 06/02/2014, and it arrived here to where we live (well. . . the sorting office closest to where we live, because we were hit with horrible customs charges!) on 28/02/2014. So overall, not a bad shipping time! (✿◠‿◠) We shipped by AIR, because of its fixed flat rate (we were buying shoes and didn't want the EMS shipping to skyrocket because of a heavy package!)
♥Our Items Were . . .♥
shoes251 in dpik! ♥
We got these in the darker pink because we thought it would match the JSK (Cinderella Bunny) better! And they definitely did! These shoes are "Tea Parties", which are based on a very popular Angelic Pretty design!
l459 in blk! ♥
This is an OP, in a colour that we don't really have in our wardrobe! Our local comm is having a black and white/marine themed meet and we thought we would pick this up whilst it was cheap because we wanted to experiment with a slightly "less sweet" style of lolita!
l418 in pik!♥
Or, as it's more commonly called, "Cinderella Bunny!"
♥Overall Opinions on the Items . . .♥
These shoes are so cute! (｡♥‿♥｡) They don't use the buckle fastening you see, instead they fasten via a little "press stud", which saves so much time and is so much easier! I wear a size 6, and we got these in size 255, and they fit pretty much perfectly! (✿◠‿◠) They have a very teeny tiny heel and are also super comfortable! The only shoes I have to compare with are the original heart buckle shoes by BABY, and they're not quite as comfortable as those shoes, but for the price they were definitely worth investing it! The colour is also nowhere near as dark as I originally thought. It was also exciting to see them in an elusive Bodyline shoebox! I can't remember the last time I saw someone who didn't get a box, so maybe Bodyline are finally listening to their customers! (｡♥‿♥｡)
I'm not really sure how I feel about this OP!(∩︵∩) The material is okay for the price, and aside from some horrendous quality lace on the sleeves, the details seem alright! I'm just not sure how dark colours look on me and I'm not sure about the collar! I'm considering shopping the sleeves after the little puff, just because I think it might look cuter with shorter sleeves! Who knows! A sad thing about this dress: the lace on the bib is already fraying(╥_╥)! I own a maid costume from Bodyline that has a similar collar, and has hook and eye fastenings to keep the collar stiff; this dress has the hook on the back, but not the eye! Mysterious!(∩︵∩)
(pardon the strange choice of blouse, I just threw it on for the photo!)
I think at this point, virtually everyone owns and has done a review on this dress! It's easily the nicest Bodyline dress I've ever owned; it feels princess-like worn, it has good quality lace, the print is crisp and clean, etc. I really love it! (✿◠‿◠) The straps have buttons on the back so you can adjust them if you want longer or shorter straps, which is very useful! A thing I am quite sad about is the bows and pearls are non-removable, but that's not that big of a deal! This dress came with a few loose threads (as so much Bodyline seems to) and I was also hit by the curse of the missing pearls! (∩︵∩)
Three on one side and two on the other, alas (╥_╥). Bodyline should really sew these on more securely, it appears to be a common problem!
Our overall feelings on Bodyline remain the same; Bodyline is a good place to buy from if you want affordable lolita, but it can be rather hit and miss!(╥_╥) We own an awful lot of Bodyline, and we've never really managed to "miss" - but there's always the risk!♥
♥Haz & Nat♥