Sometimes there are pieces of fashion that I am drawn to and I don’t know why. They are things outside of my comfort zone, things I look at over and over again trying to figure out what it is about them. The Dixiefried Peasant Dress in 1940′s Dragon Print is one such dress. I was very drawn to the photos on the website. I was drawn to the rich cake-frosting-blue matte jersey peasant top, and of course to the brightly colored dragons. I was worried though that the cut may not look good on me, and maybe the top might be unflattering, blah, blah, blah. It just wasn’t my usual “style.” But, then I caved because I was under it’s spell and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
The fabric is so pretty. The top is fully lined in a smooth charmeuse, so it feels great against your skin (and keeps any potential bra-bling from snagging the chiffon-like matte jersey). The dragon print is a nice cotton sateen with enough stretch to hug your curves and be very flattering. It has a zipper up the back. The peasant style top gives it some versatility; you can wear it either on or off the shoulder (you all know me by now–I went off the shoulder).
More than the beautiful, colorful details, the way this dress made me feel was what really stood out. I have a lot of dresses from the Pinup Couture and Deadly Dames lines, but this was my very first Dixiefried. I feel exotic in this dress. I feel sexy and demure. I feel a little like a 1940′s screen siren. I wish I had better pictures because these photos can’t do justice to how great this looks in person.
It would be amazing with a great updo and maybe some chopsticks in your hair. A nice shawl can only add to the glamourous vibe on the more chilly nights. What can I say? Pinup Girl has once again made me feel amazing, and this time in the form of a fierce, fiery dragon slayer.