Thursday, October 6, 2016

Dress Review: Trashy Diva Does 80's!

I'm so excited to bring you this post today that I just have to repeat it: Trashy Diva Does 80's!!! :D 



Well, I don't think it was actually intentional on Trashy Diva's part (they describe this print on their website as a jazzy 50s 60s geometric print), but for me, the first time I laid eyes on Trashy Diva's new Hourglass print I squealed in delight over how incredibly 80's it looked to me.

This print couldn't have been released at a more perfect time. I've been really feeling in the mood for more 80's in my life from 80's music and movies to 80's fashion.

The Trashy Diva Hourglass print is a black background print with purposely ambiguous tiny geometric shapes all over. As it says on their website, are the shapes "martinis, bowties, or the silhouette of a woman"? I guess it is whatever you would like it to be. The small hourglass shaped shapes are neon green, hot pink, brown, and white outlined black. At the skinniest part of each hourglass shape is a two dots on either side of the shape. Neon green, hot pink... Did I mention how much this print screams 80's to me! I'm thinking maybe 1987... 1988 :)

This print came in five different dress cuts (the long awaited return of the Hopscotch dress, a Cage, Liz, Virginia Shirtwaist, and the new Apple Tartlet dress), as well was three separates (a Lena top, Lucy skirt, and gathered mini skirt).

With so many prints coming out from Trashy Diva this year I've been really trying hard to limit my new dress purchases to only one per print but swooning hard over this 80's looking print I ended up with two! Well, a dress, and a pair of separates, to be exact. The Hopscotch dress has been a dress I have long awaited Trashy Diva to re-release. So when I saw this dress was back I had to jump on it (into my basket) that day! However, the most 80's looking pairing of them all in this print, the Lena top with contrasting hot pink at the bodice, and the Lucy skirt with the contrasting hot pink accents on the pockets, could not be left behind! I went a little crazy for this print for sure. But do I regret it? Not at all.



The Hopscotch dress

Whenever anyone asked me what dresses I wished would make an appearance my answer would always be to bring back the Circle day dress, the Hopscotch dress, and the Dixie dress (as well as more Streetcar dresses- especially in cotton voile). These dresses are forever on my dream list from Trashy Diva. I've been hoping for these first three to happen for so long that my fingers have gotten cramps from keeping them crossed so long! And so it was with not a small amount of fan fare that I excited squealed when I saw that this new Hourglass collection was going to include a dress in the Hopscotch cut.

Why the Hopscotch dress? This dress is a gorgeous classically 50's shaped dress with fitted bodice and full circle skirt. It has a higher neckline for those of us who prefer a more modest top, and yet has an open slit at the top bodice for just a touch of daring. Also, the Hopscotch dress has a Peter Pan collar (my favorite collar shape ever) and ornamental black rhinestone buttons down the bodice. In the back, this dress is all play with it's cutout at the upper back. The cutout is situated perfectly too so that no special undergarments have to be worn with it. With it's homage to 50's style and it's daring cutout back, this dress was a perfect cut to come out in this 80's style print, and is a perfect cut for me who loves the classic 1950's silhouette and who gravitates towards more modest tops.

It's a little difficult getting in and out of this dress. You do have to maneuver into it a bit. The hidden side zip allows for this dress to have the awesome bodice it has and the super cute back cut out it flaunts but it does not provide for easy on and off.

I got this dress in my usual size 10 and while it fits, it is very fitted in the bust. For a more comfortable fit, most ladies I have heard from have sized up from their usual for this cut.



Trashy Diva Hopscotch dress in Hourglass- Front View

Trashy Diva Hopscotch dress in Hourglass- Front View

Trashy Diva Hopscotch dress in Hourglass- Side View

Trashy Diva Hopscotch dress in Hourglass- Back View

Trashy Diva Hopscotch dress in Hourglass- Close Up

Trashy Diva Hopscotch dress in Hourglass- Close Up





The Lena blouse and the Lucy Skirt

Speaking of Trashy Diva does 80's, there is no other cut in this dress that speaks 80's to me more than the Lena top and Lucy skirt separates! The combination of this black background print with hot pink accents is exactly like something I would have (and actually did have) in the late 80's growing up.

The Lena top is a cropped top which features a structured under bust with contrasting hot pink fabric in pin tuck style folds at the bust. The straps on this top are fully adjustable with three different button settings in the back. There is ruching on the sides to ensure a great fit and a back zip to make it easy to get in and out of.

The Lucy skirt is an all new item from Trashy Diva derived from their past releases, the Lucille and the Lucy dresses. This skirt is a 3/4 circle skirt... not quite a full circle skirt, but still with lots of fullness in the skirt. It features small gathers at the front sides of the skirt, a hidden back zip, and most notably, hot pink contrast pockets in the front finished off with oversized smoky translucent buttons.

I got these separates in my usual size for separates (10 in the top, and 12 in the skirt). I probably could have sized down in the top but I decided to keep it as I ordered it and have this as my more comfortable of the two dresses that I got in this print.

I love how easy is to mix and match Trashy Diva separates as well as how well the separates go together as a set. When worn together these separates could fool anyone into thinking it's a dress but if  I had the feeling to I could easily wear them separately pairing the skirt with a black or pink top or likewise, pairing the top with high waisted jeans, capris, or a black skirt. So many different looks can be made with separates!


Trashy Diva Lena blouse and Lucy skirt in Hourglass- Front View

Trashy Diva Lena blouse and Lucy skirt in Hourglass- Front View

Trashy Diva Lena blouse and Lucy skirt in Hourglass- Side View

Trashy Diva Lena blouse and Lucy skirt in Hourglass- Back View

Trashy Diva Hourglass- Close Up


Hope you enjoyed my review and that you have found it useful!




I debated whether or not to post this today with the impending Hurricane Matthew making its way to Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. I ultimately decided to go ahead and post since there is nothing to be done to stop the storm that is making its way but I do hope everyone will be safe. I am very sad for all you of going through this. 







14 comments:

  1. It is really cute, colors where so fun in the 80s it looks fab on you

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    1. Thank you Katherine! I am so excited to see a print like this by Trashy Diva :)

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  2. This print wasn't one I needed for myself, but both outfits look great on you! I love the pops of hot pink with the Lena top & Lucy skirt, too.

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  3. I love these pieces and how different the separates look from the dress with the pink trimming. The back of the hopscotch dress is absolutely stunning, such a lovely touch to this dress. The print has a really great 80's vibe to it, you are so right! Gorgeous as always x

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    1. Thank you Kayla! Hehe! I'm not sure how TD would feel seeing me keep referring to this print as a little 80's but I think it totally is and I love it for that! :D

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  4. So wonderfully cool! As a child of the 80s who grew up to be a wildly nostalgic adult, I melt like butter for just about anything pertaining to that totally rad era. This new TD line rocks! Good on them for marrying mid-century with eighties goodness for pieces that really standout and are apt to appeal to a wide range of fashionistas.

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

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    1. You and I both Jessica! Two birds of the same feather. <3 I'm also a child of the 80's and love all things that remind me of my childhood! Such a fun time to grow up. :)

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  5. Oh my wow both dresses are amazing on you, I really love that print! I love the cut-out back in the above dress, and the pink pockets and neckline in the bottom one! :)

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    1. Thank you Camilla! <3 I love these details too! :D

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  6. I don't any of the styles you reviewed, so I appreciated hearing more about how they fit etc! Also, I'm glad you mentioned that this print seems 80s too! I didn't quite think that, but there was something that I couldn't put my finger on when I saw it and I think that you're correct in calling it 80s-adjacent! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.gracerock-kellyroll.com

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    1. LOL. They do call it 60's Jazz inspired but I just can't help seeing this print and thinking late 80s! Anyway you look it though I think it's a lovely print <3 I hope the review helped :)

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  7. Yessssss!!! Love, love, LOVE! Totally rocks of 80s does 50s and we know how much we share that love. Hehehe! Lookin' killer darling as always :)

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    1. Hehe! My sentiments exactly! <3 Thank you Meagan!

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