A Spring Fling With Harley

The Pinup Girl Clothing Harley Dress is one of those dresses I admired but was always scared of how it might look on me!

The issue with having to wear a strapless bra always put me off as high necklines and less than perky bosoms is not a ideal mix.


I decided to take the plunge recently when I needed a Snow White Costume! I figured it would be perfect for it plus I’d have a pretty new dress for summer!

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Elizabeth J Photography

I got the Harley from Rita Sue Clothing and went with my usual PUG size- a size small- and I would definitely say that it fits true to the size chart.

Liz of Elizabeth J Photography and I teamed up again on Monday afternoon to capture the ever-so lovely Harley. The Auckland Domain Wintergardens were the perfect springtime location and the pastel yellow really stood out amongst all the lush greenery.

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Thankfully, I didn’t feel too self-conscious about the strapless bra issue! I’m wearing a longline Pleasure State bra which stays up pretty well on it’s own and because the dress is fitted and lined through the bust, the girls felt adequately supported 😉

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Made of high quality cotton sateen, the bodice is lined with a stretch charmeurse and comes with a matching belt.


The gathering at the top of the bodice is sewn in place to the strap meaning that it sits perfectly and doesn’t move around.

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The Harley retails for US$130 on the Pinup Girl Clothing website, comes in size XS-4XL and a range of other colours and patterns! I love the peach and the blue is currently available at Rita Sue Clothing for NZ$180.

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The length for me is perfect and starts at 24″ long for a XS and goes up to 26.5″ for a XXL- There were no length measurement that I could see for sizes 3XL and 4XL. 

I really love the full skirt- it’s so perfect for twirling in!

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I paired the Harley with a white chiffon Hell Bunny petticoat also from Rita Sue Clothing, white shoes and a matching hair orchid. It feel lovely and fresh and summery! I think I’d like to try some other colour combinations like wearing a purple petticoat underneath.

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Rita Sue also stocks a range of petticoat colours from Hell Bunny- the pastel yellow would also look lovely underneath for a subtle look. Better yet, double up for extra poofiness!


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Thank you to the always amazing Liz of Elizabeth J Photography for taking such fabulous photos and being such a pleasure to work with!

For a dress that I ummed and ahhhed over for months, I have completely fallen in love!

x Miss Victory Violet

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  1. Un. Be. Lieve. Uh. Bull. You look like a calendar model in real life. That dress is unfathomably beautiful on you, i hope you dont mind but i am borrowing this outfit template for a summer pinup article i am writing? Cyuuute shoes too!

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