Today’s post is my first Hell Bunny review here on the blog!
I’m going to be completely honest with you, I’ve not owned any Hell Bunny pieces for years after my first experience with them 4-5 years ago didn’t quite meet my quality expectations.
That being said, I’ve been watching with keen interest in the last couple of years to see not only their quality go up but also the designs really come into their own. I used to think of Hell Bunny as being targeted to the more ‘younger’ and cutesy version of the pinup style but they’ve really morphed lately and are offering some beautiful shapes. It’s also really great to see the brand develop but still maintain its budget friendly price point.
I was invited to try a few pieces from their latest collection and so I’ll be featuring 3 of my favorites over the next month or so. First up, is The Madison Dress.
I’ve been going through such a navy loving phase lately, I think because, like black, it’s easy to wear but it’s still satisfies my need for colour. I do dabble in a little black every now and then but it’s certainly not all that frequent.
The Madison dress appealed not just because of its colour but also due to the elegant details on the bodice and with winter approaching, I saw the benefit of having a higher neckline so I could easily wear a thermal underneath.
It’s always a little scary delving into a new brand because sizing can be so different. I was lucky in that I had recently modeled several Hell Bunny items for TopVintage, all of which were a Medium so that’s the size I picked.
It’s a great fit, a little loose in my waist but that’s normal for me. There’s no issues with the arms (which can sometimes be a problem area) due to the stretch in the fabric.
This dress is SUPER comfortable, seriously. The stretchiness of the fabric and overall fit makes ease of movement and general wear just a breeze.
The skirt shape is neither a true A-line nor a circle but somewhere in between thanks to the soft pleats at the waist. It is full enough to get a petticoat underneath however I actually really like the shape of this without the petticoat, it’s a bit different for me and gives a more 40s feel.
If you wanted to poof the skirt out a little then I’d suggest trying a single layer petticoat or something without the ruffles along the bottom due to the shape of the skirt.
All in all, I am really impressed with this seasons offering from Hell Bunny and especially the fit and feel of this dress. The comfort and wrinkle-free qualities mean that I think it will be one of those dresses I go for when travelling or just need to throw on without any fuss – but still look glamorous!
The Madison Dress comes in sizes XS to XL and there’s this Navy colour, Black and Green. Currently the Black is all that’s left on the Hell Bunny website BUT I’ve been told the other colours are being restocked next week. If you can’t wait, there’s still some around with Hell Bunny stockists like Unique Vintage.
If you’d like to purchase The Madison Dress or anything else from the Hell Bunny website, enter the code MissVViolet20!% at checkout to receive 20% off your order!
Thank you to Nicole Engelmann Photography for these beautiful pictures at Holland Park! This was the day before I coloured my hair black and I must admit, seeing these photos gives me a mild case of ‘hair regret’… perhaps the copper will be making a comeback sooner than I expected!
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Disclaimer: Whilst this dress was gifted to me, I never accept anything that I do not truly love and all opinions are honest and my own. The integrity and honesty of my blog is very important as are my readers.
Categories: Pinup Fashion