Pinup Fashion

When Life Gives You Lemons… | HELL BUNNY

…make lemonade… or pretty clothing!

There’s something about a fruity print. I’ve always had a soft spot for them as they provide a bit of the novelty factor while in general not being to kitschy. It’s just the right of fun and sophistication.

I first spied this wonderfully zesty lemon print at the Hell Bunny booth at London Edge back in February. Summer still seemed like a eternity away but the brightness and boldness of the print made me pine for it even more.

It’s featured on several items in the Spring/Summer Hell Bunny Collection and while this might look like a dress, it’s actually a skirt and top. You see, there is a actual dress in this print, the Leandra 50’s Dress, but I’m a bit of a weirdo about pattern mixing and my brain just can’t handle the polka dot trim on that dress even if I can see that it’s pretty stinking adorable.

I however, opted to created a dress look by pairing the Leandra Lemons 50’s Skirt and matching peasant style top. By adding my own belt over the top, it helped to create a seamless dress look.

I’m wearing both a size small in these two items which seems to most of the time be my general size with Hell Bunny although there have been some past items that I’ve needed a Medium. The skirt however is definitely too big, I really needed a XS but by wearing a thick belt like this one, I’m able to cinch and hold the excess fabric in place.

The top is a great fit, the elastic around the arms isn’t too restricting or tight which can sometimes be a issue with peasant style tops. It has a cute little peephole at the centre bust which I like but it does mean that you have to accept that your bra might show through if you are a busty lady that can’t go braless. But I think as long as you wear a black bra, it’s not going to be particularly obvious.

Full Outfit Details
Top & Skirt | Hell Bunny
Belt | Pinup Girl Clothing
Banlges & Earrings | Splendette
Hair Flower | Shazam Pinup Hair Flowers
Shoes | BAIT Footwear
Petticoat | Malco Modes

I love the overall look of this outfit and my favourite part is the front pockets in the skirt with the contrast black trim. I love a good set of pockets! Hell Bunny only has plus sizes left of this skirt and top but they wholesale out to a number of online stores. With a quick Google search, I’ve found them on Retro Daisy, Atomic Cherry , Rock Collection, and Rockabilly Pinup but I’m sure there’s more.

Thank you so much to David Fisk Photography for these photos at Isabella Plantation! If you’d like to catch up on my previous Hell Bunny posts then click here.

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Disclaimer: Whilst these items were gifted to me by Hell Bunny, I never accept anything that I do not truly love and all opinions expressed are honest and my own. The integrity and honesty of my blog is very important to me as are my readers

Categories: Pinup Fashion

6 replies »

  1. This is genius! I wish I had thought of doing that. I have the dress but the bust was too big for me while the rest fit me perfectly. Doing it in two parts would fix the size problem for me and you can easily mix and match and tone down the pattern a bit to your own liking. Thanks for the great idea 🙂

  2. Genius! I was also averted by the polka dot trim but this is an amazing sollution! Hell Bunny indeed often has dresses, tops and skirts in the same print so this is a great tip for me because it can solve a lot of problems like the sizing, and you can still mix and match the top and skirt with other items.

  3. You are forever coming up with innovative ways to pair your seperates 🙂 And the BACKGROUND!

    Such a stunner <3

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