Fancy that!

Well this evening I was supposed to be going out to celebrate my friend Ticca’s birthday, but the loon broke her ankle the other week running around some hills at night. Do not ask!!!! So tonight was called off and the fancy dress I had planned is going to sit in my wardrobe until she has sorted her self out! Tut! (Sorry Ticca, I love you really) (get well soon, happy birthday all that jazz).
So as the the lovely people at Jokers Masquerade were kind enough to send me the outfit, I thought I should have a dress run so-to-speak. 
I came across the company when I was looking for plus size fancy dress, we got chatting on twitter and they directed me to their 1940s section. I fell in love with this cute land girl costume the minute I saw it.
I ordered 2XL which is equivalent to a 24/26 just because, going by the size chart I thought I might need it. I probably would have gotten away with my own size, but my epic thighs mean sometimes I have to size up. So if you have proportional thighs, then I would just stick to your own size. Because I sized up I think the straps need a little tweaking, just a few stitches to shorten and it will sit better on my waist.  

For a low cost fancy dress outfit, I thought the value for money was great. I might be tempted to use my own jersey tshirt for a better fit and look and maybe for for a vintage headscarf, but the dungarees are cute and worth a purchase if you have a fancy dress event or party coming up! 

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  1. Josie-Mary on March 29, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Thanks for sharing this, I've been looking at this outfit for months as I go to lots of 1940's event. Looks really good on you 🙂

  2. Clare Brown on March 29, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Oh I love fancy dress & so difficult getting plus size – love this outfit on you but I think you could get away with it any day!

  3. Vicky Jones on March 29, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Thanks for sharing this as I have found it hard to find ready made fancy dress outfits in the past, I love the land girl look too, but I think I would adapt it too with one of my own bandannas and maybe a shirt/top but I agree it is really good value

  4. Lucy Bishop on March 31, 2014 at 12:12 am

    LOVE this fancy dress outfit – I haven't been to a fancy dress party for ages – but am obsessed with all things vintage and would love to wear one like this – will definitely keep it in mind for my next party. PS. You look fab, as always xx

  5. Lucy-Alice McCall on April 3, 2014 at 8:23 am

    This is possibly the cutest outfit I have ever seen! I've ordered some dungarees from SimpleBe, I am hoping I will look as good as this in mine!

  6. Ian Tomkins on April 9, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Great photos!

  7. Anonymous on June 27, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Excellent post, well done