Lookbook: Killstar Tartan Wretched Skater Dress
“You can take my sleeves but you will never take my bosom” – Thunderella666 on the Killstar Wretched Tartan Dress.
Yes folks, I did just bastardise a glorious Braveheart / William Wallace / Mel Gibson quote about freedom and independence to talk about dress measurements and boobies.
Sorry, not sorry folks, as this is a place where we talk all things fabulous and frivolous too! And the reason for this quote is to do with my review of the Killstar Wretched Skater Dress, which I am prancing about in the below pics – in an actually genetically modified version. *cackles likes an evil Frankenstein of fashion*
If you look at the actual dress on the Killstar website (link above), you will notice it has lots going on in the upper body area, including a stretchy pentagram and two shoulder straps. In true witch metal fashion, I SLAYED my straps to death.
Why? because these extra straps were too long and kept falling down and pissing me off : they were falling either side of my bra straps, and I had to constantly pull the actual sleeves for the dress to stay in place.
Peace was finally achieved after a wee bit of Edward Scissorhands pratice.
My earrings are from Wonderlandmc, and as I mentioned before, every single piece of jewellery I purchased from this holy place has been fantastic. I wear these earrings a lot!
I accessorised the dress with a belt I got from New Look for 50p (I love a good bargain) and I think it helps accentuate the fitted shape of the dress and give the look some oompf. Which is the noise I made when I fastened the belt. Eek! [Did you know that there is an actual band called Oomph! ?]
My lipstick is Ruby Woo from MAC, which is a retro matte red. I absolutely love matte lipsticks but it is quite hard to find bright mattes that stay put, especially after three coffees. This lippy doesn’t disappoint!
The sunglasses are from Disturbia, I bought them last year directly from Disturbia and they are now on sale !
In summary, I really like the dress – the material is soft and stretchy, the bipolar design is pretty cool; but I am glad I didn’t pay full price for it (it is £44.99 but bought it for £34 due to a voucher I had). The upper body bit is a little bit annoying and I find myself constantly pulling the sleeves down so the pentagram doesn’t look like a confused parallelogram.
Have you ever had to hack your new purchases as well?