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Monica Dress in Black Matte Jersey Knit

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The Monica is a wonder of a wiggle! The beautiful crossover bustline features soft, clear elastic to hold it to your skin and allows the sleeves to sit slightly off-shoulder. The fabric is a unique matte knit that will not pill, resists wrinkles, and has beautiful drape and stretch. A built-in stretch Bengaline shaper for the bust, waist, and lower hip gives support, structure, and holds you in, while the gathered outer fabric disguises the internal structure and gives you a sleek and clean silhouette. The result is an incredibly sexy and attention grabbing wiggle dress with the structure to have you looking your best. An invisible side zipper keeps the shape clean, so please use the size chart for your proper size.
  • black
  • 94% Poly/ 6% Spandex
  • Made in USA
  • Dryclean
  • Delicate
  • Made in USA of imported goods
  • Item: lm-monica-bk

Sizing Chart

Pin Up Girl Size Chart | Stretch
  Bust Waist Hips Dress
Size
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Bottom
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XS33-3523-2533-35
S35-3725-2735-38
M37-3927-2937-39
L39-4129-3139-41
XL42-4432-3442-44
2x45-4735-3745-47
3X49-5240-4652-58
4X52-5644-5056-62

Reviews

Customer Reviews (102)

I love it!Review by Alison
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This dress fits like a glove! It is comfortable and stylish. I am so glad I got this dress. Thank you so much for the size charts and measurements. I was able get the right fit the first time. I also found the extra zipper might come in handy. I doubt I will use it, but it is a great thing to have on hand. Also the way the top of the dress is cut a bra is not required unless you want to wear one. (Posted on 8/19/2015)
Bombshell Dress!Review by TallandBusty
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For reference, I'm 5'10" and my measurements are 36DD-27-39. I ordered a size Small, and I'm glad I did!
I thought I would need an underwire bra for this dress, but the shaping built into the dress is so great I don't think I will wear a bra (which is unheard of, as I'm sure you curve ladies know). I left it zipped and shimmied into it, like many of the reviews suggested. It's a little difficult to get over my hips, but once it's on, it's absurdly comfortable and flattering. The length hits right at my knees, a little higher than pictured.
I was mildly concerned that this dress would show too much cleavage, but the way the top is built makes it so that you can adjust how much cleavage you show just by moving the fabric! Perfect for varying between a date night and a family cocktail party! Again, very comfortable. (Posted on 8/18/2015)
My new favorite dress!Review by Kat Mancinas
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Being a mom of 3, I am more than accustomed to wearing shape wear beneath my clothing. I was really excited to find PUG and was immediately infatuated with the Monica Dress. I received it within 2 days and couldn't be more pleased when I tried it on. I plan on wearing the dress to attend an upcoming wedding and for the first time in 9 years, I'm excited to get all dolled up! The dress accentuates my bust without looking trashy and tucks away my muffin top for a smooth waistline. It was easy to put on and felt comfortable and most importantly breathable (I hate dresses so tight that I can't breathe let alone enjoy a drink or meal)!

Thank you PUG for allowing me to feel like the bombshell I used to be before 3 kids! Much love and light to this amazing company that enables every woman to feel sexy and confident!

Xoxo <3 (Posted on 7/7/2015)
Feels like wearing an all-over hug!Review by Katy
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This is an incredibly sexy dress to wear - walking around I feel like I'm being hugged by the dress with every wiggly step I take! It was quite a project to get on - I stepped into the top and pulled it up without unzipping - and for a moment I did wonder if I'd be able to pull it up over my bum without ripping it! - but perseverance paid off and I was able to witness the wonder that is Monica.

Whoa.

No bra required, by the way - and with my D-cups that's a rarity for me. It's the perfect length for my 5'8" frame and emphasised everything I wanted it to and nothing I didn't ... I can totally see where all the rave reviews are coming from! Sexy but still elegant, and though I worried about wearing it off shoulder (particularly with no bra on), it hugs you closely enough that I don't think I'd ever be worried about unintentionally flashing anybody!

Pure sex appeal in dress form. Divine. (Posted on 6/26/2015)
Dress fits perfectly. Review by Glad
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Dress fits to the shape of your body, the off shoulder accent is sexy and sophisticated.
Right for going out to dinner or for a formal affair. You will enjoy this dress! (Posted on 5/20/2015)
AmazingReview by Erin
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After eyeing this dress for a month and scowering reviews to make sure I bought the right size, I finally but the bullet and did it. Many reviews suggested to size down and I am glad I ignored that. At 5'9 38-33-44 certain parts of my measurement were suggested at medium (bust) but my hips were categorized at XL so I went ended up going with a Large and am very happy I did. The length hit just below my kneecap which is perfect and really elongated my body and the best and arms fit like a glove. Nothing is too tight anywhere. I followed advice and shimmied into it rather than use the zipper which was easy. It does come with an extra zipper which is awesome in case of emergency. I will be very excited and confident to wear this to a wedding in June and am excited to have a great LBD in my closet. (Posted on 5/14/2015)
Favorite dress Review by Jenny
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This was my first purchase from pinup girl boutique and I absolutely love it, I felt very sexy in my Monica dress. I got a lot of compliments from everyone at the party, I'm definitely ready to purchase my next Monica dress!!!!!! (Posted on 5/6/2015)
BOMBSHELL.BEST.PURCHASE.EVER!!!Review by Dayla
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So I have been eyeballing this dress for about...idk it feels like forever, so when they had a sale, I just lost my mind and bought three dresses. It got to me in about five days, which made me feel like it was Christmas! I bought the Monica in red and in black thinking I can't go wrong with my two favorite /best colors to wear...Best. Clothes. Purchase. Ever. Seriously ever. I want to wear these dresses all the time, every chance I can. I almost want to build a shrine closet for these beautiful and well made dresses...I am seriously considering it, they deserve a special place.
I am a buxom, curvy lady at 6 feet tall, with hips and a 34DD top, I ordered a medium based on a previous purchase. I wasn't sure if this dress would fit or even look good, but my, o my, was the gamble worth it!!! This dress you definitely have to wiggle into, it felt like a work out to get it over the girls...but once I was on...WOW!!!!!! That is all I have to say. I recommend literally wiggling into it and then using the zipper to get out of the dress...it's not easy but saves the zipper. I felt like a Marilyn Monroe bombshell supermodel!!
So for buxom ladies, a bra probably isn't necessary, which I found liberating, but it kinda does smash the girls down a bit...and honestly with how willy nilly mine can get, it does them good to be caged in. It is quite long, it goes past my knees, so my petite lady friends, you will need to tailor that, it will be longer than you expect. I love the fact it goes past my knees with how tall I am, cuz it honestly doesn't happen, like ever it seems.
I recommend this to basically any woman going for a classy, chic, sexy look...be careful, this dress could be responsible for another baby boom! (Posted on 4/17/2015)
Not for me, unfortunately....Review by Jenni
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I did so much research and careful planning before I bought the Monica - it is such a beautiful dress and got so many rave reviews. Sadly I am one of the seemingly 2 percent of ladies that it does not flatter at all. The fabric flattened out my chest and did nothing to conceal my hips or stomach, being actually a little loose - it was almost like the control-top/bodyshaper was reversed! A little surprising considering that I have an extreme pear shape. The deciding factor was the length of time and the struggle of getting it on. I expected this from reading other reviews but was unprepared for just HOW difficult it was (for me at least). Once in place, it fit (and sizing up would make it too big, definitely), but wow, was getting into it a hassle. Don't ever try to pull it over your head - I almost wrenched my injured shoulder back out again trying to do that. Just step into it and pull it over your hips! Ultimately I realized that the hassle of getting it on, combined with the fact that it just didn't seem to suit me despite so many rave reviews, was actually making me feel bad about myself, and I think even PUG would agree that no one should wear clothes that make them feel bad! Especially when there are so many other cute dresses here that DO flatter me! So I sent it back for a refund, and once I get notice that the refund went through I will look for something else, maybe in a fuller-skirted style. I have the Film Noir dress and I think that is wiggle-dress enough for me! Glad the Monica works so well for other customers, and I still think it's a lovely dress....but I will admire it from afar instead. :-) (Posted on 4/6/2015)
Perfect, but a little pricey...Review by Kristen
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This was my first purchase from PUG, and I am NOT disappointed! I've never paid this much for any item of clothing, but you do get what you pay for. Beautifully constructed, the built in shapewear really does its job, and didn't leave me feeling like I needed any additional "help," including no need for a bra. Some previous reviews said the fit of the dress made them look flat-chested, but I don't feel that's a major problem. I think the black conceals the somewhat flattened look, while the constriction provides tasteful décolletage (cleavage, ladies!). The ruching and lining conceals the little surface imperfections, while the neckline draws the eye upward. I followed others' suggestions and left the zipper alone, and I was able to wiggle in and out of it just fine. I'm afraid to use the zipper at all since the dress fits so snug, even though it came with an extra. The rubber grips and elastic help keep the Monica from budging. You'd need to do jumping jacks to get the dress to slide anywhere.

Overall, I'm very pleased with this purchase. While I'd love to own all of them in every color, I'll have to pass simply because of the price. You won't be sorry you bought it, but if you're more of a bargain shopper like me, you'll feel instant guilt the moment you check out. The guilt is worth how beautiful this dress makes me feel. Shipping took only 4 days from CA to FL.

I ordered a size Small. I'm 5'6", and the dress hits about 2-3" below the knee. Measurements are 38 (34C), 30, 38 (measure around the fullest part of your bum). According to the size chart, I should've probably ordered a Medium, but after reading reviews and the descriptions of how stretchy the Monica is, I opted for a Small, and it fits like a tailored dress. (Posted on 3/28/2015)
Nice quality, not meant for the non-voluptuousReview by Corie
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I bought the red version of this dress based on all the reviews and I have to say I was disappointed. The quality is wonderful and I love the type of material that the dress is (stretchy but not flimsy). I am small (5' 1" and about 115 lbs) but I have a synched waist and a plump bottom so I thought this would look great on me. Unfortunately it fit really unflatteringly. I am not very well endowed in the chest area so when I put it on from the hips up it looked really awkward. The waist synched in nicely but because I didn't fill it out completely it made some weird folds. This was also quite a challenge to get into so I know my sizing isn't too large. I think for someone curvy this would be an amazing dress (hence all the reviews). But for someone who is petite like myself, the only part that looked good was the behind. Nice dress, just didn't fit me well. (Posted on 3/17/2015)
Huge letdown...Review by Lynn
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I'd fallen in love with this dress after seeing the photos and reading the great reviews. Unfortunately it seemed like they were always out of stock in the XL, so I kept it bookmarked for months. Finally it came back in stock and I ordered it immediately with two day shipping. When it arrived today I opened it immediately because I couldn't wait to try it on and be as happy with it as everyone else!

That....did not happen.

Whoo, boy this dress is a mess. I was right in the size, I mean it fit the way any off the rack dress could, but that's the only good part.

It smooshed my boobs so flat that it made my 32G's look nonexistent! The whole point of the low cut was to show them off not tuck them away. To top it off the dress fits so poorly together with the lining that it added 20 pounds to the rest of me and completely transformed me into a pear shape (but not the cute kind where you just have a nice butt, just the kind where your bottom half looks like it belongs to a different person than your top half).

Speaking of the lining, it folds and bunches in a really strange and unflattering way around the bust and under the sleeves. Like the lining is a completely different cut from the outer dress.

Also, the model in the photos had to be over 6ft tall. I'm 5'3" so I'm no stranger to having to shorten dresses and pants, but this supposedly below-the-knee dress came all the way down to my ankles. Yikes.

So yeah, I'm returning it. Thankfully pinupgirlclothing has spectacular customer service and is letting me return the dress no questions asked. It's a shame too because there are so few sexy dresses out there with SLEEVES. It'll take forever for me to find another one I like. :( (Posted on 3/10/2015)
"It does everything a LBD should, and THEN some."Review by Em Manray
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I LOVE this dress! It hugs and stretches and makes me look incredible. Full disclosure, I'm am man that does drag, so I'm not your typical customer. The dress material is heavy/thick enough to hide every corset and foundation garment line. The cut and draping helps create the hourglass shape, and I'm pretty certain I push the seams to their tolerances. Being much broader across the chest (no pun intended) than your average wearer, I've found the construction quality to be top shelf!
"It does everything a LBD should, and THEN some." and "DAMN!" were the compliments in heaviest rotation when I tried this on.
My only complaint regards the invisible zipper. It's difficult to close (that may be related to the aforementioned chest-broadness), and the fact that it ships with an extra zipper speaks well of customer care but leaves me leery of design. (Posted on 12/12/2014)
OK - it's all true!Review by Lyn
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I did it. I bought a Monica, after seeing a curvilicious friend in one and being very impressed. All the reviews are true - this is the bomb! It's gorgeous, glamorous and IT DOESN'T NEED IRONING!!! Perfect for an away date or interstate special something! I'm old. I'm curvy. This dress makes me feel hollywood old-style fabulous, so thank you PUG X (Posted on 11/27/2014)
Sexy, classy, PERFECT! Review by KittehKait
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Bought this dress for an upcoming event (and because my wardrobe was lacking a LBD). WOW. Super sexy! Looks and feels like it was made for me! I'm a 36-26-40, ordered a M, fit like a glove. The quality is superb! The built-in shapewear is effective, but not quite as restrictive as I'd like (have a small pooch in my stomach due to 110lbs of weight loss). No biggie, though. I don't need a bra for the dress, but if you're bustier, consider wearing a strapless one. The hemline hits a slight bit below the knee, so I'd recommend wearing heels with this number.

Overall, this dress is amazing! Proves you don't have to be scantly clad to be sexy. Order it; you'll LOVE it! :) (Posted on 11/21/2014)
Amazing! Review by Abbycakes88
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This dress is amazing! It makes any girl feel like a million bucks! I followed others advise and squeezed myself into the dress without using the zipper, it was a little hard since I have big hips but I said a lil prayer and it was fine. Plus the dress comes with an extra zipper in case the other one breaks. It also has its own "control top," so it holds everything into place. My body is more of a pear shape, small top and big bottom. I was a little scared that if I got a medium size dress my boobs wouldn't fill up the top part of the dress but with a good push up, it actully gave me nice cleavage. The dress is a little pricey but sooo worth it! You will not regret it! (Posted on 11/18/2014)
WowReview by Elizabeth
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Purchased this Monica Dress in Black Matte Jersey Knit as a gift for my daughter and she sure did it justice. So beautiful and chic!

Wish I could post a pic of how she rocked this dress! (Posted on 11/17/2014)
TRICKY ON THE SIZING!!Review by A.Z.Beauty
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I'm 5'1 and usually a medium so that is the size I orderd. Although I'm a 38 DD. It COMPLETELY smashed my boobs and it looked terrible. The dress reached all the way down to my ankles and was too loose around my waist. I was so confused about sizing (thinking a Large might fit my bust but wouldn't fit the rest of my body) that I returned it and got a refund (Posted on 11/14/2014)
Hot & SexyReview by Rosemarie
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I felt a million dollars in this stunning dress i am a curvy woman and this dress sits in all the right places. I put this dress on with out opening the zip. My partner just kept saying how beautiful I looked in this dress. I have it in red. I feel like a movie start. Sexy Sexy (Posted on 11/10/2014)
Excellent Dress but sizing is trickyReview by Kristina
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I am in love with this dress! I will say though, I purchased this dress in a 3x because I was in between sizes on the size chart. I think I could have gone with the 2x and squeezed into it. I will be having this dress tailored down to fit but other than it is excellent is quality. The dress material is heavy but it it is very well made. I would highly recommend this dress for any holiday parties. (Posted on 11/6/2014)

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