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Laura Byrnes California Monica Dress in Gold Lurex

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One of the most glamourous dresses we've ever made, the Monica in Lurex Jersey is an absolute wonder. 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 beautiful crossover bustline features soft, clear elastic to hold it to your skin and allows the sleeves to sit slightly off-shoulder. 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.
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  • Gold
  • 97% Cotton / 3% Spandex
  • Do Not Dry
  • Dryclean
  • Dry Flat
  • Delicate
  • Hand Wash
  • Country of Origin: UNITED STATES
  • Item: lm-monica-gld

Sizing Chart

Pin Up Girl Size Chart | Stretch
  Bust Waist Hips Dress
Size
Length
Top
Length
Bottom
Arm
Hole
Rise Thigh Inseam
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 (20)

Wish the zipper was differentReview by KiraChristine
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I was lucky enough to happen on the site the day the gold came back in stock and though my size was out of stock I bought an extra large, I should of gone medium or large at the very most. I've had to heavily alter this dress, but it common for me due to my measurements. I'm a 34GG or 41 bust, 25 waist and 41 hip. I've taken in the extra large waist so far 8 inches and let out the bust by taking out the inner bra, and taken in the hips 4 inches. The invisible zipper is very difficult to work and though you can put it on without unzipping it, it will mess up your hair and makeup and make you sweat a little to get into it :P
Once it's on though... Watch out world!
I'm saying only three on service because it sold out so quickly I never even got the email saying it was back in stock. It was a complete fluke that I was on the site.

(Posted on 12/8/2014)
BAAM! Review by Stephanie
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BAAM...is the first word that comes to mind when wearing my Monica (same for my red one!). The color is stunning, like an olive/antique gold. I splurged on this beautiful creature for a Hollywood theme party, I was going for old Hollywood. Funny enough, the guests though I was dressed like Kim K, I corrected and said think more Bettie Page! I received so many compliments on this dress and it was comfortable for lots of dancing and eating. It does "smash" the ladies a bit, but I have plenty and wasn't concerned. I think just finding the right style of bra would make it perfect. Suggestions PUG team? I ordered my usual size Large and it's perfect, even with the 34G's. I also purchased a waist cincher, sadly PUG was out of stock so had to buy elsewhere. I had never worn one before and it just made the dress a bit more perfect. Thank you for the Monica xoxo (Posted on 9/17/2014)
PerfectionReview by alanna
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The Monica dress has the most amazing fit! The fabric and make does not disappoint. I bought a medium and it fits great although I do wish the arms were a little tighter. Definitely recommend this killer dress! (Posted on 9/17/2014)
I feel like a bombshell!Review by Michelle
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I absolutely adore this dress! Very well made! I was able to snag this dress at the yard sale and I'm so glad I did! Although the waist area is a little big but I can either wear a nice belt or have it taken in. I love it so much though! The material is ridiculously gorgeous, I feel so classy in it! (Posted on 9/17/2014)
THE dressReview by Shanna Effin
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Oh Monica... Where have you been all my life?!

This dress is the dress of all dresses! I first purchased this gold Monica and the black Monica the same day because I simply couldn't decide, I know own it in purple, teal, turquoise and red!

This dress is super flattering and I've seen it on various body types and it looks wonderful on all. You'll definitely be the bombshell the evening you wear it out!

MUST OWN THIS DRESS!!! (Posted on 9/16/2014)
lovelyReview by victoria
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Wow! This dress looks amazing in the site but when I tried it on I just didn´t undestand the weird thing on the bust área... I put it on many times to think about the purpose of it and I almost cut it off. Thankfully I found someone who fixed it and now it doesn't look that weird.
Reading other comments I disagree, I think you CAN wear a bra with this dress. And about sizing it will depend on your figure because I also bought an XL and It felt big everywhere on me, specially around the bust área. (42 34 42, 34H) (sorry This was the dress I wanted to review, so if you read my opinión in the monica dress in champagne please ignore it) (Posted on 9/16/2014)
This colorway looks even better in person. Honestly. Review by Khara
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So well-designed! The internal shaper smooths out everything and pushes up what needs to be pushed up. The only issue is with the invisible zipper getting stuck but it's easy to avoid the hassle with that... just step into the dress when you put it on and push it down to get out of it. I own it in 3 colors (red, black, and gold jersey) and wish I had to funds to own every colorway. (Posted on 9/16/2014)
Love.. But measurements were not on for meReview by Carrie
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I love this dress, it's perfect and the silhouette is great. However, I ordered based on size chart and although the 2x was still below my measurements I thought maybe I could squeeze into it. It turned out to be too big and I had to send it back. :( I am just waiting for it to be restocked so I can order a smaller size. (Posted on 8/22/2014)
Pretty but chest didn't fit!Review by Not for Big Busted women
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I love the dress except for it squished my boobs flat,not flattering! I have found many of your dresses do not fit my chest which is 34 DD . I have ordered many things from Your company for my Business Island Girl Pin Ups. Live you guys but fit could be better ;) (Posted on 8/5/2014)
Beautiful but small chests beware Review by Amber
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I ordered this dress a few weeks ago in a small which I'm usually a small in everything at PUG. It's a very structured and beautiful dress! However, I have a smaller chest (36 B) so I didn't think I would have a problem filling it out but the way it's designed, there's a second layer underneath the gold that of which is not very form fitting. It kind of bunches out because I do not fill it out completely. The rest of the dress is skin tight. I would have ordered a medium had I known this but then that would cause more loose fabric around my chest area.

I wish PUG would have models with different bust sizes so we could get a better idea of how one would fill it out.

Besides that, I'm still glad I got it. (Posted on 7/2/2014)
So sexy!Review by Elise K
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This was my first PUG purchase and boy am I impressed! This dress feels and looks like a million dollars. I'm usually 10-12 aus size and went for the M. It fits perfectly. I took advice from other reviews and didn't bother unzipping, just went straight for the wiggle. I have a small bust but with my strapless bra this dress gives me good lift. It is a long, elegant dress, perfect for a few weddings I have in the cooler months. The gold shimmer and olive colour would compliment any skin tone. When I first put it on my mum was like whoah! I ordered the dress on a Tuesday evening, it arrived on Friday in Sydney. My whole experience with PUG has been great so far, I have added a few items to my wishlist and can't wait to make my next purchase. I'm so glad I've found a go-to shop for amazing, feminine, head-turner clothes. (Posted on 6/8/2014)
Amazing!Review by Rebecca
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This truly is a beautiful dress! Does exactly as promised in the description, hugs in all the right places and is really comfortable.
The added support inside the dress works well in smoothing out any lumps and bumps, but is actually and surprisingly comfortable and easy to get on and off.
I would say that this dress is true to the measurements given, but if you want it to really 'suck' you in then I would go a size smaller.
The dress is of a really high quality and a lot of attention has been paid to the detail. Well worth the money.
Made me feel like Joan from Mad Men for the day! (Posted on 3/21/2014)
Great DressReview by Tronasauricus
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Very well constructed. The lining does not allow for much stretch so I find it a bit tight in the chest area. My measurements are borderline between the large and x-large so if I sized up I think it would have fit me better. (Posted on 12/4/2013)
SpectacularReview by Lisa
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I already had this in red and absolutely love it -- I'm the belle of the ball at any party where I wear it -- so I had to get it in gold as well. The fit of the Monica Dress is so sexy, so old-world-Marilyn-Monroe feminine, it simply can't be beat.

As I said in my other review, my measurements are 38-29-38, and I ordered a Large. I think it fits perfectly, though the Size Chart indicates that I could take a Medium. I guess it depends on how tight you like things to fit. The Large hugs every curve just fine for me! (Posted on 12/4/2013)
Stunning!Review by Sarah
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This dress is absolutely perfect! Very flattering and fits well in all the right places. The material is lovely and hangs well. Well worth the money! (Posted on 12/4/2013)
Perfect for the holidaysReview by Kym
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This dress is gorgeous and I would love to get the other colors as well..The only knock I would have on it would be the built in shaper, I could never get it to smooth down so it looked a bit "bunchy" underneath..I may have preferred it with no shaper and just used my own that I could control. That being said I still felt very glamorous in it! (Posted on 12/4/2013)
Love!!Review by Sasha
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I love this dress so much I got it in all 3 colors! The fit is perfection. I have nothing bad to say about this dress. What I can say is if you don't own this dress, you are truly missing out. (Posted on 12/4/2013)
PerfectionReview by Anna
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This is the most beautiful dress I have ever seen. It fits perfectly and I've never felt more like a woman. Beautiful color and stunning design. Love it!!! I'm not sure if there can ever be a more perfect dress. (Posted on 12/4/2013)
Ga-ga for GoldReview by Chanel
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This dress is drop-dead gorgeous. It is super flattering on and very comfortable. The gold is more of an antiqued gold with almost an olive tint to it. It is very much worth the price-tag. The built in shaper holds you in but isn't constricting. This dress will last for years to come, it is one of the most beautifully constructed garments I have ever had. Love, love, love. (Posted on 12/4/2013)
Dream DressReview by Erica M.
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MONICA!!!! I love her. :) It required no zipping. All I had to do was pull her over my head and adjust the dress. The material screams luxury. I can see why the price tag is what it is. Definitely worth it. I can wear it on or off my shoulders for a va-va voom look or a little more demure. The waist is slightly big. Perhaps by an inch but since I like to pair my dresses with belts it won't be a problem at all. The length is perfect for my 5'8" frame. I found that I didn't need to pair this dress with shapewear to look beautiful but when I want more emphasis on my curves, I will wear a waist cincher and see how I look in the Monica with that. The color is an olive-gold blend so it looks fantastic on an array of skin tones. This is a 2x and my measurements are 48-36-41. Hope that helps some decision makers on what size works for them. (Posted on 12/4/2013)

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