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Laura Byrnes California Monica Dress in Black

Availability: In stock

$168.00
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 jersey 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 while stopping traffic and breaking hearts. Prepare to be endlessly complimented (we'll give you "I got it at PUG" cards to give out)!

DESIGNED BY: Laura Byrnes
ORIGIN: Made in USA
FIT NOTES: Fits true to size, please check the size chart for each item. This dress is meant to fit snugly. It should feel tight while you wiggle into it (from the top only!)
RESTOCK: The Monica is one of our best sellers, and we restock often. Please join the wait list if your size is out of stock, and we will notify you as soon as your item is available
Item: lm-monica-bk

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Leslie

(Posted on 12/18/2017)

Item Size:2X
 
So, ordered by the measurements the Teal Monica. But, due to some recent weight loss traction, needed to exchange for a smaller size, and decided I wanted the Black instead. PROBLEM. Don't get me wrong, have wanted this dress forever, and still do. With that said, PUG is rather militant in it's return/exchange policies -- too militant given the retail/internet landscape these days. PAY ATTENTION to TIMELINES and the constraints placed on YOU -- the customer. Because my exchange color/size is out of stock, PUG will NOT process an exchange (they MUST have stock before they will process); additionally, they will not waitlist the exchange since 30 days is the max and I'm at 3 weeks now. They won't give me a credit since I'm past the deadline of 2 weeks. I'm sorta forced into a wait list situation with a store credit only, and they will apparently not honor the promo price at which I bought the Teal version.. BUYER BEWARE ... small shop mentality.
 

Jenny

(Posted on 11/29/2017)

Item Size:XL
AMAZING!
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I am a Monica convert- this dress looks amazing on everyone! I am 5'5, 41/34/43 and the XL Monica fits perfectly, with some room to move around comfortably. Remember to step into it instead of pulling it over your head! I also wore a pair of lightly shaping shorts underneath, which I found helped to shimmy the dress on and off.

I prefer to wear a bra with everything, so I wore the Monica on my shoulders (see photo) and I had no problems with the straps falling. I wore it to a wedding and everyone kept making references to looking like a movie star!
 

Debra

(Posted on 10/23/2017)

Item Size:L
LOVE!!!
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I bought this dress for an evening wedding! I absolutely love it!! Fit so perfectly in all the right places!! Feel like it fits pretty true to size. Can’t wait to wear it again!
 

Jennifer

(Posted on 10/18/2017)

Item Size:M
Worth the wiggle
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This dress takes some serious wiggling to get in and out of, in fact I recommend that you just buy it and try it on at home, I can't imagine trying this on in a retail fitting room. Once it's on, it's pure magic. I sized down and it fit like a glove.
 

Laur

(Posted on 10/11/2017)

Item Size:L
Better size up- I wiggled to no avail :(
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Straight up drooled over this dress online for the longest time and finally stretched my budget to own it. I'm 5'2"; 158 lbs, usual dress size 10-12. I measured myself, bought a Large, and stalked FedEx for its arrival.
I wrestled and wriggled and nearly wept, but I couldn't get the dress over my thighs. :(

Since the event is in 2 days, I'm disappointed that won't be wearing this beyond beautiful dress.
 

Natalie

(Posted on 9/20/2017)

Item Size:2X
WOW!
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I'm generally a pretty frugal shopper, so when I let go of the funds required for this little number, it was with the idea that if it wasn't really, really special, I would return it. They couldn't get me to part with this one if they offered me $500! I am going to have to figure out how to shorten it (fortunately, I have decent sewing skills), but that being said, it fits like it was poured on, but to someone else's body, cause this new one doesn't have a single body flaw! When they say "shaper", they mean shaper! This dress will make you feel amazing, and the reaction you get when you walk into a room will make you even more radiant! Prepare yourself for a "drop mike" moment!
 

Beth T

(Posted on 9/18/2017)

Item Size:XS
Too small
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Love this dress, but didn't get a chance to even see what it looked like on me. Even with my husband's help, I couldn't get it past my head and over my shoulders. Runs super small. Thinking I would need to order 2 sizes up, but alas, they are out of stock! So bummed.
 

M

(Posted on 7/17/2017)

Item Size:S
Beautiful dress, but think carefully if you're claustrophobic
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I ordered by my measurements, and once I got into the dress, I did indeed look amazing, and had no issue with the dress being too short. (I'm a tall athletic lady--5'9/130-135lbs, anywhere from a 2-6 in most US brands.) I have a bit of claustrophobia, though, and the old-style shapewear built into the dress--as well as the lack of zipper on the updated version--meant I nearly had a panic attack getting into it, and getting out was worse. I'm pretty bony, aside from my chest. At a few points I thought I might dislocate a shoulder getting it back over my head.

That said, dang, I looked good for the minute or two I was wearing the dress. So if you are used to serious shapewear: go forth and wear the Monica. you will look drop-dead gorgeous.
 

Liliana

(Posted on 6/19/2017)

Item Size:2X
Unbelievable Hotness
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I am super ecstatic with my new dress. It fit me like a glove. It is sexy but classy! The quality is totally what I expected! This is my 2nd dress from Pinup Girl and I am beyond happy. The fabric is to die for and just everything is great! I am going to rock the wedding I am going to soon!
 

Cassie

(Posted on 6/15/2017)

Item Size:XL
Not disappointed
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I've been wanting to try this dress for some time now and finally was able to purchase when it came back in stock.

I was a little confused on the sizing though as it states it's stretchy and I wanted it to hug my body not sag, I read previous reviews to size down so I decided on a large. Big mistake! I couldn't even get it past my thighs! I had to exchange for XL (my normal PUG size). When I received my replacement, I effortlessly slipped into it and it fits like a glove! I'm so happy that it worked out and can't wait to show it off! I would say order your usual size because of the new design and shapewear that's in it.
 

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