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Laura Byrnes California Monica Dress in Dark Purple

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$144.00
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 dark purple 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.

This color is exclusive to Pinupgirlclothing.com and Pinup Girl Boutique!

Made in USA of imported goods.

Please note, we do not recommend pulling the dress over your head due to the shaper. For the best fit shimmy into your dress without using the zipper.
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Beautiful But Too TightReview by NYC Gal
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This is a beautiful dress that looks great - if you can get it on. I am a 6-8 (34D) and ordered the M. While it ultimately fit, I broke a fingernail trying to zip it up and once I had it on it felt like I was in a bandage and was really uncomfortable. You definitely have to size up for this one. And there is no way you could get out of this dress quickly or easily - it looks great but requires a lot of effort. (Posted on 10/6/2016)
OMGReview by Aisha S.
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This dress is straight genius. I love the curves that I now have are just straight beautiful. Laura Byrnes, your are a creative GENIUS!!!! #YAAAASSSSHUNTY (Posted on 8/19/2016)
SensationalReview by Scarlett Lady
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This dress is truly incredible. The colour is fabulous, a real true purple, not too dark or light, just gorgeous. My measurements are 42-33-45, which puts me into the XL sizing but I sized down to a L and so glad I did. The size is just perfect and hugs all my curves just right. Also because of the ruching, I can fit my corset underneath without being seen which adds a real va va voom! My only negative is the bust. I'm a 34E and my boobies are cut right in half with this. The frontal view is fine but gives your bust a really weird shape from the side view. So if your large chested like me just be aware of this. All in all a sensational dress, a real head turner. (Posted on 7/13/2016)
Perfect fit, amazing colorReview by Christine
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I picked up this dress for an evening out to support my friends who perform burlesque.

I received so many compliments!

The dress is very forgiving (sucks you in), but does run very small. I am a size 12 and ordered a 2x and it fit great. As long as you order true to your measurements you will be fine.

I can't wait to get one in black!

Thanks PUG! (Posted on 6/29/2016)
Not for every BodyReview by Tess
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I am a 40-32-43 and wear a 34FF bra. I purchased an XL based on numerous reviews stating to upsize based on chest measurements.

My chest was smashed completely flat and my tummy was pushed out, making me appear flat chested and pregnant.

If you have this issue with this dress, I would recommend sticking with the Gilda dress or Gilda gown as those are perfect for a natural hourglass and support you the way you need.

PUG was very helpful in transacting my return of this dress and requested store credit. (Posted on 6/20/2016)
Beautiful DressReview by Sue
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This is my first PUG purchase and I was very pleased. The color is a deep, jewel-tone purple. I used the sizing chart and the fit was perfect (I'm 36-26-36 and ordered the small). The sleeves can be worn on the shoulder or off. The dress is sexy but classy. The stretch material makes it very comfortable and everything stays in place. Pay heed to the zipper instructions. I was able to get into the dress without unzipping the zipper, but not out. (Posted on 10/18/2014)
Love this Dress!Review by Sarah
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The color is magnificent! You feel super sexy! A bit of a challenge to wiggle into, but if you just take your time, it's worth it. I just wish it wasn't so tight at the bust, it kinda pushes your breast flat, instead of up, but it's still a knockout number. (Posted on 10/7/2014)
Looks great on the ample!Review by nerdy
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Forgive my bluntness, but I'm not "curvy" so much as "fat" with rather a rather generous bosom (40H) so erred on the side of caution and got the 4x.This dress looks great on me. I do wear a push-up bra with it, but the bengaline liner is enough of a bra helper that I can pull the shoulder straps down for the off-the-shoulder look and not worry that the bra is going to shimmy down toward my waist. It's rather long, so I had to have about 5" hemmed, but any decent dry cleaner can handle that alteration without ruining the ruching. The vibrant purple on the picture is accurate. The only "drawback" to this dress is that all of a sudden my usual hair and make-up seemed inadequate and I had to submit to a bit of time at the beauty parlor to compensate. This is a high-quality dress, and a great value for the money! (Posted on 9/30/2014)
Bombshell for the nightReview by Shanna Effin
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I absolutely love the color of this Monica dress! It might be my favorite of my growing Monica collection. The purple color is just exquisite and the fit (like all Monica's) is incomparable to any other dress I've owned! You won't be disappointed with this purchase! (Posted on 9/16/2014)
Where can I begin?...Review by Hela Lopez
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First, I can start by telling you about the beautiful fabric that just feels so amazing. The color is gorgeous! It is a rich, deep purple it would make Prince gasp! I cant emphasize enough about the quality that goes into these dresses. Its hard for me to splurge like this, but, its well worth it. I do have to say it is tricky to order the right size, if you fudge up don't worry , just size up or down accordingly and you wont regret it. The dress comes with directions regarding the invisible zipper, read and do follow them. I'm a big girl with body hang ups like any other big girl. But, I have to say, that this dress is figure flattering and just brings out the confidence in you! the inner shell sucks you n a bit and the gorgeous outer shell lightly drapes over hiding problem areas. I wont be able to buy as frequently as I would like to, but I'm definitely a customer for life after this purchase! (Posted on 9/16/2014)

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