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Laura Byrnes California Monica Dress in Dark Purple

Availability: In stock

$168.00
The Monica is a wonder of a wiggle! With a design inspired by a gathered wiggle dress worn by Marilyn Monroe, the beautiful crossover bustline features soft, clear elastic to hold the jersey to your skin and allows the sleeves to sit slightly off-shoulder - and may also be worn comfortably on-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 being surprisingly comfortable, while the gathered outer fabric disguises the internal structure and gives you a sleek and clean hourglass 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: 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-dk-pl

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Donna

(Posted on 3/18/2018)

Item Size:3X
Perfect!
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I had been wanting to get the Monica dress for 2 years now. I had been afraid it would not look good on me. I am so glad I finally got it! I read all the reviews and used my measurements for size. I followed what everyone said and I stepped into the dress. It was so easy to put on! The dress fit wonderfully although I think I could have gone down 1 size. The fabric was great and the rouching hid a multitude of sins! It hugged my curves in all the right places. I did wear a regular bra and just pulled the straps down to the edge of my shoulders which is wear I wore the dress. I received so many compliments!
 

L

(Posted on 2/14/2018)

Item Size:L
Perfect, no really, PERFECT!
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This is the first wiggle I have ever owned. I don't usually wear things that are fitted though the hips, but the many reviews convinced me to give the Monica a shot. I am in love. The fit is fantastic and the color is fabulous. I can't say enough good things about it.
 

Brittany

(Posted on 2/13/2018)

Item Size:M
Best dress ever!
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I had originally purchased this for a date night with my husband but decided to gift it to a friend in need of a wedding dress. I did try it on before I gave it to her so it did fit me like a glove! My measurements are 36-27.5-40.5, I don’t know her measurements but it fit her perfectly and she looked gorgeous!
 

Anne

(Posted on 2/11/2018)

Item Size:M
Wow!!! Sexy but classy.
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What a dress. Although it's a bit of a challenge to wriggle into it, once on it's comfortable and figure hugging and it looks sensational. It's just the style I was looking for as I'm going to a wedding later this year and wanted something glamorous and out of the ordinary. It's a lovely deep purple and the fabric is quite thick and very stretchy. It makes my size 12 (UK) figure look very shapely but it's a classy dress despite its sexiness. It was quite expensive but I imagine I will continue to love this dress for many years.
 

Tabitha

(Posted on 1/20/2018)

Item Size:2X
Dress of my dreams
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So, first off, I need to size down which is RAD. It's snug but not tight as I wiggle into the dress in about 10 seconds. I love the color, though, and the look is fabulous. I was so, so worried I would look like 20lbs of sausage stuffed in a 5lb casing but this dress is magic.

I seriously call it the sisterhood of the fabulous dress in honor of the way it seems to fit everyone! (For those not in the know the reference: Sisterhood of the traveling pants, pants that fit four girls of different sizes and shapes perfectly.) I love it, my husband loves it, I just need a reason to wear it out of the house. I'll find one or I'll just wear it to the post office because that dress should never just sit in a closet. Worth the money spent on it 10000%.
 

NYC Gal

(Posted on 10/6/2016)

Beautiful But Too Tight
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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.
 

Aisha S.

(Posted on 8/19/2016)

OMG
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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
 

Scarlett Lady

(Posted on 7/13/2016)

Sensational
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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.
 

Christine

(Posted on 6/29/2016)

Perfect fit, amazing color
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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!
 

Tess

(Posted on 6/20/2016)

Not for every Body
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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.
 

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