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Laura Byrnes California Monica Dress in Off-White Matte Jersey Knit

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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 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.

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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Wanted to love itReview by Jocelyn
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The dress itself is beautiful and I loved the outer fabric. Th liner however, was thick and stitched in all the wrong places for my body. If I could've just removed the liner and worn a stretchy white slip instead, I wouldn't have returned it but to remove it would've been a big undertaking and for the price I want a dress that doesn't need major alterations. I'm a large/12. Sadly, didn't work for me:( (Posted on 8/21/2016)
A necessity in my bookReview by Blondie
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If you don't have this dress, you absolutely must. This is my second Monica. I also have the red.

The fit is wonderful and the dress is flattering, no matter your size. There is the perfect amount of stretch. The ruching hides all manner of flaws. I love that you can wear it over the shoulder or off shoulder. I find that if I try to wear too much of a bra with it, then it has a funny warped look to the top, so I wear it without one as it gives me plenty of support for my 38C girls. Of course I probably just don't have the right bra for it.

I bought this for my 40th wedding anniversary dinner and it was absolutely perfect. I got so many compliments that it was almost embarrassing. But the best compliment of all was from my man of 40 years...and counting.

Thank you PUG for bringing it back in stock just in time. (Posted on 6/3/2016)
Classic!Review by Mac
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I've seen people rave about this dress for ages now, so I had to see for myself. It is insanely flattering and comfortable to wear. (It even keeps your strapless bra in place!) The only downside is it's hard to wriggle into. If you put it on over your head, it's near impossible not to rake your hair/makeup. I can just barely wiggle it up over my bottom, but it's worth the extra effort. (Posted on 4/25/2016)
very nice dressReview by JP
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This dress is beautiful , perfect fit , a great pinup allure ! (Posted on 11/17/2015)
Zipper got stuck then popped Review by Must Have A Backup Plan
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I was so excited to receive this beautiful dress. The material is quality and a pure white just like I wanted for the all white party. I tried the dress on as soon as I got it. It fit, only thing was the zipper got stuck a little from the top. I just left cause I didn't want to force it. So I decided to wait until I had someone else to zip me up. So before leaving for the party I enlisted my daughter to help me with the zipper. Once again it got stuck just short of reaching the top. Finally we got it to zip all the way and then it popped open from the center. Luckily I had a backup but you can't imagine how disappointed I was. I noticed a 2nd zipped was provided but that doesn't help much when it's 2 hrs pre party. I guess I'll have to pay to get it fixed now. I love the dress. (Posted on 8/8/2015)
Well Well Well ...I see what the Fuss is all about!! Review by Bridget
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This dress is beautiful in many ways. It's got a very rich feel about it because of the amount of fabric.... The zipper is placed perfect & completely concealed ... & the neckline stays put low on you shoulders even with a large bust (36DD I have)! I ordered a large & it's perfect! I'm 5'9" I usually wear a size 10-12. The only thing that I wish was a bit tighter was the inside liner that I read so much about holdin your tummy tight but I guess I can get a sexy chincher to match the sexy dress:) oh & the color is more of a Diamond White not an Off White but regardless its just a beautiful shade couldn't be happier to wear it! Thanks Laura Byrnes for makin such a sexy dress for all sizes & keepin us women classy in an age wear skin seems to win (Posted on 7/15/2015)
Wore the silver to my sisters wedding, I will buy it in white for mine!Review by Jenn
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I wore the silver Monica dress to my sisters wedding last week - I got so many compliments, from men and women - I felt like such a knock out! It hugs every curve and has the most gorgeous neckline.. I really would wear this dress every day (if my day job was to just be fabulous all day) - its comfortable, covers every part I want covered and shows off everything I love to show off, and the gathered material means that there are so surprises when you see your photos - just smooth and sultry!
The only thing I'd say is that I had to keep an eye on my bust- the fabric liked to rearrange itself while I was cutting a rug with my sweetie on the dance floor.. but I'd say that is pretty expected. I bought it in a 2XL and wear a size 16 normally, am 5'7" with measurements of 45-35-48 - it wasn't too tight or baggy anywhere, a total dream :)
I plan on getting it in white for my wedding next year, though I'm curious to see if I can wear a corset underneath without it being obvious - I could definitely have gotten away with one in the silver but it was a very weighty fabric... we'll see!
Can't wait to buy my second one.. worth every penny!! (Posted on 7/4/2015)
Perfect DressReview by Patti
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I am a big woman with an hourglass figure. This dress is simple amazing! I have tried many dresses with "built in support", but believe me, not one provided suffient support for my 44DDD's! The Monica blew me away!! Perfect support!
I decided to go out sans my regular foundation garments...though I must admit, I kept them in my purse (just in case (Posted on 4/18/2015)
OH EMM GEE Review by QueenBee
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I love this dress so much, I don't even know where to start!
I think I started following Pinup Girl Clothing on Instagram, and then checked out the website after seeing a couple of dresses that looked good.
I was on the hunt for a killer dress for my 30th Birthday in February, and it was the Erin dress I was initially interested in, but when I saw the Monica dress, it was all over, I immediately fell for it, I'm a bit of a sucker for a white dress! I watched it for a while, and then requested it for Christmas.
I must admit, I was worried about the measurements, because I was a couple of inches bigger than the XL that I ordered, but I have a wiggle dress similar to this and I'm a L in that, plus I'm an hourglass shape, and I like a dress to be form fitting.
I needn't have worried, I tried it on this morning (Well, more like wriggled into it slowly, just in case!) and it fits like a glove! I should have just taken the other ladies on here word for it, it's perfect! I especially love the length of it, cuts perfectly at the most shapely part of my leg (I am a shorty though), I can walk in it freely and hugs every curve (the emphasis on the boobage area is great too, just quietly)
I especially want to commend you on your speedy service. I'm in Australia, the dress was ordered on Christmas Eve, and it was received it on New Years eve, much to my delight!
Thank you so much Pinup Girl Clothing,
I can't wait to wow my friends and family at my party next month!!!
Love Nicci, an Aussie Pinup xx (Posted on 12/31/2014)
Monica is a Movie-star DressReview by Deborah in St. Petersburg, FL
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My friend Lisa--whose review I see here :-) --told me about the Monica dress. "You've got to wear one to believe it," she said. "It's the ne plus ultra of sexy dresses."

How could I resist a recommendation like that?! Although I am technically a small, I went back and forth and wound up going with the medium, as I am fairly tall and long-waisted. It fits beautifully: snug but not tight, and flattering in the extreme. Perfection!

I ordered the Monica in white because it reminded me of a dress worn by Marilyn Monroe that I've long admired; moreover, a fitted white dress….well, everyone knows that's what you wear when you want to stand out from the crowd. Sold.

Anyway. I wasn't disappointed: the dress is amazing. Words fail me. I wore it to a big dinner while I was attending a symposium in Washington DC; I lost count of all the compliments. I've since ordered the dress in red, and am eyeing a couple of the other colors. It's *that* brilliant a design.

BRAVA, Laura Byrnes! Please hurry up and restock the sold-out colors. Also: when will the Pink one be available? (Posted on 10/27/2014)

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