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Laura Byrnes California Monica Gathered Wiggle Dress in Dark Green

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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 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 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
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
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Customer Reviews (5)

Samantha Spillane

(Posted on 1/9/2018)

Item Size:S
Love this dress!
Fit and Comfort
Husband loves it, I love it. Fits like a glove!

Stefanie G

(Posted on 12/17/2017)

Item Size:L
Fit and Comfort
Finally bought the Monica after many raves and reviews - and I was not disappointed! While it does take some practice to learn how to ~wiggle~ into it, it's totally worth it! It's super sexy, but I also used it for a Harry Potter costume party! 10/10 would recommend!

Erin B

(Posted on 12/5/2017)

Item Size:2X
best. dress. ever.
Fit and Comfort
I had been patiently waiting for this green Monica to come back to stock. Finally! I bought it purely to own as a staple piece, nowhere to wear it in particular.

Ive worn the red Monica in Xl and it was very snug. this fits me better with less squishing of my boobs - i am 44/36/44 for reference. There is plenty of room in the hips and some additional room for different shaped bodies inside this dress. the bust is tight, but i just wear it without a bra and scoop my boobs into it to create some cleavage.

i highly recommend this dress and i think it is one of the most flattering dresses i have ever seen on anyone. the dark green is so deep, it is very formal and looks great with fair skin. :)


(Posted on 7/25/2016)

Fit and Comfort
This dress is one of the most gorgeous pieces I own. The color is absolutely magnificent and the fit, my god I feel like Jessica Rabbit when I wear it.

I can't even count the compliments I've received wearing this dress. It is absolutely stunning and makes me feel fabulous.

It's definitely a snug fit but once it's on, voila, you look amazing. I ordered an XL and my measurements are 41-34-42 and it's perfect.

I cannot wait to wear this dress whenever possible!


(Posted on 4/7/2016)

Beautiful dress, amazing shape!
Fit and Comfort
I'll start with agreeing with reviews on other posts that you need to be mindful of this dress in terms of how you put it on, and how you treat the zipper. It's not cheaply made AT ALL - the dress is put together beautifully, you just can't manhandle a bridal-type zipper. Also, as someone on the slightly shorter side (5"3), I think that hemming it an inch or two will improve how it looks on me, but it looked fine as-is, especially once you put on heels! It gives a fantastic shape and while I there may be some varying feedback in terms of how the top fits various chests, I can only say that as a 32E UK size, to be able to wear ANYTHING without a bra is a flippin' miracle! Huzzah!

(Also, I love this shade of green. It is my favourite colour and I hope PUG will continue to introduce styles in this shade.)

Reading reviews helped me decide sizing, so adding details if it helps anyone - I ordered a Medium, because I carry more weight in my hips and so often, tops are too large. While it looked tiny when I took it out of the packaging (*gulp*), it actually fits great, in my opinion, though I wouldn't want to go smaller (I also wouldn't want to go larger, so there's that.). I measure 37-29.5-39, am a bit short-waisted, if that helps anyone. In terms of putting it on, what worked best for me the first time was actually unzipping it and carefully working into it, then re-zipping - but your mileage may vary, as they say, it may be easier for you depending on fit to shimmy straight into it.

In any case, I was delighted with this and I am totally planning to get at least the navy and red in future.

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