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Pinup Couture Gena Dress in Black Flocked Harlequin

Availability: In stock

$184.00
Like her namesake, the Gena Dress is a perfectly put together piece ready to take on the workweek like a boss and the weekend with casual glamour and grace. Gena has a vintage-inspired full swing skirt -add the Laura Byrnes Underskirt for added poof without the bulk- with deep set pockets and a black sateen belt. High quality flocked cotton sateen provide all day comfort while princess seams on the bodice keep her close, but not constricting with short sleeves perfect for those who want a little more arm coverage. Now available in our dramatic and lush Black Flocked Harlequin Print perfect for lovers of All Black Everything and Every Day Is Halloween.

DESIGNED BY: PUG Design Team
ORIGIN: Made in the USA
FIT NOTES: Due to the velvet flocking this item will have less give than regular cotton sateen, please check the size chart for each item. If you are in between sizes, please size up.
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: pc-gena-s-flock-harlequin

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Customer Reviews (7)

Ariana

(Posted on 6/24/2018)

Item Size:3X
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Oh my goodness gracious! I have my very first paid gig coming up for the new duo I’m singing in so I decided to get myself the Gena in the black flocked velvet harlequin pattern. It is so. Gorg. I’m glad I went a size up from what I wear normally in PUG because she juuuust fits without shapewear. I can’t zip it myself because I can’t lift my arms very high. As other purchasers have stated, the arms are tight and don’t move super great, but am I going to be doing jumping jacks in this dress? No. Plus, I mean, pockets! Come on! Yes. I couldn’t resist getting a couple shots as soon as I opened the package after I got home from work. The fabric is luxurious but does not have much give and it’s satin lined which, while very soft and comfortable, doesn’t stretch. I’ll definitely post another pic with MUAH someday. I think I’ll pair it with my grandmothers vintage brooch and gold jewelry.

Also, please pardon the fuzziness of my 1920s vanity mirror, the silvering is starting to go.
 

Kaliopi

(Posted on 1/27/2018)

Item Size:2X
Please credit the previous review posted as "Kali." :) Thanks.
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Please credit the previous review posted as "Kali." :) Thanks.
 

Kali

(Posted on 1/27/2018)

Item Size:2X
Unless you're on the low end of measurements, size up
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So the general advice for this dress has been to size up. I think that's good advice UNLESS you're at the low end of stated measurements, as the dress is not really running a full size too small.

Following advice, I initially ordered 3x. It was WAY too big. I was hesitant about exchanging for 2x given the lean-arm reports, but Carolynn double-checked the sleeve measurements and it seemed worth a try. I have pretty big arms, but the sleeve openings are just right. The shoulders, as reported by other reviewers, are snug in that it is difficult to lift your arms. There is no cutting into my pits at the armscye, though. The 2x waist measures at 36." If your waist is above 36", I would strongly advise sizing up as the fabric has no give. I wear a longline bra with all of my dresses, and my waist comes in at about 35-35.5" most days with no attempt at reduction. Waist was perfect for me. The bust seems to be about 44" - It's snug on me (I'm about 45-46"b right now), but it's not uncomfortable and it doesn't look like I'm shoved into a sausage casing.

While I wish this dress were a little more generous in the shoulders and bust, it looks good and feels fine. I adore anything harlequin and the flocked cotton is an inspired choice.
 

Christal

(Posted on 12/21/2017)

Item Size:3X
A Happy Mistake
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I wanted this dress, but had thought it was something else when I ordered. So I was not exactly expecting it when it came. BUT what do you do when you end up with a dress you intended to buy at a later date? You keep it! It fits about perfect. However I have to agree with the other reviews, the arms are snug and as for raising your arms, just don't even bother. Honestly even just a quarter of an inch in the arms would really help (I'll take it to a tailor and see if they can help). Other than the arm issue, this dress is a dream. The fabric is a very nice quality and you wont regret getting this dress even if its a mistake like it was for me. Oh well, just means PUG will have to send me the other dress too, because you'll have to pry this one from my cold dead hands.
 

Jo

(Posted on 11/8/2017)

Item Size:L
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Love this dress! The arms are a bit tight unfortunately, can't move them up and down.
 

kristen

(Posted on 10/19/2017)

Item Size:M
Great Dress, but Sizing is Off
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Gorgeous dress, great design and well made as far as finishing. But the sizing is way off. I ordered my usual M but it's measuring 3" smaller, more like a S. I can't get it on. Fabric has no stretch to speak of and is on the stiffer side,but smooth. Maybe it's been mis-tagged? I don't know but beware, size up when you order or maybe ask for measurements first. Costly return for me as I'm in Australia and it's heavy.
 

Marilyn

(Posted on 10/15/2017)

Item Size:L
Lovely dress
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Bought the dress in a size Large. According to the measurements, it was to fit me exactly. My thick waist is slightly larger but I didn't want the top to slide off my shoulders if I bought larger. My issue with the dress is that I can't raise my arms up all the way because it is so tight and I noticed there is sort of a chemical smell to the dress when I wore it. I should have gotten the XL and wore the backless longline bra with it and wouldn't have had to worry about my bra straps showing and could have been more comfortable. Nothing that shapewear can't fix though. But really, a lovely dress overall. Many compliments on it though.
 
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