1940’s Dragon Queen

4 Mar

dragon-bannerSometimes there are pieces of fashion that I am drawn to and I don’t know why.  They are things outside of my comfort zone, things I look at over and over again trying to figure out what it is about them.  The Dixiefried Peasant Dress in 1940’s Dragon Print is one such dress.  I was very drawn to the photos on the website.  I was drawn to the rich cake-frosting-blue matte jersey peasant top, and of course to the brightly colored dragons.  I was worried though that the cut may not look good on me, and maybe the top might be unflattering, blah, blah, blah.  It just wasn’t my usual “style.” But, then I caved because I was under it’s spell and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.

dragon-dressThe fabric is so pretty.  The top is fully lined in a smooth charmeuse, so it feels great against your skin (and keeps any potential bra-bling from snagging the chiffon-like matte jersey).  The dragon print is a nice cotton sateen with enough stretch to hug your curves and be very flattering.  It has a zipper up the back.  The peasant style top gives it some versatility; you can wear it either on or off the shoulder (you all know me by now–I went off the shoulder).

More than the beautiful, colorful details, the way this dress made me feel was what really stood out.  I have a lot of dresses from the Pinup Couture and Deadly Dames lines, but this was my very first Dixiefried.  I feel exotic in this dress.  I feel sexy and demure.  I feel a little like a 1940’s screen siren.  I wish I had better pictures because these photos can’t do justice to how great this looks in person.

It would be amazing with a great updo and maybe some chopsticks in your hair.  A nice shawl can only add to the glamourous vibe on the more chilly nights.  What can I say?  Pinup Girl has once again made me feel amazing, and this time in the form of a fierce, fiery dragon slayer.


11 Responses to “1940’s Dragon Queen”

  1. Quincy March 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    Love it!

  2. Miss Fluff (@Miss_Fluff) March 4, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    This dress looks amazing on you, Chanel!

    • cchakko March 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

      Thank you so much Miss Fluff! xoxox ❤

  3. elkeeb March 19, 2013 at 1:06 am #

    Whoa! Talk about dangerous curves! Love this look!

  4. Allysa April 3, 2013 at 4:45 am #

    I’m debating whether or not to get this dress, how did you know what size to get? I’m usually a medium or large but I don’t want it to be too loose…..

    • cchakko April 3, 2013 at 5:28 am #

      Hi Allysa, I am also between a medium and large in PUG and went with a large on this. Because the bottom doesn’t have too much stretch, I’d say the hip measurement is probably the most important to look at. I am a 39-28-41 at the moment and the Large fits great. If you are smaller busted and/or have narrower hips, the medium would probably work for you. There is lots of room in the bust, so I’d say to just measure your waist and hips and compare to the size chart. If you’re in between like me, I say size up! Let me know how it goes! xoxox

  5. Miss Betty Doll May 14, 2013 at 8:22 am #

    I’ve been on the fence about this dress for awhile…. I think you’ve just convinced me to get it!

    • cchakko May 14, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

      Yay! So glad to hear it. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed at all. xoxox

  6. Deva Jasheway April 18, 2015 at 10:25 pm #

    I love this dress, I wish I could get my hands on the dragon print! I have the Spanish fan peasant dress so I know I love the style.

    • cchakko April 19, 2015 at 2:22 am #

      I went through a rash of getting rid of all my wiggle dresses but this one I could just not let go! I hope you find one!

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