Item Review: Banned “Last Dance” Dress

The Last Dance dress by Banned is one of those items that gets comments all the time from strangers and family alike.

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Made from stretch cotton (97% cotton, 3% spandex), this is a comfortable and lightweight dress that’s perfect for spring and summer in Queensland.

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The fabric is textured and features a beautiful cherry blossom print on a sky blue background.  The dress fastens with an invisible zip under the left arm, and I find that the zip runs easily and is simple to do up on your own.

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The neckline of this dress is higher than I usually feel comfortable wearing, but because of the cut-out detailing, it doesn’t feel too high or tight, and it doesn’t make me look “all chest” like other high-necked dresses can do.  There’s a button at the neck that you can undo to make getting the dress over your head easier.

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The dress easily fits petticoats underneath.  In these photos, I’m wearing a Spin Dance Australia standard two-layer petticoat.

I’m wearing a size XL in this dress, which is a size down from my usual dress size.  This dress fits well, and is even a little loose in the waist. I would definitely call the sizing of this dress generous.

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The Last Dance dress is available is sizes XS to 4XL.  The XS fits an 32-34″ bust and a 25-26.5″ waist, while the 4XL fits a 50″ bust and a 46″ waist, so if you’re anywhere in that size range, the Last Dance dress will fit you.

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You can purchase the Last Dance dress from Aussie retailer Gwynnies in all sizes from XS to 4XL, for AU$72.  I purchased mine from Atomic Beauty in Rockhampton, Queensland.

Other items worn with the dress in these photos include an Erstwilder brooch, BAIT shoes, and a parasol from Avenell Brothers Bundaberg.

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About Vera Gin

A pinup/vintage/retro style fan from sunny Queensland, Australia.
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4 Responses to Item Review: Banned “Last Dance” Dress

  1. Such a lovely dress on you, love those Bait shoes too! 🙂

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  2. Gorgeous dress! I love the print, colors and cut on it! That neckline is so pretty!

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