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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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