Item Review: Bernie Dexter “Frenchie” Dress in Cabbage Rose Print

Recently I reviewed the Pinup Girl Clothing “Ava” swing dress in dark blue.  The other outfit that I photographed while visiting Miss Milla Cherry was this: the Bernie Dexter “Frenchie” dress in cabbage roses print.

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The Frenchie was inspired by Bernie Dexter’s visits to France.  It features a gathered shelf bust and a moderately full skirt that falls to an inch or so below knee length on me (I’m 5’2″/158cm tall).

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The dress is 100% cotton, and is a perfect weight for wearing in Australian summers.

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Made in the USA, this dress has halterneck tie straps, allowing you to adjust it to suit your own torso length.

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The Frenchie fastens with a zip up the centre back.  It also features small pockets in the side seams that are just the right size for a lipstick or small mirror.

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I’m wearing a size 2XL, which caters for a 44inch bust and a 36 inch waist.  Be aware that this dress really has no stretch, so make sure you take your measurements carefully.

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Bernie Dexter dresses are available in sizes XS to 4XL, catering for busts from 32 to 50 inches, and waists from 24 to 41 inches.

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The Frenchie is currently available in an Eiffel Tower print for US$156 (approximately AU$202 at current rates).

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For these photos, I paired my Frenchie dress with BAIT’s “Bloom” heels in pink; a black short petticoat from Legs Avenue; a vintage pink hat from Cassie’s Corner; an Erstwilder brooch; green vintage gloves bought in Edinburgh; and black beads found at an op shop in Brisbane.

These photos were taken at two parks within Maryborough, Queensland.

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About Vera Gin

A pinup/vintage/retro style fan from sunny Queensland, Australia.
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8 Responses to Item Review: Bernie Dexter “Frenchie” Dress in Cabbage Rose Print

  1. Such a beautiful dress on you! xo

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    • Vera Gin says:

      Thank you! I actually feel a little self conscious in it just because of my large arms, but I’m working both on weight loss and on self confidence 😉

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  2. Fantastic dress! So pretty!

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  3. csorat says:

    Beautiful photos

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  4. sophia says:

    i love this outfit!

    xoxo

    sophia from

    http://www.thatpinup.com

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