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Lucky Black Cats: Voodoo Vixen Katniss Dress in Blue

It's been a little while since I have had some pinup repro on the blog, but that 50s look is still my go to style and a couple of months back I picked up this gorgeous Katniss dress from Voodoo Vixen's Plus Size range, Vixen Curve. With it's black cat print and three quarter sleeves I have just been waiting for the weather to change so I could wear it. Feels like autumnal perfection. And joy of joys, this baby has pockets!

Black Pom Pom Earrings - Asos (sold out)
Black Wide Fit Mary Janes - Primark

I always afore Voodoo Vixen because they create wonderful, unusual designs, using rare and fabulous prints. And unlike a lot of reproduction brands I feel like they really put a lot of energy into creating something unique and special. The Katniss is a really adorable design - the print features black cats with little umbrellas (the illustrations are rather vintage looking themselves) and droplets of rain. All the accents are in black - a little scalloped trim around the neckline and at the cuffs and pockets, black buttons and a black belt. The pockets are big and deep, perfect for holding a mobile phone, some lipstick and your keys. Honestly, I don't know a girl who doesn't love a dress with pockets! This Katniss dress is a beautiful, bright blue, and I picked it up in an end of range sale earlier this year. Voodoo Vixen have also done it in a bright green previously, and currently Simply Be are stocking the Katniss in Red which I am very tempted by.

I am wearing a 3XL here which is a very comfortable fit. A 2XL is a split size - 20/22, while the 3XL is a 24. I often find it's best to size up with Voodoo Vixen dresses as they tend to run small and I am glad I did in this case because the fit is perfect. The neckline is cut quite wide, which is a lovely feature, but I find it best to pin the dress to my bra strap to stop it from slipping off my shoulder.  The sleeves fit comfortably which is great - as I have meaty arms I often can find that 3/4 sleeves can be a bit binding but these are comfy. The skirt falls just over the knee on my 5'8 frame, which is the perfect length for me. And while the skirt is not a full circle it is certainly generous enough to look lovely with a petticoat underneath, although here I am wearing it without one as a petticoat felt a little much for Sunday afternoon lunch at my brother's (which is where we took these pictures). 

With it's black cats and longer sleeves I love this dress for autumn and spring. I think I am going to be getting a lot of wear out of it in the next few months - perfect for Sunday lunch, or a day at a museum or out shopping. What do you think of Voodoo Vixen? Have you got any of their pieces in your wardrobe? Are you a fan? Let me know...


  1. oh my gosh this colour on you with your hair is amaaaazing, it makes your skin look even more porcelain than usual! <3

    1. Eeek thanks honey. Love a bit of blue in my life. I think this colour would look killer on you too! Xxx

  2. Why do we always get so excited about pockets in a dress! Must be a girl thing. Ive always found their fit to be hit and miss (some fit big some fit small) but this looks like it fits you like a glove! xx

    1. Yeah sizing is always a bit tricky. With them I always think when in doubt just size up!

  3. Really amazing, you are looking so cute in the dress, Wonderful matching your dress and costumes.All are matching one by one,Really very nice,blue is my favorite color most of my dress are in blue color.


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