The Innocent World dress on the right, and the Bodyline version on the left. Now, i'm not a fan of replicas myself, but this dress isn't a direct copy of the Innocent World dress. I actually prefer the look of the Bodyline version to be honest.
The double stripes give it a more distinct look and the striped bow ties in better with the dress imo, aswell as it being a pretty generic sailor design. Obviously, Bodyline took heavy influence from the original, but i feel that they are different in quite a few ways.
I paid about $65AUD with the free airmail, and it got to me in about 1 1/2 weeks which is pretty standard for me. I bought the green colorway in size 2L.
When i opened my package i was amazed, because i hadn't received the dress in Bodyline's usual red packaging, it was actually packaged in a dress bag with a hanger and all! As a result my dress was far less wrinkled than it would have been if it was folded up in the standard packaging.
I'm not sure if this will be a recurring thing from Bodyline in the future but i thought it was a nice touch.
On the hanger there was a clip with "2L" written on the side and the tag and detachable bow also attached to the hanger.
Here is the dress from the front. The stock picture is pretty accurate for color, it's a nice rich green which is what i was hoping for.
The fabric is quite thick, despite the dress giving more of a summer feel. I'm okay with this because the green colorway will be nice for the current cool season, but it might not be ideal for someone who lives in a warmer climate.
Bodyline lists the measurements for the 2L as follows:
Back of Center Length: 92cm
I am right on the upper measurements with my bust and i'd say these are pretty accurate. The bust could probably go up a few more cm but the elastic isn't very forgiving.
Close up of the bodice. The buttons are plastic, but they feel secure.
The collar has these hidden snaps under the collar to help get in and out of the dress.
The back of the dress. There's not really much to say about it, it's a pretty standard sailor collar. The dress has a sturdy side zip.
The only weird thing about this dress is that under the collar, the corset loops just kind of stop? Even though the elastic goes all the way up to the neck. It doesn't affect the wearability or the look since you can't see it under the collar but i thought it was a bit strange.
I wish i could have added some worn pictures but unfortunately weather has not permitted me to. Overall i'm pretty happy with this dress and i think its not bad for the price, its one of the nicer dresses i have owned from Bodyline. If you don't mind knock offs i'd recommend buying it, or waiting for a sale to snap it up!
Thanks for reading!