A little while ago I wrote about the new tulle overlay Star Wars dresses made by Mighty Fine. I noticed that they were only stocked by a couple of stores on-line, so I quickly grabbed two – size small and size medium. I was keen to compare the sizing, as these dresses are a ‘juniors’ cut, and I didn’t want to miss out in case this dress sold out. I paid US$34.99 each from Newbury Comics on Amazon.
The main fabric is 100% polyester, a light t-shirt weight with a small amount of stretch. Interestingly the neckline and sleeve edges are raw, not hemmed. They seem to be stable, but personally I would treat these edges with care just in case. The print is vibrant, the Death Star image is particularly well detailed. The Death Star Battle print is only on the front, with a black ‘star-scape’ on the back. The tulle overlays the skirt portion, inserted into the waist seam. The tulle is a black stretch mesh, with a small black stitched hem hanging just a bit longer than the skirt hem. The gathered waist seam has some stretch, with a band of clear elastic sewn into the seam.
The dresses are described as a ‘juniors’ cut, which is typically one size smaller than standard adult women’s sizing. I am fairly familiar with junior’s sizing when it comes to t-shirts, but I had no idea how much stretch these dresses had, or how the gathered waist seam would affect the fit. In the comparison photo above, the size small is on the left, size medium on the right. Below are the measurements of the two sizes – I was surprised that there is not that much difference. Overall, I really like this dress, the tulle overlay really gives a point of difference. Newbury Comics seem to have sold out of most sizes, but SuperHeroStuff currently has all sizes in stock.
- chest (underarm to underarm) – small 41cm, medium 42cm
- waist (unstretched) – small 31cm, medium 33cm
- skirt length (not including tulle) – small 38cm, medium 41cm