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Classical Puppets Bellshaped Petticoat Review 
27th-Jun-2012 07:41 pm


Hello EGL! I just made my first order on clobbaonline and I thought I'd share my review! I bought the Classical Puppet's bell-shaped petticoat in white. I highly recommend clobbaonline as a shopping service, things went very smoothly and I was very happy with the service and communication.

Date ordered: 6/6/12
Date shipped: 6/7/12
Date received: 6/25/12

The package! Just as pictured when they shipped it.
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The petticoat within the package. It looks very small in the package, I was a bit nervous.
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Fortunately it fluffed up a lot after it got out of the package! Here's me wearing it by itself. (please excuse how improper this is xD)
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Company picture:
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Now for the comparison shots:

Bodyline dress without a petticoat:
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With the classical puppets petticoat:
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With the classical puppets petticoat and a thin bodyline petticoat:
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Overall:

This is a really good quality petticoat, the organza feels really sturdy and I don't think I'll have to worry about deflation for a long time. The organza is very soft, and the lace along the bottom is also very soft and provides a nice edge in case the petticoat peeks out. I highly recommend it as a first/starting out petticoat. Also, I think clobbaonline is a great place to buy this petti from, but shopping services are a personal choice. Thanks for reading!

Comments 
27th-Jun-2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
hmm it doesn't seem as fluffy as the stock photo, though I guess being stuffed and shipped when do that! With the two it looks super fluffy. (though I think most of us end up doubling up on petticoats)

I'm wondering is this lined? thanks so much for the review.
28th-Jun-2012 12:11 am (UTC)
Yes it is! Well, there's a thin cotton layer between the actual organza and your legs if that's what you mean. I can link a picture if that would help.

In terms of the fluffiness, it's not as big as the stock pictures but it's still quite fluffy. I keep it hung upside down now in my closet, and when I take it out to wear it it's a tad poofier than in that picture once I flip it back (surprisingly enough). I'm surprised the bodyline one adds as much as it does, it's a very thin tulle (I think).

No problem! There weren't very many reviews of this when I googled it so I figured I'd contribute. :)
28th-Jun-2012 12:56 am (UTC)
Ah sorry for butting in, but I'd advise you against storing it hanged, even upside down. I stored mine like that, and it deflated.. It's better if you store it in a box so it has space. But it's your choice, I just don't want you to wake up one day and realize the poof is gone.. like me. xD
28th-Jun-2012 01:03 am (UTC)
Thank you for the advice! This is my first petticoat, and I had just read before to hang it upside down. Do you mean to lay it flat inside of a box?
28th-Jun-2012 02:48 am (UTC)
It was my first petticoat as well, and I read the same thing, haha. =D But yes, if you have space somewhere, do lay it flat inside of a box so it has enough room and is not squished at all ^_^
28th-Jun-2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think the upside down thing is only for tulle petticoats, since I did it for a tulle one I made (4 layers of tulle) and hung it upside down from the innermost layer, and it came out SUPER fluffy. But I don't dare do it to my Classical Puppets one, I use a pants hanger and hang it in my closet :)
28th-Jun-2012 12:04 am (UTC)
Can I ask what the total cost was after shipping/fees/etc? Thanks! It look nice :D
28th-Jun-2012 12:19 am (UTC)
My shipping isn't a very good estimate for what it would be for one petticoat. Two of my friends also wanted classical puppets petticoats so we all ordered together. For 3 petticoats to Virginia is cost $30.
28th-Jun-2012 12:21 am (UTC)
Oh, and there was a $6 paypal fee. That wasn't mentioned in their estimates so it took me by surprise. Keep the fees in mind if you order.
28th-Jun-2012 12:22 am (UTC)
I'm just trying to estimate so it is appreciated. So clobba charged what price for the petticoat itself? Did they charge a fee?
28th-Jun-2012 12:25 am (UTC)
The petticoat itself was $43 (an extra $2 for black ones). I got a $6 fee for the 3 petticoats, it might be less for only one.
28th-Jun-2012 12:42 am (UTC)
http://clobbaonline.com/index.php?p=1_48

That's the website if you want to check it out. Don't hesitate to email them about shipping estimates. They hold true to the promise of getting back to you in 24 hours, and they're very helpful. I sent about a dozen emails about different things I thought about buying, they're very patient.
28th-Jun-2012 12:23 am (UTC)
Man I have the same petticoat, and just received it a few weeks ago but because of my longer dress lengths it looks so wonky. yours looks great! I am considering selling mine because my JSKs are just too long for it. Agreed on clobbao, they're the best!
28th-Jun-2012 12:27 am (UTC)
Aw man, that stinks. I hope you'll have more luck if you buy another one. Clobba really is awesome, they'll be my shopping service for a long time now.
28th-Jun-2012 12:29 am (UTC)
Yeah I think I just need to get the longer version and i'll be good.
28th-Jun-2012 12:29 am (UTC)
If you're selling it I want it. OwO
Sorry, totally being a vulture, but I much prefer buying from other lolitas rather than companies. Is yours white?
28th-Jun-2012 12:32 am (UTC)
Yep, it's white! Sorry, but I won't be selling it for a long time now. If I change my mind I'll be sure to let you know! xD
28th-Jun-2012 12:36 am (UTC)
nope, mine is black!
28th-Jun-2012 12:43 am (UTC)
Oops! I thought that was a new comment thread directed at me! Don't mind my misunderstanding. xD
28th-Jun-2012 01:49 am (UTC)
I own this petticoat too and it's great !
Very fluffy <3 !
The only problem with it (and you'll discover it too very soon, after 2-3 uses) are the loose threads under the petti.
A friend of mine who also owns this petticoat has the same problem ^^'.
28th-Jun-2012 02:09 am (UTC)
I love this petti. I got mine almost a year and a half ago and its still going strong. And I pretty much use it with every outfit I wear.
28th-Jun-2012 12:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, it looks gorgeous, I think I want one as well now.
This might be a strange question, but what does it smell like? I ordered something from bodyline once and what I got smelled moldy which kinda engrossed me, same happened to me when I ordered from a japanese second hand shop, that's why I'm just checking as a precaution. xD
28th-Jun-2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
The wrapping they use for some reason has a terrible smell. When I first was opening it there was an awful chemical/plastic smell. Fortunately, that didn't affect the petticoats. Once all the wrapping was thrown out, the petticoat itself doesn't have much of a smell. It just kind of smells like new clothes, nothing bad. I hope that helped!
1st-Jul-2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much, that helped a lot!
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