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Looky looky! Bodyline's got a new dress! 
8th-Sep-2013 10:26 pm
As usual I checked Bodyline to see if they got anything new in the Lolita section and lo and behold they do!

bodyline op

Yes for $80, you can get a JetJ-esque JSK, black bolero with removable sleeves and a little matching handbag!

Personally though, I think it's a huge improvement over the eyesore that was L529. The print is very dreamy and almost reminds me of a Rembrant painting. The colors are stunning and they go well together - *sigh* *swoon*

However, it still resembles a generic sundress with a tank top style bodice and the bolero seems to be the same as the one for L529. And I'm not sure how Bodyline's bags are, but something's telling me the one with this OP might not be the sturdiest thing on the planet. Oh and there's a slight shine to it thanks to the polyester material... Guess I should wait until someone gets their hands on it before I decide whether or not to buy it.

So has this been added to your Lolita shopping list or Bodyline's list of fails?

Oh and to anyone wondering what number this is, it's L546.
Comments 
9th-Sep-2013 03:37 am (UTC)
Personally, I like it. I really love it. I'm a bit iffy about the shininess though. If it was my size, I would wait and see what others say before buying, but it's not, so unless I lose about 8cm in my bust and waist, I won't be getting it.

I liked L529, actually, but yeah, overall this is much better.
9th-Sep-2013 03:57 am (UTC)
The repeating on the skirt really bothers me and the colors sort of reminds me of like an 80's ~feminine~ curtain or something! I also just cannot imagine spending $80 on a very simple Bodyline dress! Purse and bolero or not. I just can't say I'm a fan of it.
9th-Sep-2013 04:14 am (UTC)
I like the color scheme, but it's basically an overpriced shiny sundress.

It would be lovely if it had a black (or other matching color) corset bodice, but even then I wouldn't justify spending $80 on bodyline...
9th-Sep-2013 07:13 pm (UTC)
The repeat is a little odd (and dizzying) to me too; I'm thinking it's maybe mirrored and the mirrored images are then in rows where the center of the row below is hitting the edge of the row above? like a checker-board spacing? The image is weirdly low contrast in areas and then really high contrast, so it's a little hard to focus on the picture? just like dreamy colors, dreamy colors HEAVY MIRROR BOAT.


I feel like the bodice might not be very universal; dresses like that tend to only fit the exact shape they are made for well in my experience.
9th-Sep-2013 04:15 am (UTC)
I didn't mean to reply to milkteamilk.

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9th-Sep-2013 04:33 am (UTC)
If you pay in yen, it works out to approximately $60, for anyone who enjoys this dress.

I do like it, but it would never fit me. Even if I was within measurements in the bust and waist, the bodice looks far too short.
9th-Sep-2013 05:02 am (UTC)
Hrmmm It certainly IS an improvement, and I'm kind of in the middle about it, personally. Bodyline's come a far cry away from the lacemonsters they first set forth, but at the same time, their clothing is still lacking a certain spark. Yes, you get what you pay for, but I would want to see some more detail added to the bodice! I'm half-hoping it isn't so shiny in-person. While it could possibly vary from whoever is sewing it, it looks like the print is a little off-center.

But really, if it isn't so shiny and if the bodice had a touch of lace or ruffle...I would consider getting it! :D
9th-Sep-2013 05:53 am (UTC)
I rather like it, though I'm not sure I'd actually ever wear it.

Also, has anyone else thought that Bodyline's sizing on this and L529 is really weird? The bust/waist ratio is just odd.
9th-Sep-2013 10:09 am (UTC)
I just read this comment, and I agree.
9th-Sep-2013 09:08 am (UTC)
The print IS a major inmprovement compared to L529. It actually looks nice. But the material looks awfully shiny (maybe it is just the stock pic?) and the bodice is really unattractive to me.
11th-Sep-2013 03:24 am (UTC)
Ditto on the bodice and yeah I'm praying the shine is from the pic. You know how Bodyline is with their stock photos...
9th-Sep-2013 10:09 am (UTC)
I really don't mind how plain it is, it'd look a bit silly with too much added to it.

The shine of it is the biggest thing putting me off it, next is the girl in the boat looks like an anime/manga styled character which.. just kills the elegance of it all. The waist ties don't look to be detachable and I really don't want them on there but unless I took the dress in, it wouldn't fit without waist ties because there's no shirring and in my opinion the waist measurements seem quite large compared to the bust measurements, maybe it's just me having weird proportions? I don't know..

I'll probably end up buying it anyway.
9th-Sep-2013 12:48 pm (UTC)
I can't say I'm a fan, sorry. The print is a little slurry and repetitive for my liking, and the shape doesn't appeal to me. I'm also not too keen on shiny fabric. Still, the jury's out until I see it worn.
9th-Sep-2013 01:57 pm (UTC)
Not a real fan of this dress.. If they would make a stained glass window print. I would be all over that!

Edited at 2013-09-09 01:57 pm (UTC)
9th-Sep-2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
I love the print, but I don't know if it's the lighting, the fabric is too shiny for that muted colours of the print. I still prefer L529 XD

Boring dress design and coord, though :/ Unless wear it with a black peplum blazer, it could be an improvement :)
9th-Sep-2013 04:07 pm (UTC)
I might be in the minority here, but I'm always in between liking and hating this print style (including JetJ's original dresses). I do wonder if this print style is just a temporary fad that will be gone before long.

However, with my personal prejudices aside, I agree that there's something attractive about the pastels in Bodyline's new L546, and I can see why other people would love it and wear it.
11th-Sep-2013 03:26 am (UTC)
I'm honestly with you about prints consisting of classical paintings-it's never been my cup of tea.
9th-Sep-2013 04:22 pm (UTC)
It's a yay, but I'm not too keen of the shiny bodice and black bolero.
9th-Sep-2013 08:51 pm (UTC)
I think the print is actually really pretty. It's too bad that the silhouette is so plain, though. I still wouldn't drop $80 on it, either. It's a step in a good direction, though. The print looks much better and the colors are very interesting. I'd buy it secondhand for, like, half the price, but a print can't carry a dress alone.
10th-Sep-2013 03:26 am (UTC)
I love the print, but in my experience that cut of bodyline item simply isn't flattering on me. If it was a little bit cheaper, I would probably buy it and doctor it, make a cuter bodice and add a ton of cute ruffles and nice lace.... but for $80 I don't really think it's worth it.
11th-Sep-2013 03:28 am (UTC)
Well they did release a skirt version of L529 and even though it doesn't look great with the black chiffon layer over it, at least it gave other Lolis another option of wearing that print. It'll probably be the same with this one (though if they do add black chiffon over it, I'm gonna go mental.)
11th-Sep-2013 04:02 am (UTC)
Ah, honestly, I'd rather buy a fixer-upper dress than a skirt- I raaaaarely wear the skirts I have, they're just not my thing and I usually use them as placeholders until I can find the dress versions of my desired prints XD Either way, unless the skirt is particularly cheap and long enough to get a babydoll bodice out of, I'll be passing on this one until I can find it secondhand!
10th-Sep-2013 02:06 pm (UTC)
I hate to say this, but I kind of like the satin fabric for this sort of photography(?) print. Can't really judge until I see it in person, but the dreamy colour scheme is lovely, just difficult to enjoy with the aforementioned odd photoshop work.
Because of the satin I'd rather wear it for a fancy-evening-out than for lolita in the daytime.
10th-Sep-2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
It looks really ugly, this is worse than the new "painting dresses"
12th-Sep-2013 12:59 am (UTC)
I...kind of like it's predecessor better?
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