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A Bodyline review. (Because I know y'all can't get enough of these!)

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I'd been lusting over Bodyline's Alice Print for a while. So finally, I decided to buy the skirt (L137) in the red and pink colourway. :3
I also realised I didn't have any shoes to go with it, so I bought SHOES 190 in red. Luckily, the site wasn't being too much of a pain, so it was an easy process. I'm guessing because it's later on in the month there were less people around making the server go crazy.

Right then...

I ordered on Wednesday 15th September, and recieved my tracking number the very next day.

Communcation? 5/5

I recieved my package today (Monday 20th September) which I thought was mighty fast. You should have seen me running for the door when the DHL man rang the bell. I was so excited! XD
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My two items were packaged in just a bag, but of course I was expecting this.

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I grinned way too much when I saw the way my skirt matched the Bodyline bag!

The shoes had a few scuffs on them, but I wasn't too bothered, really. I was just glad they'd made it safely from Japan to England in a flimsy bag! I mean, the random bit of tissue paper can't have done a lot! :P

The £12 flat rate DHL fee wasn't too bad I guess, but the shoes-in-bag thing is just plain annoying. I was pleased by the speed in which the package came, though.

Shipping? 4/5


The Skirt (L137):

Now, let me just say that this skirt is frigging awesome! 

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The fabric is wonderful! Very sturdy and soft to the touch.
The skirt is unlined, but this isn't an issue at all. The fabric is pretty thick.

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The lace is soft. I also rather like the red ribbon running through it.

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The waist ties are detachable by little heart buttons.

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It came with a detachable bow. It looked kinda silly on my head, so maybe I'll just pin it to my shirts or (wait for it!) the skirt itself :L

There's not much more I can say, really. I'm super satisfied with my skirt! It'll look great once it's all ironed out with a better petti!

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(In my excitement, I didn't stop to remove the creases. Hopefully this still constitutes as a "worn" picture!)

The Shoes (SHOES 190):

I was so afraid of ordering the wrong size. This was my first time ordering anything from Bodyline, and despite my research of old reviews, I was still none the wiser as to what size I should order! In the end, I measured my foot on some paper (24 cm) and looked at the Bodyline sizing chart. I normally wear a UK size 5, and this is what the chart said 24 cm equated to! So I crossed my fingers and ordered the shoes in size 240...
And guess what? They fit perfectly! [EDIT: Well, if anything they err on the side of being a touch small, so if you want wiggle room, or space for thick socks, then go 0.5 cm bigger! Or even 1cm. So yeah, I did end up being foiled by the size chart!]

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They're a really nice, intense scarlet colour.
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I love the little bows! There's one on the front, and one on the back. They aren't detachable.

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Here's the worst of the damage. Not too bad, all things considered.

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The soles have a fair amount of traction. I'd advise against sniffing them, though. They have a weird toxic smell to them, and I'm sure I lost a few brain cells trying to determine what I thought they smelt like.

Still, they are a good pair of wedges that I think will last quite well. And for the sale price, they were so totally worth it. I'll just need to buy the next size up now!

Quality? 5/5

Overall? 5/5 I love Bodyline! <3

I hope my review was helpful! Have a nice day, fellow lolitas <3
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