Hell Bunny are incredibly organised and much of their latest autumn-winter line is already out. Yes, we’re currently in a heatwave in the UK, but the early releases are still something I love about them because it kind of bums me out when I buy an item I’m excited about but it’s too late in the season to get much wear out of it before it’s time to switch my wardrobe over for the changing weather. That won’t be the case here, as I’ve got this little number all ready for when the weather turns cooler so I can wear it all season long. Did I go all pink and clammy shooting it for you early one morning last week, just so I could blog it for you? Yes, of course I did, because blogging is actually deeply unglamorous and there’s no getting around the fact that it often requires the photographing of summer dresses in February and autumn pieces in August. So let’s look at this cute pinafore and pretend none of us are sweaty right now as we dream of September.
Hell Bunny can always be relied upon to bring out pinafores for autumn/winter. They often offer them in both knee and mini lengths, typically in at least one tartan or plaid, and this year’s tartan offering is this killer green number. A vibrant mid-green lined through with black and white, it’s a fun and lively check that will give a punch of colour to your cool weather wardrobe. It can be layered with any number of pieces both over and under it to create all manner of different looks and levels of versatility. On the coldest day you can opt for a warm polo neck jumper worn underneath, your most snuggly woolly tights and a pair of knee high boots, but when it’s milder you can have fun playing with sheer blouses, patterned tights or fishnets, and any footwear your heart desires. Layer up colour, with purple, pink and red all playing with the green beautifully, or let this green really pop by backing it with echoes of black or other neutral tones, like cream and brown.
This pinafore has pockets, like most of Hell Bunny’s pieces, so it makes for a practical daily wear piece if you’re the kind of person who has a job that allows you to wear ‘real clothes’ (hands up uniformed workers, ya girl here rocks a black t-shirt, jeans and a hi-vis IRL. Can’t forget my steel toed boots either!) There’s tons of fabric in the skirt as it’s a full circle, so it has excellent twirlability factor and falls naturally in a lovely drape, as you can see in these petticoat-free pictures.
As with all Hell Bunny pinafores, the strap attaches in the front by way of a button, so you can adjust the length of the shoulder straps by choosing which of the 2 provided buttons suit you best. If neither are perfect, it would be super easy to snip off your preferred button and reattach it in the exact spot that would give you the right length strap. Said straps cross over in the back of the dress. The fabric is medium weight and the bodice is double lined so it gives decent warmth for a strappy number.
I asked for this in my standard Hell Bunny 2XL. There isn’t a lot of stretch in the fabric, so the waist flat measures 38.5 inches with give to 39.5 inches and the bust flat measures 45 inches with another inch or so of give. The skirt is 25 inches long. The dress closes with a central back zip topped with a hook and eye, and it’s machine washable.
The Beryl Pinafore dress comes in XS-6XL. This Beryl tartan is also used for a swing skirt and a dress. Hell Bunny ship worldwide and have stockists all over the globe.
Disclaimer: The dress featured in this review was gifted to me by Hell Bunny in exchange for a post on my social media pages. The blouse featured as part of this outfit was also gifted to me by Hell Bunny in exchange for a past review. All opinions expressed are truthful and my own, with no input from any of the companies listed or any other individuals.
COVID-19 NOTE: These pictures were taken alone and safely in a secluded outdoors area with no other individuals present, practising responsible social distancing to help limit the spread of Covid-19.