You might think you recognise this green check print from a recent post, and that’s because you do! Hell Bunny are great at releasing multiple items made from the same fabric, so if you spot a new pattern or print in one of their ranges then in all likelihood there will be 2-3 items you can peruse to decide which one best suits your needs. As a person who doesn’t wear trousers when dressing vintage that’s reassuring, because I can often spot a fabric I love on a pair of their pants and know it will also be used for a skirt or a dress as well. In this instance, this Beryl print is used for the Beryl pinafore dress I reviewed a couple weeks back, a swing skirt, and this Beryl Mid dress. It’s a buffet of Beryl!
Dress: Beryl Mid Dress gifted by Hell Bunny
Belt: Off an old Hell Bunny dress
Bangles: Black bangles by Splendette
Bag: Old JustFab
Tights: 50 denier Black by Snag Tights
Boots: Black Sherry boots by Rocket Dog
Like the Beryl pinafore dress, this Mid dress features a bright emerald green tartan cut through with black and white. The contrast black velvet collar adds a gorgeous textural element to the dress which will feel especially plush for winter. That same velvet is used to cover the functional buttons that run down the central front of the bodice. The three-quarter length sleeves offer some arm coverage and warmth.
As this is one of Hell Bunny’s Mid dresses that means it’s slightly shorter than their 50s styles, hitting above the knee rather than below it, making it a great option for more petite folks. The skirt is a full circle, so there’s lots of lovely swishy fabric. I’ve worn it here without a petticoat and you can see how beautifully it lays as it is, thanks to that full circle and the medium weight to the material, but there would be room for a petticoat should you wish to wear one. Also, there are pockets in the skirt, because HB loves us!
I love that there’s a real kick to this green, it makes it feels different to other tartans you typically come across in autumn and winter clothing, as they’re often crafted from more subdued tones. No, this green is both bright and deep, a joyous emerald that will perk up a cold winter morning, for sure. The collar makes me happy too, as weird as that sounds, because I think the gentle lilt to its shape is gorgeous and a little unusual.
I asked for this in my usual Hell Bunny 2XL and it runs true to size, as always. The bust flat measures 46 inches with stretch to 48, while the waist flat measures 38.5 inches with give to just over 41 inches. The skirt is 23.5 inches long. The circumference of the sleeves across the biceps measures 16 inches flat with another inch of give. The dress closes with a hidden back zipper which connects to the unbroken velvet collar at the base of the neck. This dress is machine washable.
The Beryl Mid Dress comes in sizes XS-4XL. Hell Bunny ship worldwide and have stockists around the globe both in-store and online.
Disclaimer: The dress featured in this review was gifted to me by Hell Bunny in exchange for a post on my social media pages. 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.