‘Gone are the days I take outfit photos in my bedroom!’ she thought… Er, or not. But I’m not about to go wandering outside in a petticoat just for your viewing pleasure, my friends – it’s underwear, after all! It’s also still winter, so… nope. But review this petticoat I shall! Thankfully, since moving house the bedroom option has become a little more attractive. This house is full of natural light and our spare room has got a definite air of my handiwork about it… I mean, we say it’s spare, but I think we both know it’s actually my dressing room, heh. So, cue some posing in a giant ball of floof to show you this beautiful net petticoat.
It’s made by the lovely people at Honeypie Boutique, which if you haven’t planned a vintage style wedding before perhaps you’ll never have heard of. If you have, there’s a good chance you’ll know they’re a UK company who make a range of customisable 50s style, tea-length wedding dresses for incredibly reasonable prices (in fact, I featured one of their dresses in my short wedding dress round-up). They were definitely an option I was considering before I found my dress. Something else they make that I think less people know about is custom petticoats. You can order an absolutely ginormous range of colours and pick the length and number of layers you need for the fullness you require.
I knew I needed something that would take a heavy skirt and I knew the length wasn’t a standard one so I couldn’t buy off the peg, but the world of custom-made petticoats was a new one to me. I emailed one company who simply never replied to me (nice!), but then I realised Honeypie made them and I shot a message to their Facebook page. And then I bombarded them with about a million questions (I’m the worst kind of customer) to make sure I got exactly what I needed and to their credit, they were both lightning fast at responding, incredibly helpful and didn’t even seem annoyed. The result is that this petticoat is exactly what I needed (and not the width of a house, as I originally wrongly thought I needed 6 layers!) and my search is over. It’s well made and soft – you don’t need to worry about that scratchy feeling with this beauty. The waist band also doesn’t dig in, which I’m always pleased about (I love my Pinup Girl Couture canvas underskirt, but that thing’s going to give me a hernia one day, mark my words).
You can probably tell I’m extremely pleased with it and I strongly suggest you check them out if you want a very particular underskirt too.
Hair flowers: Alternate Normality (watch out for it coming back into stock next week!)
Top: Topshop (old)
Disclaimer: I was given a discount in exchange for this review, but I promise you it’s an excellent petticoat I would have raved about regardless!