Sunday, 12 March 2017

The perfect petticoat from Honeypie Boutique

'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.

Honeypie Boutique 4 layer ivory custom made 28" net wedding dress petticoat review

Honeypie Boutique 4 layer ivory custom made 28" net wedding dress petticoat review

Honeypie Boutique 4 layer ivory custom made 28" net wedding dress petticoat review

Honeypie Boutique 4 layer ivory custom made 28" net wedding dress petticoat review

Honeypie Boutique 4 layer ivory custom made 28" net wedding dress petticoat review
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!



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12 comments:

  1. I just checked out their website, and the petticoats are actually quite a good deal, considering that they're custom! It's crazy how expensive they can get sometimes, and it's hard to find ones that are long enough for a vintage look (and there's nothing worse than that overhang you get when your petticoat is shorter than your dress.
    These photos are so sweet, and I'm kind of in love with your "spare bedroom." That bed frame!

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    1. Yes I didn't think it was too bad for what you get - all that fabric too! That bed frame was a bargain, I think it cost me £100 which really isn't that bad at all!

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  2. It's great when you find exactly what you're looking for, you must be so pleased! It looks beautiful. The spare room is lovely too, it's reminding me that we need to tackle ours at some point, it's all so mismatched right now. Xx

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    1. To be fair considering we only have two bedrooms, it would be a constant eyesore if we hadn't sorted the one we don't sleep in out because we do use it for other things i.e. storing my entire wardrobe and my dressing table!! There was a bit more incentive to make it look nice! xx

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  3. Oh this petticoat looks so nice and full! I don't wear petticoats very often but I like to have a couple on hand, I do need to invest in a white or light pink one at some stage. You look gorgeous and that's great that they answered all of your questions, I'm the same way when it comes to asking questions before I make the purchase! I love your spare room, so pretty! x

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    1. When it's something like this that you're paying money to customise, I think questions are a must! Not checking something simple that then turns out to be wrong is even more of a headache if it could have been avoided... x

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  4. Such a Marilyn look with the white petticoat, lingerie shoot. Such a full, fluffy cloud of a petticoat. I bet it will give you an amazing silhouette once it's under your dress.

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    1. I think it helps that Marilyn is lurking in the background too :D Yes, it really helps give the dress some shape which is exactly why I wanted it, of course!

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  5. Oh Cici!

    Thanks very much for this.

    I found a couple of vintage petitcoats/crinolines while visiting The House of Vintage in Vancouver, September last year.
    They were very soft with 4 layers and nice, not the scratchy thing you might find in other places.
    Problem, they were very expensive, (one at CAD $100 and the other CAD $150), and not in good conditions :-(
    I did not buy any of them, of course.
    I have been looking for a soft crinoline for ages that matches my height (5'2") and this company could be the perfect solution!

    It looks great on you!

    Have a great week,

    Eva (from Luxembourg/Germany)

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  6. Looks lovely and if I just hadn't bought two expensive Sams petticoats (one is that width of a house you mentioned with 60 yards of organza!) I could buy something similar to yours to go with my longer and heavier sateen skirts :)

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  7. Thank youuu! I just need these petticoats for my shootings for my pregnancy shootings with daughter :)) I am so in love with the photostyle you have on these images. Natural light can really bring this romantic style.

    You do it great. I am excited to see your next post.
    Great make up too:)

    Best, Brigitta

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  8. So wonderful that you were able to find a place that made custom petticoats and that they were so accommodating. Looks so dreamy!

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