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As you may know by now, I go to a lot of fancy dress parties and it would seem that the major theme is Gangsters lately, as I have been to a few of these over the past couple of years. I do not like to wear the same outfit around the same group of people too many times, so I like to have a few different options. For the last Gangster party I went back onto the internet to see if there was any different options for a gangster outfit from the ones I already had.
I went onto www.allfancydress.com as this where I get all my outfits from these days and I found the Smiffys Fever Gangster Costume. My other gangster outfits are both from Smiffys Fever range, so I was happy to order this one. It was only £25 and I felt that was a pretty good price, and I was happy with the outfits I had from them in the past.
The fever range is a whole load of "sexy" outfits made by Smiffys, who are a large retailer and distributor of fancy dress outfits, and they make a range of outfits for men and women in the Fever range.
This gangster outfit is a 3 piece outfit, which comes with a dress, tie and wrist cuffs. The photo on the website also shows a hat and stockings, but these cost extra. I already had these so did not see the need to buy any more.
The dress is black and has white pinstripes, and is a halterneck dress. The straps of the dress are white, and the dress has a pleated skirt to it. The pleats are a little bit flatter than I expected which is good, as I do not like to much faff and flair with my outfits if I can help it. The dress is made from a cotton and polyester mix and is quite smooth on the skin. It is machine washable but not tumble dryable. It is quite a figure fitted dress, and I like the way this fits on me. It is quite a long dress, compared to the other outfits in the Fever range, as it covers my bum quite easily. I didn't even have to wear a pair of shorts underneath this dress, which makes a difference.
The tie is attached to a piece of elastic, which you wear around your neck. This is much easier than tieing up a tie, but it does move around quite a bit and I did find it a little bit annoying having this around my neck all night. The cuffs are literally just pop on collar cuffs and they fit quite well to my wrists, and they look pretty good, but after a short while, I found them quite irritating and ended up taking them off. Both the cuffs and the tie are machine washable, but just like the dress are not safe to be put into the tumble dryer.
Just like the other outfits in the Fever range, this outfit comes in small, medium and large. Small is an 8 - 10, Medium is a 12 - 14, and Large is a 16 - 18. I have found these sizes to come up quite big and I always order a size smaller then what I usually wear, and I find that this then fits me fine. If you are able to find this in a fancy dress store near you, I recommend trying it on before buying as the sizes can be a bit odd and it may take some trial and error to find out what size you are with a Smiffys fever outfit.
I bought my Gangster Outfit on www.allfancydress.com but there are other websites that sell it, and it should be available in most good fancy dress and party stores around the country. I really love this outfit, and I have worn it a few times since buying it. It still looks in great condition, and it still fits just as well, even after washing it a few times.
I give this outfit a 5 out of 5 stars, and I totally recommend it all women.