Hey y’all! Exam week is over, and that means plenty of time to devote to blogging 🙂 My first post of the summer will be a review of the GORGEOUS Mala dress from Urkye! Urkye is a Polish company that makes clothing designed for boobs, so you can buy the size for your waist, and then indicate your bustiness, similar to Pepperberry, BiuBiu, or any other company designing clothes for boobs. Urkye has “bust levels” of o, oo, ooo, or o/oo, oo/ooo for stretchy clothing.
Under the dress I’m wearing my 28K PL Mak, because I figured Polish bras should be worn under Polish dresses. I tried it on with a British bra underneath, and it looked good then too, but I feel like the bust is cut for the projection of a Polish bra.
This was my first purchase from any full bust clothing company, and I have to say, I’m hooked! The dress is made of a stretchy material, and before buying it I probably would’ve said, “Why would I buy stretchy clothing cut for curves, when I can squeeze into the clothing at the mall?” but it really does make a difference! Mostly in that the armholes don’t stretch, and weird excess fabric doesn’t get bunched up at my waist! It’s really worth it, and I definitely will be buying more of my clothing, including stretchy casual things, from full bust companies.
My measurements at the time were 40″-28″-40″, which put me at sort of an awkward place on the Urkye charts. My waist was in between sizes 36 and 38, but my boobs were at the very very top end of the 38ooo. I decided that since it was a stretchy dress, I would size down to get a tight fit on the waist, and went with the 36oo/ooo. And I’m glad I did! Honestly, I could’ve taken a 34 in the waist, but then the hips and boobs would’ve been too small. If you’re thinking about sizing down in this dress, I would go for it. I also wouldn’t worry if your bust measurement is a bit off the charts, as mine were, and I still had plenty of room.
The dress was surprisingly flattering. I expected to need to wear shapewear with this every time I wore it, but in the pictures in this post, I am shapewear free, and as you can see it is surprisingly flattering for such a fitted garment!
It’s a very versatile dress too. It could easily be sexy-ed up for a date by wearing a cleavage enhancing bra underneath, or made professional with a blazer and modest heels. It could even be layered with a turtleneck under it for colder weather or worn casually with sandals (once I hem it! 😛 )! There are a ton of options for this dress, which I love.
The one thing that I don’t love about this dress, but that I expected when I ordered it, is that it’s too long for me. I’m only 5’3″, and as such, longer dresses kind of make me look stumpy unless I’m wearing heels. But when do I wear heels in real life? Almost never. Really only when I’m going out dancing or on a fancy date, and for both of those occasions I’d still want a shorter dress. So I’m going to hem this dress, and this is what it looks like when it’s a length I like (more like mid thigh):
Shortening this dress does eliminate some of it’s versatility, because it would no longer be appropriate for an office or fancier setting, but for where I am in life right now and where I would wear this dress, this makes way more sense for my life! I would only be wearing this in casual settings, or settings where I’m playing up sex appeal, so shorter is better for both of those.
The best part of having something that is designed for busty women is that for once in my life my bra ISN’T SHOWING THROUGH THE ARMHOLES OF SOMETHING SLEEVELESS! Do you guys know how hard that is to come by?! I think you must, if you’re wearing a properly fitted bra and ever try to buy sleeveless clothing.
Overall, I am insanely pleased with this dress, and even after shipping from Poland it was a little less than $50, so not completely unreasonable for something that actually, you know, fits boobs.