*NOTE: intentional opening at waist for fit, belt intended to hold shut
Skirt has attached petticoat with metallic silver hem ruffle
There are few things as moving as an oldies country song. Country singers belt out images of vanished lovers, endless prairie horizons, and picturesque times gone by. Those country singers are a last connection to the great American cowboy tradition. Those cowboys who slept rolled up in a wool blankets, all alone under the stars, drank thick coffee from enamel cups, grew amazing mustaches, and herded those doggies home from the grazing fields.
When you're dressed up as the rhinestone cowgirl you'll feel connected to those times gone by. Going full cowgirl has a different effect on different people. Some people notice once they've cowgirled up they find that mechanical bull in the corner is looking much more irresistible. Some people are into square dancing like they never were before. You never know what dance moves are lying dormant in your mind, the Texas Star might just pop up once you don your cowgirl hat. Some ladies find themselves working on their lasso skills on the family dog, not something we'd recommend. Still, others are drawn to some serious Karaoke sessions, crooning those sad songs about home to a bar full of weepy eyed onlookers. We can't tell you what kind of cowgirl you'll be. But we know you're going to be fetching.
Becoming the rhinestone cowgirl gives many people a sense of inflated ego. You'll have the easy ability to say "Howdy" to anyone you meet and might feel confident about skills you may or may not have. Just don't let it get to your head. When you're at the rodeo remember that you have never ridden a live bull. Remind yourself that you weren't even able to catch spot with your lasso, you probably won't be catching that calf. Enjoy your new cowgirl persona. No one fences you in!
Looking good, cowgirl! Thanks for leaving your charming picture as well as a review. It's great to see this cowgirl costume in the real world!
A few issues....
| April 6, 2017
I received my costume today. When I opened the package and took the dress out, there were a few issues. The top rhinestone button was missing. There's a 2 to 5 inch section below the belt that either ripped or wasn't sewn up. It's a cute little dress.
The pictures show the entire dress, the missing button and than the section that's ripped or wasn't sewn.
First time around I ordered an xsmall because I'm super tiny and the measurements were all right online but when I got it, it was way too small. Even the hat was way too small so I returned it and reordered a size medium and that fit PERFECTLY!! and I didn't even have to wait until the old order was shipped back!! I was able to get the fun bucks so that I could get the size I needed IMMEDIATELY! I am definitely ordering all my costumes from halloweecostumes.com from now on!!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
As soon as I saw this dress I had to have it. However upon it arriving, I couldn’t help but feel slightly disappointed.
The dress is -very- short. Almost shows my bum and I’m around 5’3.
There were a fair few rhinestones missing.
This might’ve just been a me issue, but I was under the idea that it was dark brown. However the dress is black.
Also the belt was strangely wide considering i bought a small but that is an issue easily fixed
Overall I felt it was quite pricey for the quality (converted to AUD). Still this isn’t to say I don’t like it, I do. It’s a very flattering cut and the belt is a statement and I’ll still wear it for my friends party.
This looks like it will be an adorable costume... once my small arrives. I am 5'2", approximately 140 lbs, my measurements are 39-29-39, my dress size is 8/10, and my cup size is 34-D. I wear a size large, or even extra-large, in most costumes, so I bought a large. I just received it and it is enormous!! You could fit two of me in it. Seriously - I may give it to one of my friends who wears a size 22/24. Hopefully the small will fit better though, because other than that, it's darling.
The cut looks good, and I think it will drape well enough. The petticoat you see in the picture is attached and floofy enough that you won't need to buy another one like you need to under some costume dresses. The fabric is thin, and I doubt it will hold up to lots of laundering, so if you're someone who will need this costume over and over (say, if you are a regular square dancer), I'd pass on this one.. but if (like me) you will be using it as a costume that you will wear a handful of times, go to town! It's well worth the price. Also, if you're concerned about modesty, the top of the dress should cover enough for you to be comfortable in it. I can't speak much to the length, because what little height I possess is all in my torso, but on a shortie like me it hits just barely above the knee. Long enough to be work-appropriate if for some unfathomable reason you wear cowgirl costumes to work. (If you *do* wear cowgirl costumes to work, and are not an actual cowgirl, please post a review because I'm sure we would all like to hear that story).