Sometimes it’s gratifying to dress up as someone else, whether that’s to get away from the dramas of real life for a while, mix things up in the bedroom or engage in scenes and situations that wouldn’t usually happen in your real life. Role playing is a safe way to explore fantasies and play different characters as well as being the perfect excuse to wear sexy costumes that otherwise wouldn’t have a place in your closet. One of our favourite roles to play around with is the maid/butler fantasy as there are numerous ways in which these scenes can be played out and we have lots of fun thinking of new ideas. As a result, there is always space in our collection for a new outfit and if anything, that challenges us to tweak our scenarios each time so that the fantasy never becomes repetitive.
Our latest wardrobe addition is this gorgeous Maid’s Dress from Cottelli’s Costume Collection. It arrived in a glossy cardboard sleeve which was placed over the top of a patterned box. The sleeve gives a front and back view of the dress, shown on a stunning model, and includes a basic material rundown. For those wondering, this outfit is made up of 90% polyester and 10% elastane. Inside the patterned box I found the dress and apron neatly folded in separate pouches. I instantly removed the tags from both pieces as they are large and quite visible through the materials so I knew they’d bother me.
Quality of costumes, lingerie and hosiery is seriously important to me and a major factor I take into account when purchasing and recommending pieces so I hoped that Cottelli’s costume line would be as well-made as their other ranges. I was not left feeling disappointed as the dress felt great. It had been put together perfectly with no noticeable flaws or imperfections and I have no complaints to make regarding the materials used. The apron features soft lace around the edges, smooth satin ribbons and a glossy shine that makes the rest of the outfit glow and once again, I can find nothing to moan about.
To get in and out of this outfit, simply undo the buttons that run down the front then slip it over your head or step into it. I like garments that are quick to get into as this means I can pull them on quickly if I decide to surprise my partner or don’t have much time to get changed. Once the buttons are all done up, the apron can be added. It ribbon ties around the waist so can be adjusted as much as necessary which is great news for me as I need it fastened pretty tightly for it to stay in place, look right and remain comfortable. A nice finishing touch to this apron would have been a little pocket for a prop or two but it still works very well as it is.
I received the small size in this costume and for references sake, I wear a UK size four to six. This costume has some stretch and give to it that makes it more likely to suit a range of three to four different sizes. Some costumes can be overtly sexual and revealing but this dress is more of a classic, flirty look and I’m here for it. It is very different to the other maid outfits that I have and is excellent for the times when I’m feeling most self-conscious. This dress reminds me of a slightly sexier version of what Rachel wore in Friends when she worked in Central Perk.
There are no specific cups in this dress as it’s instead been cut in a way that makes it possible to wear a bra underneath. It rests around the same place as the top of my bra which reveals a bit of bust to my partner without giving away the whole game. As I can wear my own bra underneath, I can pick something out that’s well-fitting, supportive and comfortable to make me feel my best in the dress. I think the cut makes this particular outfit suitable for numerous bust sizes and shapes although it will be more revealing on those who have a larger chest so that may be worth keeping in mind when deciding between sizes.
It fits like one of my favourite non sexy time outfits, a black skater dress. It flows around the butt and thighs perfectly, which is another great feature for my fellow self-conscious people. It skims the stomach, doesn’t cling (despite the material giving the impression that it might) and is fun to twirl around in. I stand at exactly five foot and this outfit finishes on my mid to upper thigh which is my ideal length for lingerie and costumes. It hides the areas I don’t like whilst maintains a flirtatious, sexy look. Due to the stretch I mentioned above I think it should fit someone much taller than me with no problems although it will be bum-skimming on someone who’s got a foot on me.
My one complaint with the fit/aesthetic/design of this dress is the collar. I haven’t worked or whether it’s m, my body and the way it sets on my frame or whether others will experience the same thing but I felt that the lapels were a little bit too wide. I like collars to sit upright against my neck but this one simply isn’t tight enough which seems to draw emphasis to the size of the lapels. If you have a broader neck and wide shoulders then it may not be noticeable but it was something that bothered me a little. My partner didn’t seem to look twice at it, so this is something that’s probably more of a personal preference with the dress, but I thought it would be worth the mention for the purpose of this fair review.
Overall, I think this costume will be a new favourite for me. I wore it for my partner for the first time on Valentine’s Day during a special roleplay scenario and it went down well. I felt comfortable throughout the scene, was pleased with the fit and thought it looked wonderful teamed with some stockings, heels and a feather tickler. If you have never worn a costume before or are a little unsure, nervous or worried about feeling embarrassed then I would definitely recommend purchasing a costume like this one.
You can purchase the Cottelli Collection Costumes Maids Dress (€44.95/£39.93) from Orion.
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