MAXICIMAM is one of my favorite Japanese brands. As a plus size Lolita, one of the reasons why I love this brand is due to the fact that they offer a clothing line for larger lolita clothes. I have purchased a few of their products in the past, and I was very impressed with the item quality.
When Maxicimam announced that the new jumperskirt print release that would feature their cute bear Coty-chan and to the lovely size line, I just had to purchase the new dress release! I made a video in order to showcase this item! The video allows you to see additional aspects of the dress.
It's all about the dress!
To buy from Maxicimam for international orders, you have to use a shopping service or a third-party website. You can use cdJapan or Rakuten. For this order, I used cdJapan. The Chocolate Coty-chan Sweets Wonderland dress was released on February 7th, 2017. I purchased the dress on February 9th, 2017. The dress was offered in many colorways, but I adored the sax blue colorway the most.
The dress is an exact likeness to the stock image. The print on the dress is extremely clear, brilliant and features a charming teddy bear Coty-chan mascot and a multitude of delectable sweet treats!
Length: 92 cm
Bust: 110-130 cm
Waist: 96-120 cm
With these measurements, Maxicimam truly is a fantastic option for a plus size Lolita! I am extremely happy with this recent purchase. Not only is the dress a great design, but it is an extremely comfortable fit. The shirring in the shoulder straps and back allow for a wide range of sizes. There is also some flexibility with the detachable waist ties to allow for more sizes. It is short in the bodice.
The goodies in this print include balloons, rainbows, candies, frosting, gingerbread houses, doughnuts, cupcakes, stars, ice cream cones, cookies, bears, ribbons, strawberries, sprinkles, macrons, and bows! This print is precious! Each tiny illustration is an added dose of sweetness.
The bow is detachable, which is awesome! I love the flexibility of the bow. The ribbon features a printed bow and soft chiffon. The fact that the print is represented on the back part of the ribbon is too adorable! Originally, I did not like the pom poms on the chiffon bow. Now, I see that it is a sweet addition. The pom poms there tie in nicely with the theme and exist along the hem of the dress.
Just as my other Maxicimam pieces, this dress is extremely well constructed. The stitching is even and extremely well done. All the material used for the dress is of high quality. The chiffon and the cotton lace are especially soft. The satin polyester fabric is very sturdy, but the material is not as soft as I was expecting due to the cost of the dress. The fabric allows printing to really stand out, though!
5 / 5
I am a bit uncertain why my item took so long to arrive. The item was back ordered, I had to wait additional days until it was shipped. Thankfully, when my item did ship, it arrived within two days!
4 / 5
I love this dress. Most of the materials used to create the dress are of excellent quality, and the aspects of the dress have been assembled in an expert manner. The only complaints I have involve the overall feel of the satin and the side zipper. The zipper is the type that is too small to work properly, so I am forced to put the dress on over my head rather than to struggle with it. The satin, while sturdy, is not as soft as I would like. Also, as you can see in the photos, there are woven lines in the fabric. It's isn't noticeable when worn. A light chiffon fabric might have been a better choice.
5 / 5
cdJapan's communication was excellent! I knew the moment my order was confirmed and the moment my items were shipped. cdJapan made it easy to track my order from Japan to my doorstep.
You will see this dress in future lolita coordinate shots, to be sure!
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