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Prep Schoolgirl Dress

Back to school was always our favorite time of year - wasn't it yours? Sure, it meant homework and colder weather, but going back to school meant a shopping spree. New clothes, new shoes, new backpack, new paper and pencils and pencil crayons and oh, how we miss having that late summer shopping extravaganza.

Back to school also meant fall clothes were coming out. No more pastels or brilliant fruit colors; it's a time of dark or jewel-like colors, richer textures, and don't get us started on knee socks. (Gosh, we love knee socks.)

This year, the clever folks at Waggin' Wear decided to offer their very own "nod" to this time of year with their Prep Schoolgirl Dress for dogs. And lucky us, we got to give one a whirl!

First of all, from a design sense: this dog dress is pure unadulterated fun. It's a delicious romp through yesteryear for those of us who wore schoolgirl uniforms (or wanted to). It's literally one of the cutest designs we've seen for this fall.

The dress is made from a nice medium weight plaid tartan in vivid shades of red, yellow, evergreen and black. It's lined with soft black cotton from tip to hem, ensuring that your pet won't be tempted to do any of that indelicate scratching that tartans and flannels can often induce. :) The skirt is lightly gathered without being pouffy (no crinoline) and wraps around the hips, keeping the belly clear for walkies.

The top part of the dress is fitted and fastens with velcro at both the chest and just behind the ribs underneath. As with all Waggin' Wear items, the velcro is a generous length and width to both ensure a secure fit and to accomodate a variety of girths. The neckline is kept simple so that you can fit a blouse or white tee underneath if you like.

If you've been reading us for a while, you know that one of our favourite things in clothing design is the presence of little touches - those things that make the designs really pop. For this design, it's the crest on the left shoulder - we're totally in love with this adorable black, red and gold decoration!

As with everything we've seen from Waggin' Wear, the fit was sublime, and the craftsmanship top-notch. These folks really, really know what they're doing, and it shows.

Now we just need to get the princess pug a pair of black Mary Janes to match, and we've got an dog outfit to die for, darling!

If you're looking for a fabulous dress for your dog for this fall, we can't recommend this dress highly enough. Fabulous style, and very reasonable pricing. We literally can't wait to see what Waggin' Wear comes up with next!

You can find out more about Waggin' Wear from their web site at

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