Saturday, July 2, 2022

A Close Look at BTSSB Marine Island JSK I

 Hello again!

Today we’re going to look at Marine Island by BABY, the Stars Shine Bright!

This series is one of my favorites from BABY, but I rarely see anyone talk about it.

Lolibrary actually has a bunch of detail shots on this dress, but I still want to share it as it’s got even smaller details that I don’t think BTSSB showed as much.



We’ll be looking at the JSK I cut of the dress, so the one with scallops. This is also the sax version. I actually have some of the jewelry from the series, but I’ll show them another time.


Here’s some information on the dress:

Released in 2018

Bust: 90 - 98 cm

Length: 92 - 97 cm

Waist: 71 - 80 cm


Material: Cotton Buckingham (100% cotton)

Tulle (100% polyester)

Polyester Lining


Source: Lolibrary


The dress came in three cuts, JSK I, JSK II, and a Skirt

It came in Sax, Navy, Pink, and Mint!


The two JSK styles are extremely different, so I applaud BTSSB for giving such unique looks to both of them. I do wish the JSK II had some kind of scallop trim to it, but it’s also a great option for those who don’t like scallop trim.

Me, however, I’m obsessed with scallop trim.


Disclaimer:

These photos were edited so that the color of the dress was as close to real-life as possible. Actual colors IRL may vary!


So here is the dress! 


The dress is made of cotton Buckingham, which is surprisingly lightweight cotton. I say surprisingly since the dress has a lot of texture which you’ll be able to see later on.

This dress is also very easy to clean in my opinion. I hand wash this with color catchers, and so far nothing bleeds color. It just takes a long time to dry lol



Here is the bodice, which has a scallop “bib”. The bow is a really soft, satin, bow, with a pearl attached to the middle! One thing I also love is how there’s pearl-like lace decorating the entire bodice. It really adds to the print which has pearls and bubbles floating around.

You can also see the texture of the dress more. It’s still soft, but it feels sort of like a sturdy, canvas-y fabric? I don’t mean canvas in a bad way either, it’s quite a nice texture.


Print Details


My favorite part of this dress is the print. There are so many little details in it! I have photographed the bigger prints and little parts that I feel should be seen or known more. The majority of the print has Kumyas, mermaid Kumyas, sea shells, pearls, and tons and tons of fish.



Here are the Kumyas themselves, surrounded by even more Kumyas!

They’re pictured sitting in a giant pink clam underwater! And they’re holding hands!



Here’s what looks to be a sea angel Kumya! I’m really surprised to see a less common sea animal printed in something like this.



There are tons of fish in the print, but this little clown fish stands out to me. Just look at that lil guy.



Also, how can we forget, this lil sea turtle? He’s just doing his own thing. He’s swimming around!

I actually didn’t notice he was on the print until much later. This is one of those dresses where the more you look, the more details you find.



Lastly, here is the bow on the JSK!

I absolutely love that this bow also has a scalloped look to it. I think it’s a very unique idea. (I feel like BABY is just really great at these unique little details : D )

Apparently, mine was made where the little clown fish I showed earlier is at the center of the bow!

There is also the iconic BTSSB heart charm in the middle. Sometimes I worry that this will fall off, but it’s pretty sturdy.


Apparently the first detailed look of a dress, Dream Marine, got really popular, so I figured it was time to make another! I promise it will not be ALL marine prints LOL


Thank you for reading!

- Lady Grey




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