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Helio Dress by Blume

A cute dress with puff sleeves, offered as part of ‘So Kawaii Sundays’

Vendor board

There is a choice of two colour packs (Earth and Garden)

Earth: Milk, Latte, Mahogany, Soil, Coal
Garden: Ivory, Blush, Fuschia [sic], Leaf, Sage

Each single is L$65, and each colour pack is L$325 (ie. no discount)

The colour pack HUD allows you to mix & match colours for the top, sleeves, bottom, and bow, and also gives a choice of black lace or white lace. You can see a pic of the HUD on the vendor board.

You do not get any HUD with a single pack.

It’s not clear at all from the vendor pics, but the dress features a bare midriff.

There is a BoM alpha included but, on the LaraX version at least, no auto-hider and I needed to use alpha cuts to sort out some clipping under my arms because I do not use BoM for my body.

The weighting on the skirt is such that you get the standard bunching up effect that you often get.

I bought the Earth pack:

Earth pack, default colours

The HUD is indeed as shown in the vendor pic. It’s worth noting that the HUD is transparent, which can make it hard to read on dark backgrounds but is fine on light backgrounds.

Earth pack HUD

I also bought the Fuchsia single.

Fuchsia single

To be honest, in hindsight, I probably could have just got away with that single.


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Preppy dress by (various)

I recently bought the Sophia dress by Lithium, which was on promo for The Saturday Sale at L$85 per single or L$650 for the fatpack.

Sophia by Lithium

Then, whilst doing the Miix Weekend sale, I noticed that Sugar Dolls are selling the same dress for L$55 for a fatpack.

MIO by Sugar Dolls

This isn’t a huge shock as merchant mesh (or reseller mesh) is a big thing, and clearly the dress mesh is one of those.

The dress itself is quite cute and preppy. It’s a short sweater dress with a shirt/blouse underneath, with the collar of the blouse outside of the jumper, and 3/4 sleeves with the cuffs turned back. It’s accessorized by a belt which has some heart accessories on it.

There are no panties.

There are some rigging issues and we have a situation where the tips of the collar are attached to the body, and the top to the neck, so when you look from left to right the collar stretches like rubber.

The metal elements of the belt suffer slightly from this too, but far less so.

Sophia by Lithium

The Lithium version sells for L$85 per single, with a choice of 7 colours.

With a single pack you get a shirt HUD giving 36 colours, and a separate belt HUD also giving 36 colours, plus 3 options for the metals.

Lithium HUDs

The fatpack is L$650 (breakeven 7.6) and with that you also get a dress HUD giving 36 colours.


MIO by Sugar Dolls

The Sugar Dolls version sells for L$55, fatpack only.

The HUD is not very polished, and isn’t labelled. It looks like it should have a texture on the left but it is blank.

It is also labelled Charlotte not Sugar Dolls

Sugar Dolls HUD

From playing with it I can see that it allows you to colour the dress with 50 solid colours, and that the shirt & belt have been linked and you can colour them 50 colours (but not colour the shirt & belt separately). You cannot colour the metals and they are fixed at gold.

NOTE: The Sugar Dolls version does not have a demo. In fact none of their items seem to have demos. So if you want to demo the dress then you had best go to Lithium and get their demo.




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Stardust by Masoom

In-store vendor

An oriental-style dress with very high slits up the sides, and a separate (optional, bought separately) stole

Dress singles L$255, or L$230 with Group discount:

  • Black
  • White
  • Nude
  • Pink
  • Sky blue
  • Willow
  • Royal blue
  • Red
  • Purple
  • Choco
  • Yellow
  • Aqua

Dress fatpack L$1,555 (breakeven 6.1) or L$1,400 with Group discount, and gives 18 colours.

With the singles HUD, the edging options are the dress colour, plus the metals (pale gold, black, silver, gold)

On both the singles (and presumably fatpack) HUD, the chains can be coloured to the metals colours and also any of the dress colours. Which feels odd.

Stoles L$255 each and match the above
Stole fatpack the same

Megapack L$2,955 (breakeven 5.79 based on buying a single dress + stole), or L$2,660 with group discount.

The unpacker lets you choose the body to unpack

I bought the red dress and did not buy a stole

In-store advert for dress fatpack HUD


In-store advert for stole fatpack HUD


Single HUD