Added Jun 30, 2014
by Irina Schwab
Although keen to finish this project for the competition, I was reluctant about the off-shoulder style. I have never worn an off-shoulder dress in my life for very practical reasons.
The pattern proved me wrong, though. It is classy, elegant, sexy and wearable. I would add “easy”, too. It is advertised by its creator as “flattering on a variety of body types”. I agree.
I chose a soft fabric that can be draped easily, without being too light. I used a white an drown Italian silk crepe with a tiny bit of stretch.
I have personalised this in a very discreet way, by adding hand sewn seed pearls alongside the sleeve hem. Anything else would spoil the simple, clear cut lines of the dress.
A pleasure to work with!
I called my project “Pretty Woman reversed” because of similarity with the fabric used for the famous brown/white polkadot dress worn by Julia Roberts.
Worn with: Faux Pearls, Wallis; Shoes and ring: Karen Millen; hat with polkadot bow: Vintage, bought 10 years ago from an Oxfam store. Clutch bag by Camelia Lavinia – shop: lavinexclusive on Breslo.ro. Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren Polo
silk crepe, pearls
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