As you loyal readers may recall, this is the dress I received in a swap some months back. I loved the print and knew it had potential despite it’s wonky fit (I styled it here and here in it’s dress incarnation). But what is wonkiness aside from a challenge? Today I have taken this challenge and turned it into a skirt! All it took was a safety pin, some odd body contortions, a little fold of the arm straps, and viola! I have made myself a trendy little number and hidden the dress evidence with a belt.
You might be able to do this too! Elastic tops make it easier, of course, but as long as the dress is basically all one width (waist-less) it’s worth a try. I am really not sure why this piece was ever a dress in the first place. Isn’t it MUCH better as a skirt??
These aren’t the only tricks I have up my sleeve, people. When I start out with a client, I have her make a “don’t know how to wear this” pile, and we try these crazy tricks out. Nothing is better to me than making three different outfits out of stuff you think is hopeless. Well, almost nothing.
August 9, 2011