When it comes to dresses, I usually have a preference for a fitted sheath. That's been my go to style for years. But lately, I've been noticing how effortlessly adorable shift dresses are. On me, I find shift dresses to be a flattering and forgiving garment. And what better form than a LBD!
One I can wear and not be encumbered by foundation/shapewear garments and I can feel free to actually eat while I'm wearing it... and still look chic! And I've decided this season, they are a welcomed addition to my wardrobe.
This dress is self-drafted. It's based on the same pattern I used for this dress. With only minor adjustments. But for this one, I added lantern sleeves (with a 1/4" elastic hem) and an invisible zipper. And also, instead of using a jersey fabric, I use a black viscose crepe that I've had in my stash for many years.
I wanted a low back, but I wanted it to be "bra-friendly". Not too low this time.
It's amazing what the camera flash will reveal. Notice the sheen of my black interfacing for my zipper showing through. It reminds me of when celebrities are caught braless on the red carpet and all of their "bits" are shown on paparazzi pictures. I guess the next time I wear this, I'll have to avoid step and repeats and flash bulbs!
I'm pretty pleased with the way this dressed turned. I wanted something with a simple shape, that looked just interesting from the front and the back; and with dramatic sleeves. And that's just what I created. I plan to make a couple more of these dresses since they're so easy to wear.