Saturday, August 19, 2017

My Little White Dress Style Story

I'm usually all in when it comes to selecting a little black dress, but I'm keeping an open mind with this little white dress style collaboration. I got to tell you, it was a difficult challenge for me because my preference like many of you, we love our little black dress. It makes us feel sexy, sleek, and chic. The dresses that I perused online were very matronly, unforgiving in slenderizing me, and I'm just going to say it I felt like a church deaconess!

So, I did what any fashionista, project runway wannabe would do, I created one! I found a New Look #6926 pattern in my stash because I liked the shape. I altered the pattern by not using the darts because my fabric is a medium weight knit and I felt the structure would  hang well on my frame. I altered the sleeves and made a bell template from a top that I had and in the back of my closet. I like the trend of the bell sleeve and wanted to incorporate and Zhush the dress up. My accessories included a pair of black suede strappy sandals from Sam Edelman with two options of clutch evening bags that I designed. The black statement clutch bag is a beautiful black snakeskin embossed denim with mud cloth design which is the crown jewel. My inspiration for this design was the African Juju hats worn by the royal dancers of the Bamileke tribes. The pink bag gives that pop of color that can enhance any dress and viola!

Tell me who's your Mama now LWD!

Please send some love to these amazing fashionistas that are collaborating by styling the little white dress

IG Chicclassyspicy

IG _stylishParadox

IG  @onibellakay

IG mintandthrift

IG Simplystreetchic

IG Flyygirlfashions

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