Wednesday, November 4, 2009

To belt or not to belt?

I had another go at making this dress - New Look 6778. I was really quite happy with it the first time around. I'm not sure, however, if the beige linen in this version looks all a bit sacky. Adding the orange beads definitely improved the look.

The big question is: can I wear it with a belt? Belts on dresses are everywhere at the moment - they've taken over the clothing shops like a plague. I'm not sure though if I can really do them though. They make me feel frumpy but is this because they feel weird and different or because they do actually make me look frumpy? Is there anyone out there willing to answer that one honestly?!


  1. I'd prefer it unbelted. If you are uncomfortable with this, I suggest that you consider making an obi belt from the fabric used at the hem. Trim with the pocket fabric.

  2. I like it without the belt.

    You don't look frumpy at all, great dress.

  3. I like the dress both ways, and you don't look frumpy in either. A wider belt would look nice too.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog about my advent calendars btw.