This dress came from last summer’s House of Fraser sale for £11 – I bought it for the zingy blue and the nice thick knit fabric. But I didn’t like:So restyle choice number 1: to stick with the dress and lengthen it with a contrasting panel of fabric; or go even shorter and turn it into a top? Meandering across this pin speeded up the decision-making:
A peplum! Perfect: once I’d removed the skirt and unpicked the original pleats, I had loads of fabric to play with. I shortened it (keeping the hem intact), improvised some new pleats, and ended up with this:
The neckline created restyle question number 2 – I had that cake/frosting dilemma kicking around at the back of my mind. Should I keep it blue and basic for easy co-ordinating? Or frost it up a little with some stripes… yeah!
For a moment, I was worried I’d gone a bit too Dr Seuss with it, but I think I’ve got in in perspective now. You can’t beat mixing bright blue with a little red, can you? Outfit-wise, I’ve played it safe with jeans so far, but I’d like to have a go with a pencil skirt a la that pinspiration outfit…
Peplums: love em or hate em? How do you wear yours?