Tuesday, September 9, 2014

DIY: How to wear a dupatta as a coctail dress. No sew

Hello friends!

Today's post is not about makeup but fashion and particularly clothing. I would say it is a DIY project.

 A couple of months ago, a lovely friend of mine had her henna night. Until the very last day I didn't have any idea about what to wear but fortunately I thought of combining an old dress of mine with a dupatta (a long, multi-purpose scarf that is essential to many South Asian women's suits and matches the woman's garments).  I immediately tried on the dress and began to try different styles of draping the dupatta and in less than 10 minutes I had decided and the dress was ready. I just used a couple of pins to secure the dupatta over the dress and a silver chain belt to finish the look. The dress is a midi bodycon dress from ASOS and the dupatta which is pre-owned is from ebay

 So if you have an old midi dress you want to transform into a new indo-western style dress you will need:

  •  a matching color dupatta
  •  some dressmaking pins
  •  a belt
 It's very simple and no sewing required!

Some tips for the dupatta: The dupatta can be made from many kinds of fabric. It is often heavily embroidered or made with a contrasting border. Linen, cotton, silk and chiffon are all common materials used. In my opinion, choosing a more transparent fabric like a net dupatta will give a better result in matching with the dress than with a less transparent dupatta. 

Here I am with two of my beautiful friends. They look gorgeous!

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did and I hope you get inspired to renew your dress. 

Would you try this diy project? Let me know, I would like to see your creations.


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