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Saturday, 9 January 2010

Get your Singer out!

It's pretty difficult to pull off your favourite LBD when you've been wearing it to death over the festive season so here are a few thrifty ideas to revitalise your look.
If your dress has one, try sewing on a velvet ribbon around the empire line. Deep crimson reds, scarlets, emerald greens and soft pinks look particularly good with black and the velvet ribbon will look especially beautiful on a silky or satin LBD. Alternatively, a little cream lace sewn along the empire line can help make a primark bargain look like a vintage must have. Lace is also gorgeous when sewn along the neckline of a dress. I wouldn't recommend doing this to a slash or round neck dress but if you have a dress with a deep V neckline, the lace will excentuate your bust and add a luxurious touch.
Shoulder pads and puff sleeves are really strong looks this season and are being carried over to Spring/ Summer. If you have a dress with capped or full sleeve, pinch together the peices of fabric either side of the seam on the shoulders, pin and tack for an instant puff! If you have time to spare, try sewing on a few sequins or beads to really add a hit of glamour.
My final hint is an idea I stole from a dress I saw on an advert a few weeks ago. Lay out a black slash neck dress and lightly mark with tailors chalk an upside down triangle from the centre of the neckline. From a bead shop or haberdashery store, pick up some large plastic gems (black on black looks really classy but add in a little colour if you're feeling adventurous). Sew the gems on randomly but within the upside down triangle and you have yourself a stunning, one off and enviable LBD.

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