I’ve had this black Topshop dress in my wardrobe for way over a year now! I picked it up purely because it was in the sale for something ridiculously cheap (I think about £10). I haven’t ever worn it, just because when it’s on I feel like it’s really nothing special and it’s really boring and black and when worn with black tights (which is basically a must with this dress) they make it look even more boring! So, time to re-invent this boring old black dress!
I’ve had these little studs left over from previous DIY’s I’ve done and thought I would put them to good use, I wanted to go for more of a neat collar design as some I’ve seen that are scattered all over the place don’t really appeal to me as much. The only part of this dress I could really add studs to was the collar to jazz it up a little. First off, I plotted where the line of 3 studs would go and began to push in the studs and used scissors to close them down tight at the back of the collar. I continued to lay them out line by line as precise as I could row after row and 21 studs later… the first collar was done! It didn’t really take too long and I found it quite soothing just sitting there putting studs onto a dress, maybe that’s weird! I love finding little things that allows me to be creative though! The next part is making sure the opposite collar is even, it’s a guessing game really but it isn’t too difficult to work out… another 21 studs later, and the dress was complete, ta-dah!
I decided to wear this with a thin knitted jumper chucked over the top because the shaping of the dress at the top isn’t too flattering, there’s a weird line separating the top section but not on the waist line, it’s just under the chest, not flattering at all for me! So, this jumper hides that well, and breaks up a full black outfit!
Coat- Topshop £48 | Dress- Topshop (sale) £10 | Tights- Topshop (old) | Shoes- Urban Outfitters £55 | Knitted Jumper- Topshop £24 | Bag- Mulberry | Nail Varnish- Barry M (294) £2.99 | Ring- Topshop