This dress has had some serious identity issues in its short lifetime. When I first designed and made it, it just seemed to scream, "I am clearly cruise wear and you should treat me as such." But two photoshoots with virtually no usable content, I knew that it was just lying to itself and to me. "No, dress, you are not cruise wear after all. However, you are a little short and a little sassy and very eye-catching with your colour-blocking. Of course. You should be adorning a '60s bond girl. Also, I'm going to stop trying to accessorize you because that's really not helping." And, finally, it worked:
My boyfriend's lovely cousin was kind enough to model for me.
Only two photos right now, but I'll try to get a few more edited and add them when I can.
It's main features are the colour-blocking, the exposed zipper up the back, and it's notched jewel collar. The neckline and armholes are faced, as well as both white panels, as they were a bit too sheer to leave as single layers.
The orangey-red fabric is really hard to describe - in the photos, it looks almost red and, in person, I've heard everything from straight orange to bright red - but I think it's closer to an orange coral colour. Amusingly enough, when I brought the fabrics in, my teacher looked at me like I was crazy because she just couldn't see how they'd work together. I'm glad she was wrong.
Let me know what you think! Would you rather wear it on a glamorous cruise or to do some kick-ass secret spy mission a la Honey Ryder or Pussy Galore?