Monday, June 13, 2016

Cool Ways to Design Lawn Dresses

Lawn 2016


Hey hey girlfriends,

A very happy new weak! Thought to start posting this week with something fashionable and cool, so I am sharing few of my go-to design ideas that I always apply on my lawn dresses.

In this scorching heat, lawn is the only fabric we tend to wear. Whether we have a special presentation at work/school or a formal event, we just can't think of wearing anything else than a lawn suit, which sometimes can be a little under statement for us. So, I have a few tips that will take the casual look of your lawn dresses to the next level.

I know, now there are a number of designer lawns with heavy embroidery and all the bling bling stuff that one can wear if one wants to look more polished. But, these designer dresses come with a hefty price tag and I personally don't like to spend thousands and thousands of rupees merely on a lawn dress.

So, if you want to exude class and wants to be comfortable at the same time, check out these designs and styling tips and I am sure you are going to rock the next time you have to go to any event. I personally swear by these design ideas and they always work for me.


Opt for Chiffon Sleeve

You can change the look of your printed lawn dress simply by changing the fabric of the sleeve. Instead of using the regular sleeve that comes with it, opt for chiffon fabric. What I usually do is I keep my old chiffon dupattas and use them to make sleeve.

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Chiffon is a very luxe fabric and is usually worn on formal occasion, so adding this fabric in your lawn dress will ultimately raise its level a few notches up. Both chiffon and lawn are very light fabric, so an amalgamation of these two will bring an interesting twist in your dress.


Net Sleeve

If you do not have chiffon dupatta and you don't want to spend much to buy this fabric (chiffon is an expensive fabric), then another option you can consider is printed net. This fabric is so in these days and is easily available in almost every market at cheap rates.

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You can buy printed as well as simple net in the same color of your dress or in a contrast. In the above picture, I bought two net fabrics in white and sea green as both the colors are present in my lawn shirt and made a sleeve by joining the two fabrics. Just like lawn, net is also very fine and provides you good ventilation of air.


Add Something Catchy and Bling Bling 

There are endless options available in a lace shop; from brooches to motifs to lace, so many things are there. But again, all of these things are quite expensive. What I do to add some bling in my lawn dresses is I keep the left over laces to put on sleeve, broken jewelry pieces to make a brooch or any fabric that has something interesting.

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Here, in this green printed shirt, I added this small ralli fabric on my sleeves as a badge. This ralli fabric was pockets of one of my bags. When my bag worn out, I took that fabric out and threw the bag and later used it in designing my clothes.

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In the blue dress, I added a left over embroidered lace on both the sleeve. This lace was on one of my ready-to-wear dresses and when I had to retire the dress, I took that lace out and put on this dress. 



Besides these three ways, there can be a number of other ways that can bring more class and more elegance in your otherwise simple and plain lawn dress. I hope these tips will help you in designing your next jora! Go eat your tailor’s brain. 



Note: Please excuse bad pictures. I had these old pictures that I added to make things clear, didn't take them for blog purpose.  



10 comments:

  1. love your idea.... designing your own clothes is always a fun


    Glamorous without the Guilt

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    1. Yes, it's fun as well as results in something that's not there in the market.

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  2. You look wonderful! Love your style! :) x
    Helena - Swedish girl in Tokyo
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    1. Thanks Helena, but none of the picture is showing me even the designs are hardly seen :(

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  3. Lovely ideas, sleeves can change the entire look of an outfit.

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  4. These are really good ideas and won't break our pockets as well. I always love your fashion guide posts.

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    1. Yes, that was the whole point to share ideas that will make your dress cool without breaking your bank.

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  5. I love chiffon fabric and adding its sleeve in my dress would be so cool. Awesome tips :)

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    1. I also love chiffon. Often you and me are on the same page :)

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