I think this Hugo Boss dress, beautifully worn by Meghan Markle, is so pretty. I love the relaxed look, simple elegance, and unexpected belt design.
I researched it as much as possible. It was shown in Boss’ 2018 Ready-to-Wear collection, but I didn’t find it available for purchase. A dress done in the same fabric is in his shop, so I did confirm that the fabric is cotton/poly plisse.
No plisse in my stash! but I decided to work with a rayon challis that I’ve had for a few months, but don’t like very much 🙂 It was an easy sacrifice. I also went through my patterns for something similar. I can’t wear zippers, so I knew my dress would not have the shaping of the original.
I settled on Burda Style 06/2011 #107, a simple A-link tank dress that, on its own, works best in something like linen, not challis. It has dropped shoulders, which I prefer, and neckline facings. BTW, those pockets are so cute – they’re topstitched to the front of the dress. I made it once 4 years ago, but at the time the style didn’t appeal to me (here).
Moving on, pics of the dress:
I’m trying to overlook the print, but I still think this is a sad attempt! The high spot is the belt. It’s 54″ long, and I really like it.
All the time I was working on this little disaster, I was thinking about how much more I would like it in a knit fabric. I recently got Christine Jonson’s #526 wrap dress, which has a nice vibe. Picture it with a modified funky belt…
Since wrap dresses are on trend at the moment, I might just do this 🙂