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7 WAYS TO STYLE A GREY MIDI DRESS

Some of you might remember that I made this grey midi dress myself. The first real dress I ever made! Last year I invested into a fashion sewing class and I'm so glad I did. I learned so much about patterns and dress making. I mean there is still ton to learn, but I'm happy I've finally started learning about sewing because it is something I was always interested in. Besides my love for fashion, I'm also motivated by my interest in making fashion more sustainable. It is my dream to use vintage fabrics and clothes to make  new clothing items that would be completely sustainable. 

SEVEN WAYS TO STYLE A GREY MIDI DRESS WITH PUFFED SLEEVES 

1. WITH A TARTAN COAT, A PAIR OF HEELS AND A SCARF
I wore this outfit a few days ago and you could say that it is my first autumn styling this year. I got a lot of compliments for this look, everyone seems to love this dress. It is very satisfying being able to say I sewed it myself. I paired it with a tartan blazer I love (another piece from Uzor fashion house).

2. WITH SANDALS AND A DIY NECKLACE
I actually wore this dress once this summer but I forgot to show you this look. This dress is not exactly a summer one, it's more appropriate for office than for beach, but I proved that it can be styled for a summer night out as well. I wore it when we went for drinks in Jelsa city (island Hvar, Croatia). I felt pretty good wearing it and I was glad I packed it with me. 


3. WITH WHITE MULES, A HAT AND A BEACH BAG
This is another summer styling of this dress. I quite enjoyed wearing this. Yesterday we had a proper autumn day with rain and everything, but today it is again sunny. Summer in Herzegovina typically lasts much longer than in Bosnia, it's a different climate really. So, you might see more summer outfits from me. I will perhaps have to reach in my archives to show you more autumn ones. 

 4. WITH A SILK BLOUSE, TIGHTS AND SANDALS
Bellow you can see how I wore this dress last autumn. I love the combination of sandals and tights, it always looks so interesting. One of the things I love about this dress is being able to wear shirts under it. This dress looks fantastic layered. When I choose this pattern in a Burda, this is the exactly the kind of look I wanted to create. Something appropriate for most occasions, from work to special ones.

5. WITH HIGH HEELED BOOTS, A BACKPACK AND A BROWN COAT
Bellow you can see a winter outfit proposal featuring this grey midi dress. I love pairing this midi dress with heels to make it even more elongating. Bellow you can see how I paired it with heeled ankle boots, a warm faux coat and a backpack. I wore this outfit for a walk. In retrospective I can admit that maybe these heels aren't the ideal choice for strolling around, but I couldn't resist wearing them with this dress. For me heels are what make up is for others, they make me feel more dressed up. Once it gets colder, I pull out my heeled boots to make my outfits more feminine and chic.
6. WITH A BLACK COAT,A MINI BAG AND BLACK BOOTIES
Here you can see another autumn styling. Bellow you can see how I paired this grey midi dress with black heeled boots, a mini bag and a black coat. In terms of both cuts and colours, this is a very simple and neutral styling. As much as I love to experiment with fashion, sometimes nothing feels as good as a classical look. I think it's always good to have classical pieces in our wardrobe, it makes choosing what to wear much easier. 
 7. WITH BROWN BOOTS, A TOTE BAG AND A BROWN COAT
We are finishing this post with another autumn/winter outfit proposal featuring this dress. This was one of my favourite outfits last summer. These brown boots are so comfortable and I think they look very chic as well. Here I paired them with a matching brown coat and a chic tote bag. I think this is a great combo for this dress. Possibly because of its classical design,  I prefer to wear this grey midi dress with neutral and earthy colours.  Now, tell me how do you like this dress? Do you agree that it is very versatile? Have you ever made a dress or some other clothing item?
Do you know how to sew? Have you ever considered taking a sewing class? As always, thank you for reading and commenting. I wish you a fabulous rest of week!

Comments

  1. Beautiful photos of you looking so stylish and pretty!

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  2. Ciao sono Chantal, che blog interessante!
    Anche io un pò di tempo fa avevo un blog poi per vari motivi l'ho dovuto chiudere, ma ora voglio rimettermi in gioco e ho aperto un nuovo blog. Ancora non c'è molto. Io ti seguo con molto piacere! Se ti va passa a trovarmi ne sarei davvero contenta.
    Ti aspetto, un abbraccio Chantal!

    www.chan-fol.blogspot.com

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  3. You're so talented as it's such a beautiful dress and you wear it well! I think the 4th way to wear it is my fave, love the blouse under it! :)

    Hope that your week is off to a great start :)

    Away From Blue

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  4. Me lo ricordo questo vestito e ti avevo detto che sei proprio brava, mi piace moltissimo con la camicia sotto!
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  5. Nice outfits 😊 thanks for your sharing 😊

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  6. Guarda, io so cucire un pò e di assicuro che per esser la prima volta che ti cimenti con la macchina da cucire sei stata bravissima,Ivana! Quell'abito ti è venuto benissimo, ti cade alla perfezione!
    Anche se devo ammettere che il grigio non è tra i colori che preferico, è anche vero che offre tantissime possibilità di abbinamento!
    Mi piacciono moltissimo tutti i tuoi look, soprattutto i primi due! :)
    Baci!
    S
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  7. Very cute look! Kisses.

    xoxo
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  8. Oh I love it with the shirt under neath! Very preppy!

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  9. Ты такая красивая и элегантная! Очень красивое платье!

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  10. First of all, I'm so completely impressed that you MADE this dress! Ivana, what a talent you are! It's the perfect classic dress too, with a very classic shoulder (not too trendy) and a lovely vintage-inspired length. This elongated pencil skirt is insanely flattering - your legs look a million miles long!

    I like it best with the layered blouse under it (I love layered dresses!), and for me (being very colourful), I would do a bright red or burgundy under it. I think it would look fabulous with a mustard yellow or forest green or even deep cobalt blue too.

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    1. thank you dear. I love layered dresses too. I will try to.style it with a bold colour.

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  11. Oh the dress is wonderful and looks so charming on you, I love the notion of using vintage materials.

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  12. You did such a great job with this dress Ivana!! I love how you've worn it so many different ways.
    XOXO
    Jodie

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  13. That dress is beautiful. I love how you styled it in different ways. you look beautiful

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  14. This dress is so elegant! I love how you played with looks und turned it from very business like to a more casual one ❤️

    LackaDaisy

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  15. I would love to take a class like this. I did some sewing back in school but that was a while back.
    I love your brown coat with the fur!

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  16. I'm really impressed that you made this dress yourself! It looks fabulous and I love all the ways you styled it!
    My daughter is really good at pattern making and sewing but I don't have the necessary patience!
    Julia x
    https://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

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  17. Love it! So many great options <3
    xoxo
    Lara

    www.verylara.com

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  18. I love items like these that you style differently, great job babe :) xx

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  19. Sei davvero brava cara Ivana, quanto mi piacerebbe saper cucire!!! Questo vestito ti sta divinamente!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  20. I am so impressed that you've made this absolutely divine dress yourself, Ivana! I've said it before but you've got so many talents. You never cease to amaze me. My favourite outfit is the one where you are wearing that pussy bow blouse underneath the dress. I am seconding Sheila's comment that it would look amazing worn with a bit of colour! xxx

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    1. Thank you dear. I love the bow blouse too. I originally bought it for my grandmother but it didn't fit her so I kept it for myself.

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  21. Dear Ivana, in the past I sewed a lot but I have to admit (and I think I wrote this already a few times) I'm a very bad sewer. I still own my sewing machine which I got as gift from my grandmother for my first wedding and this machine fortunately still works well. Therefore, I'm still able to make changes on my clothes are to fix something but I has been very long ago that I sewed a complete piece. Therefore, I'm still impressed by the dress you sewed in the sewing class! It looks wonderful in all the combinations you show here and this is also the proof that you have chosen the right colour and length. I still like it that you have the cutting pattern from a German Burda magazine!
    xx Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. I still have a lot to learn about sewing but I hope I'll get better at it soon day. Thank you for your lovely comment. German Burda is what they advised at the sewing course I took because the sizes are similar to Croatian ones.

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  22. Oh very nice style darling
    Cute photos
    xx

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  23. Yes I remember you making this dress yourself and you wisely chose such a classic and elegant silhouette. This is the type of dress that doesn't go out of style and appropriate for many occasions. Sewing is such a helpful skill. I hope to be able to take a sewing course as well.

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  24. Love your dress and I love how you made it yourself!! Impressive!! :)

    And not surprising.. I love your outfit with the stiletto heeled boots!! :)

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  25. That’s amazing that you made the grey midi dress yourself! It looks beautiful and very chic. I love how it looks with the tartan coat, and with the silk blouse. It's very versatile.

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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  26. your fashion is very nice...
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  27. You look so stylish and stunning Ivana! Love the midi dress you made!

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  28. That dress is a masterpiece, it fits you brilliantly. I love the length on you and especially like it layered up with the blouse underneath it.
    I'm a self taught sewer, I haven't sewn anything in a while but do wear my creations occasionally! x

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    1. Thank you Vix. I love to layer it with a blouse.

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  29. That grey dress made by you is so beautiful whenever I see it.
    I took sewing fashion class about thirty years ago, but it was so difficult...
    You are talented!!!

    akiko

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    1. Thank you Akiko. You're very kind. Sewing might be hard but it is worth it.

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  30. I am impressed that you have made this beautiful midi dress. I love sewing dresses but I am not good in cutting the clothes. My mother is a perfect sewer and sew every cloth perfectly. She used to stitch our clothes beautifully when we sisters were unmarried. She still try to get some for this hobby. You have made not only this dress perfectly but styled it so well. Girl, you are really talented.
    Have a lovely Monday :)
    Kisses <3
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    1. Thank you so much. My mother knows how to sew but she is not an artistic person, so she really makes anything. However, when I was little and would ask for something, she would make it.

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  31. Great <3

    Federica
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  32. Beautiful photos! Beautiful woman! https://mariakaraevaofficial.blogspot.com/

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  33. Very good proposal Ivana, making fashion sustainable in our personal way is more than necessary, especially in an era when fast fashion is taking all over the place and people is buying more than ever!

    This kind of dresses are always a good investment, especially if you're the kind of person that likes to have a few formal looks during the week! I see that you have also traveled with it so I bet it is pretty comfortable, and that's also something I look for when I want to buy a piece that can last with me for a few years :) I bet it is one of your most valuable pieces!

    Best!
    Pablo
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