De- Grannifying the DressPosted: April 22, 2009
The plus section on last nights Gok’s Fashion Fix focused on dresses for the same group of women from Rotheram sized 16- 28, who test drove the swimsuits from last weeks episode. Each woman wore a dress from a different retailer and commenced to put their respective frocks through its paces by rock n rolling the afternoon away on a dance floor. After vigorous boogie they gave a verbal review and an overall score out of ten.
Most ladies seemed to be moderately happy with their dresses with the exception of two. One woman scored her dress with one out of ten (can’t remember who it was by, I was too busy taking photos) and the woman featured in the last photo posted above didn’t like her dress at all. It looks pretty comfortable and flattering but she commented that,
“I’m 24 but this dress makes me look 64”.
I quite like it myself and have been eyeing it up on the Evans website but haven’t tried it on. I’m nowhere near 64 but I quite like “granny” dresses – I’m wearing something pretty granny-esque right now, but I understand her point. This post is dedicated to you, young lady in the granny dress….. (btw I love your hair)
De- Grannification in Five Easy Steps
1. Cut a few inches off the bottom of the offending dress to whatever length you like. A couple of inches above the knees is a good length but of course, its up to you. You can leave the hem raw or turn it up by hand depending on how rugged/ finished you want the overall look to be. If you can’t sew use wonderweb.
2. Get some brightly coloured leggings or tights to wear underneath. A clashing pattern would be fabulous but a plain colour will work just as well.
3. Layer dress over a plain white vest.
4. Get a cropped blazer or tuxedo style jacket and ruche the sleeves up, Miami Vice/ Duran Duran style.
5. Put on your highest, funkiest heels and away you go.
More Topshop, less Damart.