Dress design for Shabby Apple dresses
A dear friend told me about this contest, and I decided to design for it. I was inspired both by motorcycle jackets –their asymmetrical collar and zipper details–and the figure-flattering dresses Shabby Apple dresses offers to women.
This dress features a fully functional exposed front zipper, slightly off-center to accommodate the asymmetrical collar line. It can also be worn zipped all the way up as a mock-neck — the zipper runs up one collar and underneath the other, a la the motorcycle jacket. An inset waist piece trimmed with exposed zipper teeth/tape completes the styling.
The fit is comprised of bust darts–to allow for fitting various body shapes–and is made in stretch cotton for maximum comfort. The skirt is paneled to accomplish a flared “A” shape. The sleeves are straight and end at elbow.
In keeping with the motorcycle inspiration, the dress should be offered in colors such as black or white (with silver or gold zippers), chocolate brown (gold zippers), or fire engine red (gold zippers).