It's pretty safe to say that I won't be tiring of the off-the-shoulder trend any time soon. There's just something so subtly sexy about that extended flash of collar bone, and while I - like many women - am guilty of the occasional body moan (thighs not toned enough; post-baby stretch marks blah blah blah), my shoulders have never been a source of woe for me, nor anyone else I can think of... Which is probably why this trend has proved to be so popular!
So far, I've made a handful of ruffled off-the-shoulder (OTS from now on, for typing ease) crop tops (tutorial here), an OTS cotton sundress (tutorial here), and a few other variations on the OTS top which I plan on posting tutorials for soon (which you can take a peek at on my personal Instagram in the meantime). The best thing about this trend is how fantastically quick and easy it is to recreate at home!
While I LOVE the woven cotton OTS sundress I made (complete with pompom trim and frill tier of course), I wanted to make another one in a knit fabric that would be more of an every day Summer dress; comfy and cosy and the perfect beach cover up. Girl Charlee to the rescue! With an unbeatable selection of knit fabrics, I eventually settled on a glorious burnt orange marl baby cotton jersey for my latest OTS sundress.
I followed my same tutorial as for the woven OTS dress, but omitted the frill tier for a more casual mid-thigh length. Plus, with such a soft and bouncy fabric, I think that the frill tier would only have weighed the dress down...
I did have some of my signature pompom trim waiting in the wings, but once I had dressed it on my mannequin, I wasn't so sure...
In the end, and in a very uncharacteristic move, I decided (this time) less is more. More in the sense that with such a sweet and simple dress, I can amp up the volume elsewhere - think giant gold earrings, fabulous sunglasses and pompom sandals!!
Another OTS dress done and done. And I can assure you, this won't be my last.
Disclaimer: A huge thank you to Girl Charlee UK for very kindly supplying us with the fabric for this post. Despite the fact that the fabric was gifted to us, all opinions are entirely our own - we would never sing the praises of anyone/thing that we didn't whole heartedly believe in!