Dress: Dream Diva
Belt: Cotton On
When I first tried this dress on in Dream Diva I didn’t actually realise it was anything more than a swishy skirt. Amazingly, it turns out that it’s one of those items that does a double duty – unfold the waistband, and it makes quite a cute strapless dress, fold it down and it’s a drapey black skirt.
It has a full circle skirt which I usually steer away from as there’s so much volume, but with this heavy jersey it sits really well.
I’ve discovered that you can easily play with the neckline too. Obviously it’s just straight, normally:
But it’s just as easy to pleat the top down and pin it with a safety pin to create a sweetheart neckline:
So, in other news I’ve got my second Belly Dancing class which I’m doing with ultimate cutie-pie Miss Kit tonight.
I love belly dancing, I love that the wobblier you are the better it looks, and that it’s sexier when you have some curves. I love that you get to wear spangly jewellery that jingles.
Theoretically I bought the skirt/dress especially for belly-dancing – I think it’ll do well, then afterwards I can shuck the t-shirt, hoist the waistband up, and I’m ready to hit the town!
Top: American Apparel
Skirt: Dream Diva
Shoes: Zu Shoes