Raiding My Sister's Closet: 'Summer of No Pants' Contrast Band Tutorial

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Skirts and dresses are my thing.  I have lots of them and I love wearing them.  I often get asked if I am dressed up to go someplace because I am wearing a skirt or a dress.  Summertime is a terrific time to wear them because they are often much cooler and more comfortable than pants!
My two fabulous sisters and I have teamed up with Marigold from Hideous!Dreadful!Stinky! and her 'summer of no pants' series!  We each bring you a tutorial with an easy (and awesome) way to modify this black Old Navy Dress.  I am totally in love with this dress.  I actually ordered the wine-colored one about 3 days after I received the black one in the mail because it was so comfortable and had a great fit!  I thought it would be great for a fall/winter pregnancy, but it is darling if you are not pregnant, too.

dress: c/o Old Navy // shoes: Mootsies Tootsies (similar)// necklace: francesca's (similar)  

Tutorial for a Leopard Contrast Band: 

See what awesome alterations Merrick and Janssen have made to this dress! 

You should also go check out more posts from the 'Summer of No Pants' series for more fun skirt/dress embellishments and alterations!  

Please feel free to email me with questions or clarification at landen[dot]cloakroom[at]gmail[dot]com  


  1. Love the dress and adorable hair!

  2. It's amazing how a simple dress looks so fancy with just a little addition.

  3. Oh, I love this!! And such a perfect fabric choice!


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