There is something I can't live without regarding my wardrobe: black dresses! They are a must-have!
Black dresses just go with everything and with every style - working mode, casual or chic. Oh, and they make you look thinner!
Just change the accessories (belts, a beautiful neckless, a colorful flower pin...), add another piece of clothing (colorful or patterned cardigans or a blouse underneath...) or... wear it with "those" shoes, and voilá!
I usually opted for a black look or a black & white look with some color accents - and often I would wore red shoes!
I have several shoes in/ or with red. Velvet high heels, pointy flats, round flats in tweed, red + white Summer flats, round flats with ballerina straps, ...
Besides these, I like to wear a black look with shiny flats or leopard print shoes.
This dress is made from a very basic pattern (self-drafted). Actually I think it is as basic as it can be for a dress. It was made out of a top basic patttern + skirt basic pattern made out of my measurements. I had to adjust the front and back darts (to make them long darts).
It has bust, front and back darts for a full perfect fit. And an invisible zip at the back.
All hems (neckline, armholes and skirt) were sewn by hand so it would look better.
Project linked to:
Project Sewn - week #3 "If the shoe fits"