Would you wear a 2 piece

I am in love with the 2 piece but understand it is a controversial choice. For the bride who would instantly assume she couldnt wear this I have scoured through the options to find what I think are the best and most wearable styles, even for women with body types who would assume they couldn’t.

The first few leave just a little skin and this area is higher around the ribs which is usually a less squishy area.

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A sheer layer over the midriff is another way to soften the look.

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Another option is to create the illusion of a 2 piece. These dresses show no skin but have the draped top over the bodice.

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Lastly one that is really special. The skin is all visible at the back.

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Delphine Manivet

When I first saw this dress I was enthralled. To be honest I am not entirely sure if I like it or not but I immediately bookmarked it for posting about so I am assuming I do. Designed by French designer Delphine Manivet it does seem to work perfectly with this modern and confidant New York bride. The rest of her wedding is wonderful, photos here.


This dress was from a collection with a few other full skirts. In one photo you can catch a cheeky glimpse under the skirt and see a structured crinoline. This would have been light to wear and moved as she moved.




I don’t usually fawn over celebs. I would rather meet the ladies who made the dress in the atelier than the ones who wore it down the runway. In saying all of this I am quite smitten with Ulyana Serngeenko, Russian designer and style icon.

Lets not waste any more time talking….photos say it all.

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Every now and then I get it into my head that I am going to wear skirts all the time but it never happens. I sometimes sit at my sewing machine in my target jeans and feel like the fairy godmother in a cinderella movie of my childhood who couldn’t use her magic on herself.

Beach bag

Another search of the hardware store has yielded more sewing inspiration. This beach bag is made from scraps of the print fabric used at the Breakfast at Tiffanys fashion parade combined with fly screen mesh.


The mesh is easier to work with than I expected as long as the Iron is kept well away. I made rope handles covered by hand and 2 internal pockets, one with a zip.


Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Merimbula does Oaks day in style. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is the annual fashion event bringing spring racing to the south coast.


It was exactly the kind of race day even that I love, hats and fascinators everywhere, day time champagne, a chair for everyone and no time wasted watching horses.

I had the pleasure of being involved in the production of the garments that were included in the parade. The whole collection was shaped around the stunning fabric sourced from Indigenous textile designers in the Northern Territory.

Spending most of my time backstage I don’t have as many photos as I would like so here is just a little peak of the amazing day.

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