I was first turned onto this gorgeous Michael Kors dress when I saw Kerry Washington wearing it on Scandal last season. It was a piece that I always kept in the back of my mind and when I scored the perfect white dress, my remake was on!! (For those Scandal fans, you can head over here to HelloGiggles to read the post with the full TV tie in!)
Here is the actual Michael Kors' dress...
The key to this piece is the structure – a good white shift dress base will do the trick! My copycat piece is from Dorothy Perkins and it had virtually the same structure as the Michael Kors piece above. I had been keeping my eyes peeled for the right white dress for a while - it was always on my "thrift list" when I was scouring the racks.
Here’s a rundown of the supplies you’ll need:
1. Black lace trim (This is something that you can get from your local fabric store. I went with the widest trim I could find to mimic the thickness on the original piece., but if you can't find a thick trim, you can always stitch two smaller pieces together.)
2. Sewing machine/needle & thread/safety pins – any tool that will affix the lace to the dress.
3. White dress (the Dorothy Perkins one I used is on major sale now!)
The first step is to attach your lace to the center of the dress. I pinned the lace in place all the way around the torso of the dress.
Depending on which method you choose, either safety pin the lace in place (this is great if you don't want to fully commit to the lace around the center of your dress), hand sew the lace down, or use a sewing machine to stitch the lace in place. I used my sewing machine and chose a zig zag stitch to allow for a bit of stretch, since the dress was made of a ribbed waffle material.
That's it! Two easy steps and the copycat look is complete!
It's a chic party dress or something that could work layered with a blazer or jacket to give it a more profesh look.
We could be fierce twinsies, amirite??
Guns blazing in my new, Michael Kors lookalike piece...
...just cause I beat spending $500 for this look by a landslide! Happy girl :)