Black and Gray Backless Dress
I am absolutely in love with how this backless dress turned out! It is by far my favorite dress that I have ever designed. Medical school takes up a lot of my time, so I haven’t designed or sewn a dress in such a long time. It was so nice to get back into it and make this dress for our end of the year ball, the Tensegrity Ball. I was looking around for a dress for the ball, and I couldn’t quite find one that I liked. The idea of this backless dress slowly started designing itself in my mind, so I just decided, what the heck… let’s make a dress!
Putting the Pieces Together
The top of the backless dress is made with mesh and a beautiful lace fabric. The bottom is chiffon layered with tulle. My favorite part of the dress is the little chiffon roses that I put on the back of the dress. My vision was a very whimsical dress that was ballerina-esque, which I accomplished with the tulle. I went with black lace and mesh for the top to make it more elegant and dressy. It was so fun to piece together all the little details to create my vision. I love doing creative things to break up the monotony of medical school.
Photography: Kimberly Davis & Brendan McFall
I went lighter on the accessories and the hair because the backless dress has a lot going on. For my hair, I wanted big loose curls and parted my hair down the middle to give it more of a modern look to contrast the ballerina-like dress. I only wore a single ring for jewelry. My shoes are chunky velvet heels, which I loved against the light gray. I went for a smokey eye and blush colored lipstick. My nails were a dark plum color.
Details: Shoes – Steve Madden | Lipstick – Stila
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