Michelle, My Belle #4 : High Neck, Low Back Version with Liberty of London

Today I’m showing off my latest Michelle, My Belle dress. This one is a bit different than the other three I’ve made. I modified this version to have high neck and low back. And I’m sort of obsessed!

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The high neck modification was done by adding 2 1/2″ to the top of the neckline, and the low back was achieved by taking away about 10 inches in length and altering the curve to suit the new measurements.

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The bodice of the dress is a Free Spirit solid voile in black, and it is lined with the same fabric. I can’t not line with voile! I spoiled myself once, and now I can’t have it any other way!

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The skirt of the dress is a favorite print (Floral Eve) from Liberty’s latest seasonal line. And surprise, the skirt is also lined with a Free Spirit solid voile (Sun).

Aside from the changes made to the bodice, I stuck with all the same measurements I’ve been using for the other My Belle’s I’ve made.

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Once I had this dress made up, I wasn’t totally head over heels for the heaviness of the black on top of the daintiness of the Liberty. With some good accessorizing advice from my Instagram friends, I was in business. I do not ever accessorize; I wear only my wedding/engagement rings. So this is a bit out of my comfort zone, but if I have to compromise my usual minimalist style in order to wear the dress, you bet your bottom dollar that is what I’m going to do.

NOTE: Thank you, Emilee, both for the pictures and for lending me the owl necklace!! :D

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So what do you think?!

-Meredith

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