Today while looking around in my closet for something I could take apart and use as fabric I found some rhythmic gymnastics ribbons that I bought a few years back for a project. “Hmm”, I thought. “I wonder if I could make an outfit out of these.” Never one to just wonder if something can be done when I have the ability to go and find out, I grabbed the ribbons and headed downstairs to experiment.

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The dress

Short of cutting the ribbons into pieces and sewing the pieces together there was no other way to fashion a dress idea out of rhythmic gymnastics ribbons than to wrap the ribbon around the mannequin as if bandaging her up. So I’m calling this a bandage dress. It’s technically a top and a bottom but the idea is for it to be a dress.

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Ha Ha Ha – You call that a dress?

Okay so it’s a bit of a contraption of a dress. Because the ribbon material was not very flexible it was difficult to get the mannequin properly covered so I ended up with a dress that revealed a lot more than most ordinary ladies would consider appropriate for themselves. But these days it seems as if there’s an attempt to push the envelope anyway. Ladies have been showing up on the red carpet with their Vees almost visible. So this dress would fall right into place. It reveals a little bit of everything. Want side/under boob exposure? It’s got that.

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Feel like showing a little more than a hint of the vee vee to give them something to talk about? It’s got that too.

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This dress is of course way over the top in terms of skin exposure. One of my housemates described the look as “tarted up”, which I learned means slutty. I don’t think your average woman would go out wearing it as it is. But I do like the idea of the dress. I think it could work if I do it over with a semi-sheer skin toned under-layer. I would then use elasticized material to wrap around the underlayer (covering up a lot more) and fashion into the desired style then sew together somehow.

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