Okay, so I didn't enter the competition as I dropped my camera and broke the lens two days before the competition closed. No camera, no outfit shots.
The competition rules were simple - "All you have to do is create an outfit which contains at least ethical piece, that could be something from your favourite ethical fashion brand, vintage or charity shop or something you have upcycled. If you can fit more than one ethical or sustainable piece into an outfit, even better".
This dress had only been seen here once before and this was the last time it was worn. I struggled to style it as it didn't really fit my wardrobe. So, I decided to dye it in a 'shape up or ship out' sort of way.
This is what it looked like before. I love the shape, the collar, the material. And it has pockets. Pockets!!
And this is how it looks after it's date with Mr Dylon.
I used a black dye, you can still see the pattern but I think it's an easier shade to work with. I added a flower brooch, made from recycled materials, that I found on esty.
I've decided that this is a dress that requires little styling, just a few well chosen accessories.
What do you think? Is it an improvement?