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Elastic Strap 'Cage' Dress


DIY cage bra elastic straps
sources clockwise from left: A Pair and A SpareOuti Les Pyy, This Fashion Is Mine (x2), Pinterest

I'd been seeing these 'cage bra' DIYs all over the internet and I really like them, however I knew I wouldn't get much wear out of just a bra, no matter how cool it looked. I decided instead to do something similar but with a dress.


DIY cage bra dress elastic strapsI bought a plain, strapless black bodycon midi dress from Missguided for about £8, and a couple of metres of wide elastic, and just started playing about with it on my dress form. I knew I wanted the triangles at the front, but had a few ideas for the back, so I tried out the variations to the left.


DIY elastic strap cage dressAfter deciding what I wanted, it was just a simple job of pinning, cutting and hand-stitching the elastic into place. You could do this on a sewing machine, but I thought it would be easier to leave it on the dress form and stitch it on there. And here's the finished dress as I wore it on Christmas Eve in town.


DIY elastic strap cage dressA super simple DIY (and really cheap too!) but I think it looks pretty cool. I really want to try making something with the upside-down pentagram shape in the inspiration image, so I'm on the lookout for another suitable garment to do that with now. Who knows, maybe I will try a bra next time.

2 comments

  1. Thank you for the tutorial! It's such a wearable take on the cage trend and looks really flattering. It makes the dress look so much more expensive than $8, it reminds me of a dress I wanted in Bardot a few month ago (but couldn't afford). Well done!

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  2. This is stunning, a DIY maybe even I would be capable of! I don't know why these are only coming up in my blog roll now all of a sudden haha sorry for multiple comments.xx

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