THE MONTHLY DRESS SERIES: A RECAP

the monthly dress series

 

I told everyone that would listen about my idea for The Monthly Dress Series. The whole way my vision for The Monthly Dress Series came about is a story all its own (read about how I started The Monthly Dress Series here). Once I had the concept for this series in my head, I couldn’t stop dreaming up new ideas for each dress. Now dreaming about these dresses was fun…but actually making these dresses was so much better.

 

Here is a recap of all twelve dresses from The Monthly Dress Series. I actually started in October, but because seeing them in chronological order gives me so much mental satisfaction, I’m going to start with January…

 

 JANUARY 

The January Dress

The January Dress Inspiration Board

The January Dress. January is a fresh start to a brand new year. The dress had to be white…and it had to be underwater. January is a time for reflecting on the previous year, and the reflection from the top of the water portrays this. Click here to see all of The January Dress. 

Watch the Behind The Dress: January episode here.

 

FEBRUARY

The February Dress

The February Dress Inspiration Board

The February Dress. A dress inspired by the love and romance that February brings. A month full of flowers, hearts, love notes, and kisses. I knew early on that February would be a ball gown. It had to be big and grand and beautiful, but it also needed to be whimsical. Click here to see all of The February Dress. 

 

Watch the Behind The Dress: February episode here.

 

MARCH

The March Dress, part of The Monthly Dress Series by Leanne BarlowThe March Dress Inspiration Board: The Monthly Dress Series

The March Dress. When I looked forward to the Monthly Dress for March, there was only one color this dress could be: a beautiful, true kelly green.  I took the image of a field of clovers and morph it into a gown. St. Patrick’s Day was my main source of inspiration for this monthly dress. Click here to see all of The March Dress. 

 

Watch the Behind The Dress: March episode here.

 

 

APRIL

The April Dress, part of The Monthly Dress Series by Leanne Barlow

The April Dress Inspiration Board, part of The Monthly Dress Series by Leanne Barlow

The April Dress. Spring colors are bursting all around me. Trees and flowers and wardrobes are adding pastel pinks, blues, and yellows after a winter of drab. April is the perfect time of year to gather up a bouquet of garden flowers and head to an elegant tea party! Click here to see all of The April Dress. 

 

Watch the Behind The Dress: April episode here.

 

MAY

The May Dress. Part of The Monthly Dress Series by Leanne Barlow

Inspiration board for The May Dress by Leanne Barlow

The May Dress. A form-fitting full-length embroidered dress with brilliant shades of fuchsia and orchid melting together in a field of flowers, to give the effect that The May Dress is blooming right from the ground. Click here to see all of The May Dress. 

 

Watch the Behind The Dress: May episode here.

 

JUNE

The June Dress. Part of The Monthly Dress Series by Leanne Barlow

The June Dress Inspiration Board

June is traditionally the most popular month to marry, so The June Dress is all about the bride! I put my own spin on this dress and created a wedding gown inspired by the old English saying that all brides walking down the isle need ‘something blue.’  Click here to see all of The June Dress. 

 

Watch the Behind The Dress: June episode here.

 

JULY

The July Dress, part of The Monthly Dress Series by Leanne Barlow

The Inspiration Board for The July Dress

July is one of my favorite months of the year! I love getting to celebrate our nation. I love feeling patriotic, and I wanted The July Dress to be a bold expression of America! The horizontal stripes on the dress are a nod to the stripes on our nations flag. Click here to see all of The July Dress. 

 

Watch the Behind The Dress: July episode here.

 

AUGUST

The August Dress: part of The Monthly Dress Series by Leanne Barlow

The August Inspiration Board

 

The August Dress. This dress is all about the HEAT of August. There aren’t any major holidays in August…maybe because it’s just too dang hot to celebrate anything! I wanted The August Dress to capture the heat of a scorching desert. Click here to see all of The August Dress. 

 

Watch the Behind The Dress: August episode here.

 

SEPTEMBER

The Monthly Dress Series: The September Dress | Elle Apparel Blog

The September Dress, part of The Monthly Dress Series by Leanne Barlow

September is fashion month. New York, London, Paris, and Milan host fashion week and Vogue publishes its biggest issue of the year. Vogue’s September issue is legendary–it sets the tone for the fashion world. It’s takes clothing and makeup and hair transforms them into art. Click here to see all of The September Dress. 

 

Watch the Behind The Dress: September episode here.

 

OCTOBER

The October Dress: a dress inspired by the dark, eerie month of October. I added multiple layers of tulle on the bottom section of the gown, and added a structured tulle double overlay shorter skirt on top to create a full dramatic silhouette. Click here to see all of The October Dress. 

 

NOVEMBER

The November Dress by Leanne Barlow

November Dress Inspiration Board

November. I wanted this dress to evoke the feeling of fall. I wanted it to capture the golden glow of the sunlight hitting orange and yellow fall leaves. There were a few different color pallets I could have gone with to incorporate changing leaves, but quickly settled on a light yellow that melted into a burnt sienna. Click here to see all of The November Dress. 

 

DECEMBER

The December Dress

The December Dress

The December Dress! Inspired by the magic and wonder that comes with the month of December, I knew this dress needed to pack a punch. This month I wanted the drama to be in the fabric, so I went with clean simple lines in a form fitting silhouette with a full mermaid skirt and back train. Click here to see all of The December Dress. 

After an entire year of designing and creating a custom dress each month for The Monthly Dress Series, I’m showcasing all of my dresses so YOU can see them live and in person! With all 12 gowns from The Monthly Dresses on display, this one-of-a kind exhibit is the ultimate Instagram-worthy experience.

 

 

The Monthly Dress Tour Tickets

 

After an entire year of designing and creating a custom dress each month for The Monthly Dress Series, I’m showcasing all of my dresses so YOU can see them live and in person! With all 12 gowns from The Monthly Dresses on display, this one-of-a kind exhibit is the ultimate Instagram-worthy experience.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKET

Tickets for the Utah Monthly Dress Tour:

 

MONTHLY DRESS TOUR SPEAKING EVENT + EXHIBIT: JANUARY 31, 2019 7-10 PM

 

MONTHLY DRESS TOUR EXIBIT + MEET & GREET: FEBRUARY 1, 2019 TIME SLOTS 5-7PM AND 8-10PM 

 

 

Tickets for the Pasadena Monthly Dress Tour:

THE MONTHLY DRESS TOUR SPEAKING EVENT + EXHIBIT: FEBRUARY 8, 2019 (7-10 PM)

 

THE MONTHLY DRESS TOUR EXIBIT ONLY: FEBRUARY 9, 2019 (7-10 PM)

 

 

Whether you have followed along with The Monthly Dress Series all year, you are a fashion lover who dreams of the chance to attend a show at New York Fashion Week, or you love the chance to get dressed up and be inspired, join me for an intimate night with  all twelve of The Monthly Dresses!

  I told everyone that would listen about my idea for The Monthly Dress Series. The whole way my vision for The Monthly Dress Series came about is a story all its own (read about how I started The Monthly Dress Series here) . Once I had the concept for this series in my head, I couldn’t stop dreaming up new ideas for each dress. […]

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