MONTHLY DRESS SERIES: THE DECEMBER DRESS

The December Dress

The December Dress is here! 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. December is glamorous. December is rich in spirit and full of joy. I picked a  classic deep crimson holiday red for this gown…but before I knew the color, I knew that the fabric would be velvet.

(you can view The October Dress here and The November Dress here)

The December Dress The December Dress The December Dress SIMILAR EARRINGS (ALSO LOVE THESE AND THESE)  ||  MATTE LIPSTICK IN “LIGHT MY FIRE”  ||  HEELS (on sale! run TTS)

The December Dress The December Dress The December Dress The December Dress The December Dress The December Dress The December Dress The December Dress The December Dress The December Dress The December Dress The December Dress SIMILAR EARRINGS (ALSO LOVE THESE AND THESE)  ||  MATTE LIPSTICK IN “LIGHT MY FIRE”  ||  HEELS (on sale! run TTS)

 

Using The Griffith Observatory as the backdrop let the dress do the talking. Rather than shoot this dress in a snowy winter setting, I embraced an LA December. A fresh white building overlooking the Los Angeles city scape at sunrise. I went with a matte red lip (obsessed with this shade and brand right now. the perfect red lip that lasts all day), a classic winged tip eye, and drop crystal earrings to really amp up the glam. I added five extra wide bottom panels to the bottom of the dress to make it extra full. I love how the velvet photographed!  While my other dresses were ornate and over the top, I really love the simplicity of this one.

 

Here is the full time lapse video of how I created The December Dress….

 

And finally, The December Dress Inspiration Board. I loved planning every detail of the shoot, from the fabric, to the winged eye liner, to the location and time of day to shoot the dress. Deep red velvet, crystal accents, and a clean white backdrop were the key ingredients in this month’s inspiration board.

The December Dress

 

Make sure you don’t miss my previous dresses in The Monthly Dress Series. Click the images below to view them:

 
THE OCTOBER DRESS  


THE NOVEMBER DRESS

If you don’t know how to sew but are interested in learning, make sure you check out my online sewing courses for beginner and intermediate sewers.

photography by Jordan Zobrist

8 Comments

  1. Nothing is more beautiful than red velvet!!! Oh how I wish I could see! Tried once but couldn’t even thread the bobbin!!!

    • Thank you! I actually have a whole online course I created that teaches you how to sew if you are interested! – moderngirlsewing.com

  2. Sew

  3. Wow, such a stylish and super elegant looks!! Love your dress! i’m so exiting to see this monthly dress series i really Appreciate your thought it could better. love how to showcasing this looks cute and i like that shade it’s really a dreamy dress.

  4. Absolutely wonderful!!! Any chance we could lay our hands on that stunning pattern???

    • Possibly one day! For my monthly dresses I decided to move away from adding a pattern, because they are so intricate and time consuming to make, but I might revisit it down the road!

  5. How gorgeous you are!! Red velvet dress is absolutely perfect for the Dress of December. I love these photos <3
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    • Thank you!! The velvet gives it so much depth, glad you like it!