Diana Vreeland said that, “It’s not about the dress you wear but the life you lead in that dress.” Dresses are one of those garments that walk with us through life. It’s the last minute fix-all when we’re rushing out of the house and have exactly 30 seconds to get dressed and want to look put together. A nice dinner always goes better with a pretty dress in a way our trusty comfortable jeans just cant. From comfortable breezy summer frocks to ultra glam evening gowns, there’s a different kind of dress to suit everyone and every occasion. Is it ever wrong to wear a dress? So, with that in mind, I welcome you to the Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018.
THE DAY AND NIGHT DRESS CHALLENGE WILL HAVE 2 PARTS: 1. A BLOGGER/VLOGGER PORTION AND A COMMUNITY CHALLENGE WITH PRIZES! I’VE GOT A GREAT LINE UP OF SPONSORS, AND I CAN’T WAIT TO SHARE THEM!
THE DAY AND NIGHT DRESS CHALLENGE 2018
This year’s theme: Coffee and Cocktails
Night look: Cocktail dress
In thinking about this year’s theme, I instantly thought about the cocktail dress. It’s a whole subcategory of dresses engraved in fashion history with some of the most iconic garments to call themselves dresses! And while you may or may not have lots of glittering cocktail parties to go to, you probably have at least one shorter spunky dress you could wear to one, right? According to Vintage Dancer,
“…the cocktail dress was shorter, lighter, and less ornamented. Depending on a women’s class her cocktail party dress could be a less formal version of a very formal gown or an upscale version of a day dress. These in between styles were pretty and festive yet easy to move it for dancing, drinking, and semi-formal dining.”
Day look: Coffee Dress
What kind of drink goes with a casual wear it anywhere day dress? Coffee! Or tea if you prefer! Obviously I chose coffee in the title this year because “coffee and cocktails” sounds nicer than “smoothies and cocktails” or something like that. But you get the point. You know all of those dresses we lovingly refer to as “secret pajamas?” That’s what I want you to think of in a coffee dress!
The challenge is to make 2 dresses for yourself:
- A dress with a day look: This should be a casual dress appropriate for your everyday life. This dress should take you out to have coffee with a friend (jasmine green tea soy latte for me, please!).
- A dress with a night look: Night look dresses should be a cocktail dress of any kind and style. This does not have to be an ultra formal affair. Your cocktail dress should take you to a nice dinner or to a less formal wedding.
Dresses are to be made during the time of the challenge from now until March 5th for community challenge participants.
You may use any pattern you like, self-draft a pattern, or use the same pattern for both dresses.
CHALLENGE SCHEDULE AND RULES
- The blogger/vlogger post-a-palooza will take place from Thursday February 22nd- Wednesday February 28th right here on Elizabeth Made This.
- Entries for the community challenge may be posted to Instagram from now until March 5th. Entries must be marked with the hashtag: #dayandnightdresschallenge and tag me @elizabethmadethis. You must post both your coffee look and your cocktail look.
There will be several winners chosen by random draw from those using the hashtag #dayandnightdresschallenge and tagged @elizabethmadethis.
I’ll share the specific prizes Wednesday, but for now, here’s a sneak peek of all of our wonderful sponsors for this event:
MEET THE BLOGGERS AND VLOGGERS HERE PARTICIPATING IN THE BLOGGER/VLOGGER POST-A-PALOOZA.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED IN THE DAY AND NIGHT DRESS CHALLENGE?
- Sew some dresses!
- Let other people know about it. Use #dayandnightdresschallenge on Twitter and Instagram and follow the Day and Night Dress Challenge Facebook group.
- Keep reading here to find out the latest. Follow Elizabeth Made This on Instagram andFacebook.
- Post a picture of your day look (coffee) and your night look (cocktail) to Instagram to enter yourself. Don’t forget to tag me @elizabethmadethis and use the #dayandnightdresschallenge.
- Grab a graphic and post it on your site and/or repost on Instagram: