MissMalini's #DIY: The Ridiculously Easy Way To Get More Fun Out Of Your Dress

Marv D'Souza
MissMalini's #DIY: The Easy Way To Get More Fun Out Of Your Dress
MissMalini’s #DIY: The Easy Way To Get More Fun Out Of Your Dress

Here’s what I know about all fashionistas. You love shopping (I know MissMalini loves her Myntra hauls). You track trends like a hawk. And when you’ve worn a look enough, you find interesting ways to reinvent it. Here’s a quick and easy Do-It-Yourself trick to bring new life to your favourite dress.

I found this cute dress (and I found you two similar colour blocked maxis here and here) and decided to give it something extra. Here’s what you need.

1. Cute buttons in fun colours and in different styles and sizes. Keep a few thread rolls in similar colours and a needle to sew the buttons.

Fun buttons and coloured threads for the DIY
Fun buttons and coloured threads for the DIY

2. You obviously need that dress you wanna reinvent.

The dress before the #DIY
The dress before the #DIY

The process? Well, it’s really left up to you. Figure out where you wanna place the buttons and envision the design element you want to achieve. I liked the idea to scatter the buttons over the top half of the garment, just like a pack of Gems or M&Ms. Sew the buttons on to the dress and you’re done! It’s that simple.

Coloured buttons stitched on to a colour blocked dress.
Coloured buttons stitched on to a colour blocked dress.
MissMalini's DIY: Before and After
MissMalini’s DIY: Before and After

I found another dress from Myntra’s DressBerry line and it’s perfect for a similar DIY. And this time, try silver or brass buttons in different sizes. Your local tailoring supply shops can help you with truckloads of buttons to choose from.

A look from DressBerry by Myntra
A look from DressBerry by Myntra

Psst! I did a similar trick on my own shirt! So guys, you can try this trick too. Just man-up and sew!

MissMAlini's stylist, Marv at Fashion Week in her DIY buttoned shirt
MissMalini’s stylist, Marv at Fashion Week in her DIY buttoned shirt

I’ll be back with tons of fun DIYs for you. With Myntra as our fashion partner, we have access to the best looks online and together, we’ll bring the fun in shopping and style straight to you. Let us know if you want us to show you easy ways to do a particular DIY. More importantly, would you like us to help you set your own DIY kit? Let us know in the comments below!