Loose and comfortable, Myosotis is the perfect dress to layer up in the fall or twirl in the spring sunshine. It’s suitable for a wide variety of woven fabrics, so let’s take a look at the best fabrics to use to showcase its gathers and ruffles!
The ruffles of this variation are best suited to a lightweight fabric with some body, which will help the sleeves keep a nice volume. Our go-to is cotton: lawn, chambray, lightweight sateen, swiss dot, gingham, seersucker, or flannel . . . the possibilities are endless! Linen will work as well, but make sure to select one that isn’t too heavy or fluid, which could make this dress look deflated.
This version of Myosotis has a dramatic silhouette, but fabric choice will go a long way to making it complement your own wardrobe. For a modern look, try using stripes or plaid to contrast with the ruffles. Alternatively, a broderie anglaise or floral print will bring out its romantic side.
Without the ruffles, version B offers even more options. Unlike version A, a fluid fabric will work beautifully with this version, and the dress will have a very different feel whether it’s made out of cotton, rayon, or blended fiber. You can also use the gathered skirt to experiment with border prints or embroidered fabrics.
So in addition to the fabrics recommended for version A, consider using rayon! Try opting for a rayon twill or crepes rather than a challis, as the latter tends to be woven very loosely and the formers have a nicer hand. We also have a soft spot for linen and rayon blends, which combine the breathable properties of linen with the lovely drape of rayon. Fluid lightweight cotton fabrics, such as double gauze or cotton voile, are also great choices.
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