February 10, 2021

Appleton Dress Inspiration from Ready to Wear Fashion

The Appleton Dress is now available in sizes 0-32 and cup sizes C-H! It’s our first ever pattern in our new size range, which is quite fitting since it was the first Cashmerette pattern we ever released.

Wrap dresses have been a classic wardrobe staple for decades with good reason! These versatile dresses can be worn for a variety of occasions, whether dressed down for work, given some edge for a night out with the girls, or dressed up for a date night.

If you’re full-busted, you may have long avoided wrap dresses off the rack. At first, they seem to promise a curve-enhancing, comfortable look, but reality hits in the fitting room when the wrap top doesn’t cover your bra or shows more cleavage than you’re comfortable with.

If you’re thinking about making yourself an Appleton Dress but not sure about how a wrap dress might fit into your wardrobe- we’re here to help! The Cashmerette Appleton Dress is the wrap-dress that full busts dream of; a close fit with no bra cups coming up for air.

Let’s see what’s out there!

Monochromatic Wrap Dress Inspiration for the Appleton Dress


Monochromatic looks are all the rage right now, but “monochromatic” doesn’t mean “boring”. Highlight your favorite color and create a versatile piece in your wardrobe with a simple solid dress. Check out Jenny’s burgundy Appleton dress in this blog post!

Patterned Wrap Dress Inspiration for the Appleton Dress


Prints offer the chance to make a big statement. Choose the long sleeved view of the Appleton to maximize a gorgeous print, or choose short sleeves for light and airy look (or in case you are a cardigan-lover!).

A while back, we had an Appleton Party on the blog, and so many sewists turned out dresses with bold prints and patterns!

Party Time- Sparkly Wrap Dress Inspiration for the Appleton Dress


The Appleton is versatile as all get-out! Choose a sparkly velvet and incorporate sheer sleeves for a dramatic look perfect for parties and weddings!

Layered Looks for the Appleton Dress


The Appleton works best in medium-weight knits. When it’s chilly out, layer your Appleton with a jacket or cardigan, and you’ll look stylish on your walks or commutes!

Whatever style strikes your fancy, we can’t wait to see your Appleton looks! Be sure to share your creations using the hashtag #AppletonDress so we can ooh and aah all over your wrap dresses.

Let me know what you think!