Breathing Room

"Breathing Room" is a fashion collection that I designed specifically to fit female swimmers. As a swimmer, it has often been hard to find clothes that fit my body properly, especially in the shoulders and across the back. This collection of formal clothing is made to fit the muscular bodies and wide shoulders of swimmers. I drafted original patterns for each fashion piece.

The dresses and jackets do not avoid the shoulders with strapless designs or hide the shoulders behind puffed sleeves, but rather fit the shoulders with room to move and breathe. Some of the dresses have versatile features and can be adjusted to fit a range of sizes (example: dresses with drawstrings in the seams that can be cinched both as a style element and to alter fit). The designs include lots of glittery, metallic, and sheer blue fabrics inspired by the reflective, transparent surface quality of water. The outfits are all modeled on swimmers.

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Breathing Room

Royal blue long-sleeve satin dress
Royal blue long-sleeve satin dress

Royal blue satin dress with glittery white sleeves and godets

Royal blue long-sleeve satin dress
Royal blue long-sleeve satin dress

Royal blue satin dress with glittery white sleeves and godets

Ice blue sweater and royal blue dress
Ice blue sweater and royal blue dress

Ice blue crushed velvet tie-front sweater worn over royal blue satin dress with glittery white sleeves and godets

Royal blue long-sleeve satin dress
Royal blue long-sleeve satin dress

Royal blue satin dress with glittery white sleeves and godets

Royal blue long-sleeve satin dress
Royal blue long-sleeve satin dress

Royal blue satin dress with glittery white sleeves and godets

Black crushed velvet dress
Black crushed velvet dress

Black crushed velvet dress with sheer metallic skirt and sleeve details

Black crushed velvet dress
Black crushed velvet dress

Black crushed velvet dress with sheer metallic skirt and sleeve details

Dress and jacket
Dress and jacket

Black and navy jacket with metallic gold and silver sequins worn over black velvet dress

Black crushed velvet dress
Black crushed velvet dress

Black crushed velvet dress with sheer metallic skirt and sleeve details

Black crushed velvet dress
Black crushed velvet dress

Black crushed velvet dress with sheer metallic skirt and sleeve details

Royal blue dress
Royal blue dress

Royal blue dress with royal blue mesh godets and sleeves

Royal blue dress with royal blue mesh go
Royal blue dress with royal blue mesh go

Royal blue dress with royal blue mesh godets and sleeves

White jacket and royal blue dress
White jacket and royal blue dress

White jacket with metallic gold diagonal details worn over royal blue dress with royal blue mesh godets and sleeves

White jacket details
White jacket details

White jacket with metallic gold diagonal details worn over royal blue dress with royal blue mesh godets and sleeves

One-strap navy blue dress
One-strap navy blue dress

One-strap navy blue dress with metallic twist details and godets

One-strap navy blue dress
One-strap navy blue dress

One-strap navy blue dress with metallic twist details and godets

Metallic twist details
Metallic twist details
Metallic twist details
Metallic twist details
Black and navy jacket with metallic gold
Black and navy jacket with metallic gold

Black and navy jacket with metallic gold and silver sequins worn over one-strap navy blue dress with metallic twist details and godets

Navy blue one-shoulder cinch dress
Navy blue one-shoulder cinch dress

Navy blue one-shoulder cinch mesh dress worn light blue glittery dress

Navy blue one-shoulder mesh cinch dress
Navy blue one-shoulder mesh cinch dress

Navy blue one-shoulder cinch mesh dress worn light blue glittery dress

Navy blue one-shoulder mesh cinch dress side view
Navy blue one-shoulder mesh cinch dress side view

Navy blue one-shoulder cinch mesh dress worn light blue glittery dress

Metallic navy one-shoulder cinch dress back view
Metallic navy one-shoulder cinch dress back view

Navy blue one-shoulder cinch mesh dress worn light blue glittery dress

Metallic navy one-shoulder cinch dress
Metallic navy one-shoulder cinch dress

Navy blue one-shoulder cinch mesh dress worn light blue glittery dress

Metallic navy one-shoulder cinch dress
Metallic navy one-shoulder cinch dress
Metallic navy one-shoulder cinch dress
Metallic navy one-shoulder cinch dress
Metallic navy one-shoulder cinch dress
Metallic navy one-shoulder cinch dress
Navy blue crushed velvet dress
Navy blue crushed velvet dress
Navy blue crushed velvet dress back view
Navy blue crushed velvet dress back view
Black and navy sequined long coat
Black and navy sequined long coat

Raglan-sleeve extra-long coat fully lined

Jacket fabric details
Jacket fabric details

woven black and navy fabric with gold and silver sequins

Ice blue glittery velvet tie-front jacket
Ice blue glittery velvet tie-front jacket
Royal blue shirt with square neckline, loose sleeves, and sheer blue twist details
Royal blue shirt with square neckline, loose sleeves, and sheer blue twist details

I made this shirt to practice the pattern that I made for a square neckline, flowy sleeves, and twist details before sewing a full dress

blue mesh one sleeve cinch shirt
blue mesh one sleeve cinch shirt

I made this shirt to practice the one-sleeve cinch pattern that I made before sewing a full dress

Black velvet wide v-neck short sleeve shirt
Black velvet wide v-neck short sleeve shirt