Design Your Own Dress With Sumissura


This time last year I received one of my all-time favourite blazers. So wearable, it works with nearly everything in my wardrobe to complete smart or casual looks. I was quite clever when thinking about the design of the blazer.Thinking about which material would go with everything, the style,  It’s been worn time and time again.

This year, the clever brand Sumissura asked me if I would like to try something different. I decided on a dress and got to work thinking about which style I would choose.


Design your own clothing with sumissura. Brilliant for if you're overly tall or petite like me. Choose from so many styles.


The first thing I thought about was material. If you want to, you can request samples from Sumissura. There are so many patterns, plains and colour options. I, of course, played it safe and went for a neutral! I will get maximum wear choosing different colours to pair with the dress via accessories.


Which design to go for?


Design your own clothing with sumissura. Brilliant for if you're overly tall or petite like me. Choose from so many styles.


I really enjoyed designing my blazer the first time with sumissura and choosing the dress was just as much fun. You can keep swapping and changing little details until your happy with the design. I decided on a wrap style dress.

There’s a choice of sheath, A-line and shift dresses. That doesn’t sound like a lot of choices but when you start adding the finishing details it really becomes your own, made for you dress, or whichever item of clothing you wish to design, even down to the buttons.


I feel I did make one mistake



Ok, so when it came to choosing the sleeves for this dress, I really couldn’t make my mind up. There’s sleeveless, capped, short,  long, three quarter, belle sleeve or what I have gone for here which is elbow length.

I was very torn between the bell sleeve or the style I have chosen and as soon as I put the dress on I knew this isn’t a flattering sleeve length for me. The first thing I did was turn the sleeve up and I think it looks so much better but I’ve worn the sleeves as I ordered for you to see. I wish I had gone for the bell sleeve! My fault, not theirs.


Design your own clothing with sumissura. Brilliant for if you're overly tall or petite like me. Choose from so many styles.


Go over to the site and design a dress and let me know which sleeve type you would have chosen. But the beauty of designing your own is the fact that you will get the length that’s perfect for your arm length. So if like me you have short arms this is a little godsend. You may be really tall and have extra long arms? Then this brand will work well for you too. This will be interesting for shirts and jackets too.



As you can see. Elbow length is what I ordered and elbow length is what I got! Adding in your measurements takes a little time but whichever item after that you want to design is calculated for you. Again, I think this is great for Petite or tall ladies that have problems finding the right fit.


Design your own clothing with sumissura. Brilliant for if you're overly tall or petite like me. Choose from so many styles.


I decided on a flare type skirt. The attached tie wraps around nicely. The dress is not restrictive in any way and  Sumissura got my waist point spot on. The material is good and didn’t crease much on the journey in the car to a local park, so I’m pleased about that.



Design your own clothing with sumissura. Brilliant for if you're overly tall or petite like me. Choose from so many styles.


I’ve kept the look simple and just added the floral straw bag, a purchase from last year and my new Kurt Geiger heels. I think you could pair so much with this neutral style though.


Go play and design your own!




I’ve just inserted what the beginning of design your dress looks like. Just choosing colours at the beginning, there’s so much choice. You can take a look at the blazer I created last year here. But it’s not just jackets and dresses to design. There are skirts, suits, shirts, blouses and trousers at Sumissura too.


Design your own clothing with sumissura. Brilliant for if you're overly tall or petite like me. Choose from so many styles.


This is a sponsored post for the Sumissura brand. I want to thank them for this dress that I designed myself and I received exactly what I asked for. I love it.


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  1. July 22, 2019 / 12:12 pm

    Great idea and it sounds like fun too!
    By the way if you tried to comment on my host post this week there was an issue with the privacy policy, but it is back up and running now. If you had time to pop back I would appreciate it. Thanks for being with us on the #DreamTeam

  2. July 20, 2019 / 12:25 pm

    I think the wrap dress is a wardrobe staple. I have a few and love them. What a great idea designing our own dress. Love the bag. It goes perfectly with the dress.
    Alison xx

  3. Ashley Cramp
    July 19, 2019 / 9:19 pm

    Super idea and Iā€™m liking your choices !
    I will shorten the sleeves for you next time your come over bring it with !
    Ash xx

  4. July 18, 2019 / 11:00 pm

    Oh my – how clever, and how much fun – remember those fashion plates, this is the up to date version!! Thanks for sahring with #PoCoLo

  5. July 18, 2019 / 1:12 pm

    What a great idea, love the look and colour on you Laurie. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  6. July 18, 2019 / 9:09 am

    This is such a great idea Laurie! How many times do we try something on and think oh I wish it had a longer sleeve or something. This is ideal. I love the dress you designed, looks lovely

  7. July 18, 2019 / 7:56 am

    Beautiful, I just love the silhouette and little details on this dress… and the neutral color!


  8. July 17, 2019 / 2:19 pm

    Laurie, I have a friend who ordered a custom dress like this and it turned out beautifully for her, but I have no confidence in the process. Guess I’m just going to have to break down and give it a try! Sounds like fun! #SpreadTheKindness

  9. July 17, 2019 / 11:29 am

    Wow designing your own dress? Sounds awesome. šŸ™‚

  10. July 17, 2019 / 8:11 am

    It is great that you can be a kind of fashion designer. o) I like the possibility to check the material first, as this is one of my biggest concerns. Your dress turned out very nicely. Thank you for sharing your lovely dress with My Red Carpet.

  11. July 16, 2019 / 7:42 pm

    What an amazing dress, Laurie. It looks very chic and elegant. I do love a wrap dress and although I’m not a neutral kind of girl, I actually love this colour. I’m also swooning over that gorgeous basket bag! xxx

  12. jodie filogomo
    July 16, 2019 / 3:45 pm

    I love this idea. Especially being able to check out the material before hand!!
    I wonder if you could have the sleeves shortened?? Because it’s such a beautiful dress on you Laurie.

  13. July 16, 2019 / 10:52 am

    How fun to design your own dress. This one does look very wearable and verstile. #DreamTeam

  14. July 15, 2019 / 8:51 pm

    Lovely colour and the dress really suits you X #anythinggoes

  15. July 15, 2019 / 4:25 pm

    What a great idea Laurie. I have always wanted to design my own dresses šŸ™‚ Love yours. Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop. Have a great week and if you get a chance I hope you can join us today xx

  16. July 14, 2019 / 11:44 pm

    What a brilliant site! I just popped over and had a play with designing a blazer – there are so many fabrics to choose from and details to customise! I love your dress, and the blazer you designed is so elegant and smart! Thanks for sharing at the link up!

    Emma xxx

  17. July 14, 2019 / 10:33 pm

    What a fun site to be able to design your own pieces! I really enjoyed playing with it. I’m tall, so I’d love to be able to put my order in for things that were more tailored to me. And getting to play with the neckline and length of the dress is great! Somebody genius came up with this idea. I think the bell sleeves are a popular thing this season, but I think the dress will better carry you through more seasons with the sleeves the length they are, and I think they’ll be great cuffed a bit.


    • laurie
      July 14, 2019 / 11:28 pm

      Hi Ruth. Yes, it’s a great site but for you being tall and me being petite is where this brand really becomes a little godsend. Reasonably priced too and the finish to both my dress and blazer are excellent. Glad you found this post useful xx

  18. July 14, 2019 / 6:12 pm

    What a fab idea. I’ve always yearned for my own seamstress who can create some wonderful Vogue patterns for me. This sounds right up my street. The straw bag is a winner too!

    • laurie
      July 14, 2019 / 11:26 pm

      Thanks Gail. It’s really interesting seeing your own creation come to life as you go through the design stages xx

  19. July 13, 2019 / 8:45 am

    It certainly is a brilliant idea, designing your own dress. I think I’d choose a shift dress with an a-line skirt because I know that’s a style that suits me. It’s a shame you chose the wrong sleeves, but perhaps you could have them taken up?
    This certainly is one of your favourite colours, isn’t it? You’ll be able to jazz it up with some fabulous bright accessories!
    Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Laurie.
    Suzy xxx

    • laurie
      July 14, 2019 / 11:25 pm

      Thanks Suzy. I love the dress and would go for a patterned style next. I got exactly what I asked for, even the wrong sleeves on my part! I will fold them I think but I wanted to show the dress in its true state for the review xx

  20. m
    July 12, 2019 / 8:03 pm

    You’re awesome – love you!

    • laurie
      July 14, 2019 / 11:22 pm

      Well hello M! Thank you! xx

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