A dress can be made out of oversized button-up shirts, t-shirts and sweaters by pulling the neckline of the shirt to the top of the bustline and then wrapping the sleeves around the body. Those who do not know how to sew can easily make a no-sew dress from a large shirt.
Choosing complementary colors on the color wheel is one way to make sure that a shirt and pants match. Colors opposite each other on the wheel are complementary.
Black pants match well with shirts that are brightly colored such as white, red or royal blue. Shirts with bold patterns also look good with black pants.
Dress up a T-shirt for a girl by using iron-on transfers, fabric paint, fabric trim, patches, jewels and other embellishments to showcase one of her favorite activities or passions. Alternatively, use changeable accessories such as pins and brooches to add temporary flair.
White, tan, beige, cream, mint green, sage, light blue, baby pink, pale yellow, light red and light purple colored shirts all work well with brown pants. Despite brown being less forgiving than other colors, stylists have plenty of ways to avoid a mismatch and not get bored.
Colors that make stylish accompaniments to brown pants include mint green, turquoise or teal, light blue, periwinkle and some shades of purple. Other colors that may be worn with brown include mustard yellow, golden yellow, pale yellow and cream or beige.
Men's dress shirts often have a loop sewn onto the back of the collar to help keep the bow tie loop in place. Loops are most frequently featured on high-quality dress shirts that are worn for black- or whit-tie events.
To iron dress pants, fold the pants in half so the seams align, and then iron the inner legs before the front of the legs. You need a steam iron with a burst setting.
A number of colors pair well with green. The hue is ideal with neutral colors like tan or cream, or it can be paired with basic shades, such as black and white.
To properly cuff men's dress pants, turn up the hem and sew it into place. Make sure the fabric is neatly folded and lies flat.