Chanel SS 14 Slip Dress
This dress is rather basic, but its colors and the lace make it youthful, vibrant, and very spring-y.
The bodice appears to be straight from bust to hips, has no darts, with enough ease to be pulled on overhead. The skirt is sewn onto the bodice at hip level with slight gathers. It appears to be on grain, getting its movement from the gathers, slight A-line shape, asymmetrical hem, and fluid fabric. The straps are spaghetti straps made from the same fabric, which I presume to be charmeuse. The lace is backed by something light and sheer, like chiffon or fine mesh. All hems/seams where the lace is attached are finished.
Things to consider when sewing your own:
You may want to include a side zipper for ease of dressing (a zipper sort of takes away from the easy feel of the dress, but hey, you also want to be able to wear it!). The gathers at the waist in this photo appear to be from the dress being belted, but you could put in a 1/4"-1/2" elastic waist casing so that you can get the effect without a belt. You don't have to place the lace so low at the bust if you're concerned about exposing yourself, or you can strategically place where it lays. Remember--it doesn't matter if you change the design to suit your needs. This isn't an exact copy, and it's not meant to be (plus, you won't be able to find this fabric in stores).