Start by putting on the dress with the band of the skirt over the bust and the extended section at the front.
Bring the drawstrings over the shoulders and cross them at the back.
Now bring both drawstrings down and around the waist, under the front section.
Wrap the drawstrings around the waist a few times depending on your size, comfort and how long you would like them to be.
Finish by tying the drawstrings in a double knot or bow either in the front, back, or side.