Repurposing An Old Bridesmaid Gown

After the big rush of wedding season dies down, bridesmaids are wondering to themselves, “What the heck am I going to do with the dress I wore only once and paid X amount for?” Well, me too girl. Staring into my closet at long formal gowns that aren’t quite right for Mardi Gras balls but I can’t get rid of because I paid so much for it can drive me crazy. If you’re lucky, the bride will pick a dress that doesn’t scream “I was a bridesmaid!” and rather “Maybe this is a bridesmaid’s dress but maybe not?!?”. In my case, that was the situation, but I was still left wondering how can I get more usage out of this dress? If you’re wondering the same thing, don’t worry. I’ve got a solution!

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One Dress. Three looks!

 

I am wearing a simple brown dress from J. Crew. It is such a perfect dress and should be worn more than just once as a bridesmaid. I brought it to Paris with me because its color was great for fall. But, I soon realized it needed to be more than just what it was. So I decided to give the bridesmaid gown new life in three different forms.

For the first look, I chose something I’ve been doing lately with all my sleeveless dresses because it’s so chilly! The shirt is from H&M and I am obsessed with both its color and the pretty bow. I wore it underneath the bridesmaid dress and loved the way it looked. I just wish the shirt was a little more flat because it bunches up near the dress’ straps.

My second look turned the dress into a sleeveless top. Pleated skirts are my weakness, so to use my metallic gold skirt as the new bottom for the dress, so the dress then became a top. I loved this color combination. It definitely matches the falling leaves!

The third look meant me adding a shirt on top of the dress. This time, the dress became a bottom. One of my favorite shirts from this summer is a white poplin top from Zara. I used that top, but tied it at the middle so that the bottom of the dress really looked like a skirt. This is something I do all the time, actually. I love this little trick!

I love the idea of wearing clothes that only seem like they had one purpose but giving them new life! Do you have any bridesmaid gowns you can repurpose? I actually just bought one for a wedding in a few months and I’m already wondering what kind of fun things I can do with it.

 

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