4 Ways to Re-wear a Bridesmaid Dress

 

With wedding season in full bloom, you may have been asked to stand by a friend’s side as a bridesmaid. No doubt this is a huge honor and you’re looking forward to all of the pre-wedding activities. Or maybe you’ve already performed your ‘maid duties and have hung the dress in the back of your closet. Whichever situation you’re in, you’re probably wondering if the bridesmaid dress you’ve purchased is worth another wear. You did spend quite a bit of money on it, so why not? Here are some tips on how to re-wear your bridesmaid dress and get the most out of your purchase.

Add a Jacket

 

One of the simplest ways to rework your bridesmaid dress into everyday wear is to add a jacket. Keep it dressy with a lace number, bolero, or blazer. Or create a more casual look with a denim or leather jacket.

Layer with a Shirt

 

Create a whole new dress by layering with a shirt from your wardrobe. This is the perfect way to re-wear your bridesmaid dress if you love the skirt, but feel that the top portion is a little too dressy for an everyday look. If the skirt is long, don a pair of sandals or ballet flats. For shorter numbers, pair with ankle boots or wedges.

Accessorize

 

Scarves, belts, jewelry, and handbags can all add a new look to a bridesmaid dress. Slip on a layered necklace and a skinny belt for a day at the office or a lightweight scarf and leather handbag for an afternoon coffee date.

Tailor Made

 

Have a specific vision in mind? Take your dress to a tailor and let her work her magic. Make your floor-length gown into an above-the-knee summer dress. Turn the long sleeves into short. Make a strappy into a strapless. And if all else fails, re-purpose the fabric and mix and match with other fabrics to create a whole new outfit.

 

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