25 September 2013

How To: Rework a Bridesmaid Dress

25 September 2013
How To: Rework a Bridesmaid Dress

Thanks to savvy retailers and designers and brands who know what their customers want, bridesmaids dresses are more stylish and rewearable than ever. 

One of my very best friends is getting married this Saturday and I couldn't be happier about the bridesmaid dress I'm wearing for her wedding (here).

But sometimes, whether it's a mental block - I wore this in a wedding, ergo it is a bridesmaid dress - or the style/fabric reads a little bridesmaidsy - silk dupioni, anyone? - it can be hard to reimagine a bridesmaid dress. 

So how do you do it?

A tell-tale sign of a bridesmaid look is pretty, put-together, but not-too-flashy styling. Because who wants to out-sparkle the bride?

Shake the bridesmaid look with bold accessories. Pick pieces that that can transform a simple dress like a statement necklace, a belt, and chic shoes. Don't be afraid to play with color, pattern, and texture to give your bridesmaid dress a whole new look!

From Bridal Party to Life of the Party


Alyssa said...

These are great tips! I'm half dreading/half looking forward to the days when I have bridesmaid duty in the future!

Dora said...

I love the necklace you chose! So cute

taylor said...

I think I'm picking a JOanna August Dress for my bridesmaids too!!

jillian said...

LOVE THIS! but you have to admit that is a pretty amazing dress to begin with... i have a floor-length bridesmaid dresses that i ended up giving to my younger cousin (she wore one to homecoming!) xo jillian of cornflake dreams

CharminglyStyled said...

Such a good idea! I love how you accessorised it too :)

Jessica Marquez said...

Love these looks!

Cara-Mia said...

That's so true! You can totally make it work with flashier accessories. Love this.

Emily said...

Loving this transformation! You're right - a few key pieces like a statement necklace can totally transform an outfit.

Isn’t That Charming.

Allyson Fulcher said...

Love what you did! Especially with the necklace!

Short and Sweet Blog said...

This is seriously perfect! I mean it's that age old question...what to do with an old bridesmaids dress!

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