It’s so special to be a part of a friend’s special day as a bridesmaid…what an honor! You get to stand alongside one of your best pals on one of the happiest days of her life. And you get to look beautiful in that bridesmaid dress she picked out for you. As most of us know, however, bridesmaids often pay a pretty penny for a dress that will only get worn once.
What if we told you that there are a few secrets to wearing that bridesmaid dress again? You can look stylish and fabulous in that gown over and over again with a few minor adjustments. No one will know that the dress you are wearing to a gala, a dinner party, or even a night out on the town, was once a bridesmaid dress. And if you don’t tell, we won’t tell…it’ll be our little secret.
Think about accessorizing that dress according to where you’re going. If you have a knee length dress, you can pair it with a bold necklace, a blingy pair of earrings, a pair of heels, and a clutch and strut out the door for a night out. Still think you look a little too girly and frilly? Tone down the sophistication and amp up the edge by throwing on a black leather jacket from Vince Camuto, or this faux leather one from Express, and a studded belt to create a hip rocker-chic look. Try a clutch like this one from our accessories.
Going out for brunch with the girls on a gorgeous early Saturday afternoon? You can pair this bridesmaid dress from our collection with a cardigan from Ann Taylor Loft and flats or with a white/cream leather jacket and sandals.
This bridesmaid dress would transition perfectly from a wedding to a dinner party or a gala. Pair your dress with a white tuxedo jacket or a blazer and a beautiful pair of studs or pearls…stunning!
Remember you can always take that gown to the tailor. If the gown was long and you want to make it look more like a cute cocktail dress, have the tailor take off a few inches and voilà…you’ve got a dress that fits into your lifestyle.
You have so many options to turn that one-time dress into a staple in your wardrobe.You’ll love how many wears you can get out of a dress that you thought you could never wear again. So get that dress out of the back of your closet, ladies. You have all the tools you need.