Yes, we’ve all been told it before. “The dress is super comfortable and you can totally wear it again.” But, how many of you have actually worn a bridesmaid’s dress again? Now, I’ve known several girls that just had to pick something in a certain color — I know they’ve worn the dresses again. However, when it comes to the wardrobe for a bridesmaid, that’s still the exception, not the rule.
Last summer I was in the wedding party of a dear friend on mine from graduate school. Luckily, the dress she chose was comfortable and a good color for me. But, I’m not the tallest girl, so the full-length nature of the dress did swallow me a bit. As the reception wound down, several of us bridesmaids agreed that the dresses could be worn again if they were shortened.
Almost a year later, I finally got around to taking the dress to my alterations lady. The dress was in pretty good shape post dry cleaning, so I decided to see about turning the more formal gown into cocktail attire. Just after $30 and a few weeks, I have a ‘new’ dress!
Check out the transformation.