How to Repurpose A Bridesmaid Dress Fabulously

I missed my best friends wedding, where I was supposed to be the maid of honor. On the day of my flight to Atlanta there was a storm in Jersey. All day I had been getting delay alerts and I finally got the last alert that the flight had actually been cancelled.  😦 .  SO I’m bummed for two reasons.  1 because I missed her wedding and  2 because I have this ding dang bridesmaid dress that has been in the back of my closet just like the others (Pray my strength, I will not collect more bridesmaid dresses!!!!).  But not so! Not this time! I decided that I was going to re-purpose this bridesmaid dress and re-purpose it I did, into 4 different looks with the help of my Stylist Ms. Enaya Kenchen.

With that said, I took this as an opportunity to of course star and model in a photo shoot and show how to re-purpose a bridesmaid dress instead of throwing it in the back of the closet like the others LOL. Photos shot by the amazing Dean Karnegie, Make Up By the Awesome Tina Wilson. Personal Assistant On Duty, the Jr. Diva Miss Ebie Robinson. Look Illustrations by owner of Kitchen Ala Mode in South Orange, NJ, the awesome scribe extraordinaire Mr. Ben Salmon. Hope you enjoy the pics and that you are able to get some re-purposing tips for those pesky bridesmaid dresses.  Love You Keash hope you like what I’ve done with it! To

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Original Dress

The Dress
It’s cute and flowy but VERY bridesmaid. This bad boy is going to need some help if I want to incorporate it into my regular wardrobe. With some specific styling, I MIGHT be able to wear it to a wedding but that’s about it! Original Dress was purchased from David’s Bridal – Short Strapless Dress with Sequin Bodice – Color – Wisteria

1ST LOOK

 Yes, you read that right, I put a skirt over my dress. Not the first thing you’d think to do, but throwing on a skirt—or in this case, a folded-down maxi dress—and cinching it at the waist with a wide belt makes this baby virtually unrecognizable. It’s perfect for brunch, garden parties and fun evenings with friends. The best part? I have a completely different look at my fingertips with every calf or floor length skirt hanging in my closet!
Bridesmaid Skirt

2ND LOOK

 Talk about turning an evening look into a day look! The flow of a knit top, poncho or fastened shawl complements the flow of the dress, softening the straight lines at the top and making it feel significantly less formal and much more casual. I’d totally wear this to an afternoon party, a day out shopping or a coffee date at one of those adorable little coffee houses.
 
Bridesmaid Crotchet

3RD LOOK

Look who’s ready for a night out on the town with the girls! This outfit says, “Buy me Shirley Temple”, suga.” The contrast of the cool biker jacket with the feminine baby doll dress elevates the look without making me feel overdressed. Paired with the right shoes, you could even wear this sucker to work, change into some hot momma heels as you head out the door and not even have to stop home to change before going out to unwind from a long week.
Bridesmaid Jacket

4TH LOOK

This look is not for the weak of heart! The neon tee and ruffled dress lets everyone know that I’m not to be trifled with. The dressed down top and dressed up bottom mark me as a woman of confidence who wants it all and knows how to get it. Wear this whenever the heck you want because you ARE all that.
 
Bridesmaid Tshirt

LOVE YOU WITH THE LOVE OF THE LORD JESUS AND THERE AIN’T NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT! TTYL and DON’T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE, REPOST, COMMENT AND SHARE!

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