Recycling my Preloved Dress

Recycling per-loved dress- Namrata- Bangalore Based Indian fashion, lifestyle, makeup, fitness and travel blogger

Hey Peeps! I got this request by a close friend of mine to showcase the ways we could recycle our old outfits which are not fitting us anymore.

All of us buy those expensive dresses for a particular occasion and maybe a few months down the line we regret buying them because we were not able to utilise them anymore.

Recycling per-loved dress- Namrata- Bangalore Based Indian fashion, lifestyle, makeup, fitness and travel blogger

The reasons an old dress is lying idle in your wardrobe

Recycling per-loved dress- Namrata- Bangalore Based Indian fashion, lifestyle, makeup, fitness and travel blogger

  1. They don’t fit us anymore
  2. We feel they are outdated
  3. Texture and shine of the fabric doesn’t inspire us anymore
  4. We don’t know how to style them any differently
  5. We don’t want to be seen in same outfit every time

Yes, these are a common girl’s problem which a guy cannot even imagine.

Or probably, they laugh at it because they cannot relate to it. But I am sure, you would have faced few of them already. And if not, you are the luckiest of all ”wink”!

My skinny days

Recycling per-loved dress- Namrata- Bangalore Based Indian fashion, lifestyle, makeup, fitness and travel blogger

I had bought this dress in the year 2013 from Cocopele. This was one of the expensive dresses I had bought during my college days.

I used to be super thin those days and I was teased with many names such and ostrich, matchstick, bamboo stick etc.

I have hated those comments for sure and started working out in the gym to gain optimum weight, according to my height.

You gain some, you lose some

Recycling per-loved dress- Namrata- Bangalore Based Indian fashion, lifestyle, makeup, fitness and travel blogger

I got the desired body but there is a hint of regret as I couldn’t fit in to my pre-loved clothes anymore!

Having donated a few of them to an orphanage, others are still lying in my closet with high hopes that some day I would reuse them.

I will be showing all of them as soon as I recycle them for myself. Let us quickly have a glance at the two looks I have carved out of this old dress.

Recycle, Reuse, Relive the memories

Recycling per-loved dress- Namrata- Bangalore Based Indian fashion, lifestyle, makeup, fitness and travel blogger

With overall weight gain, I have gained wider hip compared to how I was back in 2013. So this royal blue dress fits me properly on my upper body but over the hips, it was a bit too snug. Well, I decided to turn my dress into a slit top.

The first look

Recycling per-loved dress- Namrata- Bangalore Based Indian fashion, lifestyle, makeup, fitness and travel blogger

For the first look, I have teamed it with a pair of ice blue denims so that the dress transforns into a single shoulder slit top. To complete the look, I have clubbed it with a pair of heels and used long dangles for my ears. This gives my outfit a hint of comfort with sass.

Recycling per-loved dress- Namrata- Bangalore Based Indian fashion, lifestyle, makeup, fitness and travel blogger

Recycling per-loved dress- Namrata- Bangalore Based Indian fashion, lifestyle, makeup, fitness and travel blogger

Recycling per-loved dress- Namrata- Bangalore Based Indian fashion, lifestyle, makeup, fitness and travel blogger

The second look

Recycling per-loved dress- Namrata- Bangalore Based Indian fashion, lifestyle, makeup, fitness and travel blogger

For the second look, I have paired them with A-line skirt to create a dressy look with layers of colour. You can also choose the same or similar shade to make it look more like a dress itself.

Recycling per-loved dress- Namrata- Bangalore Based Indian fashion, lifestyle, makeup, fitness and travel blogger

Recycling per-loved dress- Namrata- Bangalore Based Indian fashion, lifestyle, makeup, fitness and travel blogger

Recycling per-loved dress- Namrata- Bangalore Based Indian fashion, lifestyle, makeup, fitness and travel blogger

Please share your views on how you feel about my way of recycling an old dress. I am also open for new requests on any other kind of DIY.

Photo Credits: Candid Snaps

 

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I am a fashion, lifestyle and beauty enthusiast based in Bangalore, India. Through this blog, I share my take on fashion that is easy, would look good on anyone and chic – of course, without burning a hole in your pockets.
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