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.
The reasons an old dress is lying idle in your wardrobe
- They don’t fit us anymore
- We feel they are outdated
- Texture and shine of the fabric doesn’t inspire us anymore
- We don’t know how to style them any differently
- 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
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
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
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
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.
The second look
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.
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