So we all know that bridesmaids dresses can be hit or miss. Either they’re not the least bit stylish, or they’re a little bland. Here a few ways to get the most out of your used bridesmaid’s dress:
Get out the shears, thread, and fabric. Customizing your bridesmaid’s dress can be simple and easy. If it’s a pale color with little flavor, spice it up by dying it or adding festive details. Adjust the sleeves, hemlines, or necklines to suit your own tastes. Add embellishments, jewels, pins, or other unique pieces to give your dress personality. If sewing isn’t your forte, take it to a tailor and brainstorm some ideas on how to save the dress. Perhaps it can stand alone or be turned into a simple skirt…the options are endless.
Now you have some options. You can take the traditional route and use eBay or other auction sites, or you could consign it. While eBay gets your dress out to the masses, consigning betters your chances of getting it sold. When you consign a dress, the store will get a small percentage of the sale price while you get the rest. You may not make all your money back for what you paid for it, but at least it’s something.
Local charities appreciate the rarity of formal wear. Thrift stores, women’s shelters, and prom dress drives are just some of the options that you have. Contact local organizations for more information regarding
Use the fabric from your dress to make Christmas tree skirts, pillows, quilts, blankets, doll clothing, or fancy hankies. You can also create handbags or skirts from your old bridesmaid’s dress. Just be creative with your design and you can’t go wrong. You’ll have a one of a kind piece that’s uniquely your own.