Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wear It Again Bridesmaid Dress

Sometimes when I get a little bored I like to shop my own closet. I like to pour myself a glass of wine and pick through my clothes to make some outfits for work, events or just a night out on the town. I love clothes—this is fun for me. I got going last night and as I was tossing out some old, old dresses, I came across this J. Crew bridesmaid dress from my friend Maura's wedding.

I like this dress. And aside from the fact that it is listed on J. Crew's website under the Weddings and Parties category, it doesn't really look like a bridesmaid dress. Now, I can't imagine wearing this to another wedding. It's just my luck that the bride will have picked out the exact same dress for her maids. That would happen to me. But I thought this dress was really worth saving, so I dug into my closet for some style accessories to help me change the look.  Here's what I came up with:

I pulled this cheery yellow J. Crew cardigan on over the dress and added a brown leather belt. I think it helps keep things casual. I don't own these darling Seville Wedge Espadrills  so I slipped on a pair of nude ballet flats instead. Oh and the wine. I always accessorize with pinot noir. And there you have it: A bridesmaid dress has been reborn! 

What do you think of my second time around bridesmaid dress? Have you ever given one of your bridesmaid dresses another day in the sun?


  1. Kinda frumpy....maybe drop the belt!

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  3. I wore my MOH dress to another wedding the following summer. It was from David's, but it was light and airy, perfect for an outdoor wedding... and not so formal that I felt funny wearing it again!

  4. So cute & so perfect for Spring! I wore one bridesmaid dress again as a Halloween costume- does that count?!

  5. While I've never had the honor of being a bridesmaid (I was one of the first to get married in our group of friends!) I did get a second-hand bridesmaids dress at the clothing swap I am yet to blog about. ;) I haven't had a chance to style it because it's definitely a spring/summer/fall dress and its WAAAAAAY to cold for that right now, but I have hope. :)

    1. I'm dying to hear about this swap!! I've been wanting to do this for a long time.