7 ways to actually repurpose a bridesmaid look
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Dress Refresh1 of 8
By Emma Barker for Cosmopolitan
“OMG, you can totally wear this again,” says your engaged friend as she picks a bridesmaid dress you might throw out after the wedding. But that feels like flushing $250 down the toilet. What to do? Celebrity stylist Kemal Harris schools us on getting more mileage out of your bridesmaid getups.
Pair It with Denim2 of 8
The No. 1 way to dress something down is to wear it with your Sunday jeans. That strapless tea-length bridesmaid dress (assuming it’s not totally hideous) would look adorable with a denim jacket and belt.
SHOP NOW: H&M jean jacket, $40
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Accessorize Wisely3 of 8
Have a cocktail party coming up? Pair one of your shorter bridesmaid dresses with a big statement necklace or cocktail ring, and some cute heels to make it look more modern.
SHOP NOW: Bauble Bar necklace, $32
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Suit Up4 of 8
Those shiny sling-backs you wore to your BFF's nuptials are collecting dust in your closet? Bust them out with skinny jeans and a patterned blazer.
SHOP NOW: Topshop blazer, $90
Shine On5 of 8
Don't lose your gaudy bridesmaid dress earrings in a big tangled pile of glitz. They're perfect for glamming up an LBD (you can rock one as a brooch if you’re not digging it on your ears) or use them to make a plain old T-shirt and jeans look more interesting.
SHOP NOW: Dorothy Perkins dress, $55
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Head to the Tailor6 of 8
If you got forced into a floor-length gown when you prefer to flaunt your gams, or a halter neck when you look way better in spaghetti straps, have a tailor change up the straps or take the hem up to a more wearable length.
Layer It7 of 8
Usually, the skirt of a bridesmaid dress is the cutest part. Throw a sweater on over top and belt it at the waist for a whole new look.
SHOP NOW: Joie sweater, $257
Get a Dye Job8 of 8
Both shoes and dresses can be dyed if you like the style, but hated wearing them in "bubblegum." Perhaps a nice red would be more versatile?
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