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What do you do with the wedding dress after the wedding

The wedding dress is always the centre of attention. From the day of the planning to the day of the ceremony, it is the one piece that is one most fussed about. Every little detail of the wedding dress has to be perfect.But when the wedding is all done and dusted, what then happens to the wedding dress? Sadly, that glamorous wedding dress gets locked up in the closet. The good news is that there are so many things you can do with your wedding dress.

 

 

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Here are a few ideas.

 

Keep the wedding dress

I thought I’d start with most obvious. Keeping the wedding dress is what most women do once the wedding is over. They do this with the hope that they can pass on the dress to their female children and turn it into a lasting tradition.

Although this is a nice way to keep memorable event alive, your daughters or future daughter in-laws may not want to wear your old wedding dress. Almost every bride wants their dress to be marvelous and most especially reflect what is trendy during the time.

 

Sell it

Yes, this may be a little difficult for some women to do, since they put in a lot of time and effort picking their wedding dress. So there is some sentimental value attached to it. Wedding dresses can be a little expensive depending on the brand and design. So if you sell it, you are most likely to recover about 50 percent of what you invested originally.

For the record, I sold my dress weeks after my wedding. I had a few people interested in buying it, and I just went for the highest bidder.

Re-design it

You’d be surprised at how much could be done with a wedding gown. With a very good tailor, it can be re-designed into a beautiful outfit that you can wear to other events.

The flowing material can be used to make a lovely dress that you can use for formal occasions and still keep the memories of your wedding alive. You can also turn it into cute little dresses for your children.

 

Rent it

Who would have thought that you can turn your old wedding gown into a profitable stream of income? There are many ladies who would have liked the exact wedding dress but do not have the money to buy it. You can simply start renting out your wedding dress to brides who are looking to rent the ideal dress for their special day.

 

Donate it

There are so many ladies out there who are unable to afford the dress of their dreams for their wedding. You can do a great service by donating your old wedding gown to them.

 

What did you do with your wedding dress? Do sound off in the comments section below.

 

 

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OOTD – Autumn Street Style

I have not posted an outfit post in a while. I was called out the other day by a reader, and I realised I have seriously neglected my personal style category on Fashion and Style Police. There is really no excuse. It is down to pure laziness but I promise to be better. My focus has been on writing, but I need to remember the big picture. Outfits are a huge part of the big picture. So with that out-of-the-way, say hello to my latest outfit post – Autumn Street Style.

 

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I got this colourful kaftan while holidaying in Oman in the summer. I wore it for the first time some days ago, and I love how comfy it is. It is one size, and has an adjustable belt, which is so handy. I have fallen in love with this kaftan. I wish I got a few more. It is great for the autumn season too!

Everything else I have on is an Oldie but a Goldie. I don’t shop all the time but when I do, I like to buy quality, and this is because I think it is cheaper in the long run to buy quality pieces and accessories. They last longer, which works for me. I don’t have the money or time to keep shopping every season. So I rather spend that more on an expensive pair of jeans or shoes, than a cheap version, only to have it fall apart after a few wears.

 

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I  loving autumn so far. It is getting colder, especially in the mornings and at night, but our heating isn’t on yet, so I guess it isn’t that bad. I am also looking forward to the layering trend; the boots, tights, scarves and light layers rocks my style world.

 

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WHAT I WORE

Kaftan – Oman Shop

Black Molly Jeans  – River Island

Black Sandals – Michael Kors

Black Bag – Gucci

 

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What do you think of this look?

How to Put Your Own Spin On Your Wardrobe

We’ve all had that dreaded moment—you show up to a party and someone else is wearing the same outfit. It’s hard to be totally one-of-a-kind when many of us shop in the same stores. Stores like The Gap and J. Crew are great, but because so many people frequent them, you’re not very likely to find an ensemble that’s uniquely you. If you’ve been itching to go your own way for a while but don’t know where to start, we can help. Read on for tips on how to put your own spin on your wardrobe.

 

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Start with the Wardrobe Basics

This might sound counterintuitive but you should start with some relatively neutral items. Tees and cardigans in basic colors are a must, and every woman really should have an LBD (little black dress, of course). You don’t want to go crazy with patterned clothing, especially if you are on a budget, as you can’t get away with wearing tie-dyed pants two days in a row.

 

Accessorize, Accessorize, and Accessorize Some More

After you’ve gotten the basics, you can really go nuts with accessories to reflect your personality. Whether it’s a bright scarf, a knit beanie, or earrings that go to your shoulders, accessories are a way to let your freak flag fly—so to speak. And having started with the basics, you don’t have to have a Kim Kardashian-esque budget to work with either. Change up your accessories and you’ll look unique every day. And don’t get caught in the mindset that things need to match, as it’s when they don’t that it gets interesting.

Pull out that LBD, a green belt, and purple pumps for a color-blocked look that others won’t believe you can pull off (but believe us, you will). You can take a white tee and jeans and with a floppy wide-brimmed hat, a statement necklace, a vintage leather jacket, and some killer boots, you’ve told everyone around you just who you are. Kudos to you! If you love to show your hometown pride, try out The Home T—you can find clothing options from every state, whether you’re a SoCal gal that needs a Cali pride shirt, or need Minnesota apparel to pay homage to your Midwest upbringing.

 

 

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Say It With Shoes

You don’t have to be Carrie from Sex and the City to have a love affair with shoes. The more we buy, the more we adore them. As far as clothes and accessories go, this is as close to an addiction as many women get. But you really don’t need a closet full of shoes to put your own spin on your wardrobe. Find out what suits your personality, whether it’s thigh-high boots, Converse high-tops, Jimmy Choo pumps (if you can afford them), or a chunky pair of heels. Shoes really let people know your personality. And while Zappos and Nordstrom are great places to buy shoes, there are less expensive places (think TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack) that offer awesome options for less.

 

Hats Off to Hats

We know we mentioned this with the accessories but let’s be real—hats are having a moment and deserve their own section. Gone are the days when hats weren’t accepted in the workplace … at least in most companies. These days, you can get away with wearing hats just about anywhere. And because they are so stylish, it surely completes most outfits. From a high-class baseball hat and a newsboy cap to berets and wide-brimmed floppy hats made of felt or straw depending on the season, hats scream, “World, here I am!” They are the perfect way to put your own spin on your wardrobe.

 

Tap Into Inspiration

If you’re feeling blah about your wardrobe, think about who really expires you in the fashion world. Is it P!nk’s rebellious style or Victoria Beckham’s haute couture? Really think about who inspires you in this way and what it is that does so. Of course, you don’t want to simply become a copycat, as you’re trying to find your own unique style. However there are things you can definitely emulate while still being distinctly you. Remember what we said about the stores that everyone frequents. While you can find the occasional gem there, when you want something truly unique, you probably want to try lesser known boutiques or vintage shops.

 

Tap into any of these ways to put your own spin on your wardrobe and you’ll have people asking you where you shop in no time. P.S. Don’t tell them!

 

Have a lovely day.

 

*Collaborative post.

 

 

 

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