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You Have To See How These Brides Transformed Their Gowns After The Wedding

Could you bring yourself to cut or dye your wedding dress?

Every soon-to-be bride (or wannabe bride for that matter) spends time searching out the perfect ensemble for the big day. But, what happens to that gorgeous white gown when the wedding is over? All of that time and money has seemingly gone to waste. All there is to show for it is a wedding gown that will probably never be worn again.

Well, that’s not true for these clever brides. Check out how these creative women transformed their wedding dresses into beautiful and versatile pieces that remind them of that special day every time they put it on.

1. Newlywed Cristina divided and conquered her bridal gown to re-wear it on her one-year anniversary. After hiring a seamstress to separate the lace from the lining, she dyed the two pieces separately. Then once again two became one and she was left with a gorgeous two-toned cocktail dress.

Konrad Brattke Photography


2. Armed with a bottle of wine dye, vinegar and salt, Jillian brought new life to her would-be wedding gown. After a few months of mourning, she drowned her sorrows in a tub full of dye. Then she snipped off some extra baggage from the bottom, giving the dress (and herself) a fresh, bold future. 

Jillian Owens


3. A simple dye job brought this dress from rehearsal dinner material to a gorgeous choice for any formal event. The brilliant blue was a perfect hue for the dress and the bride. 

Bonnie Projects


4. How chic is this tea-length blue dress? From the looks of it, this cool transformation required just some fabric dye and a few alterations.

5. Talk about reworking it. What once was a symbol of Ellen’s innocence now shows off her sultry side. This girl ready for a night out on the town in what used to be her wedding gown.

Seamstress Erin

Seamstress Erin



6. It’s amazing what can be done with a little pink ribbon. Path to Green blogger Karyn replaced her ivory sash with this hot pink one and left extra to form a large bow in the back. With her remaining ribbon she decided to add some trim to the hem, neckline and shoulder straps to pull it all together. 

Path to Green

Path to Green


7. With all the material in a wedding gown, why limit yourself to just a new dress? Add some accessories by creating a belt and clutch to go with it. Tash reworked her gown into this sweet dress by switching out the bottom. She then tied the two separate pieces together with a belt leaving plenty of material for a shell purse. 

Little Lady Bird