11 Ways to Makeover Your Wedding Gown After the Big Day



After all the time you spent searching for the perfect white dress to wear down the aisle, there’s no reason why it should be banished to the back of your closet after just one wear.

Your wedding dress is, after all, one of the most significant pieces of clothing you’ll ever put on, and we love that brides are finding creative ways to breathe new life into their gowns.

Repurposing your wedding dress can work in multiple ways: You can take after Keira Knightley (and this girl) and simply wear your wedding-day look as-is to another function, or you can take a hint from former PW bridal blogger Leslie and completely transform your gown into something a bit more wearable.

Like Leslie, these 11 brides proved that a shortened hemline and a little dye can turn a wedding gown into a beautiful—but much more practical—dress that can be worn long after the Big Day.

Would you consider giving your wedding gown a makeover?

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