We all love clothes that are versatile and can be styled a multitude of ways. Unfortunately, oftentimes, bridesmaids dresses can be a huge investment…and sometimes it isn’t even your style or the most flattering look. Fear not! Here are some tips on how to style your dress so you can re-wear it even after the big day!
Dress it with Denim
One of the best ways to dress something down is to pair it with denim. Denim jackets or vests can instantly take a look from formal to casual. The structure of the jacket helps dress down the formal look of the dress. Faded denim will help give your look a more chic everyday feel!
Add a Little Jewelry
Picking the right accessories can be used as subtle additions to dress down a formal dress. As a general rule of thumb, jewelry that is shiny and glitzy tends to give off a more formal vibe. Extra long earrings or layered necklaces help keep it casual and classy. Statement or chunky necklaces and bangles work great as well and can help dress down a bridesmaids dress enough to be reworn for a night out on the town.
Don’t Forget Shoes
A choice of shoes can set the tone for the overall feel of any outfit. To dress down your bridesmaids dress, swap those high heels for flats or sandals. Slouchy or leather boots are a great option as well and any chunky shoes or even slip-ons sneakers work great to relax your overall look.
Regardless of the style, many dress skirts pair well when layered! Throw a top over it for a more casual look. Flowy chiffon or tulle dresses look great with a crop top or tank top over it. This is a great way to restyle strapless and other revealing dresses to give it a more modest and relaxed look. For colder weather, layer a flannel or sweater on top of your dress for a completely new outfit! Some shorter mini dresses can be paired with blazers or cardigans and be re-worn on semi formal occasions or double as a work outfit during office hours.
Cinch it in
Belts are a go-to for conveying a comfortable yet trendy look. Not only does a casual belt instantly dress down the entire outfit, but they help show off your waistline for a figure flattering look. If you’re feeling more adventurous, use a patterned scarf to help cinch in the dress for the same stylish feel!