Dress Make Over

6 Jan

Do you have some plain dresses hanging in you closet that need a little sprucing up? Has one of them shrunk up and now you can’t wear it without showing your unmentionables? Do you have a dress that is a little see-through, but you don’t want to wear a slip? Instead of ditching that dress you can add a few pieces to create a whole new look. Here are a couple of ways you can do that.

The first dress shrunk a little in the wash plus it was a little see through. I’m not a big fan of slips so I decided to do something cuter so I could continue to wear it.

I found a couple of dresses at Target that would be perfect as 1st layer (underneath) dresses. They are light weight and “flowy” and I probably wouldn’t wear them on their own. The best part is that they were less than $6 each (from Target of course)! The cream dress is a size too big, but once everything was pulled together you can’t even notice.


Underneath Dress

Outer Dress On Top

I added a belt to define my waist a little more.

The next dress had the same problem as the previous one. They aren’t super short, but I don’t feel very comfortable wearing them to church and especially handling a toddler. I added the same kind of dress to make them more appropriate.


These dresses definitely need a belt because they are too boxy. The added belts make them even shorter, so it’s a great time to add the extra layer.


This last dress is just an alternate to the “two dress” idea. Instead of wearing two full dressed, you can add a skirt to your plain sweater dress.

Separate Pieces

And there you have it. Some tips to help make over your dresses. Happy Fashion.


8 Responses to “Dress Make Over”

  1. Beauty&theBanker January 6, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    What a great idea! They all look so cute, I am going to have to try this!

  2. Carrie January 6, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    Great idea πŸ™‚

  3. Claire January 6, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    i love these ideas! what adorable outfits. i definitely have some outer layers dressed that need some sprucing up. i’ll have to think about under layers πŸ™‚ and, i couldnt help but notice- you have great legs!

  4. justine January 6, 2011 at 9:54 am #

    you’re so cute. i don’t know that i could pull off layers….i have my own layers πŸ˜‰ but if i ever get brave enough to try i will be sure to post about it! and now i am off to target. πŸ˜‰

  5. LCW January 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    Very cute!!

  6. Heather January 6, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    LOVE this ideas! Thanks!! (You are a wonderful dress model too, thought you should know that!)

  7. kim January 6, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    oh my gosh!!! you are too cute. i need to try this.

  8. Alexandria Campbell January 6, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    these look fantastic!

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