Your prom dress is such a huge part of your prom night, and you will remember it for the rest of your life. But once prom has been and gone, we’re sure many of you take a look at your gorgeous dress and wonder, “when will I ever wear it again?”

This thought may have also ran through your head when you were buying your prom dress. Prom dresses can cost several hundreds of pounds, and to only wear it once can sometimes be a waste. If you get the chance to show it off again, then definitely make the most of this opportunity!

If you are anything like me, you won’t be a fan of wearing the same dress twice; but if I had any excuse to wear my very special dress again, I would jump at the chance!

Here are some of the best ways to remix and reuse your prom dress:

Use it as a costume

An occasion like Halloween is a great time to pull out your old prom dress! Think of a corpse bride, zombie prom girl, or even superheros like spider-woman or Poison Ivy, depending on the colour of your dress. This is a great excuse to wear your prom dress.

Cut & Create

Cut up your prom dress and create something new! You could cut your prom dress into cocktail dress and wear it for another special occasion like your 18th or 21st birthday!

Or you could take different parts of your prom dress and make another really cool outfit! For example if you love the top of your prom dress, you could cut the top and wear this with a shorter skirt as a party outfit or with your favourite pair of jeans! Or if you particularly love the flowy skirt on your prom dress? Then you could keep it and turn it into a cool maxi skirt!

If you are really feeling creative, you could take two dresses and make a brand new one, using bits of your prom dress. We may not all be sewing machine wizards, but transforming your prom dress into a more casual outfit out is definitely possible. A pair of scissors can do wonders and this option is great to get more use out of your prom dress!

Donate it

If you don’t plan on reusing your prom dress, how about donating your dress and letting someone else reuse it? There are lots of organisations that will gladly take your used prom dress and give it to a girl in need! She can then have an amazing time and at her prom and feel as amazing as you did! There are many charity shops you can donate your prom dress to, the best thing to do is to call up your local one and enquire about this.

If you want to show us how you transformed your prom dress? Send your pictures to our Instagram -@thedressstudio, we can’t wait to hear from you and see your creations!

Love Katie & The Dress Studio team x



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