I was searching on the second hand site for a beautiful dress for Gerben’s niece’s wedding. Not that I had any choice in my closet, but I just wanted to see what the offer was. Not a long evening dress! Just a dress for an evening party. Not fancy or anything. For something of a gala, I think I’d rather opt for a rented dress. Then you can go all the way. I think …. I don’t know because I never have parties like that!
The second hand dress I didn’t wear to the wedding party
I came across this dress. Isn’t it a lovely one! I bought it and it looks great. It is from the brand I used to work for, so I know the size will fit very well. It cost me 17 euros! Bargain huh! The upper body fits like a glove and is stretchy. And the skirt is the perfect lenght and the colors are so gorgeous! Also, the skirt get wider in the right place, so there is no need for corrective underwear
But I will not wear this one to the wedding party. Haha. My sister-in-law, the mother of the bride, wore a similar dress. In other colors but also a dark upper body and a floral skirt underneath. so I think she will never look at me again if I put on a similar dress. No problem, because of course I have some other dresses!
Opt for a pre loved dress! You may be surprised!
But so you see that a second hand dress can look like new and even though this dress is from a few seasons ago, it is a timeless design. If I would wear this dress to the wedding party, I’ll bet I was the one with the cheapest outfit and still looking like it was a expensive one! And it’s so much fun to search for a bargain that you are thrilled about! I have already bought several dresses pre loved like this one and this one.
This is how I would have worn this dress at the wedding party. I opted for nude shoes because I want the accent on the skirt of the dress and the flower pins. Yes I know a lot of you think two pins are to much, I like two! A leather bolero to spice it up a bit and simple gold colored jewelry. And a, what you name I think, obi belt.
How to dress down a party dress
Many women that came to my store, and needed a dress for a wedding or some other party, had no idea how to style that dress after the party. You don’t buy a dress to only wear it once! The most simple trick is just: add high boots, don’t need to be elegant ones, and a long cardigan! As easy as that! Almost any dress can be dressed down like that! I wore this dress like that and you can see it on my Instagram account here!
Would really appreciate it if you would share my outfit on Pinterest! Just hoover over the photo!