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The Bridesmaid Blues

“Can I do anything with this dress?” is a question I get asked a lot when digging around in the back of clients’ closets. How to restyle a bridesmaid dress for your own purposes is practically an age-old conundrum. The lovely ladies over at Weddington Way, a website that offers a curated selection of top bridesmaid dresses and accessories, are virtually hosting a November Style Challenge in an effort to help all of us figure out what to “do” with past bridesmaid dresses.

RLS has styled two looks for you; the wedding look and the weekend look. I chose ice blue for the dress because that is the color I am suggesting for my stylish sister-in-law’s upcoming wedding. Do any of you remember the light blue and black blog we did? This has been one of my favorite super chic color combinations since I picked up a blue dress with a black belt at Alberta Ferretti a few years ago. At the time the hit of black on blue satin was entirely unexpected. Now it is more of a trend with staying power.

Need a few more reasons to choose a black sash or belt for your bridesmaid dresses? The black accent coordinates beautifully with a black leather jacket and tall boots, taking all formality and fuss out of it. You are left with a look you can rock this weekend or any other.

The Bridal Look

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Watters 8518 Bridesmaids Dress, $254

Alexis Bittar Moonlight Domed Stud Earrings, $145

Butter London Shimmer Nail Polish in Petrol Overcoat, $9.99

Nars Blush in Almeria, $30

Cole Haan Bradshaw Pump, $248

Loeffler Randall Foldover Clutch, $250

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The Weekend Look

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Watters 8518 Bridesmaids Dress, $254

Helmut Lang Paneled Leather and Cotton Jersey Jacket, $402.75

Wolford Leg Support Tights, $78

Clare V Flat Clutch, $198

Jin Soon Debonair Nail Polish, $18

Alexis Bittar Deco Lucite and Crystal Asymmetrical Oval Drop Earring, $245

Vince Camuto Carleen High Heel Dress Boots, $219

Planning a wedding? Be sure to check out the bridesmaids dresses at Weddington Way!

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