As promised here are some new photos of the dressing gown that I turned into a dress. If you didn’t see the original post you can see the refashion here. Altering vintage clothes really is a lot of fun because it gives you the opportunity to personalise a piece, as well as making it fit you properly and it’s much less daunting to alter an inexpensive thrifted piece than something that’s brand new. In this case, the original dressing gown didn’t cost me anything as it use to belong to my dear Gran, which makes it even more special because whenever I wear it I think of her.
Another thing I love about vintage fashion is that often it is so much more unique and interesting that what’s on offer in chain stores or on the high street. You can find some great vintage pieces with interesting prints and quirky little design details that you just wouldn’t find anywhere else. Also, if you’re wearing vintage to an event, you never have to worry about someone else turning up wearing the same thing! Wearing this dress has reminded me how much I love altering thrifted clothes and wearing vintage. It’s been absolutely ages since I’ve gone thrift shopping so I think I’ll need to do something about that soon!
Outfit details: Dress – refashioned from vintage dressing gown, leggings – Supre, belt – vintage, shoes – Tony Bianco.
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