Ways To Make An Old Dress Into A New

Do you have an old dress in the back of your wardrobe that hasn't been used for ages and you're really bored of it? I was going to a family dinner on Sunday and I didn't feel like wearing a girly girl dress and I didn't feel for wearing trousers either. I just couldn't make my mind up. I saw this old maxi dress from Primark and thought why don't I just put a crop top over and see how that will work? And here is the final result.

I love this outfit. And I stayed comfortable all day. And I got compliments for my "dress" and people thought it was amazing that it was a dress with a top over. This dress is a size 18 from Primark, but it has a shirred bust and it's a stretchy jersey fabric, so it fits like a dream. If you are outside Primark's size range, you can still find many good fits for you as they have lots of nice dresses, tops, leggings and so on in stretchy materials and design that are flattering on us big girls too. Just dare to take a risk. With the top over it becomes so much more interesting. The crop top is from Forever 21 and has become a wardrobe favourite of mine. It's stretchy and easy wear. It goes with skirts, jeans, shorts and now also over a maxi dress. And it cost only £9!!!

Dress from Primark (old, but I'm sure you can find something similar in store)
Top from Forever 21 (HERE)
Shoes from Primark (old)
Earrings are a gift from my lovely husband
Bangle from Evans (HERE)
Alice band from eBay 


I thought the colours would clash, but for some reason I think they work. I also like that the stripes are different width's as I think it creates a more interesting outfit. 

I kept the accessories simple with a textured silver bangle and silver earrings. Nude shoes doesn't take the attention from the dress/top combo. 

What is your best tip to make a whole new outfit of two old items? 


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