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You Can Wear It Again

In this DIY world, bridesmaid dresses do not have to be single-use.


Most women have at least one: a bland bridesmaid dress, purchased at the behest of a dear friend or relative but now lying fallow at the back of the closet. But it doesn’t have to be like that. We took one example—an unremarkable empire-waist gray chiffon dress—to Sophie Buhai and Lisa Mayock, the ladies behind the groovy Brooklyn label Vena Cava. About $10 and six simple steps later, our formerly blah dress was transformed into a sheer ink-splattered tunic with signature Vena Cava trimmings. “This would look cute over leggings or a unitard,” says Buhai. “It’s a fun piece for spring.”

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