1. Pair the bodice from a two-piece wedding dress with a skirt from your everyday wardrobe.
2. Give an elegant silk sheath dress a more casual vibe with a suede jacket and some boho accessories.
3. Layer a full bridal skirt over a short, white lace dress for your wedding, then ditch the skirt and wear the dress on its own later.
4. Dye your wedding dress a distinctly non-bridal color and incorporate it seamlessly into your everyday wardrobe.
5. Turn the jeweled ribbon sash from your bridal look into a glamorous shoulder strap for your favorite handbag.
6. Make a long tulle skirt feel less bridal by pairing it with a colorful knit top. (And you can re-use more than one piece from your wedding: Ingrid Carozzi, owner of Tin Can Studios and designer of the bouquets in this story, takes wedding arrangements and turns them into bouquets for guests to take home when the party’s over. She also uses upcycled materials, like old bottles and, of course, tin cans, as containers.)
7. Get lots of extra wears out of a short wedding dress just by changing up your accessories and adding a pop of color to break up all the white.
8. Layer a cute top over a dress with a fitted bodice, then add a leather jacket and some boots to toughen the look up.
9. Take the bridal brooch off your gown and add it to a skirt you already own.
10. Turn a bridal wrap dress into a dramatic and romantic duster coat by wearing it open over your favorite boho mini dress.