It often seems a waste that you purchase a dress and wear it for one day only. These 10 brides didn’t want to put their gowns in the wardrobe gathering dust… they found unique ways to repurpose their wedding dresses into something they could wear again.

1.  This bride used an at-home dye kit

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Source: Young House Love

2. This bride splattered hers with paint and chopped a bit off

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Source: Starla Dawn

3. This bride took to her vintage dress with dye and scissors

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Source: Real Fashionista

4.  This bride took some length off and gave it a new trim

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Source: Path To Green

5. This bride turned her dress into something blue

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Source: BonnieProjects

6. This vintage wedding dressed was turned into a formal dress

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Source: Designers Voyage

7. This 1950s dress was turned into a dreamy prom dress

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Source: Lisa Golightly

8. This bride turned her dress into a skirt

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Source: Lauren Hefez

9. This bride’s dress was transformed into a mini dress

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Source: Seamstress Erin

10. This bride turned her gown into a stunning cocktail dress

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Source: Konrad Brattke