Restyling Your Wedding Dress with D.A.Y Boutique
As part of our sustainability series our team here at AH wanted to show our past brides and brides-to-be some wearable, stylish and playful ways to rewear your wedding dress after your wedding day. Instead of selling your wedding dress or storing it away why not repurpose and enjoy wearing it for years to come? Our team are here to fully support you post wedding to ensure you get to wear your dress more than once!
We teamed up with Apee (our beautiful past bride) and sisters Disha and Yukti, founders of D.A.Y Boutique in Peckham who’s sustainability ethos aligns perfectly with our own, to create some achievable every day looks incorporating some of our AH wedding dresses. D.A.Y Boutique have a curated selection of unique brands and love to support their local community and independent designers. We used some contemporary pieces from their current collection to create these Autumn/Winter inspired looks.
How to reuse your wedding dress? These wedding dresses and separates were altered by our in house team to make them wearable post wedding, to read all about what we did to each design head on over to our blog post
We very luckily had a stunning sunny Autumnal day for our shoot with the very talented photographer Sophie, these shots were taken around the streets of Peckham, just a short walk from D.A.Y Boutique.
Bea Dress from our Finsbury Collection, Shortened to knee length by the AH Fitting Team.
Our bias cut Bea dress is the perfect layering piece. We wanted to add some warmth by layering it with this gorgeous ochre chunky knit, coat and knee high boots. This look would work well for or a nice walk and Sunday brunch with friends!
Freya Dress, Lace panel removed and Shortened to ankle length by the AH Fitting Team
We wanted to add some textural details to our Freya silk dress, the silk satin reflects light so beautifully and we love how it contrasts with the quilting and wool fabrics of the waistcoat. Some heeled lace up boots elevate this look, remove the waistcoat and hat for a day to evening transitional look.
Kennedy Dress from our Identity Collection, Neckline changes, straps added and hem shortened to midi by the AH Fitting Team
The adapted neckline of our Kennedy dress works so well layered over a t-shirt or knit, we added a cosy element with this teddy vest and chunky boots. Another look that transitions well from day to evening.
Amelia Silk Cami, Bridal Separates from Andrea Hawkes
The beauty of separating your wedding dress into a top and skirt is that you will get so much more wear from your design. This cami is a timeless classic that can become a staple in your everyday wardrobe, relax it down like this look with a cosy cardi, leather trousers and pea coat or dress it up with a skirt and heels for a party!
Floe Skirt, Bridal separate skirt shortened to midi length by the AH Fitting Team
A separate skirt offers so much versatility, here we wanted to achieve a glamorous look but toughened up with bold chunky books and a quilted coat. This look can go from relaxed everyday to wedding guest by removing the oversized coat.
Vero Dress, wedding dress by Andrea Hawkes without any alterations
This look was created to show how you can use your dress without making any alterations at all. For a more formal event such as a wedding we love this 70’s inspired waistcoat, mules and hive bag.
THANK YOU TO D.A.Y BOUTIQUE
None of this would have been possible without the knowledge, style and support of the wonderful team at D.A.Y Boutique who were full of amazing suggestions.
A few words from Apee…
“Our decision to work with the team at AH on this initiative is both professional and personal. Professionally, the idea of redesigning your wedding dress to be an item you can wear everyday really aligns with our philosophy at D.A.Y, of investing in timeless pieces and continuously making them work for you. Our customers are very much of this sustainable mindset and many are in this stage of their life, so this is a perfect way to offer them some ideas and inspiration.
Personally, my wedding dress was designed by Andrea Hawkes and I adored it. So, the opportunity to work with the team and get some ideas on how to take my wedding dress to the next stage is very relevant and exciting.”
We hope you enjoyed seeing some real life examples of how to wear your wedding dress again! It’s something we are here to embrace and support our brides with.
To alter your wedding dress post wedding you can book your fitting service by following the link below, a member of our team will then be in touch to find a suitable day and time to visit our studio.
We do recommend to dry clean your dress first, with the support of our experienced cleaners we can organise this for you
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