One of my New Year’s resolutions is to refashion more work-friendly duds for my day job.
While I work in a pretty casual office environment, I still want to look nice and put-together. 🙂
I thought this dress I thrifted for $1 would make a great work look!
It’s kind of hard to see in the picture, but the white part of this dress is sort of gross and yellowed, even after laundering.
I decided to totally ignore the “Dry Clean Only” tag and tossed it in a hot dye bath in my washing machine, following the instructions on the bottle.
It only cost me $1…so even if it got totally messed up, it wouldn’t be a massive tragedy. I mean…it’s not like it was very wearable as-is.
The color I chose was a nice, dark Wine.
Now, this dress made of synthetic fibers, which mean it isn’t going to take in much of the dye at all.
Here’s why some fabrics absorb dye better than others if you’re curious!
No worries! as long as that grody yellowed white was covered up, everything would be good!
After my dress was dyed, rinsed, and dried, I used my seam ripper to remove those shoulder pads.
I thought about shortening the hem of my new dress, but I actually like the longer length just fine! 🙂
What do you think?
I love that subtle mauve hue! I added on a slim obi belt, tights, and a pair of thrifted brogues to complete the look!
My new dress also worked rather well for an after-work drinky drink!