I have had my seventh form ball dress in my wardrobe now for 14 years!!! It has sat there waiting to be worn and I never had anything to wear it too.
My mum actually made it for me after all the dresses I looked at and wanted were about $200 more than I could afford. I think in the interests of modesty she kept it rather loose fitting around the torso and very long.
So last month we got invited to a dress up Halloween Party and I raided my wardrobe and the dress up box (I'm a theatre person, we have dress ups for adults at home!).
I found some angel wings and some hardcore bling and my ball dress so a fallen angel I was.
Unfortunately the dress needed to be spiced up a little to make me truly fallen.
So I took to it with some scissors and chopped it just above the knee. Due to the type of fabric it didn't need hemming.
Then I took it in on both sides to give it more of a pencil skirt slimming shape not so much A-line as previously.
It worked really well, even with me having trouble with the lining getting a bit tangled. Nothing a bit of unpicking couldn't fix!
I'm not sure when I'll wear this dress again, but considering it hasn't been worn in so long I'm glad it got another outing, although I definitely didn't have as much to drink this time around. I must be getting old and responsible!