Revamping a piece I couldn’t wear in my wardrobe
I bought this top because I LOVED the colour. I LOVED the fabric (silk chiffon) and I liked the easy drapey-ness of it.
Unfortunately, while it was drapey and cool, it was giving me a strange, weird bulge in front when I wore it, making me look very strange and lumpy in the belly area.
While I was pregnant it was perfect because it highlighted and hugged my bump but afterwards? Me no likey.
I even tried belting it, and it was ugly.
I wore it when I had a little bump and it was cute but not so cute when you aren’t expecting.
So I bit the bullet and took a pair of scissors to it and ended up with this:
..and I KIND OF LOVE IT.
It’s now like a chiffon silk shrug to wear over any top, and when I wrap it around my waist and belt it, it’s killer, trust me.
It looks like nothing on the hanger but it is great on a body.
I even like the way I hacked at the hem, giving it a raw edge silk hem without meaning to.
I’ve breathed new life into this top. I was about to sell it but I glad I didn’t!
This is how I’ve styled it on Instagram: