Breathe new life into old ice skating dresses
For about a million and one different reasons, it’s almost always a terrible idea to go out on the ice and compete with anything but a brand-new ice skating dress.
At the same time, most people don’t have and unlimited budget that allows them to add dozens and dozens of ice skating dresses to their wardrobe every single year, only to never wear those ice skating dresses ever again after that one competition.
This proves to be quite a problem for most people just getting into skating, as well as those that are sick and tired of looking at all of the different ice skating dress options they have collecting dust and not getting used to.
By the time you’re done with this quick guide, however, you are going to know exactly what you have to do to breathe new life into any and every ice skating dress that you likely weren’t ever going to wear again.
By arming yourself with all of the inside information below – and by unleashing your imagination and creativity a little bit – you’ll be able to transform nearly any skating dress unimaginable (including those that would be considered old and out of style) with absolutely no real extra effort whatsoever.
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Fall in love with the concept of “upcycling.”
More and more people are falling in love with the new trend of “upcycling” across most every aspect of life these days.
It’s not just a note to recycle any longer. People are looking for ways to reuse and reinvent all of the old possessions that they have on hand, and when you commit to following through with the upcycling focus, you’re going to be able to transform old dresses into something special.
Pretty much every ice skating dress imaginable can be altered, modified, and the improved, which is why you’ll want to keep all of your old clothes in storage – and in as close to the brand-new condition as possible.
The storage of these dresses can be a bit tricky, but with a little bit of thought, you’ll be able to handle that without any difficulty as well.
Changing fabric is the easiest upgrade you can make
Of all the different upgrades it, you can make when you are going to upcycle, and ice skating dress, the changing of the fabric of that dress is probably going to be the easiest as well as the most noticeable right out of the gate.
You aren’t going to want to completely overhaul the dress that you are working with, but are instead going to want to add new fabric to the dress in a way that elevates it style or transforms its aesthetics.
Think about adding new colors, think about adding new textures, and think about adding new visual flair to dress when you are adding this fabric. Everything will be just kind of fall into place from there!
Change out your embellishments
Every single ice skating dress event is going to be used in competition has been and always will be a loaded with at least a handful of different decorations that set it apart from the rest of the pack.
Unfortunately, it’s also really easy to “date” a particular skating dress simply by the type and condition of the embellishments that it is showcasing.
If you are going to be modifying your dress, to begin with, and hoping to give it a new lease on life, you are most certainly going to want to tackle the embellishments themselves. Swap out old and dated embellishments for something new and fresh or just completely overhaul the worn-out decorations with new components to make the dress look better than brand-new once again.
Don’t be nervous about adding new patterns and new designs when it comes to these embellishments, either. Surprise yourself with your creativity, and you’ll find something that is truly unique, truly custom, and something special.
Transform the color of your dress
At the end of the day, nothing is going to entirely change your favorite ice skating dress more than completely changing the colors that it showcases.
You will likely have to be a little bit careful when you decide to transform the color of your dress (especially if you are going to be changing ALL of the colors and not just a handful of the accent colors), but even then things should go pretty smoothly.
Just be sure that you are picking a dramatic color scheme that fits in nicely with your routine and your music (as well as the overarching theme of your efforts out on the ice) and you won’t have anything to worry about!
It doesn’t get much easier than that when you’re looking to refresh old ice skating dresses entirely.