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Turn old bridesmaid dresses into "something new"

Published May 12, 2011

Here's an idea that's long overdue: A way to recycle the bridesmaid dresses taking up space in your closet into something new for YOU.

At, you can exchange that frilly frock for a credit toward the purchase of a new Little Black Dress suitable for all occasions.

Out with the taffeta floral! In with something you'll actually wear again!

The concept comes from the Dessy Group, a leading maker of bridesmaid dresses. They will accept up to three bridesmaid dresses at a time. Those suitable for reuse will be donated to Clothes4Souls. Others will be recycled. Read these FAQs on how it all works.

And for a limited time, NewlyMaid is offering free shipping both ways. Who's signing up as fast as I am?

Deal Diva Letitia

P.S. Gracias to our friends at the Budget Babe for sharing this fab concept.

Photo: Who would ever wear again this bridesmaid dress from David's Bridal?