A couple of years ago I bought a denim bralet playsuit from Topshop for a holiday which I have only actually ever worn a handful of times all in all. The main thing that attracted me to it was the 'Bralet' look as I just love it and normally can't find tops like that to fit me as the cup sizes are always far too small for my bust (I know they are not made to measure but they still look obviously too small on me and silly). Trying this playsuit on felt amazing because the cup was a decent enough size to look like a good fit so I of course immediately bought it!
I do love a playsuit and loved how this one looked on holiday (even though my husband said I looked like Bob the Builder - bloody cheek!) However, with playsuits I personally prefer them to be patterned or broken up in some way rather than one block colour like this one so ultimately, it's pride of place was hanging in my wardrobe rather than on my frame.
|BEFORE: My playsuit on holiday.|
So, after eying it up in my wardrobe the other day I got to thinking; it was the 'bralet' design that attracted me to purchasing it in the first place so why don't I just turn it into a bralet top? GENIUS!
And that is exactly what I did.
I cut away under the elasticated waistbelt around the middle, sewed up any straggly loose ends that were left and because I had to cut through the side zip, therefore cutting it in half, I removed it and stitched it up so it became a pull on top. The elasticated waist helps it stretch over my head and bust in order for it not to be a struggle to get on.
Et voila! A new bralet top was born!
I have to admit I am even more happy with the results than I thought I would be... Now I just need the weather to heat up so I can wear it out! I tried out a couple of looks with it over Easter to get an idea on how I could wear it and was very pleased with the overall fit and look.
What do you think??
|OUTFIT ONE: Teamed with summer heels and my favourite faithful navy chinos.|
|OUTFIT TWO: Grey Marl Skater, Heeled boots, Bralet and leather biker jacket.|