Remake: Pink Striped 90s Maternity Dress

 New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

I've got four words for you. This. Dress. You. Guys.

Loved the pink and white striping, but just wasn't as into the shape or style.

 New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

It was straight 90s, yo! It was also a maternity dress, once I looked at the label. I thought a little tweaking could come to fruition to make this the perfect dress to wear during the September heat wave of Los Angeles.

 New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

I mean it's just waiting for some TLC. TLC, I'm a-coming for you!

To start off, I did some serious trimming. SERIOUS.

Goodbye sleeves! Goodbye collar!

 New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

I created a little sweetheart neckline as well, pinning under the fabric once I trimmed off the top portion of the dress.

With my new neckline pinned, it was time to stitch it in place and take the bodice in about six inches to make it fit me.

 New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

With the new seams stitched and dress taken in to fit, I trimmed the excess fabric with my pinking shears...

 New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

...to give the new edges a zig zag trim to help with fraying.

 New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

Now it was time for straps! I pulled a few trim options...

 New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

...and pinned and stitched in place.

 New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

For extra waist cinching, I added one of my newest vintage belt additions and was ready for the hot, California afternoon.

 New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

It's my summer candy striper look!

 New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

I paired my dress with black & white Report flats and a strawberry LeSportsac purse to contrast with the super pastel color palette from my remake.

 New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

Cotton dress to stay cool in during 90 degree weather, check!

 New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

The 90s are coming back, however I don't think the original dress would have made that cut.

 New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

Kind of obsessed with this before and after!

 New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

One gal's maternity dress is another gal's new September Summer OOTD.

 New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

New Dress A Day - 90s Striped Maternity Dress

I'll take it!