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hrifty Woman Finds Consignment Shop Clothes For $1 Each, And Turns Them Into Charming Outfits

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Anyone who’s shopped at a thrift store will know the excitement of finding a beautiful peace of clothing for an unbelievable price, and returning home with a smugness like you’ve managed to con the item into your shopping bag.

Jillian Owens from South Carolina, on the other hand, doesn’t look for beautiful clothes in thrift stores. Instead, she looks for items of clothing that nobody wants – the ones that are selling cheaper than cheap. She then refashions them into her own unique custom designs, and the results are astonishing.

Check out some of Jillian’s most impressive before-and-after shots of her fashion pieces in this slideshow.

1. From drab to fab

Jillian bought a shapeless white dress that doesn’t do much for her figure. She recognized that the top half of the dress had a beautiful, delicate design that simply didn’t reflect the shapeless skirt below. So she chopped off the skirt, dyed the top half of the dress and wore it as a chic button-up shirt. With a pair of skinny jeans and a matching purse, it looks much more flattering.

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2. Floral fall

The dress that Jillian discovered here looks almost as if it has already been refashioned… from someone’s grandma’s curtains. Jillian knew she had a challenge on her hands if she took this on, but she already had an idea in mind. She first got rid of the shoulder pads from the top of the dress, then severed it in two. After removing the now-pointless belt loops and fixing the hem, she was left with a beautiful v-neck floral shirt.

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3. Cinched with a tie-waist

When buying from a thrift store, it’s often hard to find your actual size. Jillian found a dress that was too large around the waist, and was slightly too long on her body. She solved the issue by creating a tie using spare material dyed the same shade of the dress. She then added her own trim to the dress’ hem and buttons to the shoulders, making it look much more put-together.

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4. Shirt to halter dress

After volunteering at a bierkeller Octoberfest, Jillian had a huge shirt from the event that she decided to refashion. She chopped off the sleeves, then cut the shirt to the shape of a dress from her wardrobe that she liked the fit of. She then pinned and sewed everything together, finally adding a drawstring piece of fabric for the shoulder straps.

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5. Frumpy coat to tailored blazer

It seems that one of Jillian’s specialities is to tailor frumpier pieces, and she nails it with this burgundy coat. The style and the length of the original coat didn’t suit Jillian at all. So she chopped the jacket to fall just beneath the pockets of her jeans, giving the hem pointed edges to add shape. It looks much more flattering after Jillian’s transformation.

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6. Shirt to dress

Inspired by Kylie Jenner, Jillian decided to refashion an oversized men’s shirt into a denim style dress. The shirt cost just $1, and while Jillian had hoped to be able to wear the shirt as it was, it didn’t look great in its original form. So she chopped it down, removed the sleeves, and added extra material to the bottom to make it long enough to pass as a dress.

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7. Old-fashioned to modern

Jillian’s vintage-style find on the before image needs a bit of modernization. The sleeves are puffy, and the whole thing looks a bit too “90s bridesmaid” to be acceptable casual summer attire. But when Jillian chopped off the sleeves and added a belt at the waist, the dress suddenly looked a lot less understated – and much more modern. And who doesn’t love a skirt with pockets?

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8. No-sew dress

When Jillian came across a shirt, skirt and sash ensemble at her local thrift store, she knew she had to have it. She hated the design, but loved the print (which is a bit of a running trend with Jillian’s finds). Rather than sew the outfit into something new, she simply pulled the skirt up under her arms, tucked the waistline in, cinched the waist with the sash, then added in a black maxi skirt underneath. Simple yet effective!

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9. Wizarding robes to chic dress

The dress in the before image looks a bit like the sort of wizard attire you’d find in Harry Potter, except with a Scottish twist. It seems impossible that Jillian could find a way to save this dress… but she managed it as always. She cut the length to above her knee and runched up the sleeves to her elbows. She also added a thin tie belt made from the same tartan material as the dress, pulling it in at the waist.

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10. XXL shirt to dress

Sometimes it’s nice to buy a shirt with a little extra room. But Jillian came across a shirt that was almost a dress… so she did the logical thing and turned it into a dress. Without the extra long sleeves that gave the shirt a bedraggled air, the new dress looks much more flattering. Jillian replaced the sleeves with tighter versions, and it looks like she pulled the body of the shirt in too, giving it a slightly more styled appearance.

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11. Complete outfit overhaul

Jillian decided that the only way to save this dress was to get rid of most of it, and we don’t blame her. The original piece was frumpy, boxy, and had oddly squared shoulders. But these square shoulders look great after Jillian’s transformation of the dress into a tailored jacket. She cut the sleeves to elbow-length and had the jacket finish at her waist. It looks great paired with her lbd.

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12. Summer chic

Once again, Jillian took her scissors to a vintage piece to show the benefits of less material and more skin. She cut off this frumpy dress’ wide shoulders and transformed them into fashionable straps, and chopped some of the length to finish the cut just above the knee. She also added a brown belt to accessorize. This dress hadn’t lost its distinctive appeal, but it’s much more flattering now.

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13. One dress, three ways

Sometimes Jillian’s repurposed looks don’t involve a sewing needle, which gives her the versatility to transform one thrift store piece into multiple different garments. After finding a shirt dress, she first wore it as a cardigan, then as a maxi dress, before finally chopping off the bottom and wearing it as a shorter version of the original. Which look do you prefer?

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14. Nightwear to daywear

The dress in the before photo here looks like a Victorian night garment. As if the unflattering length wasn’t bad enough, the abnormally large white collar ruins the whole thing. It’s no wonder that Jillian chopped it off during her transformation of the piece. She also shortened the length to her knees and added a tie belt at the waist. It’s now a perfectly acceptable piece of daywear.

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15. Sweater vest… sweater

Old-fashioned sweater vests are essentially just a thing of the past nowadays. You might see your granddad wearing one over a shirt on Christmas eve, but nobody – especially not young women – wears them casually anymore. So when Jillian found an old sweater vest at her local thrift store, she made it wearable… by adding sleeves and turning it into a standard sweater. Instead of trying to color match the sleeves and the vest, she added white sleeves and a white trim for a quirky take on the style.

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16. Color change

Some of Jillian’s more creative pieces involve her dying a fabric a different color. This dress that Jillian discovered was a shade of bright pink that simply didn’t suit its style. She dyed it an understated pale beige and chopped the sleeves off for good measure. She also got rid of the bizarre underskirt at the bottom of the dress and trimmed the skirt to fall just above her knee. It makes for perfect Christmas party attire.

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17. Sweater turned dress

Jillian’s dress collection must consist of hundreds of garments, as even her thrift store finds that aren’t originally dresses usually end up that way. Though she admitted to liking the cardigan sweater in its original form, she was still keen to make it a little more interesting. She simply pinned together the front of the sweater, then sewed it together and removed the button. After adding a broach and popping on a matching beret, she was good to go.

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18. From old to young

The dress on the left just doesn’t suit a woman of Jillian’s age. It’s a little frumpy, and it doesn’t fit her properly. Jillian managed to pull the dress in at the waist, and removed the top half of the blouse. In its place, she sewed material to form a tie-neck strap. Again, this look is still very vintage, but doesn’t look like something a granny should wear anymore.

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19. Boho dyed 90s dress

Jillian admitted on her blog that she never wears white, thanks to her clumsiness that leads to spillages of all sorts staining the material (we can relate). She also knows that white washes out her pale skin, which is why she usually dyes her white thrift store finds to a color more suited to her. She dyed this 90s dress a beautiful nude color that brings out the beading along the top.

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20. Beautiful material, questionable design

Jillian’s find in this image actually has quite beautiful material. It’s a shame, therefore, that the dress itself is such an unflattering design. Luckily, Jillian saw its potential and took it home. She managed to transform it into a much shorter piece, and pulled it in at the waist. Once the length was cut, it didn’t actually need much doing to it. The long sleeves and the neckline look much nicer on a short dress.

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21. Button-up shirt to skirt

Not many of Jillian’s thrift store finds are transformed into clothes for the bottom half, but she pulled it off effortlessly with this button-up shirt skirt. This job doesn’t need any sewing at all, so even those of us who aren’t skilled with a needle can give it a go. You just need to think carefully about your shirt of choice – Jillian opted for a shirt with dark and muted colors to prevent it from looking too obviously shirt-like.

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22. Dye job

The dress on the left looks a little bit like the lace curtains found in bathrooms in the 90s. Luckily, it only took a bit of work from Jillian to turn it into something much more current and fashionable. She dyed it from white to turquoise, then cut it to knee length. The scoop-neck design and sleeves were cute enough to leave as they were, so really, this dress didn’t need a whole lot of work.

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23. Dress to tie-back top

Tie-back tops are a little different from the norm without being too in-your-face. For this reason, they’ve proved popular for a number of years now – and they’re really easy to make from a refashioned dress. Jillian proved this herself when she chopped a thrift store dress to waist length, which she then carefully cut at the back to create a back split, tying it at the bottom.

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24. Circus smock to minidress

How Jillian even managed to find the dress on the left in the first place is a mystery to us. Has anyone ever wore it before sending it to the thrift store? Hopefully not. Jillian made it marginally better by removing the sleeves and the frilly white nightgown lace from around the neck. She also cut it shorter and cinched it at the waist. The red pocket still looks like an abnormal blotch to us, though.

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25. Sweater magic

The original sweater that Jillian found at a thrift store was a little plain. It might have been comfy, but it was slightly too long and a fairly boring shade of nothingness. Jillian first cut the hem slightly shorter, giving it more of a cropped look. She then carefully dyed the whole piece, giving it a cool, somehow understated tie dye effect that instantly makes it more glam.

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26. Buttoned up

There’s nothing to terrible about this particular thrift store find, though it does look a little formal with its boxy shoulders and double-button design. Jillian removed one set of buttons and transformed the dress into a coat. She shortened the material, adding a tie around the waist for shape. It looks great with leggings and a funky pair of shoes.

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27. Dress and mask

We knew it wouldn’t be long until we spotted a photo of Jillian showing off a matching dress and face mask, and it’s finally here. She used leftover material that she’d cut off from her thrift store dress when she’d made it shorter. There was enough material left for her to make both herself and her partner a unique face mask each. Cute!

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28. Shoulder detail

The shoulders on this dress are what really sell it. In its before state, there was nothing else too interesting to it. Mid-length with an unflattering fit, it needed Jillian’s work to blossom into something beautiful. After cutting the length to below the knee and chopping the sleeves shorter, all that was left to do was pull the waist in with a belt. We’re glad she left the striking shoulder design as it was.

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29. From dress to top

We’ve learned by now that some dresses just weren’t made to be dresses. In the instances when they’d do better as tops, no one does a better job at transforming them than Jillian. With this long red number, which was giving us overwhelming air hostess vibes, she got rid of the skirt entirely and left only the top half, which was fitted enough to leave as it was. The oversized belt makes for a great feature of the shirt, and you probably wouldn’t find it on something that hadn’t originally been a dress.

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30. Color change

There are some colors that just don’t look flattering in any light, and the earwax yellow of this dress is one of them. Jillian still saw its potential, though, and decided to buy it and transform into something much more beautiful. She dyed the yellow into a beautiful orangey-pink, then cut the sleeves back to show off more of her upper arms. With a slightly shorter hemline, the dress now looks completely different.

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31. The same dress?

The majority of Jillian’s transformations are impressive, but still obviously the same item in the after pic. In this case, though, Jillian’s refashioned dress is completely different to the original. Perhaps she realized there was no saving the ugly pale flower print and decided the best thing was simply to dye the whole thing purple and cut it short. We definitely prefer the end result.

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32. Toga chic

A dress with a pull-tie at the waist always has potential, even if it starts off looking as ugly as this one. Jillian got rid of the terrible sleeves and took off the buttons down the middle that made the outfit more “costume party” than “casual dress”. She then pulled in the waist using the ties and cut the bottom shorter. While the faded beige color isn’t too beautiful, perhaps the material isn’t dye-friendly.

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33. DIY utility dress

Utility dresses are all the range at the moment, and they’re much more likely to cost more than $4 if you came across one in a popular clothing store. But that’s exactly how much Jillian spent on buying her thrift store find and transforming it into an Anthropologie-inspired fashion statement. It’s interesting that she sometimes uses other designs as a reference when creating her own pieces.

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34. Ruffled smock

It’s hard to make silk look fitting, especially if there’s lots of excess skirt material, like the case with this turquoise number. The color of this dress and its top portion are pretty nice, but it definitely didn’t fit Jillian properly when she bought it. After cutting the dress short and sewing ruffles into the skirt, it becomes one of our favorites of all her designs. It looks much more expensive than it started out.

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35. From plain to purple

Once more, Jillian shows off her dye skills when she transforms a simple white dress into a dazzling purple number. She apparently fully submerges her pieces into a bucket of dye to help the material absorb the color well. Although she decided to leave the dress in its original style, it looks completely different with a repurposed color alone.

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36. Back to front

This dress makes for one of Jillian’s simpler designs, proving that all of us could have a go at refashioning outfits if we wanted to. It was looking frumpy and overly long when she first bought it, and with just a few tricks, she had it looking much better. After switching the dress back to front, she removed the collar from the back and shortened the hem. Kudos to her for finding a pair of sunglasses that complement the outfit perfectly.

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37. Old lady top to tube top

No wonder Jillian looked so perplexed in the first picture – she’s wearing a top that looks like it’s for someone three times her age. Unsurprisingly, she decides to get rid of the granny collar; and, in fact, says goodbye to the top half of the sweater completely. All she leaves is the main body of the piece, which she turns into a simple tube top. This is another one that any of us could try out ourselves.

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38. Out-of-date to in date

Sometimes there’s no saving a long dress, and this was one of those times. Instead of bothering to reshape the endless lengths of material beneath the dress’ scalloped midsection, Jillian simply removed it entirely. What was left in its place was a slightly large, unusual shirt. Somehow, she managed to make the neck ruffles work by chopping off the baggy sleeves. The result is a modern, flattering summer top.

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39. Romper overhaul

Rompers can sometimes be hit-and-miss in fit, but this thrift store find is particularly, er, unique. We don’t blame Jillian for deciding it was best to completely get rid of the unusual waistcoat-like top half and replace it with a white vest. The gingham shorts are very in fashion, but combined with the bizarre floral number on top, they were just too much. They look much better after Jillian’s refashion job.

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40. Pretty playsuit

If we’re being really honest here, we were a fan of the original dress that Jillian managed to scoop up for a bargain price. It was a nice length and fit – but Jillian saw greater potential. In one of her most creative designs so far, she transformed the dress into a funky playsuit. She chopped the length, turning the skirt into shorts, and added a tie-waist. To finish off the cute look, she cut the high neckline into a much more flattering v-neck.

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41. Smock on

We know by now that Jillian loves transforming a large smock into a much smaller dress, and this fashion refurb is no different. The original dress was a beautiful shade of midnight blue, but that was about all it had going for it. It was frumpy and long, but all Jillian had to do was cut it shorter and add a thick belt. Paired with some matching retro sunglasses, the outfit is fun and perfect for the summer.

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42. Collar reduction

We’re still flabbergasted at just how many dresses Jillian has managed to find with ginormous collars. Maybe she has a soft spot for them – or for removing them, at least. In this case, Jillian didn’t remove the collar entirely, but cut it into a much more bearable size. After removing the buttons and pulling the waist in with some spare material as a tie, she removed the sleeves and she was good to go. This was one of the few dresses that she chose to keep floor-length, and we think she made the right decision.

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43. Purple wonder

Jillian is at it again with the big collared dresses, and once more, she decided to get rid of this one entirely. It’s astounding what a difference a lack of a collar can make to some of her designs – which makes us wonder why anyone would affix such a large collar to a dress in the first place. In this case, Jillian cut the length ever so slightly and removed the giant buttons from the center of the dress. She then added a purple silk undershirt for a sleek, smart outfit.

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44. Bad to good fitting

The dress on the left has a really bizarre shape. The seam that looks as if it should fit around the waist actually falls just beneath the hips, giving the dress a completely shapeless look. Unsurprisingly, Jillian wasted no time in getting rid of that excess material below the knee and give the dress the chop. Instead of the tiny waist tie that original came with the dress, Jillian used a thicker, more flattering strip of material. She also added a little extra to the sleeves.

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45. Fab flapper

Judging by Jillian’s expression on the before picture of this white and gold ensemble, she wasn’t a fan of how wide it was on her body. Despite her obvious distaste for the original dress, it didn’t take much for her to transform it into something she was more keen on. She simply cut off the sleeves and added a cute gold broach to the strap on the left. The finished result looks almost flapper style.

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46. Denim delight

Denim is a notoriously difficult material to work with, as it has a tendency to sit in its original shape no matter what. But when Jillian discovered a ginormous denim dress with a large, unflattering skirt, she knew she had to save it. All it took was a quick snip at the material at the bottom of the skirt, and the dress now looked deliberately oversized, rather than engulfing. She teamed it with boots, socks and a simple tee for a casual everyday look.

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47. Completely chopped

Jillian saw that one of the biggest things going for this bright blue dress was its belt design. She didn’t like much else of it, though – not the neckline, nor the sleeves or the skirt, judging by the end result. She transformed the dress into a sleeveless top, leaving the belt to form a funky hem around her waist. Paired with a bandanna and some blue denim jeans, she’s kept the look nice and simple.

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48. Cheeky

Though Jillian liked the look of her white beaded find, there was a clear problem: it was just a little too revealing. To enable herself to wear the dress in public without having to cover up her chest, Jillian solved the issue by adding a patterned material to the holes that complements the dress perfectly. After dying it turquoise and cutting it shorter, the end result is much more appealing.

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49. Unwasted sleeves

What to do when your dress’ sleeves are too ugly to leave attached to the arms? Wear them as a belt, of course! Jillian probably knew that this look would receive a mixed response from her audience, but she was clearly feeling confident in her creation. After chopping the skirt to an above-knee length, she only needed to pull the waist in with her unique sleeve tie belt. The cute collar thankfully got to stay.

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50. Emperor sass

There are definite emperor vibes emanating from the original dress in the before shot. Though the style is a little unusual, and probably not for everyone, Jillian decided it was something she could work with. She chopped off the wide sleeves, leaving only the purple neck collar, which gave the dress an interesting and surprisingly flattering design. She used leftover material from the sleeves as a waist tie, and called it a day with this one. She even matched her nails and jewelry to her dress.

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Woman Reluctantly Agrees To Cutting Her Long Hair

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Change is good. It’s almost always a welcome transition for most people. New job, move to a new place, new partner, new hobby… There’s that feeling of resetting and rewiring oneself for the better part of healing. So wherever you are in this world, don’t be afraid to take a few risks every now and then.

They say time waits for no one. Before you know it, age hits you and that feeling of weariness sets in. So how does one deal with the onset of age? How about a makeover?

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Exactly what this lady went for. Here she is with the MAKEOVERGUY getting ready for a fresh, new look.

He is Christopher Hopkins. According to his website, he is,

“… an entrepreneur, entertainer, cyber-star, author, and appearance aficionado. Affectionately known as The Makeover Guy®, Christopher provides uplifting, inspirational, and informative videos as well as exclusive makeover services.”

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Christopher has been at it for three decades now. That’s right, since 1990, he has stunned audiences with his work while also receiving standing ovations from all around the world when he sings for orchestras. This guy is quite a unique talent.

This lady herself said it. She’s in her fifties, feels old, and wants to feel “new”.

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Being the professional that he is, Hopkins asks her a few questions, just to get to know her and see what she’s going for. It gives the artist a “feel” for what he’s working with which helps open his mind to more possibilities.

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They go back and forth trading insights as to how she wants to be after the makeover, while Christopher shares his wisdom as to how he sees her when he’s done. She goes on to say how she likes it long, that it’s been long her whole life, and that she doesn’t really want it too short.

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Well, Christopher had other ideas. He’s not the expert for nothing!

He grabs the bottom part of her her and palms it for awhile as he goes on to tell her about his ideas. She’s having a great time, laughing and looking very relaxed considering she’s in the chair about to undergo a transformation at her age.

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Then the artist grabs a pair of scissors and in one smooth motion, snips the entire bottom half of her hair off, and Hopkins just coolly sets it down in front of her much to her amazement and shock. Look at her face!

Obviously relieved and delighted, she starts admiring herself with a bright smile suddenly seeing the many possibilities this makeover could do for her. Oh but Hopkins is not done. Not by a long shot!

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He goes on styling her hair with a blower. She gets her makeup done too!

Now I won’t go into too many details as you’ll have to see it for yourself. But she describes herself feeling,

“Younger, vibrant, happy. Coming down the stairs I said, ‘I feel really sassy right now”.

Even her makeup did wonders! She definitely looks younger and her vibe on camera seems to radiate a bubbly, energetic young lady once again. Hopkins took the length she wanted to keep, but gave her something else in return.

Sometimes, what we want for ourselves isn’t always better. A view from the outside can be what we just need.

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40 Weird But Genius Beauty Hacks

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Maintaining a healthy body is really hard work, especially as you age. And, let’s face it, we all get more wrinkles and blotchier skin each year. In order to minimize signs of aging, you might try applying more makeup and other beauty products to help you look younger. This beauty routine can begin to take a toll, because it can take a long time to go apply so many beauty products.

While we all try to make the makeup-applying process as short as possible, it’s pretty hard to cut corners. To make matters worse, no matter what you do, certain problems, such as chapped skin, sagging body parts, and unmanageable hair, might make this task take even longer.

Luckily, there are some amazing hacks that can make this often-drawn-out process easier. These hacks can help you more easily beautify your looks while simplifying your daily makeup ritual, often saving you valuable time in the process.

1) Firmer Breasts

Drooping breasts can result from malnourished skin, so keep your skin hydrated if you want firmer breasts. Some say that by rubbing Vaseline on your breasts every night before bed, you will notice that your breasts are firmer and the skin is more elastic after just two weeks.

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2) DIY Lip Stain

If you ever find yourself without your favorite lipstick, you can use this helpful hack. Wet an eye shadow in the color you want, and apply it to your lips. This hack should keep your lips colored until you have time to stop by the store for lipstick.

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3) Tame Unruly Eyebrows

Sometimes your eyebrows have a mind of their own. If your eyebrows become unruly while you are on the go, apply some lip balm to keep them in place. When applying the lip balm, use a spoolie brush to ensure that the lip balm is worked properly through the brow.

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4) Great Smelling Hair

If you want your hair to smell amazing, there are a few ways to do it. The first is to buy a strongly scented shampoo. Another way is to spray perfume onto your hairbrush and brush your hair a few times. This might be too much for people with thin hair, but if your hair is thicker, give it a try.

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5) Clump-Free Lashes

A common problem with eyelashes is that mascara can become clumped up on your lower lashes. To prevent this, use a fan brush for more delicate application as opposed to a mascara wand, which can often leave smudges or clumps.

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6) Fast Hair-Drying Method

To quickly dry long hair, use an old T-shirt. The cotton material is less harsh on the hair and allows the hair to retain some of the moisture from your bath or shower while still allowing you to dry it. Best of all, this hair-drying method can prevent frizzy hair.

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7) Freshening Facial Spray

This spray will make you look and feel fresh, even after a long day. Mix together 1 part aloe gel and 3 parts purified water. Pour into a spray bottle, and give yourself a spray as often as you want.

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8) Brighter Smokey Eye

If you prefer a brighter smokey eye look, then this method is for you. Start by applying a cream-colored eye shadow to your eye lids. Next, using a long shadow brush, add the color of your choice, buffing it outwards as you apply it. Apply concealer if you need to diffuse the color.

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9) False Eyelash Application Trick

False eyelashes are great if you want to have longer, fuller eyelashes, but they are often a pain to apply. To make this process much easier, cut up the eyelashes into thirds before applying them. Then simply apply the lashes one section at a time.

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10) Strawberries to Whiten Teeth

Strawberries are naturally acidic, which makes them great at whitening teeth. Just use caution: Natural teeth whitening treatments can be hard on your teeth. If you feel sensitivity, stop and consider speaking to a dentist. To whiten your teeth, mix 1 teaspoon of grated strawberries with 1 teaspoon of baking soda, then use it as a substitute for your toothpaste about twice a month.

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11) Cheap Glam Glow

For a cheap glam glow look, use cream or dry oil on your cheeks for a similar affect. Apply the dry oil cream to your cheekbones, making sure not to overdo it. If needed, dab away excess product using a tissue.

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12) Toothbrush and Hairspray Flyaway Hack

To easily tame pesky flyaways, apply hair spray and use a toothbrush to work the hair back into place. The toothbrush is small enough to allow you to manage single strands easily, while the hairspray helps to keep the hair in place once you are done.

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13) Activated Charcoal Mask

Yes, you can make your own activated charcoal mask. Mix 2 tablespoons of activated charcoal with 1.5 tablespoons of agar powder. Dissolve them in hot water until the solution turns jelly-like. Then apply to your face for about 30 minutes.

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14) DIY Fake Long Nails

If you have short nails but prefer the long look of a French manicure, then this hack is for you. To create the illusion of longer nails, paint the nail tip wider than it actually is by painting over part of the nail bed. This makes it seem like the nail is longer.

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15) Longer-Lasting Perfume Scent

To make the scent of your perfume last longer, apply a little Vaseline to the areas where you apply the perfume beforehand. The Vaseline should keep the perfume from wearing off too quickly, making its scent stick around longer.

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16) Soften Your Heels

If you walk around a lot, you are likely to have calloused feet. Soak your feet to soften them. Mix together 2 cups warm water, 1 cup vinegar, and 1/2 cup baking soda. Soak your feet for about 20 minutes, and then dry with a towel and rehydrate.

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17) Fake Bangs

Some days you may want a change in your look. Fortunately, the following hack can give you the look of having bangs even if you don’t have them. To create fake bangs, simply tease your hair into place. Next, clip the bangs into place using a hairclip. If needed, create a zig-zag part in your hair to help hide the clip.

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18) Foot Odor Hack

Use dry shampoo to cut down on smelly foot odor. To use this hack, spray the bottom of your foot with the dry shampoo before putting on your footwear. The shampoo should absorb any oils or sweat generated by your feet, keeping down the stinky smell.

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19) Soothe Your Sunburn

When we get sunburned, the pain actually comes from the skin being dehydrated. Rehydrating your skin will soothe the burn and may even prevent you from peeling. Aloe Vera is the best solution when it comes to sunburns.

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20) Perfect No-Heat Curls

To create the perfect curl in your hair without having to apply damaging heat, dampen your hair with a hold-and-shine hair product. Next, twist sections of your hair into a long spiral while it is still wet. Secure that spiral in a bun, and hold them in place with a rubber band. Once dry, pull out the rubber bands.

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21) Talcum Powder Eyelash Trick

Long, beautiful lashes are usually the envy of many women. Now you can have them too, even if your eyelashes are not very long. To create longer eyelashes, apply talcum powder to your lashes with a brush. Follow this up with mascara.

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22) Ground Potato Compress

If the skin on your armpits is too dark, lighten it with potatoes. Grind the potato into a compress, and then place it on your skin for about an hour. Your armpits will be lighter.

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23) Easy Glitter Application

If you love glitter and use it in your makeup routine, here is an easy way to apply it to your eyelids. Apply clear lip gloss as an adhesive to stick the glitter too. For shaping the glitter, use surgical tape to remove the glitter in small amounts. Surgical tape is not as sticky as regular tape and is perfect for this task.

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24) Static Removal Hack

Do you want an easy way to remove static from your clothing? Use hairspray. If you notice static in your clothing, spray some hairspray to the inside of the garment. The static should disappear. You can also use hand lotion for this by simply applying it to the area where the static is occurring.

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25) Blackheads Remover

This DIY mask will take care of those pesky blackheads. Mix together 1 teaspoon of warm water, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 tablespoon of flour. Dip a cloth into the solution, and then apply it to your skin. Leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes.

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26) Volumize Straight Hair

Straight hair can sometimes lack volume, meaning your hair lies flat on your head. To give it some volume, use a rounded hairbrush placed under the hair as you’re drying it. Work your hair up with the brush and then around in a “C” shape. This should raise your hair off of your scalp and give it some volume.

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27) Dryer Sheet Flyaway Hack

Another way to defeat flyaways is to use a dryer sheet. Simply rub your hair with a dryer sheet to remove any static. Keep in mind, unless you want your hair to smell like fabric softener, look for unscented dryer sheets to use for this purpose.

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28) Nail Strengthener

If your nails could use a little love, try this DIY tincture to make them stronger and more beautiful. Mix equal parts of coconut oil and honey, and then add a few drops of lavender. Pour it into a nail polish bottle, and brush it onto your nails.

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29) Give Your Lips More Volume

Back in the ’80s and ’90s, dark lip liner was all the rage, as teens everywhere sought that Goth look. Instead of using a darker lip line to give your lips more volume, consider using a lip liner that is lighter in color than the rest of your lip. So now, instead of looking broody, you look more light and cheery.

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30) Business Card Mascara Hack

This trick allows you to apply your mascara without getting it all over your freshly applied eye shadow. All you need is a business or appointment card. Use the card as a barrier to keep the mascara off of your eye shadow.

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31) Sugar Scrub for Leg Hair

Sugar makes a great natural exfoliant and doesn’t irritate the skin like a waxing treatment does. Mix 1/4 cup lemon juice, 2 cups sugar, and 1/4 cup water into a bowl. Heat it over low heat until it all melts together; it should look golden. Let it cool, and apply it to the skin. Then sharply remove and rinse.

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32) Hide Blemishes

Looking for an easy way to hide blemishes? Use a small brush to apply your concealer and foundation to the blemish. All it takes is a dot to make the blemish disappear. Then, apply powder on top to set them in place.

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33) Eye Shadow Root Touchup

If you notice your roots are starting to show and you are pressed for time, use this simple hack to touch them up. Take a little eye shadow, in the shade that matches your hair, and use a makeup brush to blend it into your roots.

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34) DIY Anti-Cellulite Wrap

If you are going to do a wrap, use caution: This practice can come with unforeseen health risks. But if you are dying to try it, mix together 2 tablespoons of ground ginger, 5 tablespoons of cosmetic clay, and 10 tablespoons of warm water. Apply the mixture to your skin, and then wrap the area in plastic. Leave it on for an hour, and then unwrap yourself and shower off.

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35) Long-Lasting Makeup Hack

This hack can help prolong the life of your makeup. Simply use a tissue to gently rub, or dab away any excess moisture or oils on your face after applying it before you apply any powder. Removing the moisture first allows the makeup to set better and last longer once you apply any powder.

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36) Shaving Cream Makeup Stain Remover

An easy and scrub-free way to remove makeup stains from your skin is to use shaving cream. When removing the stain, apply the shaving cream and massage it into the stained area. Finally, rinse the area with water.

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37) Erase Circles Under Your Eyes

Keep your coffee grounds and use them on your eyes. Mix 1 part grounds and 1 part coconut oil, and then gently rub onto the skin. Leave it on for about 15 minutes, and do this routine three to four times a week.

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38) Green Teabag Chapped Lip Hack

A green teabag is the perfect remedy for chapped lips. Dampen the tea bag in warm water, and rub it on your chapped lips for about five minutes. The antioxidants in the tea are effective at moisturizing your dry lips.

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39) Sea Salt in Your Hair

Greasy hair is THE WORST, but you don’t have to worry anymore. Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of sea salt to your shampoo and shake. Now your roots can stay clean longer.

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40) DIY Eyelash Enhancer

Keep your old mascara bottles, and make your own eyelash enhancing serum. Mix together 1 part aloe, 1 part castor oil, and 2 parts vitamin E. Put it on every night before you go to bed, and within a month you will notice your eyelashes growing thicker.

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While beauty is often in the eye of the beholder, most men and women want to look their best. This can help build your confidence and make you more likely to exceed at the job or in your private life. Use these beauty hacks to make your daily beauty routine simple and easy.

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40 Bizarre Wedding Dresses That Never Should Have Existed

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Choosing a wedding dress can be intimidating. There are so many different styles and materials to consider. Some brides have had a specific vision in their head of what they want since they were little girls, while others feel overwhelmed at the prospect of making a choice. And that’s not even factoring in the cost, with many brides paying thousands of dollars for their wedding dress.

With the cost of some designer dresses, it’s no wonder that many brides are turning to other places to find their perfect gown. Some go rummaging in thrift stores, others rework their grandmother or mother’s dress, and some even rent a gown for the day. The simple fact is, there are dozens of ways to end up with a beautiful dress for your wedding day without forking over a lot of money.

Some brides love a classic, traditional look, while others enjoy pushing the bar and finding modern styles, patterns, and colors. And then there are the brides who make such bizarre choices, they wind up going viral on the internet — some even decades after their wedding took place.

We won’t judge if you got your wedding dress in a thrift shop. But these bizarre dresses are another story.

1. There’s nothing like wearing a wedding dress that resembles a tampon.

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Everything about this is horrible, from the bows to the frills to the bizarre shape with the bride’s face peeking out. Was anyone at the wedding able to keep a straight face?

2. This Dress can double as a snowman character.

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I have a lot of questions about this one. For one, where are her arms? What’s up with that shape? I guess at the end of the day, the two of them look happy, and that’s the most important thing.

3. You may now slice the bride.

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Presumably, this means that she couldn’t move all day until the guests ate down to her legs. It also seems sticky and kind of unsanitary but to each their own, I guess.

4. Needs more ruffles.

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Everything about this bridal outfit is taken to the next level. Anywhere there can be a frill, there’s a frill, from the headpiece to the sleeves to the embellished skirt. Let’s hope, for the poor bride’s sake, that the wedding was during the winter.

5. No one hug her too hard!

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Okay, we’ll admit that this is some impressive balloon work, but it’s definitely an odd choice for a wedding dress. But my biggest question is about that balloon bouquet that doesn’t exactly resemble flowers.

6. Why have a wedding dress when you can have wedding bloomers?

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If you want to get married while also looking like you’re wearing old-timey pantaloons, we have the perfect outfit for you. Just add some whimsical feathers and way too many roses and we’ll call it perfect.

7. When you’re getting married at 5 and robbing a bank at 6

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There’s quite literally no part of this ensemble that doesn’t prompt questions. The skirt appears to be made from paper Mache, there’s a lace crop top, and that head gear…there are no words.

8. She doubles as decoration for the reception.

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This comes across as a bizarre way to hide the fact that it’s a shotgun wedding. Why else would the bride dress as a ball of ruffles on her special day? We’re sure quite what was going though the designers mind when they made it.

9. When you really love pineapples.

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This bizarre wedding dress looks like a tuxedo on the top and pineapple on the bottom. It’s perfect for the wedding of a pineapple farmer who still wants to be classy. That’s probably who it’s for, right?

10. Inspired by Little Bo Peep.

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While some brides go for ultra-slinky dresses, this one went in an entirely different direction. She appears to be channeling her inner shepherdess, with an impressive headpiece and truly unfortunate bloomers. The poof is absolutely out of this world.

11. Ohhhh, it’s a PEACOCK.

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This bride tried to think out of the box and go for a unique peacock theme, but unfortunately, it doesn’t look so good in practice. Instead, it looks like she’s wearing a normal wedding dress with a bunch of flowers and feathers glued haphazardly on the front.

12. The hottest new style of the year 3019.

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Have you ever wondered what the bride of the future might look like? Apparently, she’ll have almost no hair and a veil that looks like a pair of futuristic goggles. And no smiling allowed at weddings in the future, apparently.

13. This bride let her love of K-cups go a little too far.

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I’m honestly not sure what this designer was going for. Are those supposed to be bells? Roses? Whatever they are, they’re more distracting than anything else and there are way too many of them.

14. Is…is that…toilet paper?

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We get it. Wedding dresses are expensive. But it seems like there are a few other steps you could take — borrowing one, shopping at a thrift store, renting one — before resorting to making one out of toilet paper.

15. Eliza Doolittle gone wrong.

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Non-white wedding dresses are coming back in style and we’re all for it! The pink color alone is not the problem here. But the pink combined with the hat, bows, lace, and ruffles? It’s all a little much.

16. At least she recycles.

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Who knew you could find not one, but two wedding dresses made out of toilet paper? This bride left all the rolls attached to her dress, causing a catastrophe everywhere she goes.

17. But she loves recycling even more.

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We’re all for upcycling, but it’s possible to take it just a little bit too far. When you’re making your own wedding dress using a pile of trash, you might be trying too hard. At this point, you look less like a bride and more like a landfill.

18. The best I can say is they’re all clean.

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Newsflash to all lovers of experiments: just because it’s white doesn’t mean it’s a wedding dress. Case in point – this diaper dress. Aside from being a massive waste, why on earth would anyone think this is a good idea?

19. There’s such a thing as too revealing and she mastered it.

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Finding the right wedding dress when you’re expecting a baby can be difficult. This bride decided to go for the most in-your-face version, which includes a belly window. It must have been really awkward hugging guests that day.

20. So to be clear, they’re both almost naked.

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The newest and worst trend in wedding dresses is body paint, which is exactly what it sounds like. Those spiffy wedding duds are…just paint on their bare skin. But since they’re wearing underwear and some embellishments, they’re not technically naked.

21. Seems a little sticky.

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We’ve had balloon gowns and diaper gowns – now get ready for a cream puff gown that’s just as awkward as it sounds. This seems kind of unsanitary and definitely sticky — and she clearly can’t sit down.

22. Their wedding was colorful — literally.

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This couple had a very specific vision in mind when it came to their wedding. It involved long black robes and, well — this. But at the very least, they look very happy, even if their outfit choices are a bit bizarre.

23. Weird flex, but OK.

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This bride decided to go for a Guinness world record for the longest wedding dress ever recorded. Unfortunately, she was beat in 2017 by a bride from France whose wedding train was long enough to cover Mount Everest.

24. The theme was butterfly netting.

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We’d bet a lot of money that the guests at this wedding were intensely uncomfortable. Imagine trying to give the bridal couple a hug and not staring at her see-through dress and white bikini.

25. She loves sheep and she’s proving it twice.

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If there’s anything odder than a themed wedding, it might be one with a sheep theme.. Not only is the bride wearing a dress made out of wool, but she’s also leading a woolly friend on a leash. Which is great. Apparently, she really likes sheep.

26. Nothing accessorizes like devil horns.

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This dress is a statement all on its own, but it’s really set off by the devil horns. There’s nothing like making a statement on your wedding day…even if it’s not completely clear what the statement is.

27. I think it needs more sparkles.

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This bride clearly had a vision when it came to her wedding dress. She’s not interested in the classic white lace or chiffon. Instead, she’s all about the sparkles, ruffles, and pink hearts. At least she owns it.

28. How to make a dress out of actual trash.

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This lady looks like she may have wandered into a flock of chickens by mistake. But as strange as her dress is, there’s no denying the look of pure joy on her face. And even if she has a unique look, that’s what’s most important.

29. I wonder if she’s a vegetarian.

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This bride isn’t exactly being subtle about her allegiances. She’s from a hunting family and she owns it. And apparently, it’s a big enough part of her life to play a role in her wedding.

30. Part bride, part Harley Davidson.

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This bride also had a vision for her unique wedding look. It appears she’s making a statement about the love she has for her new husband but it could also be a statement about her love for her motorcycle.

31. When you love roses, royalty, and Creamsicles

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They say that when you plan a party, you should stick to one theme. This couple wasn’t interested in that. They combined so many different ideas that you’re not even sure where to look first.

32. If you want to stand out, a red feather boa is the way to do it.

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This bride decided to go all out on the red and white feathers, even topping it all off with a red feather umbrella. The black fingerless gloves are an interesting touch, giving the whole outfit a knockoff Eliza Doolittle vibe.

33. The day Glinda the Good Witch was married.

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Do you know what the best thing is about this picture, beyond the voluminous dress, the over-the-top crown, and the fairy wand? The fact that her new husband is almost being smothered by her dress and he doesn’t look too thrilled about it.

34. This one doesn’t seem comfortable.

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Say what you want about dresses made out of feathers or diapers, but at least they’re soft and comfortable. On the other hand, this bizarre red solo cup “dress” seems like it would be extremely unpleasant to wear. It sends quite an interesting message.

35. Well, I guess if you like it, you should own it.

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Well, we’ll say one thing for this unusual couple: they look really, really happy. Sure, they’re dressed as ogres who are also cartoon characters. But they’re clearly having a blast on their wedding day.

36. Wait, where’s your partner?

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I have so many questions. Did the guests know the wedding would be a one person show? I’m not quite sure what to say.

 

37. Nothing says “class” like having spray paint on your backside.

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The look for this wedding was casual, sort of. Well, the bride is in a full gown and veil, but everyone else is in street clothes. And there is the matter of the word “wifey” spray-painted across her butt.

38. Until death do us part, right?

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We get it, you want to spend the rest of your lives together. We all hope to do that with our someone special but the coffin and face makeup may have taken it just a tad bit too far.

39. How many did she spill?

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The dress itself is actually lovely and tasteful. It’s the accessories that are odd. Specifically, those 50 glasses of champagne she’s wearing. I guess that’s one way to make sure all the guests congratulate the bride.

40. When you put too much soap in the washing machine

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The expression on this bride’s face is almost as hilarious as the amount of poof in her dress. She looks a wee bit overwhelmed and there’s no blaming her. Who knows how long it took her to get into the car?

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