5 Tips to Upcycle Your Wardrobe, Korean Style

Are you guilty of having a closet full of clothes that you don't wear anymore? TLC Asia's latest Korean fashion variety show, Reform, which premieres on 29th October has some tips on how you can upcycle your old outfits into fashion-forward looks without having to break the bank.

#1 Freshen up your old denim skirt with flirty ruffles.

Reform denim dress
Hyomin from T-ara

It's time to elevate your boring A-line denim skirt into something fun and flirty. Break down a pair of your old jeans into strips and add them as ruffle extensions to the hem of your skirt. Want to be even more daring? Play with efficient shades of blue denim or sew the underside of the denim ruffles with a floral print cloth for a pop of colour as seen on the Reform episode featuring Hyomin from T-ara.

#2 Turn your daytime floral dress into something cocktail party worthy.

Transform your floral dress with a  vampy look!
Seo Yuri had her sweet girl-next-door floral dress turned into something more vampy on Reform.

Seo Yuri had her sweet girl-next-door floral dress turned into something more vampy on Reform. The designers restructure the top of the dress, turning it into a sexy off shoulder look. They even added slimming black panels around the bust and waist as well as a statement belt to show off her curves.

#3 Create more drama with a one-shoulder dress.

Revamped dated office shift dress for date night
Wang Bit-na in a reformed ruffled one shoulder dress

Tap into your inner diva by revamping that dated office shift dress. The Reform designers took on this challenge and gave Wang Bit-na's dress more of a 'wow' factor by reworking on the top portion of the dress into a ruffled one shoulder. Now all you need to do is throw on a pair of heels and you're ready for date night!

#4 Refashion your work dress into a head-turning party outfit.

Old-fashioned, slightly conservative checkered dress
Reformed checkered dress ready for the next party

If you have an old-fashioned, slightly conservative dress that is in a serious need of a makeover, you'll have to watch Reform's designers work on Seo Yuri's old dress. They show that some deft moves with a pair of scissors can turn a high-collared dress into a halter and jazz it up further by adding layers of tulle to give it more volume, changing the silhouette completely. You'll definitely not be the wallflower at the next party with this dress on! 

#5Turn a simple dress into a hot 2-piece set.

Get more out of your plain dress by cutting it at the waist so it now becomes a crop top and skirt.

The designers on Reform show you can get more out of your plain dress by cutting it at the waist so it now becomes a crop top and skirt. You can also add lace trimmings to the bottom of the skirt and top to give it a more youthful vibe.

Witness Korea's biggest celebrities reform old and ordinary garments into stylish and fancy outfits every Sunday from 29 October, 8.05pm (7.05pm JKT/BKK) on Annyeong TLC.

It is the ultimate revival of old garments on Annyeong TLC!