Can i dye my Beige dress ivory or white?? Disaster online purchase

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1926 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think you would have to bleach it, which would be very tricky. I would just demand my money back and go to dillards are some place like that and get a cheap nice white dress. Sorry that you had such a bad experience! 🙁 Hugs! 

Post # 3
42986 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MiaMoi:  I really don’t recommend you even try. The dress could be professionally dyed a darker color, but you can’t dye things lighter unless you first use a color remover to strip all the original color. Even then the various fabrics on your dress will absorb color at different rates.

Although the color is not what you expected, if your budget is tapped out and you can;t afford to replace it with a siimple dress from a brick and mortar store,  I suggest you wear the dress with some gold accessories and act like this was the color you wanted all along.

The lace at the shoulders can be tacked down with a couple of hand stitches and the seams which are pulling just need a good pressing.


Post # 4
1566 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I don’t think you can dye it. You could try to bleach it, but I dont think that will give you the look you want. Have you considered looking at a local department store for another dress?

Post # 5
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

See if you can buy a sample from a local store or a dept store. There’s no way you can do what you want to do successfully. Sorry. 

Post # 7
42986 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MiaMoi:  Watch your dates with Paypal. You only have a certain time period to launch a dispute.<br />Even though she has  a policy of no refunds for custom orders, you can still dispute with Paypal on the basis that the color is not even close to what you requested.

Post # 8
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

MiaMoi:  This is so frustrating im sorry! I’m not sure if it can be dyed, the seller should definitly refund your money!

The dress is still very beautiful even though it’s a different color, i would still wear it! 🙂

Post # 10
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Have you considered ordering a cute, summery white dress from an online store like Modcloth and then having it rush-shipped to you?  I know you said that going to a bridal salon and getting a new dress was out of the question because of budget, but you could probably find a cute emergency dress for under $150.

Post # 12
373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

You can’t get it lighter, because it will just get blotchy with the bleach. It is a fairly pretty shape, so I’d suggest dying it navy or black and wearing it on other occasions.

Post # 13
1441 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

But the quote says “peach and ivory” doesn’t it? That seems like what u got. You’re right that the sample colour looks more white than the end result. 

Post # 14
2869 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Oh boy that dress is hideous 🙁 I’d find something else. 

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