(Closed) Can I get a dress dyed?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

It might be worth your time (and possibly cheaper) to look into having a seamstress make you a replica of the dress you love.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Hmm I wouldn’t risk it in case it comes out uneven. I know some designers actually make color versions of their dresses. Maybe you could find one of these designers and find something similar? It might be too pricey, but I know Vera Wang does this AMAZING light purple dress in her new collection. I’m not going for a purple dress, but I told my FH that if I were getting married again I’d go for that one 😉

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Whether or not the dress will take the dye all depends on the fabric.  It could end up being very expensive, and I can bet anyone who takes on your dye job won’t guarantee the work.  You might end up with something a bit blotchy.  I’ve never dyed a dress, but I own an Oriental Carpet business, and I work a lot with textile dyes, and this has been our experience with rugs.  Dresses are probably even more difficult because they don’t lie flat and have more than one side to deal with.  Good luck!  

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Synthetic fabrics don’t dye well.  You may also permanently change the “feel” (ie texture) of your dress.  I would ask a professional about dyeing the dress or get qoutes for dress re-creation.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would ask a professional seamstress/alterationist. I know my dress (Enzoani Dakota) has been dyed and worn by celebrities to events. BUT my dress is lace, I’m not sure how a different fabric would dye.

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